The role of HR and learning leaders has been in an ongoing state of evolution for the past few decades. One of the most significant parts of this evolution has been for HR and learning leaders to move from the role of administrator to a business partner, one that is actively involved in business planning […]
Employees are valuing career development more than ever—it’s a sign that the company is willing to invest in their future. How are businesses approaching training today? What are their pain points, and what topics are being addressed in training?
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Forward-thinking companies like The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) are always on the lookout for innovative training opportunities that can help close the skills gap. Dow, which has successfully run apprenticeship programs across Europe for 40 years, recently reached an important milestone with its U.S. program.
A new report on cybersecurity has found that when it comes to cyber threats and attacks, companies are shifting from a technology focus and a defensive mindset to process improvement and a proactive approach.
What are the main benefits and risks of using subject matter experts (SMEs) in training, and how can organizations help SMEs be successful?
While trying to woo job candidates, it is only natural to highlight the organization’s strengths, internal growth opportunities, and positive work environment. However, exaggerating the positive can create unrealistic expectations. As a result, you’ll experience turnover once new hires figure out that they were promised more than the organization can deliver.
Have you heard the term “sex stereotyping”? Do you know what it means in reference to workplace behaviors?
What if an employee complains about harassment, but you investigate and find no evidence of harassment? Or, what if an employee files a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging discrimination, but the EEOC also does not find any wrongdoing? Can you fire either of these employees for making false claims?
Workplace investigations can be time consuming and exhausting—but, despite that, they’re not a time where it’s okay to cut corners. When conducting an investigation, the organization must always remember that it’s not only seeking to resolve the issue at hand, it’s also seeking to minimize the risk of future lawsuits and do everything properly in […]
As the name implies, competency-based training is a type of training that is focused on specific competencies or skills. Unlike other more traditional training methods, competency-based training is broken down into much smaller units that are focused on one single key skill. The learner must demonstrate his or her mastery of that single skill or […]
As HR leaders know all too well, you won’t find a résumé outlining a job candidate’s biggest achievements as “successfully working with people with wildly different personalities than their own” or “navigating difficult professional situations with strength and grace.”