Talent Development

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Articles from Vol. 69, No. 7, July

Achieving a Cohesive Organizational Culture: Organizations in the Middle East Have Identified Best Practices for Moving Their Culture from Average to Winning
The Middle East is a fast growing region with high potential in human resource development and training. Dubai in itself is known to nest 200 nationalities, thereby making way for culture-contoured training practices. Organizational cultures comprise...
A Lie about Accountability for Learning: With Employers No Longer Solely Accountable for Workforce Training, Questions Arise about Ownership of and Access to All the Talent Development-Related Data
Myths often are far more attractive than the truths they replace. We experience this phenomenon in many facets of our lives, especially our professional lives. In More Lies About Learning, the authors point out what might be described as the inconsistencies...
Combat Knowledge Decay in the Workplace: Research Proves That the Use of Three Cognitive Strategies Result in Long-Term Knowledge Retention
Every day, scientists are learning more about the brain. From the possibility of direct "brain-to-brain" communication between humans, to how our gut affects our brain, scientists are making fascinating discoveries about our noggins. Research into...
Employees Just Want to Have Fun
What are employees' top career aspirations? It turns out they don't actually have to do with work. The majority of employees (45 percent) rank work-life balance as their top career aspiration, according to a survey by Right Management of 1,225 employees...
Find Success with Online Learning for the Trades
First, identify the appropriate e-learning program for the apprentice, and then provide an employee support system. CHECKLIST Questions to Consider * Does the school provide the coursework needed for your employee's career path? * Is online...
Going Social
Social networking doesn't just happen on vast public networks like Facebook and Twitter. It's also happening inside organizations. According to a 2014 report by MarketsandMarkets, the global enterprise social software market is forecast to grow from...
Habitual by Design: Development Programs Should Help Employees Convert Tasks into Workplace Habits
When I begin a new instructional design project, I usually start by asking whether the desired behaviors are clearly defined procedures or are more tacit skills requiring judgment and experience. I've recently added another question to the list: Are...
Harold Jarche
Harold Jarche Principal, Jarche Consulting New Brunswick, Canada Harold Jarche is an international consultant and speaker, helping people and businesses adapt to the network era. He serves as chairman of the Internet Time Alliance, an international...
Help Desk Reboot: An Improved Knowledge Management Framework Helped This Tech Support Team Increase Ere User Satisfaction
Knowledge management is the process of gathering, managing, and sharing employees' knowledge throughout the organization. Knowledge sharing throughout the organization enhances existing organizational business processes, introduces more efficient and...
HR Needs to "Reskill" Itself; Better Understand How to Engage Their People; a New Work Reality Requires on Many Fronts
The new world of work-one that includes a significant percentage of Millennials; a workforce that encompasses more contract workers, part-time workers, and so-called nontraditional employees; as well as an increasingly global, 24/7 schedulers changing...
Knowledge Is Power
The science of learning is changing the way talent development professionals design and deliver training. The theme articles in this issue examine how to help employees convert tasks into workplace habits and analyze research on learning, memory, and...
Lost in Translation
Successful leaders of multinational businesses are highly competent people managers who use cultural differences to maintain organizational effectiveness and drive business growth. However, recent research from the Corporate Executive Board and Russell...
Make, Buy, or Share?
Though private sector learning leaders usually have more flexibility and can act faster to develop or purchase learning initiatives, federal program managers and training directors who make talent development decisions have one advantage: They can...
Playing around; Play in the Workplace Has a Perception Problem. Let's Fix That
Educators and game designers have extolled the virtues of play for years, but in corporate training settings, play still is not perceived as a dignified or efficient way to learn. It's time for training professionals to reframe the concept of play...
Six Tips for Achieving Leadership Breakthroughs; Set Yourself Up for Having Breakthrough Moments
In working with companies large and small to meet their training and leadership development needs, I see one challenge they all face: igniting change. The companies we work for are tackling some tall initiatives. Whatever the issue is-whether it...
Tell Me More: Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact
Tell Me More Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate With Power and Impact By Annette Simmons Amacom, 240 pp., $24.95 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Storytelling isn't something you only do around a campfire....
The Quest for the Agile Learner; in an Age When Everything Is Expected to Be Faster Than Ever, Recipes for Agile Learning Come to the Fore
Jack be nimble Jack be quick But don't jump over the candlestick. Instead, become an agile learner, Cognition's latest trick. In this version of the old nursery rhyme, Jack is urged to be what some would call an agile learner. Agile...
Training with a Worldview: In His Role with the United Nations, Berin McKenzie Trains Those Who Seek to Make a Difference in the World
New Zealander Berin McKenzie is no stranger to high-stakes training. As a training specialist at the U.N. Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Hiroshima Office in Japan, he and his team develop training primarily for governments and nonprofit...
Upwardly Mobile: For Hilton's Sales Force, a Mobile App Carries Learning beyond the Classroom
The following story was told by Kimo Kippen, chief learning officer of Hilton Worldwide University, and Joe Anzalone, dean and director of the College of Sales, Hilton Worldwide University. CLIENT Hilton Worldwide OPPORTUNITY Hilton Worldwide...
You Can't Ask That
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Have you ever been in a job interview and thought to yourself, "Is that an appropriate question to ask?" If so, your instinct was probably correct. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 20 percent of hiring managers...
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