Give a Little Whistle

Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 at 12:10pm
Written by Stephanie Edwards - WIOA Adult Program Coordinator

An oddly high number of crickets have been chirping near the Brunswick County Career Center lately. How serendipitous it is that the song, “Give a Little Whistle” by Jiminy Cricket came up in conversation with a team member on the topic of doing what’s right. People are often told to let their conscience be the guide in making decisions, but when you can’t rely on your conscience, “Give a Little Whistle” and instead let your Values be your guide. A conscience can waiver with emotion and vary from person to person, but a stable and unchanging set of company values and code of conduct standards can help guide a team toward success, especially when the team is faced with challenging decisions.

An EDSI team is in the process of working with the U.S. Tobacco Cooperative to develop the first performance management system in the Co-op’s history. This means that their team will have a measurable way to give employees feedback and guidance on meeting specific goals, and as a result, make decisions easier! It’s so nice to be rewarded for a job well done, and a performance management system helps employees get recognized for the hard work they put in.

When the Cooperative makes decisions, they’ll now have a way to measure performance using their own values and code of conduct to guide them. For example, one of their core values is Honesty and Integrity. A guiding question to put on the performance review might be “I perform my job to the best of my ability with the highest level of honesty and integrity, regardless of what others are doing.” Once this question is in the Performance Management System, the company can use this value to encourage every employee to act with honesty and integrity on the job because it will be a part of his/her performance review.

We are honored to be part of the transition to using a Performance Management System that keeps the values and key performance indicators of the Co-op in mind, thus helping their employees exceed expectations!

Founded in 1979, EDSI is a national leader in workforce development, customized training and consulting.

Want one of our experts to contact you to listen to your needs and demonstrate how we can help?

Tags

Workforce Development (81), HR (53), Inspiration (49), Planning (38), Culture (31), Goals (31), Training (29), Education (29), Talent (28), Setting Goals (27), Career Services (25), WIOA (23), Values (22), Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (21), Growth (21), Professional Development (20), Success Story (20), Support (17), Talent Development (17), Motivation (16), Career Pathways (16), Strategy (16), Customized Training (15), Youth (14), Attracting Talent (14), Job Task Analysis (14), Knowledge Retention (14), Operational Improvement (14), Retaining Talent (12), Succession Planning (12), Conference (12), Adult Education (12), Recruitment (10), Mentoring (8), Knowledge Management (8), Talent Survey (7), Building Relationships (7), Restructuring (7), Process (7), Talent Engagement (7), Skills Gap (7), Young Professional (6), Skilled Talent (6), Baby Boomers (5), Internship (5), Leadership Development (4), Financial (4), Manufacturing (4), Community Service (3), Industry Partnerships (3), Cash Forecasting (3), Turnaround Plan (3), On-the-Job Training (3), One-Stop Center (3), Retention (3), Transitions (3), EDSI History (2), Employer Engagement (2), Transit (2), Brand (2), Courses to Careers (2), Sales Lessons (2), Memorandums of Understanding (2), TEGL (2), 6σ Black Belt (2), Career Planning (2), Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (1), WIA (1), Exit Interviews (1), Transitional Jobs (1), Priority of Services (1), Technology (1), Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (1), Awards (1), Manpower Development and Training Act (1), Referral Bonus (1), Project Management (1), Apprenticeship (1), Learning (1), Apprenticeships (1), Customer Service (1), Career Ladders and Lattices (1), Skilldex (1), Employee Empowerment (1), Talent Dashboard (1), Career Sculpting (1), Talent Retention (1), Job Training Partnership Act (1), Resume Writing (1), ISPI (1), 35 Year Anniversary (1), Golden Circle (1), Change Management (1), SMART Goals (1), Diversification (1), ISO (1), Onboarding (1), Inventory (1), Theory of Constraints (1), Health and Human Services (1), Community Based Organizations (1), Skills Balance Sheet (1), Recession (1), Safety (1), Lockout Tagout (1), Ex-Offender (1), CAM (1), Leadership (1), COABE (1), Cycle Counting (1), Lending (1), Economy (1), ABL (1), Webb's Depth of Knowledge (1), Instructional Design (1), EARN (1)

Show more
Human Resources Today

EDSI understands our vision and helps us get there. Throughout the project, EDSI has helped to define more clearly what we need, redefine deliverables and propose feasible solutions. Monica Markovich; Program Manager, Educational and Training Programs - Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Message sent! Thank you for your feedback.

Message sent! Thank you for your feedback.

Feedback

Please let us know what you
think of our website!

 
Not good Great
Content:
Navigation:
Design:

Additional Comments

Public RFP

EDSI requests qualified independent certified public accountants to submit proposals to enter into a contract to perform program-specific audits.

Click here to learn more about this Request for Proposal (RFP) and to download a .docx version of the RFP document.