How Managers Are Using Forward-Focused Development To Grow Their Employees

How Managers Are Using Forward-Focused Development To Grow Their Employees

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It's true - managing people is a tough job.  Even tougher is keeping an eye towards growing your employees while you get the performance you need out of them.  Join us for our upcoming webinar on September 21st as we welcome Kris Dunn, CHRO at Kinetix and founder of Fistful of Talent for "How Managers Are Using Forward-Focused Development To Grow Their Employees".  

Here's what Kris will share related to his version of forward-focused development: 

  • How to create an individual development plan with a heavy focus on the future, which positions managers as progressive and invested in the employee's long term career.
  • By making sure the performance goals they set represent the Five Most Important Things (5MIT) for the employee in question. Smart managers skip discussing the busy work and get to what’s going to change the game – for the company and the employee. We'll give you the 411 on how to do that as a forward-focused coach for your employees.
  • Having Thoughts on what "Good" and "Great" performance looks like in each area. That's right – we’re going through a goal setting process not because HR told us we had to, but because it can set us up to be a great performance coach for the rest of the year, and help us get the employee where they want to go with their career.
  • Including a section that details "What's In It for Me?" for each area of focus. Being an agent is about talking about how chasing great performance in the area in question could be great for the employee’s career. We’ll show you how to frame this as the forward-focused manager. It's the most important thing you can do.

About Kris Dunn
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He's also the founder of two industry-leading blogs – Fistful of Talent and The HR Capitalist – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular.

Specialties: Belief that the HR function rocks mixed with Business chops. Crossover Dribble. Encyclopedia-like knowledge of the Grunge Era.

About Evelyn Watts
Evelyn is a creative, energetic, results-focused marketing professional with over 15 years’ experience in the software industry. She joined Halogen in 2014 as the product and solutions marketing manager responsible for Halogen’s TalentSpace solutions and professional services portfolio.

With her diverse background in software development, product training, sales, field marketing, content creation, product and solutions marketing, and her secret desire to drive her motorcycle across Canada, Evelyn clearly loves new challenges