Training, Learning & Development

The Next Generation of HR Leaders Depends on You

“What we call this group is a succession plan for Virginia banking,” (Bruce) Whitehurst said. “For any industry, success lies in energizing the next generation.” Sometimes during our daily reading, we come across statements that give us pause. Those type of statements normally cause me to stop and lookout with a distant gaze,…

The 4 Most Effective Leadership Skills

According to a joint report from The Conference Board and McKinsey & Company, over 90% of CEOs see leadership development as the single most important human capital issue their organizations face. I couldn’t agree more. For years, numerous researchers have been raising the alarm about the deplorable lack of training and support for…

Design Thinking Is Helping HR Make L&D More Friendly

With online courses, podcasts and new tech tools giving employees more ownership over their professional development, what role should HR now play in learning and development? Even if learning is not directly administered by HR, it still needs to be involved in guiding and facilitating program development and advising on the latest thinking…

How One Company Makes Lateral Moves A Win-Win

It is no surprise that job-hopping has become the new normal for millennials. A recent Gallup poll found that 21% of millennials report changing jobs within the last year, which is more than three times the number of non-millennials. According to millennials, the top consideration when applying for a job is the opportunity…

What If We Didn’t Call It A Performance Review?

You might call it something different; but whatever you call it, you know what it is: Performance Management Performance Reviews Performance Assessments Performance Evaluations Performance Appraisals These are ubiquitous in organizational life; so much so that they are typically greeted with apathy, cynicism or even disdain. In fact, few things in organizational life…

How HR Can Help the Organization Learn To Learn

How about organizational learning? Today’s complex and changing world requires continuous learning within organizations in order to be competitive, and there is no better leader for learning than HR. Often though, HR professionals place the majority of their attention on administration rather than on learning. This is understandable given the huge risk associated with…

Your Mobile Workers Are Putting Your Company At Risk

The corporate breaches that make the biggest headlines are targeted attacks carried out by skilled hackers. But while external cyberattacks pose a big risk to businesses, it’s easy for company leaders to overlook another potent threat: their employees. Through bad security habits and a lack of basic cybersecurity hygiene, employees routinely put their…

Growth Comes Best In A More Human Workplace

Recognize This! – Growth within a human workplace combines traditional learning opportunities with the recognition of a challenge- and fun-oriented mindset. In today’s post, I wanted to revisit a set of findings from the 2016 WorkHuman Research Institute ROI of Recognition survey. As we explored the sets of practices that contribute to a…

Here’s How Do-It-Yourself Performance Management Works

Think about losing weight. You might have a small goal like 5 pounds, or a bigger goal like 50, either way, you start going to the gym and work out every day. You change your diet, giving up some of your favorite indulgences. A week goes by…you don’t lose any weight. Two weeks…nothing….

This Is the Kind Of Office Politician You Want to Hire

During election season, it’s hard not to think about politics in the office. Often viewed as negative, and associated with being false or inauthentic; office politics doesn’t have to be a dirty word. In fact, those that are politically savvy will find they are more successful. It’s important to remember, however, that there…

What I’ve Learned About Effective 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

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…