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Teenagers can be effective employees with the proper training. Business-people around the world share tips on how to transform the inexperienced teen worker into a valuable business asset.

1. Recruit

Teenage employees can be valuable business assets— with the right training and oversight. They also will be the business leaders of tomorrow, so it’s in companies’ best interests to provide a positive workplace introduction.

millenials

Millennials expect a lot from coaches. Catered to by parents, this generation also expects their employers to be empathetic to their causes, concerns, and world views.

Most advice about managing Millennials focuses on the wrong things, experts say—often meaningless differences between people rather than the massive number of things we have in common, namely, that we all are individuals who want to grow and feel valuable.

L&D A-Team

A former police officer, actor, lawyer, recruiter, military leader, CIA leader, and other “non-traditional” Learning professionals are all part of the Learning and Development (L&D) team at Talent Plus, an international management consulting firm headquartered in Lincoln, NE.

Non-traditional hires can build strong, innovative Learning and Development (L&D) teams, bringing a wealth of skills and perspectives that can help L&D transition from a developer and deliverer of learning to a coach and consultant for the business.

 
 
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Rethinking Performance Management

Performance management is about cultivating the skills and behaviors in your workforce that will help you achieve your organizational goals. Continuous feedback is becoming the heart of performance management.

Hidden Talents

While our day jobs focus on editing/writing, communicating, selling, marketing, and designing/producing events, members of our team possess a wealth of other talents they bring from past positions, second jobs, or passionate hobbies.

Top 10 Hall of Fame Outstanding Training Initiatives (July/August 2017)

Each year Training magazine requires all Training Top 10 Hall of Famers to submit an Outstanding Training Initiative that is shared with our readers in a print issue. Here are the details of Booz Allen Hamilton’s Summer Games Internship Program and McCarthy Building Companies’ McCarthy Onboarding Initiative.

L&D Best Practices Strategies for Success (July/August 2017)

Training magazine taps 2017 Training Top 125 winners and Top 10 Hall of Famers to provide their learning and development best practices in each issue. Here, we look at PAREXEL International Corporation’s clinical research career paths; Penn Station East Coast Subs’ feedback model; and Signature Consultants’ recruiter training programs.

Determining Coaching ROI

Coaching, which gives employees extended feedback and guidance for improvement, can produce measurable results—if it’s delivered and assessed the right way.

Work Team Training And Performance Gaps

New research conducted by Training magazine and The Ken Blanchard Companies finds significant differences between the amount of support high-performing teams receive and the support average teams receive— at both an individual leader and organizational level.

How Continuing Education Can Help You Climb the Career Ladder

When you add your continuing education to your resume, don’t just tack it onto the bottom, underneath your macramé and yoga classes; put those courses and certifications right up where they belong—underneath your main degree or diploma, or your personal statement.

5 Ways to Keep Your New Employees Injury-Free

Research shows that new hires are more likely to be injured within the first year of employment than workers who have been with the company longer. In fact, the risk is even higher during a new employee’s first month on the job.

Does Being Ethical Just Mean Following the Rules?

To me, being truly ethical means striving to be more than just a rule follower. It means avoiding actions that create suffering for others you wouldn’t want to experience yourself.

Conversational Dashboard

Let’s say you find people are generally Resistors or Skeptics, and are in a closed state of mind. When this occurs, you will want to ask them a discovery question such as, “What would it take for you to feel more engaged or to want to co-create?”

Training to Complement Independent Businesses

When developing a training plan for an independent business, keep an open mind about methods, delivery, and content. This is your chance to be creative. Don’t throw the rulebook out the window, but feel free to tear out a few pages!

Manage Each Boss Differently

The best way to fine-tune your approach to each boss is to continually ask yourself six key questions about each one.

How to Keep the Consultant’s Perspective as an Internal Trainer

If we straddle the boundary between insider and outsider in our organizations, we can combine the informal authority, relationships, and professional credibility of the insider with the perspective and fresh thinking of the outsider, thus making us much more effective.

Drama Is Killing Us

Easy to sense and difficult to get a handle on, interpersonal drama is one of the most costly drains on relationships and productivity.

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Minneapolis, MN (November 18, 2014)—Training magazine, the leading business publication for learning and development professionals, today announced the finalists for the annual Training Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

From the Editor

As I was editing this issue’s cover story on non-traditional Learning and Development (L&D) teams ("Creating an L&D A-Team"), I realized Training magazine’s small team is a case in

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