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?

5 Steps to Effective Training

To train effectively, first create a conducive environment, then follow these 5 steps: Yesterday’s Daily Advisor discussed preparation for training … how to quell the discomfort many feel about facing new challenges and how to set up an effective training environment, followed by opportunities to put the new knowledge quickly to work. Now let’s cover […]

Use Your Brain Before You Train

Training can be easier and more effective if you prepare properly … both yourself and the trainees. Here are tips for doing it. Ask any group of HR managers what they least like about the job, and it’s even money that the answer will be training. A lot of that probably comes from the fact […]

Turn Your Supervisors into Team Leaders

In a recent survey, employees saw their workplaces sadly lacking in organizational teamwork. Here are some ideas from a new BLR audio training program that your supervisors can use to build effective teams.  Regular Daily Advisor readers know that we’ve recently been heavily involved in a project called the National Employee Attitude Survey (NEAS). The […]

Train Supervisors and Managers in the 10 Areas Most Likely to Attract Lawsuits

A single BLR PowerPoint® program includes 10 separate presentations in the areas most likely to cause legal troubles. If yesterday’s article offering a “termination primer” said anything, it pointed out the importance of training managers and supervisors in how much classic principles like “employment at will” have been modified by a society in which “sue […]

HR Training for Line Managers and Supervisors: The 10-Minute Solution

Attorneys agree the antidote to many legal problems is proper supervisor training. But who’s got the time? Answer: If you’ve got 10 minutes, you do. Yesterday’s Daily Advisor article noted how, when two teams of attorneys were asked to list key HR problem areas, they came up with virtually the same results in two separate […]

HR Metrics: Count on Them

To reach the top levels of business, two experts advise using HR metrics. In a June 28 BLR audio conference, they’ll tell you how. Yesterday’s Daily Advisor carried the results of a survey of top HR generalists on what skills they’d most like to see in their successors. Many must have been surprised to find […]

Orient Your Supervisors Toward Better New Employee Orientation

“Orientation has a direct impact on future productivity, performance, and job satisfaction. And you (the supervisor) play a key role in the success of the orientation process.” These words are from BLR’s training program, Audio Click’ n Train: New Employee Orientation: A How-To for Supervisors. Both formal studies and common sense prove that they’re true. […]