Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. I’ve pulled the best ones from this week so you can get right to the good stuff.
This week’s selection includes how to keep well-trained employees, get your team inspired for training, gamification and the brain’s constant fight with change.
How to Train Employees so They Can Leave but Treat Them so Well They Never Want to
Opportunities to grow have been identified over and over as key elements for employee engagement. While this is a general article about the importance of training for engagement, it has some very practical tips about how you can provide training even if you don’t do a lot of traditional courses or have a ton of content. Read more.
Some Ideas to Inspire Your Business to Consider Learning in the Workplace
Has excitement for training programs begun to wane at your organization? If so, you might get some good shot-in-the-arm ideas from this short piece. Most of these ideas will ask you to step outside your training comfort zone, but it could help re-vitalize your work. Read more.
Learning Games, What Works and What Doesn’t
Are you considering bringing in some games to help train your team? If so, check out this terrific resource. It includes a video discussion with gamification expert Karl Kapp plus links to websites, books, and software that can help you get started. Read more.
3 Tips for Developing First Time Managers
If you have some recently promoted managers or would like to tap one of your best people for more responsibility, take a look at this article. Supporting your new managers with mentoring, peer collaboration, and targeted development can make the difference between success and failure. These strategies also work well for managers newly hired from outside. Read more.
Why Change Can Be Hard – our Brains and Change
Learning means change, and trainers have to constantly manage learners’ resistance to anything new. This article succinctly describes the neurological foundations of our fear of change and offers some tips for overcoming it with your trainees. Read more.
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