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Supervision - Effective Communication Skills

Learn effective communication and listening skills for better supervision in the workplace with this free online course.

Workplace Supervision
Free Course
This free online Supervision course will teach you about communication skills in a supervisory environment. As a supervisor, effectively communicating with your staff and understanding their concerns is vital. This free online supervisor development course will teach you about how you can improve your people skills, and how you can grow the confidence you need to conduct your work professionally and productively.





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The course will first teach you the listening and communication skills that are can really help with workplace supervision tasks. You will also learn how to recruit employees and be guided through the best practices for the selection and hiring process. Knowing what to look for when recruiting an employee is crucial for making your future supervision easier. You will cover everything you need to know about this important step by the end of the course.

Next, the course will give you some tips for good reference checks as well as guide you through the function of a prioritization grid. You will also learn the five recommended conversations with a new employee including the types of questions that you should ask in an interview, as well as those that you should not ask. You will also study the steps involved in welcoming an employee into a new workplace environment and fostering accountability early on.

Hiring the right people to join your company and opening a two-way channel of communication that will be beneficial for both parties should be taken seriously. Employees are vital assets in any organization. If you make sure you hire the right ones and then treat them right, they will be the key to your company's future growth. So, check out this course today, gain some great tips for improving your supervision skills, and move your career (and your company) one big step forward.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this Supervision course, you will:

  • List tips that will help you to become a better listener.
  • Explain the technique behind the ‘blinking word’.
  • Discuss what to look for when recruiting employees.
  • List the steps for the most effective hiring process.
  • Describe some tips for good reference checks.
  • Explain the function of a prioritization grid.
  • Discuss the five recommended conversations with a new employee.
  • Explain the selection process.


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