Category: Learning & Development

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?

How HR Professionals Can Help Employees Adapt to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is, well, transformative. In many ways, this can be a deeply positive thing for companies, employees, and consumers alike. However, no matter how beneficial, change is not always easy. This is especially true for your employees, who are likely to feel pretty comfortable with the status quo, have habituated themselves to their job […]

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Ignore Your Best Employees, and They’ll Go Away!

The modern U.S. economy is heavily people-driven. Unlike in the more industrial economy of the previous century, what sets great companies apart from good companies today is more likely their human resources than their physical capital, like factories and machines. It’s perhaps surprising, then, when we hear that high-performing employees often feel neglected and underserved […]

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10 Practices to Overcome the Pitfalls That Divide Teams

Without a doubt, teams in the workplace have the potential to tap into the diverse perspectives that all members bring to the table. This larger pool of information can be helpful in making better decisions within an organization.    Unfortunately, teams often fail to live up to these reasonable expectations. In fact, social sciences literature shows […]

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Appreciating Position Players

Sitcoms are full of long-time employees who’ve been in their current role forever. They’re a source of stability and experience and an anchor for all the chaos around them. But it often feels like there’s a tragic element to such characters—they seem to be good at their jobs, so why have they been stuck in […]

Addressing Stress in the Workplace

One of the unavoidable truths of life is that everyone experiences stress. For many, the workplace can be particularly stressful. Research by the CIPD found that 79% of HR leaders surveyed reported stress-related absences in their organization from 2020–2021; this rises to a staggering 91% in organizations with 250+ employees. This research shows that no […]

How Human Resources Can Craft an Effective Social Media Policy

Social media is a battlefield these days, and there’s no doubt about it. One wrong tweet can light the Internet on fire. So how do you handle your employees’ social media usage, and how do you communicate your expectations? The first thing to consider when crafting an effective social media policy is that there really […]

LAPD Utilizes VR Tech for Training

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have long been considered potential game-changers for training. The ability to simulate various scenarios that are difficult or expensive to replicate in real life has the potential to simultaneously improve training outcomes and lower costs. VR Training in Law Enforcement According to a report by Lester Holt for […]

The Growing Status of Corporate Learning and Development

When it comes to respect as a legitimate corporate priority, learning and development (L&D) have come a long way over the last several decades. Readers who may be old enough to remember the days of painfully corny training videos can likely also attest to the progress training materials and efforts have made over the years. […]

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The Great Boomerang

By now, you must have heard of the Great Resignation, during which employees are resigning in astounding numbers as they land new jobs. This mass exodus, in turn, has produced a new evolution: the Great Boomerang. According to a Monster poll, 4 in 10 workers indicated they left a job in the past year, and […]

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The Impact of Social Dynamics on Training

Social dynamics play an often subtle role in people’s everyday lives. Whether the context is the classroom, the office, the grocery store, or the local watering hole, humans tend to modify their behavior based on their perceived place in the social hierarchy of those present. The same kind of effect is present in other animals, […]