Tag: Training

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Creative Ideas for Making Training Fun

Training can—and should—be fun. Making training fun and interactive can help engage employees and boost the odds they’ll effectively apply what they learn to their job. Training has, undoubtedly, been more challenging during the pandemic, as employees may be located in a wide range of locations. And, even as employees are increasingly being called back […]

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What is Skill Data?

Skill data, as the name implies, is any data point that is in reference to an individual’s skills and includes data that measures what someone can do. Some examples of skill data include:

Self-Improvement to Cult Initiation: How Not to Lead a Training Session

You would hope employers know the difference between a training session and a cult initiation ritual, but you may be surprised. A Panda Express took trust building exercises and loyalty tests too far during a four-day “self-improvement” session that started with beratement and ended with employees in their underwear.

How HR Challenges Are Shaping the Healthcare Industry

I am sure all of us are aware that employees are a company’s most significant asset. This is true across all industries, especially when it comes to health care, for which one needs highly trained professionals. Because medical professionals are responsible for others’ lives, meeting the needs of this workforce is extremely important and no […]

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Reducing L&D Costs Without Dropping Training Altogether

Learning and development (L&D) is a critical area of a business’s future, but it’s sometimes difficult to get enough of a budget to do what you want. In today’s market, employers are finding it even more difficult than usual to hire employees with the experience they need, making training even more important. So how can […]

Best Practices for HR Pros Facing Increased Pressure to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Widespread social justice protests in 2020 led to an unprecedented focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at work, requiring HR leaders to ensure they’re following best practices to address the challenges. In response to the demonstrations, many employers issued strong statements confirming their commitment to racial justice and increased workplace diversity. Diverse employees, jobseekers, […]

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Emotional Intelligence for HR

The term “emotional intelligence” means being cognizant of your own emotions and the emotions of those around you, as well as how they are impacted by daily occurrences. Being aware of others’ emotions is a major asset, as it can improve interpersonal and working relationships and make the organization run more smoothly. In the working […]

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Social Learning in the Workplace

If you’re a learning and development professional, the term “social learning” is probably one you’ve been using for so long that you can’t remember the first time you heard it. But for the rest of us, it’s an idea we’ve only more recently come around to. While the idea of social learning—learning from what other […]

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Unconscious Bias Training Isn’t Just a Tick-the-Box Activity

Proponents of unconscious bias training argue that unconscious bias not only is present in all of us but also can and does have big impacts on how businesses treat employees and customers. High-profile racial incidents impacting big brands and the dearth of women and people of color in prominent roles in many industries are often […]