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A Training reader sent me an article about a study done at Washington community colleges, which showed that more students drop out and fewer get a passing grade when they take a class online than when they take it in a classroom.
E-learning can be an inexpensive alternative to classroom training, but does it yield the same results?
Strategic leaders propel their organizations through successive iterations of a learning process with strategic thinking, strategic acting, and strategic influencing skills. These skills create the fuel to drive the organization’s learning process and link it to the organization’s evolving strategic intent for creating and sustaining competitive advantage.
BNSF Railway’s People Leader Training (PLT) program began in 2001 and is sponsored by the company’s executive team. The purpose is to grow leadership capability while supporting the consistent implementation of the BNSF Leadership Model.
More than 11,000 business books are published every year—an overwhelming choice for busy professionals. Therefore, in partnership with getAbstract, Training brings you October’s top three business books recommended to our readers.
Our culture pressures us to believe that we should know everything about anything… that to be at the top of our game, we have to be all-knowing. Always be right. Never make a mistake. So instead of pursuing answers, we spend our time pretending like we already have the answers. But why pretend to know when you can create a habit of knowing?
To go from a traditional public-service-oriented culture to one that was more team based and customer service oriented, ERDF-West contacted an outside consultant to help it design and run an innovative “theater-based” training initiative. In this method, problems (and solutions) are conceptualized and identified by the use of narrative, acting, improvisation, and role-playing.
If employees are presented with compliance training in terms of what it means to them, the company, and their customers, it becomes more meaningful and engaging than when it is done simply to stay out of trouble.
Bridge to Your Future is a college preparation program that helps employees who desire to develop their careers at UH by going to college to pursue a degree or certificate. As a result, internal promotions in 2012 increased from 32 to 39 percent, equivalent to 198 jobs. Some 140 of these internal hires participated in UH’s workforce development programs.
Over the last 20 years, RainmakerThinking has asked hundreds of thousands of managers in organizations of all shapes and sizes, “What are the most difficult challenges you face when it comes to managing people?” Regardless of industry or job title, managers cite the same core issues: More than 90 percent of responses over the years refer to the same 27 challenges.
Background check companies want to deliver complete and accurate reports to allow the employers that contract with them to make informed decisions and place people in jobs best suited to their skills and backgrounds.
Instead of trying to apply hundreds of things learned in a training session, it’s most effective to hone in on one or two behaviors or skills and guide employees in repeating them daily in many situations for incremental success.
As highly personalized assigned workstations give way to more shared activity areas, there is a real fear by the workforce that personal preference is slipping away. This perceived deemphasizing of the value of the individual can signal the demise of established values and expectations such as hard work and the dedication that traditionally are rewarded with high walls and doors.
As you advance your career, you may be running into more executive search firms, agencies, and headhunters than ever before. That’s why it’s crucial to understand how external recruiters operate and how to avoid misunderstandings during the hiring process.