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The American Society for Training & Development reports that 2008 was a year of stark contrasts for learning and development. Increased investment in learning was evident early in the year, only to be followed by cuts as the economy foundered last fall, leaving learning professionals to deliver effective employee training despite reduced resources. Also, for the first time in the survey, the use of e-learning declined.
Other companies have taken the path of GM and hired non-HR professionals to lead a corporation’s human resources department.
GTSI Corp., an IT provider for federal, state and local governments, was on the brink of bankruptcy three years ago. As the company moved into financial default and the employee attrition rate hit 55 percent, the board replaced the CEO with Jim Leto, who was one of its own members.
In today’s recessionary environment, it is very tempting for organizations and employees to feel as if they are victims, carried away by macroeconomic events that they cannot influence. But HR can arm itself with data for a different approach—one that involves taking control and helping to turn things around. APQC, a benchmarking organization, offers three suggestions for how to begin.
At successful global corporations, the CEO wants one thing from the top hr officer: a strong pipeline of high-level leaders that will drive business growth. At successful large companies, interaction between the CEO and the chief HR executive revolves around building and maintaining the very top layer of corporate leaders—and little below that.
In the July 13 memo, new CEO Sanjiv Anand says the decision to exit the business ‘does not affect other fit-for-purpose HR outsourcing or payroll services currently provided by EDS, an HP company, or customers of these services.’
With their savings depleted, older workers are putting off retirement and staying in jobs that otherwise would be freed up for a new generation of workers. As older workers stay on, the younger set scrambles to get a foot in the door.
The Wellness Council of America aims to help employers help their employees be prepared with ‘Are You Ready? Health Promotion Takes On Emergency Preparedness.’
To increase employee engagement through performance management, listen carefully to what employees have to say.