Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. This week, I found some great pieces about adulting (that’s slang for soft skills for Millennials), leadership, learning technology, and more.
I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. Let’s get right to the good stuff.
Adulting: Millennials Need Soft Skills in The Workplace [Infographic]
Ok, I admit I am completely clueless and uncool, so I had no idea what “adulting” is. But this article and accompany infographic clarified it for me. You might find it useful as well, especially if you have millennials on your staff who could use some help in developing general business skills. Read more.
6 Essential Characteristics for Leading Simplification
This article is not about training per se, but as trainers and managers, we are leaders, even if we aren’t in the C-Suite. And I found this article useful in boiling down a complex skill into a few simple principles. Read more.
Will Training Help Improve Employee Performance?
This article from Entrepreneur Magazine takes a step back and asks whether training has value for business. It’s a good piece to help you assess your program with respect to business needs. Read more.
No Training Wheels: New Workplace Research Reveals One Third of U.S. Employees Receive No Formal Job Training
If you’re struggling to get training started or expanded at your company, here’s an article that may help you convince the management or your partners. It’s a review of study results that underscore the importance of training to employees. Read more.
Training Should Trump Tech for Employee Learning
If you feel that L&D technology is moving way too fast, you’re not alone. But just because technology is there, doesn’t mean you need it for effective training. Take a look at this simple strategy for trying out and evaluating software while keeping your focus on the training, not the tech. Read more.
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