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Training or Selection: Battle for the Budget

9/19/2012-

by SIOP

SIOP Blogger Discusses Budget Choices

How should an organization distribute its budget percent between training and selections? Are great employees born or made? In his recent post for the SIOP Exchange, SIOP blogger Adam Hilliard tackles these questions.

“A few weeks ago I had a kickoff at a client site with a project team that included the regional HR staffing director and corporate training manager,” Hilliard explains in his post. “In a side conversation, we had an opportunity to talk shop about other projects, and they brought up their recent budget planning and how it had always seemed they were jockeying for each other’s slice of the pie.”

Hilliard explains how the client asked him how he would distribute their budget percent between the two departments.

“Are great employees born or made? This clearly was not a question I thought would bode well for me,” Hilliard continues. “When possible, in the world of consulting, you try to deliver win-wins, as every contact is a potential ally down the road. After cracking a few jokes about knowing the limits of my scope and moving on, I gave it some thought on the flight home.”

Continue reading SIOP blogger Adam Hilliard’s thoughts on this topic in his blog post here, and post your reactions and comments to the Exchange today.

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About SIOP’s Bloggers

SIOP’s bloggers have been posting since late 2011. This group of members serves as opinion leaders and conversation starters. They contribute regularly to the content of the Exchange on various topics related to the field of I-O psychology, discussing topics as diverse as innovation in organizations, employee well-being, leadership development, legal issues, education and training of students, I-O and sustainability, selection and assessment, entrepreneurship, groups and teams, and women in the workplace.

The SIOP blogger crew is also a diverse one, with Members, Student Affiliates, and Associates from science and practice, working in organizations across the country. For a complete list of SIOP bloggers, visit the blogger profile page on the SIOP Exchange here.

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