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.
New to HR? Learn to Disagree Effectively
Both HR and training managers get a lot of demands from other managers, and those demands aren’t always reasonable. This article explains how you can push back in a way the moves the discussion forward. Read more.
Why Ping-Pong Tables Won’t Make Your Employees Happy – and What Will
This is a 23-minute video discussing the crazy things companies do to make their employees happy and how they continually miss the mark. It’s a long piece but pretty entertaining and you might get some good ideas for keeping morale high at your company. Watch the video.
How to Design an Employee Scavenger Hunt
Looking for some fun and interesting ways to mix up your training program? Try a scavenger hunt. This article from the HR Bartender tells you just how to do it. But if you try it, let us know how it went! Read more.
New Roles for the Classroom
Most companies still use classroom-based presentations or workshops to conduct training, but workplace learning is fast evolving beyond that traditional approach. This article lists several ways you can shift your classroom into a more modern program and mix the best of the old with the new. Read more.
5 Ways to Boost Employee Connections – And Why It Matters
As a training and development professional, you have the opportunity to help people develop connections outside of their normal work relationships. Stronger networks across the company not only help people succeed, but can make your training stickier by letting people hold each other accountable for using what they’ve learned. Read more.
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