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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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The Remedy for Disengaged Employees? A Connected Workplace

The key to successfully implementing a digital workplace platform is to make it an essential component of every employee’s day-to-day tasks, at both a productivity and social level. They’ll come for the essentials, and they will stay for the collaboration abilities, cultural content, and the community.

Are You Ready to Recruit the Post-Millennial Generation?

If your first question is about previous work experience or why the job applicant is interested in working for you, there’s a good chance a Post-Millennial will tune you out. Your question isn’t interesting or entertaining enough.

2 Keys to a Successful Learning Strategy

Creating a blended learning environment with multiple opportunities for learners to engage in a wide array of formats and modalities is the critical piece to connecting the learning strategy to business outcomes.

A Training Revolution

What e-learning has been missing is what is known as a 3-D game engine. It works by building a 3-D model of some scene, adding characters with articulated joints with motion-capture movement controlled by some intelligence, then providing a means of moving through the scene.

Should Potential Employees Interview YOU Instead?

The questions people ask are sometimes more revealing than the answers they give. If you allow job applicants to ask you whatever question they want, you get the best sense of their familiarity with your company and industry. Similarly, you get a sense of their passion and engagement.

Train Your Salespeople

Great sales management has to put a great training and coaching program in place, because there are very few salespeople who are born sellers who don’t require any direction.

3 Types of Essential Videos for Your Business

From onboarding and new employee introductions to featuring internal subject matter experts, there are many ways to incorporate these videos into a company’s culture.

Got a Crazy-Making Boss? A Few Tips

Here’s the essence: Take responsibility for outcomes resulting from interactions with your crazy-making boss. Provide the structures and processes that your boss might not be able to. And if you are already saying, “That’s not my job!” the relationship is doomed. Move on to greener pastures, if you can find any.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: TIAA's Product Proficiency Training

TIAA developed a matrix that identifies the proficiency level expected for each role to be successful in educating the clients it serves about the firm’s proprietary products. After consulting with stakeholders on the specific learning needs across these roles, TIAA designed a multifaceted learning solution.

3 Ways to Help Your Team Master Negotiations

Different kinds of negotiations require different kinds of negotiation skills. It’s much less important that people know their “style” than it is for them to know the necessary negotiation skills, including Assertiveness, Empathy, Flexibility, Intuition, and Ethics.

Workforce Development: More Than Teaching People to Fish

The point is not to just to teach a person to fish, but also to teach him or her as many ways as possible to get food to survive. The same is true with developing today’s workforce. The goal for agencies, industries, and educators must center on teaching students as many ways as possible to get a good job and stay in it.

Selling the Value

In order to sell the benefit, you must find value and believe in the product, service, or initiative you are presenting. Most importantly, you must believe in yourself and your ability to deliver results.

Changing of the Guard: Fewer “Workaholics”

With Baby Boomers moving out of the workforce, and Generation Xers and Millennials moving in, there may be a shift in culture, in which workaholic bosses are no longer accepted as “just the way things are.”

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Training Top 125

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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