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
Your learning and development programs can be an amazing source of support for your business strategy. They offer a way for leadership to nurture and shape the minds and culture of the employees who will be the foundation of the business in the coming years.
Here are just a few examples of how you can gain support for your unique vision and strategy by weaving it in to the professional development programs your company sponsors.
Topics: Business Strategy
Feedback is arguably the holy grail within the world of corporate training and development. It's often high value, actionable, and comes at a low cost of acquisition. Feedback can give you the opportunity to self correct quickly and effectively is you are not on the right course (whether with customers or partners). The best part is that many people are happy to provide feedback because they know that it can directly impact their own experience, creating a mutually beneficial "win-win" scenario.
Topics: Corporate Training
Big data means big business in today’s highly competitive job market. If you’re not making use of your information, you could be missing out. Industry experts claim that integrating big data with your HR training and develpment system can help leverage employee data to improve operational performance, identify new recruits and increase return on investment in human capital.
Topics: Training and Development
Pop quiz: Is your organization a culture of learning, or a culture of nonlearning? The answer to this question is likely aligned with how successfully you feel your company is performing at any given time.
What is a learning culture?
A learning culture is one in which everyone:
- feels encouraged to expand their knowledge and skill set,
- can adapt quickly to changing circumstances by learning new methods, and
- has opportunities to participate in professional development.
Topics: Leadership Tips
Every construction job requires a different set of tools. Similarly, every presenter needs to have their own "toolbox" of skills and strategies for presenting in a variety of situations. Identifying which of your skills are the right one for the job, or appropriate in the given situation, will help you land your message better and see longer lasting results. This article will help you identify some of those skills for your own "toolbox," and describes when they might be useful to you.
Topics: Leadership Tips
Various learning methods all have their uses and validity in certain training situations. Inevitably, different individuals learn successfully in different ways. But traditional learning methods, such as lecture and literature based learning, return time and again as some of the most commonly used instructional strategies across all disciplines.
When you are working toward educating a trusted and hard-working team, it is important to consider how your teaching approach may or may not succeed depending on their individual learning preferences.
Our world is more connected than ever. As a result of our latest technology, work is no longer confined to an office. We can email clients while in line for coffee and approve memos on the train. Promoting and continuing this culture of connectedness is now more important than ever in the workplace. Marc de Grandpre, Senior VP of marketing at KIND Healthy Snacks, asserts in a Forbes interview, “It is absolutely critical to have both an authentic and transparent work environment” in order to allow “brilliant ideas” to flow.
Topics: Workplace Best Practices
If you’ve never hired an outside consultant, you may question why a business would spend money to outsource help when it can delegate the task to someone inside the company. However, in many circumstances, the most effective solution comes from outside the firm, and a consultant can prove his or herself well worth the investment. An outside consultant can bring a ton of experience and a refreshing new outlook to the equation.
Here are five scenarios when you should really consider hiring outside help and how it will help your business:
Topics: Using Consultants
Even though it’s been on nearly every “top trends” list for Learning and Development in the past two years, business-centric learning isn’t a trend, and we should stop thinking of it that way. Rather, it’s an entirely new framework for thinking about organizational learning – a somewhat radical shift in how we prioritize L&D initiatives in companies.
Topics: Learning Theories