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A Training reader sent me an article about a study done at Washington community colleges, which showed that more students drop out and fewer get a passing grade when they take a class online than when they take it in a classroom.
E-learning can be an inexpensive alternative to classroom training, but does it yield the same results?
Training magazine’s Emerging Training Leaders awards program aims to recognize training professionals who are relatively new to the training/learning and development industry (minimum of two years and maximum of 10 years in the field) and who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, business savvy, and training instincts.
To go from a traditional public-service-oriented culture to one that was more team based and customer service oriented, ERDF-West contacted an outside consultant to help it design and run an innovative “theater-based” training initiative. In this method, problems (and solutions) are conceptualized and identified by the use of narrative, acting, improvisation, and role-playing.
If employees are presented with compliance training in terms of what it means to them, the company, and their customers, it becomes more meaningful and engaging than when it is done simply to stay out of trouble.
Bridge to Your Future is a college preparation program that helps employees who desire to develop their careers at UH by going to college to pursue a degree or certificate. As a result, internal promotions in 2012 increased from 32 to 39 percent, equivalent to 198 jobs. Some 140 of these internal hires participated in UH’s workforce development programs.
Over the last 20 years, RainmakerThinking has asked hundreds of thousands of managers in organizations of all shapes and sizes, “What are the most difficult challenges you face when it comes to managing people?” Regardless of industry or job title, managers cite the same core issues: More than 90 percent of responses over the years refer to the same 27 challenges.
Background check companies want to deliver complete and accurate reports to allow the employers that contract with them to make informed decisions and place people in jobs best suited to their skills and backgrounds.
Instead of trying to apply hundreds of things learned in a training session, it’s most effective to hone in on one or two behaviors or skills and guide employees in repeating them daily in many situations for incremental success.
As highly personalized assigned workstations give way to more shared activity areas, there is a real fear by the workforce that personal preference is slipping away. This perceived deemphasizing of the value of the individual can signal the demise of established values and expectations such as hard work and the dedication that traditionally are rewarded with high walls and doors.
As you advance your career, you may be running into more executive search firms, agencies, and headhunters than ever before. That’s why it’s crucial to understand how external recruiters operate and how to avoid misunderstandings during the hiring process.
The greatest challenge for a new leader at Microchip is transitioning from being technically proficient to being adept at managing business results and people. To help in this transition, the Microchip Learning Center (MLC) implemented the Professional Development for New Leaders Program.
Everyday Innovation occurs when everyone in an organization is actively and continuously supported, encouraged, and contributing toward the generation and implementation of new ideas and innovations of all types, from small to transformational, to improve our organizations and our world.
“Show Your Work!” is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about being findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—letting others into your process, then letting them steal from you.