Change and transformation is a normal but difficult period within the lifecycle of a business. There are any number of challenges that companies come up against when navigating their own change management, but there are a number of strategies that will work toward keeping your organization on the right track, through good times and bad. Here are just a few of those strategies to keep things positive.
Topics: organizational change
Change is a natural part of business, particularly in today's fast paced market. Whether you are dealing with mergers and acquisitions or fast changing technology, as a leader you need to help your employees deal with change in a manner which is as seamless and easy as possible. There are some leaders who are naturally better at this than others, but the skills are clear in those that know how to manage change well. Here are a few characteristics of leaders who are best able to help their business through turbulent times.
Topics: Leadership Skills
Your company thrives off of a solid learning and development program. It’s how your employees get the skills and knowledge they need to grow within their roles, and how your business is able to do bigger and better things year after year. Chances are that you have a formal training plan in place (and if you don’t, you should). But have you thought about bringing in a more official strategy for your informal training opportunities as well? Here’s why you might want to formalize your informal training design as well.
Topics: Training Design
Performance is an ever-moving target. To evaluate your employee training based on their most recent performance (even the impression made over a period of multiple months), simply does not provide an accurate picture of their overall value. In order to avoid any unfair bias and to get a more accurate perspective of their performance, you must establish baselines, define best practices, and identify improvement opportunities throughout the year, in writing, to gain the most benefits possible from the process.
Topics: Employee Training
In today's world of digital job listings inspiring hundreds of applicants to submit their resume for one opportunity, screening out those who are not a perfect fit before they get to the interview stage can save companies from wasting precious time and resources when building their teams. From phone interviews to pre-hire assessments, companies are looking for the most helpful ways they can identify the industry leading candidates they want to hire. Here's a look at whether pre-hire assessments can help you achieve your staffing goals easier this year.
Topics: hr training and development
Leadership is about more than evaluating the effectiveness of your team. Sometimes, leadership is about assessing your own effectiveness and making appropriate changes to grow. There are all kinds of leadership training programs available today, many have important elements around soliciting and implementing feedback. But self-assessments are also powerful tools.
Here are a number of critical questions to ask yourself on your path to becoming a better leader. Answer them as honestly as you can, and consider how you can improve based on your results.
Topics: Leadership Skills
Have you heard there’s an industry battle going on right now? Perhaps you’ve experienced it firsthand. There’s an ongoing war for the best and brightest talent across multiple industries. Do you know how to out recruit your competition?
Here are a few tips to set you up for greater success:
Topics: Instructional Designers
Much like the business world, the realm of corporate learning is experiencing a high-speed transformation. This trend toward more agile production, design, and leadership development is critical in creating the kind of responsive and flexible atmosphere that gets better results quickly. Today we're talking about how agility is particularly essential to corporate learning and development programs.
Read on to learn how you can implement these fast-paced changes in your own company for greater impact.
Topics: Corporate Learning
If you are unfamiliar with the term, performance consulting is becoming a more important focus for organizations committed to making sure they are accomplishing their goals with as little wasted effort or resources as possible. It’s designed to help companies do more with less, stay competitive, and increase market share. The hyper-competitive market that businesses operate in today have learned that in order to stay ahead of the curve, they must increase pressure on their corporate training programs to create more responsive solutions and ensure that performance is always on the cutting edge.