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 Does Poor Onboarding Really Do to Your Team?
This articles reviews survey results from CareerBuilder. 1/3 or the respondents report having no structured onboarding process. The survey goes on to explore how poor onboarding hurts the company and what kinds of onboarding different companies offer. Read more.
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When It’s Just So Obvious No Training Is Needed, It Hurts to Watch.
This article is a bit long and may make you feel uncomfortable. It points out ways in which we training professionals may be snuggled in our comfort zones and missing the real needs of employees. If you’re feeling adventurous, this article has terrific advice for making training more relevant and useful. Read more (if you dare!).
5 Reasons Why Learner-Driven Training Is Good for Business
Many times you have to require training, but if you can take some of your offerings and let learners choose them according to their development goals, you’ll realize some better engagement and higher return on your training dollar – plus other benefits listed in this article. Read more.
Mentoring: How Does It Impact Your Business?
If you don’t have a mentoring program at your company, this article will inspire you to start one. The benefits are well known for mentors and mentees, but you’ll also learn how it benefits your company as a whole. Read more.
How to Improve at Work When You’re Not Getting Feedback
Whether your own boss doesn’t provide feedback, you’re coaching employees that don’t get feedback from their bosses, or you ARE the boss, so no one gives you feedback at all, this research from the Harvard Business Review can help. They correlated specific job skills to high performance evaluations so you’ll know where and how to improve even without good guidance. Read more.
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