According to research and reputable studies, blended learning courses and techniques offer companies a more cost-effective and efficient way to deliver engaging and successful learning content to their employees.1 But how should learners taking blended learning courses be evaluated so you know that real learning is actually taking place both inside and outside of the […]
With summer around the corner and performance reviews out of the way, many employees are starting to feel that “spring slump”—that slowdown period where job motivation is on the decline. A study by Adobe even found that one out of three employees seek other jobs after performance reviews. So, what can companies do to keep […]
I recently interviewed a very poised, confident, and soon-to-graduate college candidate for a technology position. When I asked him what he was looking for in a position, he answered, “The Three Ps.” I was familiar with the Four Ps so was intrigued with this rather clever response, which for him stood for “People, Progress, and […]
The costs of owning and implementing a learning management system can quickly push you beyond your budget if you fail to plan accordingly. So, how can directors and managers create a true picture of their actual LMS costs to avoid ballooning expenses? Start by asking yourself several key questions before signing on the dotted line.
How many remotes does it take to change a TV channel? That’s not a trick question. Instead of simplifying life, technology often makes things more complicated. Many fitness trackers come with instructions that can take weeks to decipher—and features that few people use. Security protocols demand new passwords and user questions every few months. WiFi […]
To get the most out of your training and development programs, it is necessary to have an effective learning strategy. In part one of this article, we discussed the importance of conducting a training needs analysis as well as identifying the organization’s capabilities. Here, we’ll identify what effective training looks like and explore best practices […]
With all the research and data that exists today, it is hard to deny the benefits of having a learning and development (L&D) discipline within an organization. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that most leaders in mid- to large-size organizations include learning and talent development initiatives in their overall business strategy. Additionally, they […]
Much attention is paid to cultures that contribute to the crash and burn of companies, while successful organizations highlight leadership and discuss the culture that allowed them to outpace the competition. Moving forward, C-suite leadership will talk about company culture at board meetings, hire visionary HR leaders who can evolve culture for the better, and […]
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?
The biggest difference I can find between GenXers (born 1965-1979) and my Millennial peers (born 1980-2000) is our overall level of self-reliance and resourcefulness (the kind that goes beyond Googling the answer). Many managers, GenX ones in particular, have no trouble sharing their frustrations about new hires who have an inability to figure out problems […]