May 29, 2019
How does your organization approach leadership development? Through workshops, mentorships, and online courses? Through trial by fire? Some combination of the above?
May 22, 2019
Whether or not soft skills are important in the workplace is no longer up for debate. We’ve written in depth about the topic, and we’re not the only ones. LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report identified soft skills as the biggest trend transforming the talent landscape, with 80 percent of respondents saying employees’ soft skills are critical to a company’s success and 92 percent saying they matter as much or more than hard skills.
Apr 24, 2019
There’s no question that in today’s business landscape—where it’s more difficult than ever to recruit and retain top talent—learning and development opportunities should no longer be limited to corner-office executives.
Aug 01, 2018
One of the chief concerns learning and development leaders face in rolling out talent development programs—whether they’re weekend retreats, day-long seminars, or online courses—is finding a way to show employees their value. Often, the team members who are asked to participate in trainings view them as timewasters that take them away from more pressing commitments. And when employees resent being there, they resent the program and resist the learning.
Aug 21, 2017BY Sarah Weber
As data-driven decision making has permeated the business world, companies and organizations are leaning on analytics to drive key initiatives across every department. And, over the past few years, HR departments have become some of the biggest users of organizational data in an effort to measure, track, and improve employee performance.
May 02, 2017
Research has found the overwhelming majority of executives and learning and development professionals, not to mention employees, value ongoing professional development. And topping the list of priorities? Communication. Up to 80 percent of professional activity is grounded in communication, and those skills drive success across every department and initiative.