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.
The World Needs More Checklists
Sometimes, you can solve a training problem with a simple checklist. This quick article enumerates the advantages, disadvantages, and use cases for checklists, then provides some useful tools to get you started. Read more.
How to Use LinkedIn Groups in Corporate eLearning
You may not have thought about LinkedIn for training, but this article will make you think differently. It offers some great ideas for using LinkedIn groups as a knowledge-sharing forum for your team. It would be especially useful for businesses with a distributed workforce. Read more.
Practicing to Deliver Perfect Training? Stop It.
If you’re planning to do some training with your team, you might be working hard to make sure it’s “perfect.” But this article in Training Industry magazine suggests that working for perfect may derail your efforts in the end. And the author provides some strategies for good preparation without overdoing it. Read more.
How the Chief People Officer of Taco Bell Creates Great Employee Experiences [Podcast]
This audio interview with Frank Tucker, Taco Bell’s CPO, explains how they provide employee development and education for over 200,000 employees across 50 states. There’s a special emphasis on the needs of Millennials and Gen Z workers. (Warning: the podcast goes for over an hour, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!) Read more.
What Learning Experience Would You Like to Find in Your Company?
If you think of training primarily as classes or workshops, take a look at this article which offers 5 different types of activities for employee learning and performance. Most of these are even easier to set up and manage than a training day. Read more.
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