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Contributor: James Linney
Posted: 09/30/2015
Talent Management and Succession Planning efforts are both an art and a science. Finding ways to develop and place internal staff in executive roles and positioning them for success is no easy task. But, it's worth it -- the cost of attracting and onboarding externally acquired executive talent is high and many new hires are not successful in navigating a new corporate culture. In this interview, Carol Pandza, VP of Learning, Talent Management & Organizational Development at AmeriHealth Caritas touches on how to develop from within the best employees and leadership behaviors. Full Content »
Contributor: Melissa Janis
Posted: 05/23/2014
Three approaches to employee development that sound like great ideas, but really aren’t
With employees feeling overwhelmed by ever-increasing demands, it’s harder to make employee development a priority with its longer-term, often "squishy" topics. Fortunately, there are leaders who understand the value of focusing on employee development and look to leverage it to boost productivity, engagement and retention for today as well as to build for the future. Full Content »
Contributor: Ben Mueller
Posted: 05/20/2014
VIDEO: Don't Take Charge, Take Part: Growing Global Leaders
Madhu Kiran, CTO of Uni Talent Management, has spent 15 years in the training and development industry. For him, the future of employee development is all about teamwork. "Take the team!" he said. "Clarity has to be there in terms of what the talent mobility is all about in an organization." Full Content »
Contributor: Karen Knox
Posted: 05/12/2014
Leveraging the Manager-Employee Relationship to Drive Employee Engagement
It is well recognized that driving employee engagement throughout the organization is a critical task for organizational and human resources leaders. Enterprise-wide engagement initiatives can be effective – and expensive – but one of the most significant factors that impacts employee engagement is the manager-employee relationship. Full Content »
Contributor: Sebastian Fung
Posted: 04/09/2014
Tax Time: What types of continuing education are deductible?
Are programs such as Startup Institute and General Assembly tax deductible? What about courses like One Month Rails or BaseRails? The short answer: it depends. Check out these helpful hints on what continuing education programs are tax deductible. Full Content »
Contributor: Chad Lovell
Posted: 04/09/2014
Entrepreneurs are Building Bridges Over the Skills Gap
I read about this topic way too often. College graduates are unable to find jobs, and companies are unable to find skilled employees to fill open positions. Yeah, there is a skills gap. We all get it. So what are we doing about it? Full Content »
Contributor: Mark Nevius
Posted: 04/04/2014
Training Workforce for Improved Competence: Most Important Factors
Employee competence, though impressive and coveted by employers, can be a vague term in the absence of clear expectations and set parameters to assess it. Full Content »
Contributor: Ben Nesvig
Posted: 03/27/2014
How Companies Can Retain Millennials and Gain a Competitive Advantage
In a perfect world, college graduates would be workforce ready upon graduation, but that’s just not the case. Instead of complaining and blaming colleges or millennials, organizations should use this as an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage. With comprehensive and ongoing training for new employees, organizations can develop a stronger and more committed workforce. Full Content »
Contributor: Ben Mueller
Posted: 03/24/2014
The Last Millennial Article L&D Profs Need to Read
The New York Times Magazine published a remarkable think piece this month on millennial startup culture in Silicon Valley. The examination of the technology that rules their lives, the technology that they have created, is perhaps the best gateway to understanding Gen Y. Full Content »
Contributor: Conseula Di Primio
Posted: 03/17/2014
Job Descriptions: Painfully Useless Administrivia or Strategic Tool?
Do all the employees in your organization have up-to-date job descriptions? Unless you work in a regulated industry that requires strict descriptions for all employees, chances are, you don't. And why? Because job descriptions are hard to write. Full Content »
Contributor: Rajon Tumbokon
Posted: 03/10/2014
5 Things Training Professionals Can Learn From Watching "Bar Rescue"
"Bar Rescue" is a makeover/reality show that follows bar industry specialist Jon Taffer as he renovates and rescues failing bar establishments across the U.S. Here are five sudsy tips that training professionals can pick up from Taffer's motivational prowess. Full Content »
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