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 Pitfalls to Consider Before Setting Up a Mentoring Scheme
Mentoring is a great training option for businesses of all sizes, and it has well-known benefits for all involved. But it’s not a magic bullet. Here are a few things that might trip up your plans for mentoring at your business. Read more.
It Takes an Organizational Village to Ensure Training Success
If you invest in formal employee training, don’t let your money go to waste. This article from Entrepreneur discusses important pre- and post-classroom steps that ensure your training makes a difference. Read more.
Is the 70:20:10 Model a Training Fad or Something More?
Have you thought about how much employees learn outside of formal training? If so, the 70:20:10 model might interest you. This great article introduces the concept and examines whether we should pay more attention to learning through everyday work. Read more.
Build Your Culture of Communication
Good training and organizational improvement depends on honest and open communication between leaders and their teams. Here are five strategies to help build a healthy conversation at your company. Read part 1. Read part 2.
Staff Turnover: Why a Good Onboarding Program Will Reduce It
Are you bringing on some new folks? Don’t let your time and energy spent on recruiting go to waste. Use an onboarding program to set new folks up for success. This article makes some good observations about why onboarding is important and how to get going. Read more.
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