Workforce Training - Stories
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
Until the recession hit, the U.S.-based appliance-maker steadfastly avoided online training in favor of classrooms. Now, it's a proponent of virtual online learning.
How could we apply the principles of human resources management to behave and operate just like a for-profit business?
—Battling Uphill, HR manager, education, Karlstad, Sweden
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, TorontoRead More
For its innovative program that teaches high school students the skills required by today's manufacturing industry, A to Z Machine Co. is the 2012 winner of the Optimas Award for Partnership. Read More
What is the difference between top performers and critical performers, if any?
—Taking Stock, wholesale trade, Seattle
I have been reading everything I can about employee engagement and feedback. How do I use the knowledge, in a practical way, to improve my leadership/coaching?
—Too Much Information, operations supervisor, transportation, San Diego
Why do human-resources and talent-management professionals tend to overlook the value of tuition assistance?
—Premium on Education, talent management, education, Scottsdale, Arizona
Is there a distinction between employee engagement and employee involvement? We're looking for an objective and meaningful way to measure it.
—Stuck on Semantics, senior training director, hospitality, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
We hear the phrase “core competencies” thrown around quite a bit, but how should we define it? In other words, how do we understand our core competencies within the context of boosting our organization's performance?
—Bugged by Buzzwords, human resources recruiter, health care, Scotts Valley, CaliforniaRead More