Training, Learning & Development

What I’ve Learned About Effective Management Training

Virtual management training

Success in the new world of work is less defined by checking boxes, and more defined by thinking outside of them. This shift has inevitably impacted the way we see management: In the industrial economy, management was defined quite literally — managers oversaw employees clocking in and out, completing tasks and adhering to…

What Pokemon Go Taught Me About Talent Management

Pokemon Go

This past week, I joined the 7.5 million people who downloaded the Pokémon Go mobile game and began my journey to catch all 151 original Pokémon monsters. Pokémon Go has more downloads in its first week of existence than popular dating app Tinder has had in its entire four-year existence, and is expected…

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: The Next Frontier

pokemon GO

It’s early, but virtual reality is showing some promise as a recruiting tool. Employers ranging from the British Army to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia are using it to give candidates a preview of their facilities and the experience of working there. Further along in using virtual reality are colleges engaged in recruiting athletes. Football programs…

Why We Need to Invest in Succession Planning for HR

Succession Planning road ahead

Let’s face it: HR is a service department. We serve people at all levels through everything we do. We are the ones who partner with business leaders to ensure the right people get hired, developed, paid and are motivated to perform. We make sure our practices are in compliance with labor laws and…

What Buffer Has to Teach Us About Engaging An All-Remote Workforce

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Editor’s note: The following article is part of the ongoing effort by the new, nonprofit OpenWork to inspire companies to continuously improve how, when, and where work is done for the mutual benefit of employees and employers. Note also that the article was authored prior to Buffer’s recent financial problems. While many companies…

5 Strategies for Training Remote Employees

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Whether employees are located just down the hall or across the country, training is a critical part of the overall development process, not just for new hires but at every point in the career lifecycle. As more companies embrace the idea of fully remote workforces, training becomes especially important as a way to…