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 Case for Investing More in People
This is a terrific read for anyone in HR or L&D or management. It’s not a long article, but there are lot of meaty ideas that can help you look at how your team is performing today and identify some fundamental changes that could make a big difference in your strategy for people development. Read more.
4 Strategies to Retain the Best of the Best
Every organization is going to lose people, even more so as the employment market tightens. In these cases, a good offense can be the best defense. This article outlines four ways you can prepare for loss and control the damage when it happens. Read more.
Learner Beliefs About Learning
This article makes an excellent point I’ve rarely seen articulated elsewhere. That is what your learners believe about themselves and about the process of learning can make a huge difference in their success. It’s a short, but thought-provoking piece with specific questions you can use to understand your team’s beliefs better. Read more.
What “Needs” Really Motivate People
I’m always looking for good ways to motivate people because HR and L&D often have the challenge of firing up employees without a lot of budget for bonuses and promotions. This article provides 4 practical ways to encourage engagement through work tasks and a sense of purpose. Read more.
This Training Mistake Could Be Costing You Time, Money, and Good Employees
This article in Forbes, describes the lessons learned by LightSpeed VT, fast-growing content marketing startup. They realized that what they thought was training was not getting the job done, and they switched from an approach of discrete training to continuous learning. Read more.
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