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 Train Your Millennial
If you have folks between the ages of 18 and 34 on your team, you’ve got millennials! There’s been a lot of discussion about this generation, but this article has good news. They aren’t that different from the rest of us, and it’s easy to provide training they love with a few simple adjustments. Read more.
To Motivate Employees, Show Them Their Impact on the Bottom Line
We all feel better about our work if we’re making a positive impact. This article review recent research showing how important it is to connect our work to real-world results. It also suggests ways you can show employees how much they matter to the company. Read more.
Empowering Employee-Led Learning
You don’t need a full-time trainer to create highly effective development plans for your employees. You can ask your team to take responsibility for their own learning. In this article, workplace learning expert Jane Hart shows you how to do it with a few easy steps. Read more.
Once Your Employees Are Taking Online Courses, There Are a Number of Ways That You Can Encourage Them to Learn
If you’re considering incorporating massive, open online courses (MOOCs) into your training regimen, take a look at this interview with Stephen Somerville, the director of business development for a MOOC platform in the UK owned by The Open University. You can get a good understanding of how people use MOOCs and how to make sure they are effective for your employees. Read more.
How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive
The Harvard Business Review gets practical with this great checklist of ways to turn one-to-one meetings with your team into effective working sessions. This is one to print out and pin next to your computer. Read more.
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