Our company has never had a formal training budget, but I’ve now been asked to develop one. I am collecting data on all the training we’d like to offer next year, per employee, but frankly don’t know if I am asking for too much training money or too little. How do I calculate an approximate training budget? And how much should we devote to leadership training?
A Working Poor Families Project report profiles how states can shape policies and program efforts to boost the supply of skilled workers by connecting low-income, low-skilled adults to construction-related skills development programs, and increase employer commitment and demand for hiring these workers and paying them family-sustaining wages.Read More
Planned Cos. targets each segment of its workforce, including janitors, building managers and security professionals, for career growth with its school of professional development.Read More
How do I draw up a competency map that aids our workforce planning?
Redesigning Continuing Education in the Health Professions discusses ideas for a better system through a comprehensive approach of continuing professional development. The book also offers principles to guide the creation of a national continuing education institute.Read More
Commentary: States can help businesses upgrade the skills of their workforces through a variety of federal, state and local programs. Here’s a look at how Georgia is linking education and workforce development to ensure that its workers are ready for today’s fast-changing economy.Read More
Organizations are serious about the value of mentoring because it helps address their most pressing concern: figuring out how to capture and share key information as veteran leaders near retirement.Read More
The publication is widely recognized in the HR industry, particularly for its popular and well-respected list of best companies for training, the Training Top 125. Winners for the 2010 list were named earlier this month and include IBM, Ritz-Carlton, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and EMC.Read More
In the corporate world, learning is meaningless unless a change in behavior takes place. As organizations, we invest resources in training in order to improve performance in some way, and for this to happen, behavior change must take place. So, how do we ensure our investments in training are resulting in real change?Read More
If the Employee Free Choice Act passes and paves the way for widespread workplace organizing, many of the newest union leaders will be educated at a campus not far from Washington. Classes include labor studies, labor history and new courses on green (and organized) workplaces.Read More