Sexual harassment — the subject has exploded in recent weeks as people from all walks have spoken up about a menacing workplace problem. Even though antiharassment efforts are a priority in human resources circles, recent revelations about the actions of some high-profile executives are likely to cause employers to ask the question, “Are we doing […]
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?
Closing the skills gap is an ongoing challenge for employers, and a recent survey found that the gap is widening in some organizations.
There are many compelling reasons to make workplace safety a priority, including federal and state laws requiring employers to provide a safe work environment and the negative effect that unsafe working conditions can have on morale, productivity, and retention. It is important to share those reasons during training.
Supervisors should provide ongoing feedback to employees and meet individually with them 3 times a year to coach them on performance, says Trevor Throness, author of The Power of People Skills.
One of the great things that I learned while training as a young 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Benning, GA was the use of rehearsals. We did rehearsals for everything. Parachute landing falls for airborne training, gunnery drills for mortar training, and tens of different standard operating procedures (SOPs) for patrolling while at Ranger School.
Trainers can tap the power of informal learning by incorporating “the three Es” (environment, education, and encouragement) into their training strategy, says Ronda Davis, CPLP, PMP, who is training manager at MicroPact.
Yesterday we began to explore a recent interview with Jason Forrest, CEO and Chief Culture Officer at FPG (Forest Performance Group), who recently released his book, WTF: Why Training Fails. Today, we’ll look at what he has to say about transforming managers into coaches and who coaches the managers.
We recently sat down with Jason Forrest, CEO and Chief Culture Officer at FPG (Forest Performance Group) to discuss the topic of his new book, WTF: Why Training Fails.
An employer provided additional training to an employee with documented performance problems, but when her performance slipped again, she was fired. Noting that the termination occurred shortly after she took medical leave, the employee claimed that she was fired in retaliation for exercising her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Randstad US has announced the findings from its quarterly Randstad Workmonitor survey (Q3 2017). According to the survey data, there exists a discrepancy between employers’ and employees’ attitudes toward upskilling.