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.
5 Questions to Help Employees Find Their Inner Purpose
It’s well known that finding greater meaning in work improves employee engagement and morale. But how can you help your team get more fulfillment from their daily activities? This article from the Harvard Business Review offers 5 simple questions you can work into regular coaching sessions or weekly meetings to help people discover that deeper purpose. Read more.
3 Tips for Training Leaders to Work with Remote Teams
As more and more companies employ remote workers, managers need new skills to ensure these folks function as a team and feel they’re part of the company. This article offers three tips, based on advice from industry experts, to help leaders make a success of off-site employees. Read more.
Eight Ways Mentoring Brings Out the Leader in Your Employees
If you don’t have a mentoring program in your organization yet, here are 8 more reasons to start one. This article is written by the author of Teach to Work, a book about how mentoring can help close skills gaps. She points out the advantages of mentoring to the individual mentor and the company as a whole. Read more.
Simple, Mobile, Engaging: Podcasts Pack eLearning Punch
I don’t usually include eLearning articles in this newsletter because they often focus on how to create videos or use expensive software, which is not our focus here. But this piece is different. It shows you how to use podcasts as a simple way to bring eLearning to your program. Podcasts don’t require costly software, and you the platform supports microlearning and flexibility. Read more.
How to Teach Corporate Culture Through Onboarding
Most employees who bail out within the first year never find a way to fit into the company culture. Often, that’s because they don’t understand it. You can help new folks understand how your organization works right from the beginning and give them a better chance at long-term success. This article provides a few practical tips on how to do it. Read more.
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