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Training Leaders & Managers today are used to training staff and NOT getting support from employee's direct management in regard to training reinforcement.

Ayear ago, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer ignited a firestorm of controversy when she eliminated the company’s telecommuting option. Best Buy and Hewlett Packard soon followed suit with their flexible work programs.

 Working from home can drive employee engagement and performance, but companies first must provide telecommuting training and reinforcement.

Understanding principles in an employee handbook or an e-learning program can be difficult, but not because the content is hard. It’s difficult because it’s just so boring and detached from employees’ day-to-day lives. Some companies are finding storytelling can bring to life learning content that now exists only on the page or screen.

Employees not grasping your trainers’ lessons? The content may need a kick-start from storytelling. Illustrative anecdotes go a long way to helping learners get the point.

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Listening and Leadership

Great leaders are effective communicators because they are great listeners. All effective communication begins with wanting to be a good listener and valuing the person who is doing the talking.

Talent Management 2014: Sharp Contrast Between Urgency and Readiness

Brandon Hall Group’s State of Talent Management 2014 research identifies a sharp contrast between the ultra-urgency of today’s human capital issues and organizations’ capability and readiness to respond. Here are insights, recommendations, and advice on four critical trends regarding how high-performance organizations (HPOs) are reimagining and re-cutting their talent strategies.

Tips for Creating an Environmental Training Program

Everyday workplace activities cause a host of problems that bedevil businesses and government bodies, for whom worsening air quality, water quality, fisheries, and recreational values give rise to public complaints and growing community concerns. In response, environmental training to directly address these problems is growing apace.

HCSC’s Advanced Leadership Experience

ALE is a director-level, competency-based program first piloted in 2011 to address the need to engage and retain critical leadership talent. ALE moves through three distinct phases over the span of 11 weeks and allows for up to 60 concurrent participants.

What Happened to All the General Managers?

We have become a society of specialists. Developing deep expertise in a specific field, many leaders have never been exposed to the full end-to-end enterprise. To build the general managers of the future faster, we must simulate stretch assignments and challenges in immersive ways and condensed time frames.

Boss’ Anger Control: Limited to Middle and Upper Management?

A report, released last week by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association, reveals that low-level workers take the brunt of many managers’ anger. How do you help ensure adequate manpower is allocated to each area of your company, and how do you train managers to effectively handle a harried environment?

Best Practices for Maximizing ROI on Social and Digital Learning

Incorporating current technology and advanced practices into training programs helps engage employees better with platforms using methods that truly resonate with their preferences. This ultimately enhances the skills necessary to boost productivity and job performance.

New Roles Prompt New Urgency for Admin Training

While admins still have their traditional roles, they are shouldering more managerial responsibility. Training can better equip admins for their evolving roles. Conferences, seminars, online courses, Webinars, certificate and certification programs, professional networks, and free resources give admins training and answers they can call upon year round.

How to Stand Out from the Crowd

The way to make a distinctive, positive impression on someone else is to ensure that who you are, what you say you are, and what that person experiences from you are the same time and time again.

ExactTarget Career Center

From training to career pathing, employee success stories to performance management, the Career Center is ExactTarget’s one-stop-shop for all things career related.

Gamification Is Afoot in the New Workplace

Gartner research estimates that more than 50 percent of organizations managing innovation processes will gamify aspects of their business by 2015. A 2013 survey of the Forbes Global 2000 companies said that 70 percent of them plan to use gamification for marketing and customer retention. M2 Research predicts that gamification will be a $2.8 billion industry by 2016.

How to Make Every Day a Development Day

Exceptional development managers use what is in front of them—namely, the work itself and their daily access to people doing it—to make bite-size progress on a big goal: continual development of the capacity of all their people so they make talent their business.

Are You Brainstorming Properly?

When most people brainstorm, they focus too much on ideas as individual entities, not as building blocks for more ideas. The most creative companies tell the members of the group to come up with lists of ideas before they come to the brainstorming session. Then the group’s ideas can bump up against one another and merge in surprising new ways.

How Useful Are Assessment Tools in the Hiring Process?

Do you use assessment tools in the hiring process in your organization? How do you balance the results of these assessments with what your managers observe and experience in the face-to-face interviews?


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