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When interviewing a job candidate, one question a hiring manager likely asks is: “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”

Do the answers to the stock job interview question, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” give a true representation of a candidate’s capabilities and capacity to be trained?

Under Review

The annual ritual of employees assessing themselves on a company form, managers giving their own evaluation, and the two meeting to discuss the results may be passé. Or at least deemed inadequate at some companies.

Once the gold standard of tracking employee performance, the annual performance review has lost its luster. Some companies are finding ways to increase its relevance and effectiveness, while others are eliminating it entirely.

Who's the boss

The traditional manager who is a planner, visionary, and master of delegation, rather than a co-collaborator, may be becoming less common.

It’s often not the manager these days, as companies are evolving into collaboration-oriented cultures that place less emphasis on hierarchy. But the changing role of managers also means changes in training and organizational mindsets.

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Leader Problem? Or Leadership Problem?

Leadership involves far more than the person who holds the leader title. It is a social process that enables individuals to work together as a cohesive group to produce collective results. To diagnose the source of problems in this process, one needs to take a whole system rather than an individual leader perspective.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: Meaningful Use at Miami Children’s Health System

“Meaningful Use” entails using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to improve quality, safety, and efficiency, and reduce health disparities. To implement Meaningful Use across all clinical disciplines at Miami Children’s Health System, 1,800 new workflows were developed and just-in-time training was created to achieve compliance.

4 Ways to Calculate Employment Engagement ROI

By calculating potential productivity gains, absenteeism reduction savings, a shortened training cycle, and reduced attrition, you can build a solid business case for a gamification strategy to increase employee engagement.

August 2016’s Top Reads

More than 11,000 business books are published every year—an overwhelming choice for busy professionals. Therefore, in partnership with getAbstract, Training brings you August’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

Cultivating the Learning Leader

Having the ability to listen attentively should be an initial interpersonal qualification. The quality that really should put a person over the top as a good candidate for promotion is having a passion for listening and learning about others.

5 Fundamentals for a Successful vILT Program

Virtual instructor-led training (vILT) is here to stay and will continue to evolve as technology allows. The key to success is proper planning, preparation, and talent to bring it all to life.

Becoming a Better Achiever

You don’t have to accept your past performance as a measure of your future performance. But before you step forward to take the leap toward achievement, recognize that you can learn to become a better achiever.

Virtual vs. Classroom Training

Best practices for designing virtual training that performs equally as well as traditional classroom training.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: Onboarding at Cartus

Over the years of integrating nearly 400 global employees from a merger, Cartus established tried-and-true practices the organization now uses to onboard any group to its organizational processes.

Does Online Job Search Technology Work for Your Company?

When new positions open up, it’s not unusual for employers to receive hundreds, or even a thousand, or more, applications. The online universe promises such a great pool of applicants, it’s often too much of a good thing.

You Can’t “Bestow” Empowerment

Empowerment is not something that can be bestowed upon others in a gesture of managerial noblesse oblige. Rather, empowerment is a feeling of safety while exercising judgment on the job.

How to Identify Leadership Limitations Through a Gap Analysis

A Center for Creative Leadership leadership gap analysis of 2,339 managers found the six key skill sets that are among the weakest for current leaders—inspiring commitment, leading employees, strategic planning, change management, employee development, and self-awareness—are the most important skills leaders will need for future organizational success.


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