Learning needs to happen continuously to help your employees adapt to changing business requirements. Support your learning strategy with technology programs and platforms that give your employees access to the training they need, when they need it, in a format that’s right for them. Discover how to find the technology that aligns with your development needs, learn how to effectively evaluate system vendors, and find out how to measure learning trends in your organization.
The struggle to find people to fill open positions is a familiar story for HR leaders. Whether you call it a labor crisis or the “war for talent,” the quest for skilled employees is universal. Executives are frustrated because key roles remain unfilled. Employees are eager to move into new roles, but lack the required skills. The same challenges that prevent people from realizing their potential — insufficient and infrequent access to training and information, coupled with a lack of personalized, contextual learning delivery – also keep companies from cultivating a perennial source of talent. Rather than a labor crisis, we are in the midst of a learning crisis.
To be an effective leader, you don’t need to be the smartest person in the room, but, it does help if you ask the right questions. Because leaders are the people responsible for resolving situations, this often requires taking or guiding action(s) in response to change. Critical thinking is just as important a mindset as decisiveness and leaders must be aware of the appropriate scenarios for each.Read more
To the shock of some and the delight of others, I always advise clients and HR colleagues to ditch their 9 Box tool if they want to engage in successful succession planning. For those unfamiliar with the tool, the 9 Box is essentially a chart or grid commonly used to examine talent within the organization and to make succession planning decisions. Placement of potential succession planning candidates in the 9 Box is determined by ratings of performance and potential – both based upon a three point scale (low, moderate, high). Each of the 9 boxes or categories derived from the ratings are labeled. For example, the high performer/high potential category may be labeled “Consistent Star.”
Day in and day out, employees show up to the office and fulfill the duties outlined in their job description. Whether that means they make sales calls or fix broken code, they come in and (hopefully) do their work. Seems like a successful employee, right? Yes, but maybe not a happy one. In fact, a majority of employees report they don’t feel driven to improve and innovate beyond what’s expected of them — and that’s costing companies big time.Read more