Talent Development

T+D is a leading training and development magazine offering information about the latest trends and proven best practices. Published monthly, T+D includes case studies, reports on new technology, and articles on pivotal issues in the field.

Articles from Vol. 72, No. 2, June

Beat the Clock
In a world where employees can barely dedicate 1 percent of the workweek to learning, as reported by Bersin by Deloitte, we are left with minutes--not hours or days--to create results. These constraints mean training is changing, and whether we like...
Can Government Organizations Really Be a MAGNET for Talent? the Tennessee State Government Is Proving That It Can
When he first came into office, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and his cabinet conducted a top-to-bottom review of the executive branch. They determined that to accomplish their goal of a more efficient, effective, and customer-focused government,...
Challenge Accepted
Buy-in from the top, conversations with stakeholders, and social learning have helped Ryan LLC's talent development function address critical challenges. Aseat at the table with the C-suite. Individualized learning. Coordination between L&D...
Culture Collision: Your Training Skills Can Help You Examine and Effect Change
The clash between training and work culture can come as an unpleasant surprise. Perhaps you remember being in the middle of a webinar Q&A when a hard-won group discussion was gaining momentum--or during a live training course, when insightful comments...
Developing the Team and the Workforce
Chelsea Logan began her talent development career in 2013 as a training intern. She quickly advanced into a technical course development position. In 2017, Logan moved to Leica Biosystems, a medical devices company, as an instructional designer. While...
Driving CHANGE with Criteria-Based LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Fordham University's IT Department Has Improved Its Professionalism, Communication, and Leadership Depth
In 2006, Fordham University's IT department was split into three distinct silos: infrastructure, software applications, and instructional computing. But that year, to support a multiyear enterprise resource planning project, it launched a reorganization...
E-Learning, Party of One: Rally the Help of Subject Matter Experts and Super Users to Bolster Your Efforts
Once organizations prioritize online training for employees, most will request proposals from e-learning suppliers. It only takes two or three of these proposals to quickly realize that hiring an internal person to develop e-learning is far cheaper...
ELEVATING ADMINISTRATOR AND PHYSICIAN Collaboration: These Healthcare Professionals Have Different Roles but a Common Goal
In his June 2016 Forbes article, "Physicians and Administrators: Friends or Foes?" Sachin H. Jain asserts, "We are amidst one of the most dynamic moments in healthcare delivery--and the relationship between those who deliver care and those who administrate...
EQ Assessment Paints Clear Leadership Picture: A Hospital Leader Realizes the Power of Having Emotional Intelligence
Maria is a physician leader in a large metropolitan hospital. During a performance review, she received feedback from her manager that her confrontational behavior and unilateral decision making were negatively affecting the team's performance. At...
Financial Skills Every Manager Should Be Able to NAVIGATE: Build Your Financial Training Program around These Competencies
It is time for the monthly management review of your organization's financial performance. As your controller or finance director drones on, you look around the room at your colleagues. Some are texting, others have a dazed look in their eyes, and...
Lend a Hand to Parents: Helping Employees Manage Childcare Needs Enables Them to Focus on Professional Development
If your organization employs parents, what do these individuals do with their children while at work? Even after children reach an age appropriate for full-day classes, school hours often don't align with office hours, meaning that employees must either...
Make Your E-Learning Portfolio Stand Out: Showcase Your Projects and Skills Online to Attract Employers and Clients
The days of assured employment and job security have ended. Today's world is highly competitive and fast-paced, and employers and clients must constantly look for the best talent. Even if you have performed well in the past in a creative profession--such...
Management Know-How
Who wouldn't want to work from home? Whether it's once a week or every workday, the option to telecommute is considered a huge benefit to employees. But what happens when you're the one responsible for supervising those virtual employees--how does...
PLEASE STAND BY: Avoid These Top 10 Mistakes in Instructional Videos
During the past few years, online video has continued to grow exponentially. "Video is the new norm," states KZO Innovations. According to a 2017 Cisco study, Internet video traffic is forecasted to grow fourfold from 2016 to 2021, and global Internet...
Strategies That Play the Odds: Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
By Annie Duke Portfolio, 288 pp., $15.54 Wanna bet?" Many people respond with that phrase when they think someone else is wrong. Reading Thinking in Bets brings new meaning and insight to that question. While this book's title initially drew...
Together, Apart: Where Priorities Meet and Diverge for Talent Development and Executives in 2018
People who work together often have different perspectives and, therefore, different priorities. Understanding where and how these converge and differ is important for collaboration, especially among L&D professionals and executives. Luckily, LinkedIn...
Virtual Employees Are Getting a Warm Welcome: Talent Shortages Lead Hiring Managers to Embrace Remote Workers
The future of work may not involve a permanent workplace, according to a recent online survey commissioned by Upwork. The survey, of about 1,000 workforce hiring decision makers across a variety of industries, found that remote work is increasingly...
VIRTUAL PROXIMITY: Good Managers Don't Let Distance Interfere with Forming a Connected Virtual Team
While often touted as a daydream scenario for those uncomfortably tethered to a cubicle or office park, virtual or work-at-home employment no longer is an unrealistic or far-away opportunity. GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com reports that since 2005, full-time,...
What Does Meditation Have to Do with Training Delivery?
Find out how the fundamentals of meditation can help you with learner engagement. What do you do for a living? You've probably heard that question before. How do you typically respond? Are you a trainer? An instructional designer? A performance...
What Workers Receive (If Anything) and Want in Training: Review Findings on Sales Professionals and Manufacturing Employees
What do employees want when it comes to their training? According to a recent survey that Ipsos conducted on behalf of Axonify, training should be easy to complete/understand (93 percent), personalized and relevant (91 percent), and engaging and fun...
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