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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Teaching Critical Thinking

In a previous post, “Why Critical Thinking Is So Important,” we discussed the importance of critical thinking at all levels of an organization.

HR Works: Finding Hidden and Meaningful Training Trends

If you have a learning management system, you probably have access to a boatload of metrics. But what do they really tell you? Do they help you fine-tune your training regiments? One expert suggests that a swath of additional, less common metrics exist and they can help you unlock hidden and meaningful trends within your […]

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Importance of Clearly Defined Job Roles

One of the most frustrating situations for a manager is expecting a deliverable while the rest of the team looks around the room or points fingers. At the same time, it can cause a lot of tension when multiple staff argue over who has “jurisdiction” or decision-making authority over a given situation.

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Flash Mentoring Creates Strong Onboarding

Gallup estimates that employee turnover can cost companies one-and-a-half to two times an employee’s annual salary—a conservative estimate for replacing the employee who leaves. To combat this employee attrition, many organizations try to implement effective onboarding initiatives.

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What Is Workforce Modeling?

HR professionals understand the importance of optimizing the workforce. We know it requires a lot of skill and effort to successfully recruit and retain top-level talent and that businesses rely on having the people they need in place to meet customer demand.

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Why Unconscious Bias Training May Not Help

Unconscious bias training, also known as implicit bias training, is a means to help employees identify and understand the underlying biases we all harbor. The deeper intent behind the training is to help employees to improve their actions by recognizing their biases and not acting upon them when they arise.

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Leadership: The Value of ‘Did You Get That Figured Out?’

The term “micromanagement” has a negative connotation and for good reason. In general, people don’t like to have someone literally or figuratively looking over their shoulder while they perform their work. At the same time, managers are often faced with employees who—for a variety of reasons—ask for more help in performing relatively straightforward tasks.