Businesses in the United States compete in a top-notch, knowledge-based economy against both domestic and global rivals. For the most part, competitive advantage is based not on having the best machinery, the most productive land, or the greatest access to natural resources but on having the best people: the smartest, the most driven, the most […]
Anytime a real-world example can be provided to trainees, companies should try to find a way to leverage it to reinforce training and highlight key principles, policies, or concepts. But mistakes, in particular, can be valuable examples for several reasons.
By now, professionals across industries and business sectors know that technology is quickly transforming the modern-day workplace. And if they want to remain competitive, they must adopt tech-friendly workplace cultures.
Many organizations like Boeing and Apple already rely on challenge-based learning to train and develop their workforces. And with the steady pace of advanced technological innovation and automation in the workplace, other organizations are also beginning to implement this type of learning for their employees.
One skill any great HR and people ops leader should have is being able to roll out information in a way that people notice it, remember it, and apply it. In the world of cognitive psychology, we call these attention, retention, and transfer skills.
It’s hard enough finding new employees with the potential to excel in an organization’s work environment. But on top of the basic recruitment, employees also need to be trained and kept engaged to ensure they can perform to their full ability—and that they will remain productive.
According to Gallup research, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work, and just 33% of employed residents in the United States are engaged. So, it’s no wonder that organizations of all shapes and sizes are becoming more preoccupied with keeping their employees engaged in the modern-day workforce.
Cross-training employees is a great and more cost-effective way to upskill your current workforce, as well as keep your workers engaged and more likely to remain at your organization long term. But how should HR and learning and development (L&D) professionals go about building their pipelines for their cross-training programs and initiatives?
Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. And personalized onboarding training is becoming critical to keeping them engaged and retained long term.
Healthy competition in the workplace can increase productivity and encourage innovative thinking. However, a critical aspect of sustaining an optimal work environment is to focus on creating collaborative learning opportunities that employees actually seek out and enjoy.