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About-US update... The Project Team continues its work towards having central administration as well as colleges and departments ready for being "live" with the About-US human resources and benefits modules, effective Nov. 1, 1999.
A significant step forward occurred during the week of Oct. 18 when about 250 individuals representing some 120 departments were trained on the new Job Information Forms (JIFs) and procedures.
JIF forms can be completed via the web, MS Word 97 forms for PCs are up and ready, and Word 98 for Macs should be ready within a week. For further detail about the use of these forms, visit the About-US "Forms Drawer" at http://adminsrv.usask.ca/hrdivision/aboutus/. If you have any questions about the web-based forms, please call Leslie at 2565.
Congratulations to Cheryl Baldry in Facilities Management for being the first person to submit a JIF to the Human Resources Division for processing!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the HRD table at the recent Campus Passport 99 Fair. Winners of the prizes are:
- Darth Vader Costume - Janet Hanewich, Vendor Payments
- Darth Maul Costume - Nai-Yee Jay, Plant Sciences
- Star Wars T-shirt - Marcel Lee, Computing Services
- Star Wars Soundtrack - Kathy North, Library
- Y2K Chocolates - Helen Giles, Office of the Registrar
Workforce Online is a website which provides information and advice on a number of issues. A recent submission provided Helpful Hints for Sending Criticism:
When criticizing, concentrate on developing the individual
- one effective technique is to create an action plan as a guide for the individual to improve
- avoid making any criticism destructive or too personal
- concentrate on turning the session into a win-win situation, so the teammate, manager and organization all gain
- criticize actions, not people
- be prepared (anticipate questions)
- ask the person how to change things to improve the situation
- provide specific examples and alternatives for the criticized behaviour
- be direct and to the point
- try to make as many positive statements as possible.
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