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. The best ones from this week cover hiring for new managers, the January jobs report and what it means to you, how Twitter can help you “attend” conferences you don’t go to, and more!
Let’s get to the good stuff . . .
10 Recruiting Tips for First Time Managers
Most new managers get little training on their new responsibilities. And this can hurt their success. It’s especially true in hiring. Managers can sink or swim on the quality of new team members. These 10 tips can help them start off right. Read more.
Can’t Make it to a Conference? Here are Twitter Tools to Use Instead
We all love to go to professional conferences. They’re fun, energizing, and useful. But even if we have budget for one or two, we can’t attend every awesome conference out there. This article from Talent Culture details a few Twitter tools that can help you stay in touch and do some networking even if you can’t be there in person. Read more.
The January 2017 Jobs Report: What It Means for Recruiters
You may not be a recruiter, or even do the hiring at your organization, but if the job market tightens (and it has), leaders will have to lean more on training to get the needed skills. Here’s a heads up for you to read and share with your team. Read more.
8 Proven Techniques to Increase Learning Behavior Using Neuroeducation
I’m not always a fan of the latest “brain training” theories. However, there are some basic facts about the way we learn best, which this article explains nicely. It also relates those facts to your training and suggests ways to adapt learning to a more natural style. I will also note that many of these “neuroeducation” elements come for free in an on-the-job or mentoring approach to training. Read more.
A Learn at Lunch Program to Help Your Employees Grow
Want an easy way to offer more training without fighting managers for time on the schedule? Try “Learn at Lunch.” This article explains what it is, how to do it, and tips for best results. Plus, you can have pizza!! Read more.
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