It’s not uncommon these days to hear employers, HR pros, and managers lament the lack of skills and workforce preparation they’re seeing among new hires—even those with freshly minted degrees. It may come as no surprise, then, that even these recent grads feel they’re unprepared to take on the work world. Recent Grads Lack Career […]
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Consider a hiring manager tasked with hiring an employee to fill a vacant position. The hiring manager is down to two candidates who are virtually identical with respect to their relevant job skills. The only difference is that Candidate A has worked very hard to develop their skills, while Candidate B possesses those abilities innately. […]
We falsely think that we are doing our jobs as managers by giving performance feedback—constructive or otherwise—to employees. Not so, according to Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall in their article, “The Feedback Fallacy,” which appeared in the March-April 2019 issue of the Harvard Business Review. Neurons Don’t Lie Feedback focuses employees on their shortcomings. Developmental […]
The pandemic shifted the workplace and heightened awareness around issues that had been on the back burner. As organizations fight to retain talent, it’s time to address a core problem impacting those efforts: the employee engagement crisis. According to Gallup, only one in three U.S. employees are engaged at work. Additionally, these employees also report […]
Most organizations are structured as a pyramid, with a large number of entry-level workers at the bottom, fewer managers slightly up the chain, even fewer directors and vice presidents, and only one CEO. This means when a more senior position opens up, there are typically multiple internal candidates (not to mention external applicants) for a […]
There is a tendency in the business world to treat each project’s outcome in a binary fashion—as either a success or a failure. This dichotomy rarely reflects the reality of project outcomes. It also makes it difficult to accurately evaluate the team’s performance post-project and make necessary adjustments. Even worse, some teams and organizations fail […]
Most businesses that plunged headfirst into remote work due to the pandemic have found that it’s actually quite straightforward and doesn’t reduce productivity as they had feared.
Despite COVID-19, there is still a push for global mobility, and companies are taking advantage of the trend by expanding their operations and markets internationally. As they do, opportunities emerge for employees to take on global assignments that many find both challenging and rewarding.
A manager’s role in coaching and developing people has increasingly become a high priority for organizations today. In a fast-paced and complex environment, managers serve as the key conduit between an organization and its staff, helping employees continuously align to changing performance standards, learn new skills, grow in their careers, and much more.
A learning management system (LMS) is a technology used by employers to manage employee training and development. An LMS is multifunctional, serving as a training repository, a reporting outlet, and a self-service portal, as well as assisting in employee development.