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ICYMI: To Increase Innovation, Productivity and Retention, a Learning Culture Is Key

Cornerstone Editors

Editor's Note: In today's fast-paced news cycle, we know it's difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest HR trends and stories. To make sure you're updated, we're recapping our most popular articles every month in our "In Case You Missed It" series. Keep reading for April's top stories.

Recruiters: Tackle Hiring With a Test-Driven Mindset

When digital marketers develop a strategy or launch a product, they test their results. If their audience doesn't latch on to their strategy, they develop a new one. It's a constant process of trial and error. Here's how HR professionals can apply this approach to their work.

Take It From a Futurist: Kelly Monahan Shares a Framework for Making Humans Shine at Work

Employees can become disengaged at work for a number of reasons. Some feel underpaid, undervalued or simply grow bored because they aren't being challenged in their current role. But according to organizational behaviorist and author Kelly Monahan, HR can play a role in improving these office dynamics. She says redesigning work so that employees have more opportunities to use their cognitive and social skills can help boost morale and, in turn, increase retention.

Office Hours: Your Company Needs Leaders to Become More Agile

For many organizations, digital transformation can seem daunting. After all, if your organization is already succeeding, why mess with perfection? But embracing the digital transformation can significantly improve business outcomes. In this video-based post, Holger Mueller, VP and principal analyst at Constellation Research, identifies strategies to help companies adapt to the new face of work and stand out against the competition.

To Increase Innovation, Productivity and Retention, a Learning Culture Is Key

For many organizations, executing a successful learning and development program can seem like a Catch-22. According to LinkedIn's 2018 Learning and Development Report, 94% of employees say they would stay at a company longer if managers invested more time and money into their career development. However, few employees have been able to find time to commit to learning and development activities. But finding a L&D program that works for your employees becomes easier once you develop strategic goals, and hold managers accountable for employee growth.

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How to keep your employees from jumping ship

Learning. Empathy. Advancement. Purpose (LEAP). The key to retaining employees, especially in times of low unemployment, lies in building a company culture based on these four words. Low unemployment means that employees are in the driver's seat, choosing the jobs they want and jumping ship for better opportunities when they come along. Job openings are plentiful and employees have a lot of choice in front of them.

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