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.
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Global Insights into Employees’ Decisions to Leave Their Jobs
This is new research from IBM surveying 22,000 people on the most common reasons for leaving a position. Surprisingly, bad managers are not the top reason. Rather most people leave because they don’t like the job. That’s a big data point for why people need to have interesting work with growth opportunities – and that’s where L&D can help. Read the entire paper here.
Before Interviewing, Train Hiring Managers on These 5 Things
If you’re looking for new employees, make sure your managers understand your hiring process, the job description, the law, and how to evaluate candidates. This article outlines the basics your managers need. Read more.
Calculating the Number of People it Takes to Change Your Organization
As L&D and HR professionals, we are change agents. And I often hear from my colleagues about the difficulty in fighting a corporate culture that doesn’t support growth and learning. So what does it really take to change it? This article presents a mathematical formula for discovering the answer, and it turns out that you can change a company with just a few informal leaders. I’m a little skeptical, but what do you think? Read more.
Why Your Compliance Training Doesn’t Work and How to Fix it
Most of us don’t love compliance training, but it’s still important, and we struggle to get employees to pay attention and take it seriously. This article offers some insight into what employees think about it and advice on ways to improve your program. Read more.
Corporate Learning Programs Need to Consider Context, Not Just Skills
This article from the Harvard Business Review recommends moving learning into the context where skills will be used at work – that is through the processes, people, and conversations which take place in the current of a work day. It’s challenging us L&D folks to get out of our bubble and mix it up with the chaos of work. Read more.
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