Training and development are key to success in a postindustrial economy, i.e., one that is more focused on providing services than producing goods and services. In an industrial economy, of course, it’s important for employees to be trained.
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?
Communication is essential in any organization—hence the motivation behind the Communicator Awards, which bills itself as “the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.” But these awards aren’t just specific to the marketing arena. As the results of the 25th annual Communicator Awards demonstrate, big players in training and eLearning are being recognized, […]
The Training & Development Summit Forum Event specifically caters to the needs of senior-level training and learning and development (L&D) decision-makers. The unique one-on-one format of this event allows you to connect with solution providers specific to your interests.
Onboarding is a key element of any employee development strategy. After the interview process and the new hire’s own company research, onboarding is the first real taste the employee gets of where he or she will be working.
It’s rare for a company to find the “perfect” fit for an open position. Even employees with excellent education and experience might not be experts in the industry, lack alignment with the company’s core values and mission, or have underdeveloped soft skills. Now imagine these potential gaps spreading through the entire organization.
One obstacle that many instructors—whether they’re in primary schooling, advanced graduate education, or training in the workplace— run into is getting through to an audience with a variety of learning styles.
Q. What is the best way to identify effective mentors, and how do you know who will be right for the job?
Employee training can mean the difference between mediocre staff and top-notch performers. It can also help employees develop their applicable professional skills (time management, effective communication, etc.), as well as provide industry-specific knowledge and expertise.
Managers have a lot on their plates. Not only are they responsible for overseeing their departments, but they also often have responsibilities of their own, such as managing budgets and advocating on behalf of their teams for resource allocation and conflict resolution. But should they also be expected to have a role in training their […]
Employees often have horror stories about a time they were basically left to “sink or swim” with a new employer, such as when they hadn’t been given appropriate training and onboarding after starting a new role. This can happen for a lot of reasons, especially if the employer needs someone to quickly get to full […]