Tag: employee development


Training Priorities for 2018 Part III: Accessing Skill Competencies and Understanding the Impact of Technology

This is the third of 3 posts covering LinkedIn’s “2018 Workplace Learning Report. Part one looked at training for soft skills and global training, while Part two covered internal skill gaps, and tracking skill development. Today, we’ll look at the fifth and sixth top priorities: accessing skill competencies and understanding the impact of technology.

New Rules of Talent Management Part 3

Human resource professionals have long bemoaned their inability to focus on strategic aspects that impact their organizations, as they are burdened by the necessity to perform a wide array of administrative-type functions. Fortunately, that’s changing—and rapidly—as the environment is changing. The industry is actually quite dynamic.

New Rules of Talent Management Part 2

Far from being a static discipline, talent management has shown in recent years that it can be as, if not more, dynamic as any other business discipline. In an article in Harvard Business Review by Peter Cappelli and Anna Tavis titled “HR Goes Agile,” the authors argue that HR deserves some recognition for the way […]

Employees Want More Training—What Are You Offering?

There is a conception among employers and employees alike that training is something employees try to avoid. It’s an extra responsibility, it isn’t effective, etc. However, in an article for HR Executive by Michael J. O’Brien titled, “The Upskilling Disconnect,” O’Brien discusses a Randstad survey showing what appears to be a disconnect between employers and […]

Employee Engagement—Are You Giving Employees What They Need to Stay?

In an article for HR Dive, Rilia O’Donnell cites surprising data from Gallup showing that “The overwhelming majority—93%— of U.S. adults say that the last time they changed roles, they did so by changing employers. Fewer than one in 10 (7%) say they took a new position within the same company.” That’s a startling statistic […]

7 Challenges for Creating Development Programs that Work

According to Training Magazine’s annual report on training expenditures, U.S. organizations spent a total of $104.25 billion dollars on training and development in 2016. These learning and development initiatives range anywhere from traditional live training sessions to participation in outside seminars to training delivered through webinars, podcasts, or other technological means.