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?

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Goal Setting as a Time Management Technique

Regardless of intellect, education, or industry experience, every employee faces one very real and very concrete limitation: the number of hours in the day. Sure, we could theoretically add additional time at the start and end of an already jam-packed day, but that will only go so far, and sooner or later, it will lead […]

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Stay vs. Exit Interviews and Why Each Is Important

It’s often surprising how out of touch managers and HR departments can be with their teams and organizations. They often have unrealistic perceptions of the level of satisfaction and engagement, as well as why employees have those feelings.

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Striking the Balance to Keep Goals Both Meaningful and Achievable

An ambitious team or company goals are great ways to get the organization fired up at the beginning of the relevant period. But staff will understandably be let down—and bosses, shareholders, and other stakeholders will understandably get upset—if those goals aren’t consistently met. At the same time, setting goals that are underwhelming and easily achievable […]

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Adapting Traditional Learning Techniques for the Hybrid Job Economy

In a tech-dominant world, companies now expect employees to possess the skills needed to harness the power of technologies in the workplace. Research into job postings and résumés has shown that jobs are becoming increasingly complex and call for a broader range of skill sets than what is traditionally required for them, leading to the […]

The Dangers of Unsolicited Assistance

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you’re getting more offers of help than you really want or need? That is a common experience for many employees. Not only does unsolicited help waste both the offeror’s and the offeree’s time, but it can also lead to bad blood on both ends.

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Key Components of a Leadership Training Program

It’s true that the best companies derive value from all levels of their organization. At the same time, there’s no denying that good leaders are essential to any company. Although we might feel like some people are simply natural leaders, there is actually a fairly big industry revolving around leadership development.

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Diverse Set of Skills Will Be Vital in 2020

In 2020, you best be sure your workforce has a very particular set of skills if you want your business to succeed. So, what do these skills consist of? Glad you asked, because these skills need to be just as diverse as your workforce is. As automation continues to disrupt the world of work, upskilling and reskilling will be key to evolving the competencies of workers in order to complement technological innovation, according to the 2020 Talent Trends Report released by Randstad Sourceright. 

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What Universal Skills Should All Employees Have?

Employee training programs often focus on company-specific, industry-specific, or role-specific skills and knowledge. For example, a bank might regularly train employees on new banking regulations; a warehouse might train workers on the company’s process for storing certain types of products or materials; and a marketing department might train its staff on new social media trends.