Category: Training

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?

What is the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program?

For individuals receiving social security disability insurance (SSDI) or supplemental security income (SSI), getting back into the workforce is sometimes an uphill battle. They may have been unable to work (or unable to work as much as they would like) for an extended period and could benefit greatly from employment services such as training, vocational […]

mind-set

Manager’s Guide: Coach Your Team with a Growth Mind-Set

We all know about the benefits of continuous feedback in creating high performing learning organizations. But do you feel you’ve started encouraging managers, employees, and teams to start sharing feedback but aren’t seeing the benefits?

Online Coaching Supplants Traditional Methods

On-the-job training, or OJT, is a practice as old as the wheel, and it hasn’t been until recently that technology has caught up with it. Advances in online coaching have provided unprecedented growth and expansion in OJT to become a more efficient and effective tool for employees and managers.

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State-of-the-Art Simulation Training Gives Employees Hands-On Experience

Many organizations are turning to virtual simulators to create realistic training scenarios and, in the process, help employees refine their skills and learn best practices. From computerized flight simulators for pilots to simulators that give healthcare professionals opportunities to practice lifesaving skills, the technology is proving to be a great benefit for a wide range […]

Company Leaders Optimistic About AI, Cognitive Technologies

A new survey conducted among 250 U.S. executives representing companies that are adopting artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive technologies do not see job loss as a key outcome of their efforts.  Nearly 7 in 10 (69%) expect very little (if any) job loss within the next 3 years, while 29% of these ‘cognitive aware’ executives […]

Skills

Workers Identify Barriers to Closing the Skills Gap

In a new survey, 79% of U.S.  workers acknowledge there is a skills gap in the United States.  Notably, however, nearly the same percentage (78%) believe they have above average skills for their current job, and 80% think the workforce can be successfully reskilled to meet the demands of the job market.  So, why in […]

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What HR Can Learn from Stakeholder-Centered Coaching

Executive coaching is an established tool in the HR box. It helps executives become better leaders and managers.  In the process, it can improve the performance of teams and entire organizations.

Substitute Custodian Vying for Clean Sweep on Harassment, Retaliation Claims

A substitute school custodian said she was pressured to have sex with a foreman in exchange for more hours and then retaliated against for refusing his advances and lodging a sexual harassment complaint. This case demonstrates the importance of training employees and supervisors on sexual harassment prevention and on protocols for reporting harassment.