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Understanding Vocational Learning and the New Workforce (Part 1)

In his State of the Union Address in January, President Trump said, “… let us invest in workforce development and job training. Let us open great vocational schools so our future workers can learn a craft and realize their full potential.” And since then, a lot of experts in politics, higher education, and the U.S. […]


Can Flex Work and Training Opportunities Help End Gender Inequality?

Did you know that companies that offer flexible work and training opportunities have four times as many female CEOs as companies that don’t?1 Research also indicates that companies that offer flexible work and training opportunities are better at retaining talent and allowing female employees to be productive and successful and to flourish.2

Danger Zone—Overly Rigid HR Policies

A business, like any organization, needs rules and policies to function properly, especially as it becomes larger and more sophisticated. These rules and policies form a kind of skeleton around which the rest of the business organism can operate. However, it’s dangerous to make HR policies too rigid, as this risks alienating and turning away […]

Are Midcareer Crises Hitting Your Midlife Employees?

We’ve all heard of the midlife crisis, during which middle-aged adults struggle with their mortality, identity, and self-confidence. It should be no surprise—considering how much time most of us spend focused on our careers—that many individuals struggle with a midcareer crisis, as well.

HR Manager—the ‘Employee Experience Designer’

Human resource (HR) professionals often get a bad rap. For many, the very term “HR” conjures up stereotypical images of a stuffy, rigid, rules-based, by-the-book corporate lacky whose primary purpose is to enforce company policies and occasionally make some changes to the company insurance plan. But Courtney Branson, writing for HR Daily Advisor®, argues that […]

Should You Be Making Training Harder for Your Staff?

Employee training is often at risk of being seen by managers, and employees, as a somewhat “fluffy” activity—a time-waster. When that’s the case, it may be a signal that your training isn’t tough enough! While low-key, low-stress training can have benefits and may be more useful than no training at all, some argue that training […]

Toxic Impact of Rude Bosses Part II: Role of the Leader

In yesterday’s post, we discussed the significant and negative impacts a toxic boss can have on an organization. From bringing down department and company morale and productivity to increasing turnover to setting a bad example for other employees and other leaders, toxic bosses are bad news for any organization, and they can’t simply be tolerated. […]

Recruiting and Hiring Employees with Autism

Most employers and HR professionals are familiar with the basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including the workplace, and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabled individuals.