In the world of recruitment, a résumé is powerful. True, it’s not a deal breaker when it comes to the final hiring decision; it carries all the weight in the early stages of the hiring process and takes on greater significance in times of economic uncertainty. With all of the signs pointing to a global […]
With wage pressures pushing employee compensation demands higher and inflation and supply chain issues further straining employer finances, one might expect that budgets for learning and development would shrink or even be put on hold while the storms pass.
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 […]
On paper, upskilling sounds like a great idea. It gives your workforce something to focus on in their downtime, increases their skill set, and makes them more valuable to your business. However, for this to work, managers need to be aware of the human element. Pushing extra training programs on your employees without providing adequate […]
The Great Resignation is alive and well. In November of last year, a record 4.5 million U.S. workers left their jobs, and the trend isn’t slowing down. One report asserts that “three out of four full-time employees are planning to quit their job this year.” While the pandemic is partly to blame for mass resignations, […]
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation, companies around the world have been faced with changes in the skills necessary to succeed, as well as more difficulty in hiring new staff or replacing departing employees. Many employers have resigned themselves to the idea that they can’t easily bring on new staff […]
Industries around the globe are experiencing a labor shortage, and with the rise of remote working, retaining talented employees has become more difficult than ever.
Technology, business, and the global economy have never been static. New developments and trends are constantly emerging, and others are falling by the wayside. This means that training must also be dynamic to account for the needs and realities of an ever-changing world, and new data suggests that this need is considerable for today’s workers […]
According to one study, 90% of employees believe employers are mainly responsible for upskilling their staff, but according to another study, 80% of employees believe that staying upskilled is their own responsibility. Regardless of which party is ultimately deemed “responsible,” upskilling employees does still seem to be necessary for most organizations.
The holiday shopping season is nearly upon us, and consumers are already overwhelmed. While the holidays are meant to be a time of good cheer, the reality is that pressures due to gift buying and travel often yield heightened emotions. What’s more, a month’s long string of low unemployment and strong consumer confidence across the […]