Creating a Family Friendly Culture is not a Choice. It’s the Law!
Apr04

Creating a Family Friendly Culture is not a Choice. It’s the Law!

I once boarded a corporate shuttle and happened to sit next to a manager who mentioned he was on his way to terminate an employee. When I asked why, he said he needed someone more reliable and dependable, someone who didn’t “have so many Dr. appointments and family issues”. Something about this offended my Benefit Manager sensibilities. So I kicked into action. “Tell me more,” I asked. As he told the story, I simultaneously texted a...

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Let Employee Training Maximize Your Return on Investment
Feb21

Let Employee Training Maximize Your Return on Investment

Companies often think in strict terms of profit and loss. One vital component on the road to success and profit is the employee. To fully engage employees, managers must invest in training that not only helps them with their jobs but also lets them learn new skills and adapt to workplace changes. Getting a good return on investment (ROI) regarding employees is a priority, and ongoing training is an excellent way to do it because it...

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The Future Challenges Facing HR
Sep19

The Future Challenges Facing HR

Today’s workforce requires agility. Operating in VUCA – volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity comes as the norm with organisations navigating this terrain on a daily basis. Businesses must get comfortable with being uncomfortable, to not only thrive, but survive. “What’s next?” is a difficult question to answer. One thing is certain – the significance of shifting demographics in the world must be acknowledged, and will...

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Prevent Your Organization From Getting Sucked Into A Knowledge Vacuum
Sep16

Prevent Your Organization From Getting Sucked Into A Knowledge Vacuum

No matter what an employer does, the simple truth is that even the best, most highly valued employees will one day leave your organization. Hopefully, it’ll be at the end of a long and happy career with your company, after having passed on their know-how and experience. But what if it’s not? When skilled or senior employees suddenly leave a company, whether to accept a new job elsewhere or after having been terminated, they take with...

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3 Ways to Generate Buy-in for Workplace Learning
Aug02

3 Ways to Generate Buy-in for Workplace Learning

We know that education without motivation doesn’t amount to much, so how can we generate some excitement for learning opportunities in the workplace?

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Human Connection: Harnessing Uniqueness for Success

How each person’s unique characteristics, values, and vulnerabilities can be harnessed for success Next week I’ll be going to the Association for Talent Development’s 2016 International Conference & Exposition. The conference is designed to give attendees knowledge, strategies, and solutions to effectively attract, develop, and retain top talent. One of the speakers I’m most excited about is Brene Brown, a research professor...

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The simple answer to improved employee engagement [infographic]

There is so much beauty in simplicity. Yet, we so often gravitate towards the complicated. Looking for hidden meanings by  extrapolating data, deriving information from complex formulas, and so on. Sometimes our biggest challenge is how to find the simple answer.   In the famous words of my favourite doctor, Dr.Seuss, “Sometimes the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple.”   In Learnkit’s 2015 North American...

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How to effectively challenge overqualified employees (so they don’t get bored)

The CIPD Employee Outlook report is a comprehensive quarterly summary of the work issues that are most frustrating to employees, and what companies need to do to boost engagement and productivity in their workforce. In this quarter’s review, the consensus is that employees seem to be becoming much more particular about their job responsibilities. Top of employees’ wish lists is being granted work that they find interesting, whilst...

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