RSS icon

Top Stories

Workforce Training - Stories

What Is the Difference Between Career Growth and Career Development?

December 3, 2012
Comments (0)
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
Read More

Whirlpool Adopts E-Learning for Leadership

November 14, 2012
Comments (0)
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.
Read More

How Do We Change the Culture of Our Not-for-Profit?

November 14, 2012
Comments (0)
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
Read More

How Do We Design Training for a Four-Generation Workforce?

November 14, 2012
Comments (0)
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
Read More

A to Z Machine Co.: Optimas Award Winner for Partnership

November 1, 2012
Comments (0)
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

Top Performers vs. Critical Performers: Semantics or Meaningful Distinction?

October 31, 2012
Comments (0)
What is the difference between top performers and critical performers, if any? —Taking Stock, wholesale trade, Seattle
Read More

How Do I Coach for Engagement?

October 17, 2012
Comments (0)
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
Read More

Why Do HR Pros Largely Ignore Tuition Programs?

October 17, 2012
Comments (0)
Why do human-resources and talent-management professionals tend to overlook the value of tuition assistance? —Premium on Education, talent management, education, Scottsdale, Arizona
Read More

Does Employee Involvement Equate to Engagement?

October 2, 2012
Comments (0)
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
Read More

Do Core Competencies Really Boost Performance?

October 2, 2012
Comments (0)
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, California
Read More