Tag: employee training

How to Eliminate Corporate Training Waste in 2023

Only 12% of employees feel strongly that their organization does a great job onboarding new employees. This low percentage makes sense when you consider that trainers often spend a few days throwing a large amount of information at employees and hope it all sticks. Research shows employees forget 50% of the information presented during a […]

The Growing Role of HR in Cybersecurity

Cybercrime is an increasing concern in our digitally reliant world. For businesses, any breach can cause significant disruption to productivity and safety. Indeed, one recent report found that each cyberattack costs businesses $200,000 on average. While bigger corporations may be able to weather this, small companies almost certainly can’t. As such, all companies need to […]

The Importance of Corporate Training and Development in a Dynamic Global Economy

Some organizations believe there are at least two possible approaches to ensuring staff have the right skills: A company can either hire people with the skills the organization needs or train current employees on those skills. Many companies, buying into the idea of these two options, believe it’s less hassle to simply rely on recruitment. […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Training in the Workplace

In this digital age, more people are seeing the advantages of conducting business online. With this mass entry into the digital space, there come a number of risks. This is why it is crucial to consider cybersecurity training in every workplace and ensure that it is done right. The following are some of the important roles […]

Tightening Training Belts Without Sacrificing Quality

Two macroeconomic factors have the potential to wreak havoc on training: a tight labor market and rapidly rising interest rates. The former has been making it difficult for employers to recruit and retain qualified talent, while the latter portends a drop in consumer spending and, therefore, corporate revenue and training budgets. In this environment, employers […]

Why Helping Employees Discover Their Purpose Helps HR Leaders

Though the Great Resignation is in full swing, hiring rates are greater than quit rates since November 2020 as workers seek greater well-being in their careers. As such, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce suggested the workforce is experiencing a “Great Reshuffle” instead. Unfulfillment at work is linked to the overall work environment, but changing the […]

No Favorable Treatment of ‘Similarly Situated’ Individuals Dooms Gender Discrimination Claim

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids discrimination based on certain protected categories (e.g., gender) in any aspect of employment. Discrimination can present itself in the form of “hostile work environment,” “disparate treatment,” or the “disparate impact” of a particular employment practice. Disparate treatment cases involve claims in which an employee alleges […]

Breaking the Cycle of Bad Training

Companies have been following a broken training system for a long time now. They recruit and hire top talent, spend hours and money training, and then focus on upskilling the existing workforce. But when the desired results don’t follow all that and even more, the desired change in behavior doesn’t occur, and organizations go back […]

The Disconnect Between Workers and Managers on Employee Training

When companies embark on employee training programs, it’s important they find alignment between the employer (including managers) that’s providing for and developing the training program and the employees who will receive the training. If employers are trying to train employees on material they don’t feel is valuable, for example, those trainees are not likely to […]

Upskilling the Workforce: Duke Energy Makes Major Training Investment in Florida

A recent six-figure training investment by the Florida-based subsidiary of electric utilities provider Duke Energy, the Duke Energy Foundation and Duke Energy Florida, highlights the growing importance and recognized need of talent development among major employers. Employers today are likely pulling their hair out trying to find and keep qualified workers in the wake of […]