Training, Learning & Development

5 Steps to a Safer Workplace and Lower Premiums

In the workplace, accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. It doesn’t matter if employees sit at their cubicles all day and don’t use heavy equipment: In every single work environment, there is a risk of on-the-job injury or illness. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, there were about…

The Robots Are Coming. What Are You Doing About It?

I hope you didn’t miss yesterday’s post about the World Government Summit and its full day Global Dialogue for Happiness. I know it sounds like one of those subjects that if HR brings it up to the CEO, it’s back to the kid’s table for you. Yet, the Summit’s Happiness Dialogue was a…

Stop Doing This If You Want Great Managers

What is HR doing to improve the quality of managers? Not enough, insists Rob Catalano, co-founder of Work Tango, a provider of software to measure employee engagement, obtain feedback, and help managers to be better coaches. And that’s just what his DisruptHR New York talk was about. “We are not doing enough as…

A Few Words About Hiring, Managing and Training

Short takes on hiring, managing and training from the Humetrics blog: Cultural fit Want to know what that job applicant’s life philosophy and values are? Try this interview question: “You have just agreed to give the commencement address to your local high school graduating class. What would your message be?” Job posting advice…

Before the Robots Take Over, Train Your C-Suite

Accenture’s strategy group has published an interesting look at the workforce of the future: Harnessing Revolution, Creating the future workforce. At an easily consumable 28 pages, it focuses on three primary areas of emphasis for organizations wanting to get a competitive leg up in the hyper competitive talent markets: Accelerate reskilling people Redesign…

How to Grow Better Leaders

The quality of an organization’s leadership almost always foreshadows its chances for sustained success. Leadership and culture are also the most significant factors in attracting and retaining the best talent – ranking three times higher than salary, according to data from Glassdoor. Therefore, it would be reasonable to expect CEOs and senior leaders…

Lifecycle Mastery: Your Future Leaders Are Among You. Here’s How to Find and Develop Them

This is the final part of a six part look at how employers can master the talent lifecycle in a way that will help build a high performing workforce. Today’s post examines succession planning. A complete list of the posts is at the end of this article. The final stage of the talent…

Lifecycle Mastery: A Learning Culture is the Key to Getting Great Performance

This is part five of a six part look at how employers can master the talent lifecycle in a way that will help build a high performing workforce. Today’s post examines performance management. Previous posts are listed at the end of this article. ———— The point of performance management is clear — to…

Your Most Important Thing

Rarely does anyone feel that they are advancing up the ranks of their current company too quickly. If you do feel this way, please let the community know where you work, and someone will happily take that burden off your plate. The reality is many of us get stuck in a rut from…

Why Leaders Struggle With Accountability

The ‘us vs. them’ mentality in most organizations is almost cliché — and it’s certainly unproductive. Every single day, leaders complain about employees’ behavior or lack of accountability, but the problem is much more likely due to the leader’s lack of responsibility. 65% of managers aren’t engaged in their work and frequently avoid…

Mobile Learning: Not Just E-learning on the Phone

Mobile learning (or m-learning) is much more than enabling users of your LMS to access existing course materials via smartphones and tablets. It is a rethink of how and when learning is managed by your learners and employees. M-learning, also called micro-learning, empowers employees to pick suitable times to learn, and gives them…

How Millennials Can Manage An Aging Workforce

Google “managing millennials” and you get millions of results. Google “millennial managers” and fewer than 10,000 results show up. As James Lundquist, director of talent development at PRADCO, told a Cleveland DisruptHR audience, “There’s a lot of people out there talking about how to manage millennials, but nobody seems to be talking about…

When Good Goals Go Bad

Setting expectations for employees is the most critical step in any performance management process. A great article by Leigh Anthony describes how this fundamental step provides focus, increases motivation, helps employees to prioritize their responsibilities and offers measurability. Overall, it sets the stage. Without goals, employees are flying blind, causing a loss in…

Invest In Your Best Sourcers

Managing a team of any size, you have a finite amount of time. You keep investing your time and energy to get the new person up and running, or another person out of a performance management plan. While doing so, your best team member submits her two-week notice. Why? Because she felt undervalued…