Whose Needs Matter More 2015 February 1st, 2015
Executives face a daunting challenge balancing the needs of individual employees against the needs of the corporation.
Training and developing an employee’s skills can be a value to both the individual and the company when balanced, according to Rana Sinha, a human resources development expert.
Two questions must be addressed: What is required of the employee in order to maintain his/her employability? And, what practical steps does it require of the employer?
In addressing these issues, Sinha advises that executives focus on the skills development of technical expertise vital to their position, then focus on personal skills such as community, dealing with stress, and time management skills.
“Interpersonal skills (e.g., abilities in negotiating, team-building) are important along with leadership skills, which improves qualities for communicating and further the aims of the organization as well as the employee,” Sinha said.
“Business skills, which gives knowledge of how the business functions, the nature of the particular industry and insights into marketing, finance and market trends, are also not to be overlooked.”
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