Data and Human Resource Management | Online Training

HR analytics and data is a big topic for human resource managers. Our new Data and Human Resource Management online course will help managers analyze their HR metrics and use them to help solve employee issues. This course will also discuss data collection and storage and how it relates to confidentiality and employee privacy rights.

Course Features

  • Online, self-paced
  • Open enrollment 24/7/365
  • No prerequisites
  • Interactive exercises
  • Professional videos
  • Ask the Expert feature

This course is also available as part of our Certificate in Human Resource Management that includes 7 human resources courses.

Upon successful completion of the Data and Human Resource Management online course you can print your own certificate and you will earn 0.3 CEUs, 3.0 HRCI credits.

Corexcel is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

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Did you know? We have a wide range of certificate programs and individual courses to meet your needs. Click Here to learn more!

Corexcel IACET Provider of the Day!

Corexcel Spotlight from IACET.orgCorexcel is the IACET Provider of the Day!

IACET is the acronym for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. Corexcel has been accredited as an IACET provider since 2005. Providers are authorized to issue Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to students who successfully complete their courses. At Corexcel, we are committed to high-quality, standards-based instructional design.

Learn more about accredited providers from the IACET website. IACET is the organization responsible for developing the original CEU. They ensure that continuing education providers deliver high-quality instruction by following the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training. Participants who complete online courses offered by Corexcel typically receive continuing education credit in the form of Contact Hours, CEUs, PDUs or several others.

 

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Build Trust – Be a Star Team Player! | Webinar

Most of us think we are trustworthy. But do we always behave in ways that builds trust with others? Since trust is the foundation for teamwork, when you or other team members do things that derail trust, those behaviors can result in diminished returns for your team.

There is a simple but powerful model that helps you develop the skills to become a better teammate and start building a better team.

Join us to discover:

  1. 4 ways to build trust within your team
  2. The type of trust that promotes healthy conflict.
  3. How to get from Trust to Results

Date: May 22, 2019

Time: 2:00 – 2:30 PM EST

Cost: Complimentary.

Can’t attend? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording.

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Taking the Sting Out of 360 Feedback Profiling

Every thriving organization relies on honest feedback. For leaders, input is crucial not only from their bosses, but also from subordinates and colleagues. To solicit input, many organizations use 360-degree performance feedback profiles. However, with the way these assessments are structured, the comments can sting—and even cause damage to morale. Fortunately, there’s a better way. Let us explain.

A Traditional 360 (The Old Way)

In typical 360-degree performance assessments, leaders assess their own performance. Their peers, subordinates, and managers assess them as well. Challenges arise because:

  • Free-form comment sections give reviewers free rein to say whatever they wish. With input provided anonymously, the comments can be mean-spirited and demoralizing.
  • In small organizations, leaders can figure out who commented. This can make people hesitant to provide honest feedback. It also causes resentment when people are brutally honest.

So how can you get the information you need to help your leaders excel? Use Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders (“363”), a revolutionary, online feedback profile!

363 (The New Way)

Why 363?

  • It produces a detailed report that conveniently highlights key points in a “top three” section. This presents leaders’ three greatest strengths and their top three development opportunities, so leaders can start to improve their results right away.
  • It replaces a section for free-form comments with carefully crafted questions to produce instructive, informative comments for leaders. The focus is on constructive feedback that reduces the sting!
  • It uses the DiSC® model, so it looks at behaviors and delivers detailed, easy-to-understand data—with helpful graphs.

Here’s an example. A traditional 360 assessment might ask, “Does this leader clearly communicate team opportunities?” Meanwhile, a 363 asks, “Do you think this leader needs to be more active about finding new opportunities for the group?” with three multiple-choice answers:

  • Yes, a lot more
  • Yes, a little more
  • No

Reviewers then select additional, pre-populated comments, such as “Their passion for finding new opportunities encourages the rest of us to show initiative” or “They already do a good job of finding new opportunities.” This allows for useful, sting-free actionable feedback that your leaders need for positive development.

We’re here to help you revolutionize the way your organization delivers feedback. Email us at learn@corexcel.com to learn more.

5 Ways Style Impacts Culture | Webinar

According to recent studies, culture remains a top issue of concern to business and HR leaders across the globe.

What is culture? Culture is a combination of behaviors, values and attitudes that many take for granted and have major implications in the workplace. It affects such things as the pace work gets done, attention paid to details, how outsiders are treated or the risk that your group or organization takes.

Join us to explore five ways that the personality style of individuals and behavior style of your group influences their workplace and their success in meeting goals. You’ll gain an understanding of areas in your culture you want to reinforce and those you may want to change.

Date: March 27, 2019

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Planning a DiSC Workshop? Set Yourself Up for Success.

As an employer, you likely know about the power of DiSC profile tests for assessing your employees’ personalities, learning about team dynamics, and taking action based on the results. Hosting a DiSC workshop is a fantastic way to educate your team on what DiSC offers and how to use it for your organization. To ensure a successful workshop, ask yourself these questions:

Who is your audience?

This affects not only who should participate, but also how the workshop should be structured. Are you looking to teach first-time managers? Employees who started in the last quarter? Senior management? An entire department? You’ll want to adjust the workshop’s content and approach accordingly.

What is your goal?

What do you want participants to know or do as a result of the workshop? For example, do you want to: pinpoint the cause of an ongoing problem, improve communication, reinforce sales skills, or boost customer service? This determines which DiSC assessment to use-and how to tailor your workshop.

What is your schedule?

Can you dedicate the three or four hours typical of a workshop that includes participant exercises? Would a 90-minute workshop on two different days work better? Or would incorporating DiSC training into an existing workshop be best? Your schedule affects the workshop’s design.

What is your trainer preference?

Is someone on your staff willing and able to conduct the workshop? There are excellent facilitator kits to guide those who are comfortable in that role. If you would rather hire an experienced DiSC facilitator, we can point you to local experts.

Do you prefer an in-person or virtual workshop?

There are advantages to each. A virtual workshop lets you train employees across multiple locations. However, for some folks, nothing compares to an on-site facilitator interacting with your team.

Whether you’re using DiSC to resolve issues with individuals, improve your workplace culture, or enhance any other aspect of your organization, you should host a workshop to properly educate your team. Prepare yourself with these questions ahead of time, and you’ll be off and running.

Six Essential Steps to a Great Hire

When your organization has a job opening, you want to hire the right person. You also want the hiring process to be as smooth as possible. Whether you’re filling a new position or replacing an employee, follow these steps:

Update the job description or create a new one.

Clearly state the education, experience, and skills that you seek. Include the job’s compensation.

Publicize the job.

Post the job opening on LinkedIn, Indeed, or other job boards. Also, post it on your internal job board, so that your current employees have an opportunity for career growth. Spread the word through your network of contacts as well.

Screen and narrow your pool of candidates.

Review the applications/resumes for experience, education, and work history. Does the candidate’s experience match what you’re seeking? Are there unexplained gaps in job history? Has the candidate jumped from job to job? The answers help narrow down the pool to those most qualified.

Conduct phone interviews.

Phone interviews help you gauge each candidate’s energy. If you’re filling a customer-facing job, assess the candidate’s speaking ability. If you’re hiring for a solitary job, the individual’s enunciation on the phone is less important.

Use a hiring assessment tool.

Now that you’ve spoken with a candidate, you’ll want to “look under the hood.” We recommend using PXT Select™, an online tool that measures behavioral and thinking styles, interests, verbal and numeric skills, and even assertiveness. Importantly, it helps set apart candidates who otherwise seem equal. With PXT Select, you can compare an individual’s results with the job’s performance model—and with other candidates’ results. This adds a layer of objectivity to the hiring process.

Conduct in-person interviews.

Interview your final, select group of candidates. PXT Select provides personalized interview questions designed to clarify discrepancies identified in the assessment.

Now you have the information you need to select the best candidate. Once your offer has been accepted, you can use PXT Select’s onboarding tips. Happy hiring!

3 Ways Unconscious Bias Can Hurt Your Workplace

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a fascinating article, “Why We Stereotype Strangers“. It stated that we all have unconscious biases, even if we don’t want to. We form perceptions from childhood, based on what our parents tell us, what we see on television, and even what we observe in strangers. It’s not our fault that we’re biased–but we must understand the workplace implications.

Implicit bias directly affects your workplace. Interviewers, for instance, might be unconsciously drawn to candidates similar to themselves. Bias can hurt your organization because:

You can pass up talent. Finding good people is hard enough. It’s a shame to rule out excellent candidates because of bias.

You can miss out on your team’s expertise. If a team member’s race, sexual orientation, or religion is the root of a manager’s implicit bias, the employee’s valuable input might not be heard.

You can create an insular culture. If your organization lacks diversity, decisions can be made by a group of people not reflecting the diversity of your clients.

Thankfully, you can work around bias by having a goal. Where is your organization now, and where does it want to go? This includes revamping your hiring process:

1) Describe the open position.

2) State the competencies and traits necessary for it.

3) Match candidates’ qualifications to desired competencies and traits without knowing their name, gender, race, age, etc.

4) During interviews, be mindful of potential bias.

Perhaps the best way to work around implicit bias is to use an objective hiring tool, such as PXT Select™. This online hiring assessment helps you select the best candidates by producing reports with objective data. PXT can’t tell if a candidate is male or female, black, white, or purple! With PXT, qualified candidates shine on merit.

To learn more about this topic or PXT Select, please email us at learn@corexcel.com.

New Everything DiSC Productive Conflict Video

We’re excited to share the new Everything DiSC Productive Conflict video. Are you interested in learning more about productive conflict? We think you will enjoy the new video so click on the image below to check it out:

An Introduction to Everything DiSC Productive Conflict

Conflict is an issue most of us encounter with regularity. Everything DiSC Productive Conflict is used by organizations to improve the workplace and to make conflict a productive piece of their workflow. The assessment helps people increase their awareness in conflict situations. When awareness is non-existent, destructive behaviors often take over and they impact the employees we rely on. But did you know conflict can be productive? It absolutely can. When you promote the behaviors that turn conflict into a productive situation, positive results will follow. Learn more about Everything DiSC Productive Conflict.

Enable JavaScript for Online Courses

Many of our online courses such as Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Coding require JavaScript to be enabled to access all of the intended functionality. The instructions below describe how to enable JavaScript in a variety of web browsers.

Enable JavaScript – Google Chrome

  • Click the Menu in the upper-right corner (3 vertical dots) and choose Settings
  • Towards the bottom of the page click the word Advanced to expand the settings list
  • At the bottom of the Privacy & Security section click on Content Settings
  • Click the section titled JavaScript
  • If it says Blocked move the slider on the right so that it says Allowed (recommended)

Enable JavaScript Google Chrome

Enable JavaScript – Mozilla Firefox

Starting with Firefox 23 the option to disable JavaScript was moved from the Options window. Follow the instructions below to enable JavaScript.

  • In the address bar type about:config and hit Enter
  • If a screen that says something like This might void your warranty displays, click the I accept the risk! button
  • In the search bar type javascript.enabled
  • If it has a value of True, you don’t have to do anything
  • If it has a value of False, double click anywhere in the highlighted section to change the value to True
  • Close the about:config window as JavaScript is now enabled for Firefox

Enable JavaScript Firefox

Enable JavaScript – Internet Explorer

  • Open the Tools menu (in IE version 9+ the tools menu is a gear icon in the upper-right corner of the browser)
  • Select Internet Options
  • Go to the Security tab and click the Custom Level button
  • Scroll down the list to find the Active Scripting heading (directly under the Scripting heading)
  • Make sure Enable is selected
  • Click the OK button to close that window
  • Towards the bottom of the Security Settings window, click the Apply button
  • Close the Internet Options window by clicking the OK button

Enable JavaScript Internet Explorer

Enable JavaScript – Microsoft Edge

At the time of writing, Microsoft Edge does not allow users to enable or disable JavaScript. While JavaScript is enabled by default, we recommend that users who wish to use a Microsoft browser, use Internet Explorer. Directions for enabling JavaScript in Internet Explorer can be found above.

Enable JavaScript – Apple Safari

  • On a Windows computer, press [CTRL] and [,] at the same time to open Preferences
  • On a Mac computer, press [Command] and [,] at the same time to open Preferences
  • Click the Security tab
  • Under Web content make sure Enable JavaScript is checked (Java and JavaScript are not the same)
  • Close the Preferences window because you are finished!

Enable JavaScript Safari

Enable JavaScript – Safari on iOS (iPad, iPhone)

  • Open Settings
  • Scroll down the list and choose Safari
  • Towards the bottom of the Safari settings select Advanced
  • Make sure JavaScript is turned on

Enable JavaScript iOS Safari

Enable JavaScript – Android

These steps are for Microsoft Edge for Android; they may vary slightly if you have a different browser installed.

  • Open the Edge app
  • Tap the three dots in the lower right corner
  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Site Permissions
  • Go to JavaScript
  • Ensure JavaScript is allowed

Enable JavaScript Android

Enable JavaScript – Chrome for Android

  • Open the Chrome app
  • Tap the three dots in the upper right corner
  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Site Settings
  • Go to JavaScript
  • Ensure JavaScript is allowed

Enable JavaScript Android

While there are many other browsers and operating systems available, unfortunately we cannot support them all. In this post, we’ve done our best to cover the most widely used browsers and devices. Browsers not listed here are not recommended for use with Corexcel’s online courses. Check the system requirements for the course you would like to take.

If you’ve attempted to work through the instructions above but are still having trouble, please call our offices during business hours at 1-302-477-9730, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST. Our Customer Service team is happy to help. If you prefer email, send your request through our contact form. A representative will respond within one business day.