This Orientation Guide on Learning and Development offers advice on how to create a training program that aligns with strategic business goals.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
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
Some early adopters have integrated big data into human resources practices with noteworthy results. Read More
Companies have been slow to bring analytics-based decision-making to their people practices, but that's changing. Read More
Large U.S. firms tripled their spending on social tools such as internal blogs, wikis and communities of practice in 2012, a new report says.Read More
To cook up greater creativity, organizations ought to update their approach to collaboration, compensation and culture.Read More
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.
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 month, we look at the evolution of the “employment deal” between employers and employees. In December, we will switch gears and stop looking at the past and start looking toward the future. 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