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.
How to Use PowerPoint: Tips, Tricks and Tutorials
If you use PowerPoint but are starting to think your presentations could do with some pizzazz, check out this article with 5 concrete tips for you, including how to add video, animation, and upload to YouTube. Read more.
Switching from Performance Reviews to Continuous Performance Management
I have been on both sides of the annual performance review and found both experiences frustrating. Many companies have tried to address the problem by moving toward continuous performance management, but what is that, and how do you implement it? This article provides a nice overview of the techniques and processes involved. Read more.
Orientation and Onboarding: Your Sink or Swim Strategy Is a Terrible Waste of Talent
Do you have a structured orientation and onboarding process that supports new employees for at least three months? If not, you are employing a sink or swim onboarding strategy, which could be tossing your recruitment dollars out the window. This article discusses how your new hire’s first day should go. Read more.
5 Tips to Effectively Incorporate Repetitive Skill Practice in Corporate Training
Learning isn’t done once the workshop, class or video is finished. Employees have to practice skills to make them real. But few development courses provide support for that practice. This article offers some strategies for doing so, which could greatly increase the effectiveness of your training. Read more.
How to Get Employees to Love Training
If you get resistance when it’s time for training, take a look at this article with 8 practical steps you can take to turn those attitudes around. Read more.
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