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What Is the Difference Between Career Growth and Career Development?

December 3, 2012
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
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How Do We Design Training for a Four-Generation Workforce?

November 14, 2012
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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How Do I Coach for Engagement?

October 17, 2012
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
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Do Core Competencies Really Boost Performance?

October 2, 2012
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
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