Employee Development
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: Caroline Osinski
Posted: 05/01/2014
Why L&D is Important for Women Expatriates
Many multi-national corporationshave begun to evaluate the gaps in the available pools of talent for international assignments. One of the big questions companies are beginning to ask: Why aren't women being considered for international assignments? We ask: How can L&D help? Full Content »
Contributor: Z. Colette Edwards
Posted: 04/22/2014
The (Hidden) Cost of Insecurity: Can Un-ease Lead to Dis-ease?
While the majority of employers in the United States have some type of health and wellness program in place, and the Affordable Care Act provides additional support to do so, many employers have yet to assess the role they can play in addressing the underlying issues that cause stress in the workplace and beyond. Full Content »
Contributor: Joseph Bastian
Posted: 03/31/2014
Building Blocks of Revelation: Learning Via "Aha" Moments
Every day, we’re bombarded with data and information and pressured to process it. What is the tipping point for converting knowledge into learning? Perhaps it's all in the "Aha." 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: Ben Mueller
Posted: 03/05/2014
Gallup Poll: Employers Say Recent College Grads Are Not Workforce Ready
More than half of business leaders say their new employees aren’t workforce ready after college. These findings come from the latest annual Gallup/Lumina Foundation Poll on the American public’s opinion on higher education. Full Content »
Contributor: Erica Fener
Posted: 01/28/2014
8 Keys to Retaining Great Employees
Every business has top performers. In order to have long-term health and success in a business, you have to figure out how to keep them around. What can you do to make sure your great employees don't leave? Full Content »
Contributor: Kamila Dabrowska
Posted: 01/09/2014
How to Motivate Gen Y
In order to create an organization that successfully motivates its employees to greater performance, you must embrace the fact that you are or will be working with people of different ages. Life priorities, work preferences, and adaptability to technology advancements are all potential points of difference between older and younger generations. Full Content »
Contributor: Alexandra Guadagno
Posted: 05/03/2011
Alexandra Guadagno
Corporate leadership training has an enormous strategic value to businesses large and small. Supporting employee development is essential to an engaged workforce and will not only create an attractive employer brand, but creates loyalty and promotes low attrition rates. HR Today is joined by Dipankar Bandyopadhyay. Bandyopadhyay is Global Talent Management Lead at Monsanto, the multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. Full Content »
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Networking company Cisco leveraged ideas from an entirely different workplace discipline—Customer Experience—to improve its learning techniques beyond the traditional ADDIE and Kirkpatrick/Phillips models. Cisco learning leaders found that treating learners like customers, understanding their needs, and driving their point of view into how the learning function does business dramatically improved the learner experience. Customer Experience has developed a set of tools and processes to assess the customers’ current experience, identify gaps and the current experience and implement actions needed to close those gaps. Cisco identified the Learner Experience Goal, a brief statement that acts as the guiding principle for learner experience, and developed a Learning Experience Touch Points Model to outline the most important parts of learner experience for the learning function to focus on. The touch points model begins with “awareness” that learning and development resources are available, even before the learner has a specific need. It then moves through each key interaction learners have with a learning organization—its products and services—before ending with the “apply” touch point, where real behavior change occurs on the job and value begins to accrue to both learner and the business.

Join Cisco's Michael Cannon (Director, Learner Experience) and Jack Wilson (Manager, Learner Advocacy) Full Content »
Contributor: Alexandra Guadagno
Posted: 05/03/2011
Corporate leadership training has an enormous strategic value to businesses large and small. Supporting employee development is essential to an engaged workforce and will not only create an attractive employer brand, but creates loyalty and promotes low attrition rates. HR Today is joined by Dipankar Bandyopadhyay. Bandyopadhyay is Global Talent Management Lead at Monsanto, the multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. Full Podcast »