Talent Development

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Articles from Vol. 73, No. 6, June

An Effective Employee Experience Doesn't Require a Large Budget: Ask for and Listen to What Your Staff Want in Terms of Recognition and Environment
As technology continues to shift and evolve, so do the faces of the workplace. Currently, Millennials outnumber any other generation, and there will be an influx of Gen Z workers joining them soon. In preparation for this next wave of employees,...
AVOID MISSION CREEP: Stay Focused on the Learning Function's Goals and Resist the Lure of Broader Objectives
Merriam-Webster defines mission creep as "the gradual broadening of the original objectives of a mission or organization." While the term has previously applied exclusively to military operations and is common language in the nonprofit sector, it has...
BUILD STREET SMARTS INTO YOUR CHANGE TRAINING: Rather Than Relying on People to Simply "Get on the Bus" When It Comes to Change Efforts, Give Them the Tools They Need to Navigate the Change
It's an often-used change-ism. Most of us have heard it multiple times. If you stop and reflect, you can most likely picture a specific leader saying it, even as a critical transition is hitting a wall: "We just need to get everyone on the bus." ...
From Behind the Curtain to Center Stage: If You're an Introvert, Try These Steps to Move into a Leading Role
Early in my career at the University of Pennsylvania, I developed programs across multiple divisions, so reaching out to students, faculty, and staff was crucial to my success. Equally important was building relationships with key stakeholders. So...
Innovating Via DisRUPTion: Embracing Disruption Can Help Leaders Navigate Change in Their Organizations
From changing business structures to the rise of the gig economy, it is often said that businesses today are operating in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world. In Talent Reimagined: 7 Emerging Trends for Transformative Leaders,...
Intimidated by AI? Asia-Pacific Lags in the Race to Deploy Artificial Intelligence
In the United States, artificial intelligence has already been accepted and implemented into the workplace. In that regard, Asia-Pacific is a bit behind. According to a Microsoft and IDC study, only 41 percent of organizations in Asia-Pacific have...
Is Work a Safe Place? Many Employees Are Unaware of the Frequency of Workplace Violence and How to Respond
Workplace violence is more common than we think--and certainly more common than it should be. The Society for Human Resource Management's Workplace Violence: A Growing Threat, or Growing in Awareness? relies on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's...
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE IMPACT: Turn Measurement Data into Usable Insights to Prove the Talent Development Function's Impact on the Organization
Today's talent development professionals have a vast array of data available to them, and the importance of telling the story of impact has never been greater. The types of available data continue to evolve and increase over time. There are the traditional...
Learning to Lead Together: A Workbook-Based, Team Approach to Leadership Development Encourages Individual Reflection and Small Group Discussion
It all started over lunch. Staff at the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business were talking about a new professional development tool designed to help individuals grow their own concepts of...
Leveraging Learning Technologies
Technology is always on our minds. Our expectations for technology have adapted immensely over time, to the point at which digital content (social media, most prominently) has become a consistent and cyclical part of everyday life. As technology--and...
MAXIMIZE LEARNING TO INCREASE PERFORMANCE: To Become a High-Performing Organization, You'll Need More Than a Traditional Learning Strategy
You're in a meeting with organization executives to discuss the past three years' employee engagement results. After reviewing the latest employee engagement data, the CEO points to you and says, "Fix it. Can't you find some training to get these numbers...
New Managers Lack the Training They Need to Succeed: Missed Opportunities Result from Failing to Develop Your People Leaders
Managers are the bridge between organizations and employees. As such, they are among the most important and influential individuals in any enterprise. Their ability to engage, motivate, and guide their teams is the fuel that drives business performance....
NEW UNIVERSITY PROGRAM TO HELP ADDRESS MANUFACTURING SKILLS GAP: Launching This Fall, Clemson University's THINKER Program Aims to Prepare Students for the Industry's Human-Digital Integration
The manufacturing industry skills gap, misunderstandings around the digital revolution, and the lack of true human integration in the design of next-generation manufacturing systems are the primary motivations for a new education program at Clemson...
PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY Isn't Just for Athletes: Perform at Your Best by Mimicking What Elite Athletes Do to Regulate Their Emotions
We all have days when we are in a bad mood or have things on our mind. Maybe someone has annoyed you, or you're excited about going out after work. But are those days still productive, and are you still able to perform at your best? The reality is...
Problem Solved! Cracking Complexity: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just about Anything Fast
Problem Solved! Cracking Complexity: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast By David Benjamin and David Komlos Nicholas Brealey, 256 pp., $29.95 Cracking Complexity is targeted at CEOs and high-level executives. The...
The Emerging Priority: Total Workforce Management: Many Companies Have a Mix of Permanent and Contingent Employees but Don't Have a Total Workforce Management Program in Place to Optimize Their Staff
Once upon a time, the only type of work that was prevalent and desirable was full-time, on-site labor. Those days are gone. Although there are various ways to define it, the contingent workforce is growing at an astounding rate, and it's changing many...
To Be Heard: Employees' Fear of Speaking Up Is Detrimental to Cultivating a Culture of Solution-Focused Problem Solvers
You want a team of solutions-based problem solvers where employees act like owners, care deeply about customers, and improve the business. What gets in the way? The answer may surprise you. Fear of speaking up (FOSU) happens when employees are reluctant...
U.S., Canadian Execs Are Least Likely to Be Onboarded: There's a Lack of Formal Onboarding Processes Compared to Other Global Regions
Executives play a crucial role in their organizations' future health, but new research suggests that executives in the United States and Canada are not being set up to succeed. A study by the executive career service BlueSteps asked more than 1,400...
Video Velocity
After majoring in journalism and initially diving into the print industry, Todd Brison found a home at IDEMIA, a security and identity solutions company, as a technical writer. From there, he moved to the learning team. Today, he works on media production...
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