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For HR Professionals
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1. How many employees are there in your organization?
1 to 10
11 to 25
26 to 50
51 to 100
101 to 200
200 +
2. In which economic sector(s) does your organization operate?
Military
Information
Artistic
Education
Industrial
Agricultural
Social service
Community development
Public service
Hospitality
Transportation
Mining
Forestry
Fishing
Political
Financial
Technology
Manufacturing
Other:
3. What is the global budget of your organization?
0 - $100,000
$100,000+ - $250,000
$250,000+ - $500,000
$500,000+ - 1M
$1M+ - $5M
$5M+ - $10M
$10+ - $50M
$50M+ - $100M
$100M+
4. In terms of your workers' training background,
a) Do you hire already trained professionals for the most part?
Yes
No
Sometimes
b) Do you jointly fund training in those skill areas which more directly effect performance?
Yes
No
Sometimes
c) Do you partner with training institutions, companies, in the design and delivery of training opportunities for your workers
Yes
No
Sometimes
d) Which human "soft" skills do any of your partnerships with these agencies involve training in?
Negotiating
Time management
Supervisory skills
Team building
Strategic planning
Stress management and wellness
Balancing work/life issues
Setting boundaries
Effective communication
Career planning
Workplace morale
Workplace culture
Enhancing productivity
Strategies for worker retention vs. downsizing
Intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation
Effective hiring strategies
Other:
5. In general, everyone knows that "99% of all training experiences are not being implemented only six months after the training experience." What steps have you and your organization taken with your training providers to address this issue?
Repeat the training.
Introduce coaching for training participants.
Re-test the participants on the specifics of the learning.
Design training programs which include long-term reviews, adjustments, celebrate integration of new learnings into the system, rewards programs specifically for reinforcing new learning.
Other:
6. If you could wave your magic wand, in one specific training area, and make a substantial improvement in the skill level of your workers, under what heading would that learning experience fall?
Resolving conflict
More effective communication
Better team attitude and culture
More effective time management
More effective "buy-in" by stakeholders of company values, culture
More effective decision-making
Enhanced worker attitudes to the workplace
Enhanced desire by workers to learn new skills
More opportunity for our workers to share in research projects for workers in our sector
Negotiation skills
Leadership
Visionary leadership
Managerial skills
Other:
7. If your magic wand also carried the "power of the purse" to implement this wish list, what would your "perfect world" budget for training look like, for the next twelve months?
0 - $25,000
$25,500 - $50,000
$50,500 - $100,000
$110,000 - $250,000
$260,000 - $500,000
$500,000+
Since The Acorn Centre would like to become your training provider of choice, we would like to invite you and your training group to meet with us to discuss the additional details of this questionnaire, with a view to beginning the process of meeting the training/coaching/mentoring needs of your organization. Please indicate the method of communication you would prefer, for our representatives to use in contacting you:
E-mail
Telephone
Standard mail
Fax
Please indicate the best time of day to reach you for a brief conversation to establish a time to meet face to face:
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 - 12:00 noon
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Please indicate the day of the week you prefer to be contacted:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Name:
Title:
Company/Organization:
Mailing Address:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
Web Address:

 

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