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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.

 
 
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.

teenage-employees

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.

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This Sounds Familiar…

For an organization with 1,000 employees, workers spend at least 10,010 hours per year answering questions or explaining concepts they’ve already discussed, a Bridge by Instructure survey found.

Top 10 Workplace Trends in 2017

There will be a greater emphasis on real-time feedback, daily manager-employee relationships, and the need for managers to acquire the skills to coach employees.

Now and Zen

I have a bad habit of not being “in the moment.” Instead, I tend to think too far ahead, trying to plan for every possible contingency—one of the hazards of being an editor (and a Virgo), I’m told.
 

Learning to Live and Lead Eyes Wide Open

We create our own realities. It’s our ultimate power, and our ultimate responsibility. In every moment, we choose how we want to live our lives and who we want to be, whether we realize it or not.

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Learning & Development professionals explore new horizons at the Training 2017 Conference & Expo in San Diego, CA.

Recruiting Via Social Media

Social media provides a favorite pastime for many of us—including future employees of your company. Can it be used to build your workforce?

Increasing Global Literacy

General cultural intelligence—and specific country knowledge—is still a critical competency for developing and maintaining competitive advantage.

Centralizing Learning and Collaboration: A Key to Increased Employee Engagement

To help promote both self-directed learning and collaboration in a structured environment, organizations should consider offering one platform for both activities to take place. This means combining reputable content, collaborative tools, and a network of colleagues —both inside and outside of the business—into a central, searchable location.

Do Computers Make Better Recruiters?

Computers they don’t engage in politics, they don’t experience professional jealousy, and they don’t “like” or “dislike” anybody. They just calculate, recognize patterns, and then deliver the results of their dispassionate analysis.

Deconstructing MOOCs’ High Attrition Rates

Ultimately, the viability of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) will depend on the quantity of learners who are interested in taking them and instructors who have content to share through this channel, not on completion percentage, attrition rates, or any other questionable statistics.

Is Executive Coaching Right for You?

Be clear about what you would like to accomplish with your coach. Take the time to find a good one. And be ready to own 75 to 80 percent of the work in a coaching relationship.

10 Myths About Managing Your Boss

These myths prevent employees at all levels from taking more responsibility for their relationships with managers.

The Case for Humble Leadership

Do you think it’s important for your top executives, and managers throughout your company, to learn from those who work at lower levels at the company? What systems, or programs, do you have in place to facilitate employee-to-manager learning?

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Training Top 125

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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