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
For empowering employees to shape their own careers and identify opportunities for development, Veterans Affairs Learning University is the 2012 winner of the Optimas Award for Service.
Big training investment pays off in performance and lower turnover rate for Hendrick Automotive Group.
Letting students determine what delivery systems work best for them when there may be other more effective ways for them to master critical knowledge and applications is an abdication of leadership responsibility. Read More
To celebrate Workforce's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines HR leaders branching off into other executive roles in the 2000s and today. In November, we will look back at the employment deal over the past 90 years.Read More
Staffing company ManpowerGroup of Milwaukee said in a 2011 survey that 52 percent of employers were having problems filling critical positions. That number was up 14 percent from the previous year.Read More
Seventy-nine percent of chief information officers said that internships are an important consideration when hiring new graduates for IT positions.Read More
Where can I find data on reinforcement of training? Our learning and development group wants to prepare a report for our executives.
—All Ears, performance development consultant, communications, Dallas
Our organization would like to implement cross-training in light of a large number of seasoned employees who are approaching retirement. How can we go about keeping these experienced folks on as consultants after they retire? What is the key to making this solution work?
—Training and Retaining, human resources director, services, Colton, California