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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?
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.
The greatest challenge for a new leader at Microchip is transitioning from being technically proficient to being adept at managing business results and people. To help in this transition, the Microchip Learning Center (MLC) implemented the Professional Development for New Leaders Program.
Everyday Innovation occurs when everyone in an organization is actively and continuously supported, encouraged, and contributing toward the generation and implementation of new ideas and innovations of all types, from small to transformational, to improve our organizations and our world.
“Show Your Work!” is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about being findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—letting others into your process, then letting them steal from you.
Training should stress the importance of harassment policies, as well as the benefits of a respectful work environment. Training also should emphasize how minor instances of harassment can lead to significant consequences. Employees should be able to recognize and report these occurrences to prevent situations from escalating into something more serious.