You might wonder what players in the NFL, surgeons masked in the operating room, professors in the halls of academia have in common. The answer is a lot.Read More
It has been 70 years since the first executive MBA program emerged. Will the 'return on investment' question ever get answered?Read More
I have been asked to assess the impact of new training, including learning content, rating instructors and evaluating program participants. How soon should I expect seeing results before I start my analysis?
—Hurry Up and Wait, training evaluation specialist, nonprofit, Gaithersburg, Maryland
We want to conduct cross-training sessions to help some employees acquire new skills. We also have employees that already perform these tasks and don't want them thinking our cross-training is a reflection on their performance. How should we handle this to make sure everyone's on the same page? Is there a better alternative?
—Don't Want Hurt Feelings, HR manager, finance/insurance/real estate, Grand Cayman
As Hillary Clinton chatted about whatever she chatted about, other SHRM attendees opted to spend their time in pursuit of their profession.Read More
A 16-week academy for leaders holds key to future growth, company officials say.Read More
How do we facilitate a discussion with our employees on the meaning of career development? We want to ask probing questions that give us a meaningful plan of action. We know from a recent employee survey that most of our staff is not satisfied with our career development and we need to start a conversation to make improvements.
—Career Doldrums, assistant human resources manager, mining/oil/gas, Singapore
Why multinational companies need to invest more in language training.Read More
Whether you like it or not, social media has turned each of your employees into a brand ambassador. Can you afford to have your brand sullied by the offensive or racists rants of one of your employees? Read More
Training, framing, retaining and sustaining are keys to obtaining lasting business, behavioral and cultural results.Read More