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.
Tag: employee development
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.
How do you assess what skills your employees need to be trained on? What about figuring out what skills already exist in the organization and what will be needed in the future?
In a previous post, we referred to a principle of psychology often cited in the business realm, particularly among operations and customer relations functions.
Imagine two scenarios involving employees on your team:
Diverse talent comes in many shapes and forms, but one community is standing out because there isn’t enough being done to recruit and retain this talent pool. Job board, Monster.com, recently released new poll findings that highlight how employers are focusing on recruiting members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community.
Employers spend around $160 billion per year in employee training and education. But a lot of that money might be spent in vain, as only around 25% of employers that responded to a McKinsey & Co. survey admitted that their training and education initiatives truly improved their employees’ performance.
With recent advances in technology, it’s becoming apparent that coding skills are in high demand across every industry and sector worldwide. And many experts are dubbing coding languages the “language[s] of our modern world,” as coding schools and online learning platforms continue to pop up everywhere.
In a previous post, we talked about a simple strategy to help move your to-do list along: include low-hanging fruit. These are items that need to be completed but take relatively little time, meaning that they can be quickly scratched off the list.
We all know what it’s like to have our to-do lists pile up with obligations and how overwhelming that feeling can be. This holds true for both our personal and professional lives, and the advice in this post can be applied to either, although we’re really focused on the workplace.