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Top 10 OTIs: Deloitte and IBM

For the first time since the creation of the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame in 2008, Training magazine required all Hall of Famers to submit an Outstanding Training Initiative that would be shared with our readers throughout the year. Here are the details of IBM and Deloitte’s submissions.

Developing Leaders: Creating an Effective Strategy for the Future

Ultimately, leaders need to be upfront and honest, possess true business skills, be able to build relationships, have a strong presence, be honest, and be receptive to feedback. To do this effectively, organizations must be ready to develop and execute responses to several key questions.

Easing Psychological Distress in the Workplace

Staff turnover, elevated sickness absence rates, and reduced output found among psychologically distressed workers yield substantial business costs. In the years to come, workplace programs that can be shown to enhance employees’ psychological well-being and behavioral functioning will come to be viewed less as an indulgence and more as an investment with considerable cost-saving potential.

2014 Best Practices and Outstanding Training Initiative Award Winners

One area ADP business leaders continuously seek to improve is decreasing time to productivity of newly hired sales representatives in a rapid, agile way. Accelerating First-Year Sales Performance was created in 2013 to address this challenge and support ADP’s strategic goal of Agility (building and selling great products faster).

Happily Orange After

New joint research conducted with Training magazine and an experiential workshop based on “The Orange Frog” parable prove the competitive advantage of positive psychology in the workplace.

Global Trends in L&D Analytics

Much has changed since the global recession. Budgets are tight, accountability is everywhere, and business results are expected routinely. All functions in an organization, including Learning & Development, face tremendous challenges to show value. The good news is that the Learning & Development community is responding with changes in their approach to evaluation. Here are seven metrics trends that are occurring globally and particularly in the U.S.

Content and Caring

If content is king, then caring needs to be queen in training. And caring, connection, and context cannot always be conveyed through an online or distance medium.

Solving Today’s Skill Gaps

In many ways, solving a skill gap is like solving a puzzle—not only do you have to make the pieces fit, you have to make sure you have all the necessary pieces from the get-go.

How to Build a Values-Based Culture

By Marsha Ershaghi Hames, Ed.D., Advisory Leadership, LRN People don’t quit their jobs; they quit their managers.

Integrity: A Non-Negotiable Skill

By Kathleen Brush Following the global financial meltdown, a Wall Street broker was asked how it felt to be in a profession that went from being revered to reviled. He replied, “We didn’t do anything wrong. Show me where we violated the law.” Didn’t do anything wrong?

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