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.
What Microlearning is Not and What It Should Be
Although microlearning is a fairly new concept for L&D, it can be very practical and easy to implement. This article explains the concept behind it and how it’s best used. It won’t replace your program, but it could be an effective supplement and result in better training transfer and recall. Read more.
Need to Teach Something New Without Boring Team Members to Tears? Use this Powerful Technique.
Ok, spoiler alert. It’s case studies! Case studies make great teaching tools because they’re in story form, which people are hard-wired to tune in to. And you can easily turn a case study into a problem, discussion, or workshop by asking people how they would react or solve a problem, or how they’d feel in the shoes of different players. Read more.
2017 Workplace Learning Report
This is LinkedIn’s annual report on learning in the workplace. It shows some increases in spending and prioritization of learning although limited budget and time still challenge most teams. Read more.
Why Hiring Remote Teams Will Be a Top Trend for 2017
If your organization is looking to expand its outsourced labor pool, you’ll want to look at this article which addresses the motivations and benefits of outsourcing and provides tips on how to do it successfully. Read more.
Trump Wants to Create 5 Million Apprenticeships in 5 Years (Because Marc Benioff Told Him to Do It).
Apprenticeships are sometimes held up as a possible way to ease our skills gap, help prepare young people for the job market, and avoid burdensome college bills. Europe has long relied on apprenticeships for a skilled workforce. After Angela Merkel’s visit last week, Trump seems on board. The article discusses how apprenticeships could help. What do you think? Read more.
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