Taking A Company-Wide Approach to Learning & Development

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Taking A Company-Wide Approach to Learning & Development

There’s a lot of coordination that goes into a company’s learning and development programming, from identifying skills gaps and creating engaging content to scaling initiatives company-wide. And because there’s so much complex planning involved, organizations can sometimes get caught up in the details, and overlook how L&D fits into broader organizational goals.

Mike Bollinger

Use Skill Adjacencies to Upgrade Reskilling Efforts

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Use Skill Adjacencies to Upgrade Reskilling Efforts

In today’s job market, employers prioritize technical and specialized skills, especially when hiring junior-level employees in an effort to address ever-changing needs. But technical skill shortages in the labor market exist and are likely to continue as technology continues to evolve and rapidly permeate our working lives. As a result, organizations are developing learning and development strategies to address their urgent need for tech talent.

The Art, Science and Impact of Implementing Data-Driven HR in 2017

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The Art, Science and Impact of Implementing Data-Driven HR in 2017

[This article reprinted by permission of Human Resource Executive®]

Organizations Encourage Risk-taking, Even in the Face of Workforce Shifts

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Organizations Encourage Risk-taking, Even in the Face of Workforce Shifts

This year has been an excellent test of everyone’s adaptability. In order to survive various calamities that arrived with the year 2020, organizations have had to quickly find new ways to work and meet changing market conditions.

The future of work is here. How will your manufacturing company keep up?

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The future of work is here. How will your manufacturing company keep up?

The future of work is here. How will your manufacturing company keep up?

Q&A with Sarah Brennan: The Future of Talent Acquisition Is About Finding the Right Candidate

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Q&A with Sarah Brennan: The Future of Talent Acquisition Is About Finding the Right Candidate

From single tweets to Big Data analytics, the latest technologies are changing the way we approach talent acquisition – and for the better. Tools and strategies like social media, mobile technology and people analytics are expanding the ways in which employers can both source and engage with candidates — but while it's becoming easier and easier to find talent, it's becoming harder and harder to actually secure talent.

HR, It's Time to Improve Your Employee Retention Strategy

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HR, It's Time to Improve Your Employee Retention Strategy

Always top of mind these days, employee turnover is a critical and costly issue for companies across the U.S. The demographic pressures and the tsunami of retirements are high level barometers of more to come. The number of people changing jobs has increased dramatically over the last few years, sneaking past pre-recession levels of more than 3 million "quits" as of December 2016.

3 Ways to Show Employees You’re Invested in Skills Development

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3 Ways to Show Employees You’re Invested in Skills Development

The skills revolution accelerated overnight—and is now upon us. In a global research survey, Cornerstone identified a serious confidence gap between employers and employees about their ability to consume skills development. Developing critical skills in a way that’s effective and meaningful for employees is a challenge, and these challenges exist across companies, industries, and the globe. This series will examine how leaders can enable skills development and empower their people and their organizations to thrive in the future.

Do We Still Need a Business Case for a Talent Management System?

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Do We Still Need a Business Case for a Talent Management System?

Do you remember the last time you wrote a business case for office supplies? Things such as pencils paper and envelopes? Neither do I, even though it’s apparent that we need these things to get work done. It’s been decades since we have needed a funding justification for simple office supplies. I would also suggest that other items in the more recent history of business technology fit in the same category. For example, I don’t remember having to create a business case to provide a laptop to a new hire, depending on the industry of course. These are all just tools of the trade in our knowledge-based economy. I may find multiple providers that will deliver me an item at a more attractive cost than their competitors, however, that’s not the same as creating a business case.

Building and Transforming Learning for Construction Companies in a Changing World

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Building and Transforming Learning for Construction Companies in a Changing World

Putting comprehensive skills and performance data to use

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Putting comprehensive skills and performance data to use

The skills revolution accelerated overnight — and it's now on all of us to figure out how to use all the skill and performance data to better our people and organizations.

From manager to coach: Moving beyond performance evaluation

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From manager to coach: Moving beyond performance evaluation

As the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wind down and workers are thinking about finding new roles, they are prioritizing skills development and career growth when making their decisions.

61% of Employees See Time as a Barrier to Development

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61% of Employees See Time as a Barrier to Development

If there’s one thing that many employees hoped they’d have more of when working remotely through the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to spend on learning and personal growth. But even with no commutes and (sadly) less time spent chatting at the watercooler, time continues to be one of the biggest obstacles that stands between employees and learning. In fact, between all of the obstacles associated with remote work, employees have less time than ever. And learning has never been more crucial.

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