Employee Development

Microlearning

Revolutionary learning technique or passing fad? Here are the most important information about microlearning and how to utilize it in your training program.

Stretch Assignment

While regular assignments focus on daily tasks within an employee's comfort zone, stretch assignments intentionally push them beyond that, challenging them to develop untapped potential and unleash hidden talents.

Soft Skills

How can you take your employee development to the next level? Implement soft skill development to help your employees build stronger relationships and have a positive influence on others. Read on to learn more.

E-Learning

You blinked and technology has changed yet again. How do we learn best, and what programs cater to exactly that? Read on to discover E-learning and how can it be used to help train your employees 5x faster!

Career Pathing

If you want to retain top talent, keep employees engaged, and ensure your company's long-term success, you need to invest in career pathing. Take a few minutes to read about it and learn how to create a program that works for your organization.

Reskilling

How can you eliminate skill gaps and bolster your team’s productivity? Reskilling! Here are some simple steps to get your reskilling program off the ground and making an impact.

Time Management Training

It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed with work or like there aren't enough hours in the day. Your employees are feeling this too! Discover how time management training can help your organization work more efficiently, reduce stress and unleash its full potential.

Upskilling

When workers’ skills become outdated, their development and the success of the organization suffers. Upskilling is a worthwhile investment that helps both employees and companies thrive.

Learning Management System (LMS)

Researching learning management systems can be overwhelming. There are so many options with a wide variety of capabilities and price ranges. Here are three tips to choose the best LMS for you.

Skills Gap Analysis

Are you trying to implement new ideas in your organization and not succeeding? Do you notice that specific initiatives fall flat no matter how hard you try? It’s time for a skills gap analysis! Read on to see how this can fill the gaps in your company and set your organization up for success.

Manager Training

Your management team is out there in the trenches day in and day out doing their best to support the organization while encouraging their team members. Are you sure they are equipped to do that well? What do you do if they aren't?

Employee Reassignment

When considering employee reassignment, the management team should consider what reassignment would look like for both the employee and management. Reassignment can happen for many reasons. Read below for some real-time solutions for any barriers or challenges with this activity.

Training Management Software

How can you save yourself time, energy and even headaches when managing your training initiatives? A good talent management software can do all three but it's important to know what to look for and how to select the right system for your organization.

Rotational Program

We know that retention is key and that it is increased when employees are given opportunities to stretch, learn new skills, and take on new responsibilities. People are always looking for opportunities to learn about their passions and develop their strengths in the workplace—and are happier employees for it. How does your company create those opportunities? One way is to offer a rotational program. Read on to learn how.

Badging

Trying to develop new skills or aspects of culture in an organization is challenging. Here's a creative way to motivate and reward your employees: badging. Read on to see how badging is helpful and a few examples of how to motivate your employees with it.

Mentorship Program

For forward-thinking companies, having a mentorship program in place is a no-brainer with benefits ranging from preventing burnout to reducing turnover. Building an impactful program from the ground up can feel quite daunting, but fear not! Here’s how to build a mentorship program one step at a time.

Transferable Skills

When it comes to transferable skills, you may be more set than you think! But how do you know what these skills are? How do you identify them in yourself or your employees? Read on to find the answers to those questions and more as we unpack transferable skills together!

Gamification in the Workplace

How great would it be if work was like reading a good book or playing a video game when time flies? Let's look at gamification strategies that aim to do just that.

Adult Learning Principles

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median age for U.S. employees is 42. An employer skilled at adult learning principles can adapt their workforce to the constantly changing industry demands while attracting new talent.

Networking

Are you a networker? Everyone in the business world has been told networking is important. But many people have no idea when or how they should be doing it, and some think it is pointless (or even borderline unethical.) Let’s talk about some of the keys to effective networking and why you (and your employees) should prioritize it in your career. We’ll also outline the potential value to your company of enabling and empowering employees to network.

Employee Empowerment

Employee empowerment can make all the difference for your company in shaping its culture and behavior. People want to be part of the bigger picture. This article shares a few methods on how to help your employees feel empowered to do their job.

Group Training

Every company needs to train their employees, and no one wants to waste time and money delivering education ineffectively. This article is a guide to group training in the workplace when it is appropriate, and the best way to go about it.

Career Coach

How do you make your company stand out to the best candidates? One out-of-the-box benefit option that has significant potential is career coaching. Candidates are interested in companies using innovative methods to develop their employees. In this article, we will discuss the advantages of adding career coaching as an employee benefit and some of the services career coaches can provide.

Training Needs Analysis/Assessment

Training is often one of the biggest investments in the HR department. If the needs analysis is not done well, your credibility will be called into question by both the business leaders and the employees after the training is delivered.

Individual Development Plan

You want to take your organization to the next level and ensure that all employees are engaged in their work. How can you accomplish this goal? This article will introduce you to the individual development plan (IDP) which can create greater focus and commitment and reveal new opportunities in your company.

Mentoring

As an HR professional, are you looking for something to increase employee productivity, boost profits or even increase employee retention? If so, implementing an employee mentoring program could be the solution that you are looking for.

Job Shadowing

Have you ever wanted to give your potential employees the opportunity to actually see and experience the job they will be doing before they start? How about providing educational opportunities to students? Job shadowing is a great way to accomplish both. Read on to discover the ins and outs of creating and maintaining a job shadowing program.

Skills Inventory

Does your company have the skills to achieve its goals? Are there skill gaps that your recruiting strategy needs to address? These are big questions, but there is a tool that can help you answer them and many others: the skills inventory. Read on to learn more.

Lunch and Learns

A lunch break is considered ‘sacred time' for many employees. It begs the question if a company should hold lunch and learns in the first place. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of lunch and learns, and how to set up a lunch and learn to ensure a fun, relaxing atmosphere.

Cross Training

You've heard about cross-training, but should you implement or recommend it, and why or why not? Cross-training increases employee flexibility and allows you to adapt to unexpected changes. Read on to learn about benefits, drawbacks, and how to get started cross-training employees.

Virtual Team Building

Team Building. For some, these words inspire excitement. For others, an eye roll and a sense of dread. This guide will walk you through the ins and outs of leading a successful team building experience for your remote staff and detail 12 virtual activities they’ll love.

Succession Planning

You’re amazed by your current leadership team and the results they are able to obtain month after month. At times you wonder what would happen to your company if they decided to take another offer or retire. Is there something you should be doing to prepare for this? This article will cover what a succession plan is, how to start a succession plan, and examples of a company's succession plan.

Employee Leadership Development

Why should you worry about employee leadership development? Because it will affect your financial bottom line, keep your top employees, and affect your business performance, all for the better. This article will explain what leadership development is, what the benefits are, and what you can do to help your employees become leaders.

Employee Development

Employee development was important before, but after the upheaval of a global pandemic, it’s critical for talent retention.

The demand for HR-specific technology has increased dramatically as a result of the increased competition to recruit or train employees. In addition, we’re in the midst of historic age demographic events. Worker ages ranging from eighteen to ninety-something challenge companies to provide appropriate training for all levels of employee learning.

Employee development has gone from a great idea to a critical business imperative. Technology recruiting company Built In reports that 74% of employees cite a lack of professional development for failure to reach their full potential.
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