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Why Should Our Small Firm Care About Career Planning?

January 25, 2013
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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
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As Career Development Lags, Workers Grow Restless

January 16, 2013
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A new survey shows 19 million employees are angling to change their jobs in 2013.
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What Are the Chances We Could Get Ex-Employees to Repay Us for Their Training?

January 16, 2013
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We are paying to train and develop our employees, but many are leaving for other opportunities shortly after their training is complete. I know this is not uncommon, but it makes us wonder if we can force them to repay the money we've invested in them. Seeing them leave makes us wonder if training really is a retention tool. What should we do? —Doubts About Training, assistant manager, human resources, construction, New Delhi, India
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How to Do Diversity Training Right

December 10, 2012
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Most diversity programs only focus on the experiences of women and people of color, and there is rarely any role for white men beyond making them feel guilty, an expert says.
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Delayed Innovation Gratification

November 29, 2012
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The hard truth about innovation is that it generally is not an overnight phenomenon. Try more like 2,000 days and nights.
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How Do We Design Training for a Four-Generation Workforce?

November 14, 2012
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Our organization has four generations in our workplace. We need to change the way we deliver training and development so that our learners are engaged, interested and eager to apply their knowledge to their work. (Sometimes I see younger workers bored with the training and reading their portable devices rather than paying attention to the lecture.) As we design and deliver training, what steps should we take to achieve this objective, recognizing that different generations may learn differently? —Generation Gap, health and safety officer, government, Toronto
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'High-Performance Learning Organizations' Boost Business Results: Study

November 6, 2012
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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.
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