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Leader and Social Media

Most of your employees are familiar with at least one social media site, whether that’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, or another. Understanding how to use these platforms to build relationships with new and prospective customers—and even colleagues—is essential these days.

Social media is more than a collaboration and marketing tool; it also can be a tool to develop leaders.

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This year, the youngest of the Baby Boomer leaders will turn 61, and simple demographics assures that the need to replace the exodus of these aging leaders will accelerate rapidly over the next four to six years.

And is your organization doing enough to develop them?

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: STRATEGIC ONBOARDING—HELP NEW HIRES BELONG AND DELIVER RESULTS

When new hires choose your company as “the one,” it’s a big deal for them and you. And it’s personal. There’s nothing they want more than to belong — to fit in, understand their role, learn the ropes, and add value to the organization right away.

Because it’s personal, one-size onboarding isn’t going to work. Organizations should look at the new hire onboarding process as a complete experience. In fact, onboarding should begin from the moment the candidate says, “Yes.” That means personalizing the offer letter and pre-boarding experience and creating more than a task checklist about workspaces, computers, and paperwork. Strategic onboarding rapidly engages enthusiastic new hires into the life of the organization and keeps them continuously engaged with every career move or transition.

Why is it so important to get onboarding right?

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Conference Highlight: Are You Tactical or Strategic?

Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Rich Horwath explains four themes and the most important level of strategy. Do you get it? Translation: Are you strategic? How often have you overheard a group talking about a leader and saying, “She/he just doesn’t get it”? Do they say that about you?

Create an Uplifting Service Culture

By Kristy Westfall Moyer, Signature Worldwide Want to get the best from your employees? Create an environment where customer service isn’t just the name of the game—it’s a way of life.

Digging Deeper: Learning Systems

  To see more discussions and connect with the Training community, click here to join the Training LinkedIn Group. Thanks to all who contributed to this discussion!

This Week in Training: February 6th—10th

  This Week in Training: February 6th—10th Everything from new articles on our website to new webinars in our social learning community, get a preview of this week’s activity at Training magazine.

Verity Credit Union Develops Future Leaders

By Margery Weinstein When Verity Credit Union wanted to ensure the development and retention of its highest performers, it implemented the Future Leaders Program. The kick-off of this program was formally announced at an all-staff meeting. Participation was limited to the top 10 percent of employees. To select these top 10 percent, employees could be nominated in one of four ways:

Conference Highlight: The Reframing Meeting

  In the third of three posts, Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Dick Handshaw talks about establishing your position as a strategic partner.

What a Synergist Is and Why You Should Care

By Les McKeown If you’re involved with any group of people who are trying to achieve common goals—whether by leading a Fortune 500 company or volunteering part-time at a kid’s soccer league—you soon become acutely aware that those goals will be achieved only through the work of the people in the group. Put simply, organizations don’t succeed in and of themselves—they succeed only through individuals,working in groups and teams.

Conference Highlight: The Good Company

Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Laurie Bassi created this video in promotion of her book, Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era. She will present at the Monday morning plenary session. Join us to learn more about how integral trainers will be to the emergence of “good companies.”    

The (Frustrating) Quest for Gender Diversity

By Caroline Turner Although women have made much progress in reaching the leadership levels of business, the progress is disappointing—and stalled. What is so stubborn about this issue? Why aren’t more women making it to (and staying at) the top? The answer may be in becoming more aware of why women leave and of what they bring to the table.

New (and Re-Emerging) Trends in the Evolving Workplace

By Deb Busser, Partner, Essex Partners Some fundamental shifts are occurring in the workplace.   It appears little has changed, as those employees who have kept their jobs hunker down, try not to get noticed,and wait things out. But, in fact, the workplace continues to evolve.   New trends are emerging,and some old ones are coming back,too.      

Step Into the Benefits of Workplace Fitness

By Michael Rich

The Wellness Council of America reports a $24 return for every $1 spent on a company wellness program for small businesses. Furthermore, a 2005 survey by The Art of Health Promotionreported companies instituting employee health and wellness programs realized a 30 percent reduction in medical and absenteeism costs in less than four years.

To recognize these benefits and more, implement a workplace fitness program by following these simple steps:

Assessing Human Potential to Predict Future Success

By Roger Edwards, Senior Vice President, Strategic Consulting, Pilat HR Solutions When the economy is in turmoil, it’s important to retain talented individuals to maintain business momentum and survive through the tough times. Coming out of a recession, it’s even more essential to have skilled talent in the right job to support growth.

Conference Highlight: Tired of Taking Orders? Part I

  In the first of three posts, Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Dick Handshaw talks about the transition from “order taker” to “strategic partner.” Check back for posts two and three February 1st and 3rd. 

Want Higher Performance from Sales Teams?

By Sharon Daniels, CEO, AchieveGlobal Ultimately, all companies are in the business of sales. While goods and services vary from brand to brand, a company’s lifeblood is in the revenue generated from sales. That’s why it’s critical to consider what comprises an organization’s sales DNA—ranging from the talent of individual salespeople, to strength within the leadership ranks, to organizational structure.

Flipping the Classroom at Work

By Dan Cooper, CEO, ej4.com One of the standard creativity techniques is “reversal.” This is where you take some established idea, suggest the exact opposite, and then see what the potential benefits might be. It’s exactly what educators are doing with one of the most fundamental assumptions of classroom teaching.

Digging Deeper: Measuring the Success of Your eLearning Program

  Thanks to Brenda Quinney (Sales Training Manager at RSA) for this thought-provoking question, and to our LinkedIn Group members for their insightful answers. Q: How do you measure the success of your elearning program? Do you survey your learners? What questions do you ask?  

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2017 Training Top 125 winners demonstrated a strong focus on effective training and employee development tied to corporate strategic goals and business impact.

From the Editor

While editing one of the articles, “Lessons for New L&D Leaders,” for this issue, I read something that struck a chord: “When meeting with peers and up-line colleagues, ask: ‘How can I help you

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