Chief learning officer, U.S. Defense Department’s U.S. Strategic Command, Omaha, NebraskaRead More
We want to conduct cross-training sessions to help some employees acquire new skills. We also have employees that already perform these tasks and don't want them thinking our cross-training is a reflection on their performance. How should we handle this to make sure everyone's on the same page? Is there a better alternative?
—Don't Want Hurt Feelings, HR manager, finance/insurance/real estate, Grand Cayman
A 16-week academy for leaders holds key to future growth, company officials say.Read More
The opening session scheduled for Sunday, June 16, also features journalist and CNN host Fareed Zakaria.Read More
Dealerships that pay for technicians to attend the tool-maker's school may receive higher reimbursement levels, though maintaining quality of service and reputation primarily drive participation. Read More
Even though we have fewer than 200 employees, how could our human resources function develop career paths for them?
—-Forward Thinker, HR director, publishing/communication/advertising, Dearborn, Michigan
A new survey shows 19 million employees are angling to change their jobs in 2013.Read More
Is there a distinction between career growth and career development? And why should we care? Our organization has a number of professional employees working in a career field, which makes us wonder if providing training and development really is as important as experts say.
—Growth or No, HR consultant, finance/insurance/real estate, Lagos, Nigeria
Human resources director, ID Media Inc., New York
Oakland, California-based research firm Bersin & Associates says companies with a sophisticated approach to employee development averaged three times higher revenue growth from 2008 to 2011.