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.
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.
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
Change is a difficult time for both organizations and individuals. It takes strong leadership to navigate through disruption successfully. But luckily, good leadership is definitely achievable, as long as you approach the task with an open and receptive mindset.
Topics: Change Management
Our story begins in 2013, when a major global pharmaceutical firm launched a technology transfer project from one of its US factories to a new factory being constructed in Europe.
For years the US factory had been the sole producer of the company’s successful drug to combat a persistent blood disease that, at best was a lifelong nuisance and, at worst was potentially fatal. With the patient population growing, and with the drug’s success spurring increasing demand in the global market, the firm realized it was time to expand.