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.
Your New Hires Won’t Succeed Unless You Onboard Them Properly
According to this article from the Harvard Business Review, as much as 17% of new hires are lost in the first three months. And a meta-review of 70 studies revealed that new hires must integrate into your company’s social network for success. As a result, onboarding should be viewed as a process spanning several months, not a few hours of paperwork. Read more.
A Leader’s First Step to Effective Influence
This article intrigued me because as we work to help our colleagues enhance their skills, we are essentially trying to influence their behavior. The final goal of learning is some kind of behavior change, after all. So this article offers good advice for how was can approach that goal, even if we’re not working with direct reports. Read more.
4 Simple and Powerful Ways to Build Your Team’s Confidence and Rule the World
As we enter the uneven schedule of summer, you may need to get your team re-focused and excited about their work. This article has 4 strategies you can start using today to give your team the confidence boost they need. Read more.
Internships 101: Tips on Hiring Interns and Running a Successful Program
Summer is the season of interns and if you are planning to welcome some student-workers this year, take a look at these great suggestions for making internships work for your business. I especially like the advice to help interns develop and work on specific goals. If you align those goals with your business needs, everyone wins. Read more.
Social Media + Employee Learning = High Performance
If you’re ready to embrace social media in your learning program, you’re in good company. A new report shows that many high performing companies incorporate social media in their employee development. This article explains how you can have similar success, even on a smaller scale. Read more.
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