This Orientation Guide on Learning and Development offers advice on how to create a training program that aligns with strategic business goals.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
The best-performing HR departments are harvesting big data so their leaders arrive at the proverbial top table with insights about pivotal roles, critical skills and gaps, says Harry Osle, global HR transformation and advisory practice leader at The Hackett Group. Read More
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
Oakland, California-based research firm Bersin & Associates says companies with a sophisticated approach to employee development averaged three times higher revenue growth from 2008 to 2011.
The company's short-range goal is to use coaching to boost the bottom line through cost savings and more efficient operations. Longer term, it's hoped that coaching will supplant the annual ritual of performance reviews.
What is the difference between workforce planning and succession planning?
—Perplexed Recruitment Specialist, government, Hamilton, Ontario