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.
Curiosity, Not Data, Will Improve the Image and Performance of HR
Have you been thinking of ways to take your HR game to the next level? Some will tell you that big data and fancy HRIS applications are the way to do it. But according to this article, you can make a big impact just by exercising your curiosity. Read more.
Chart of the Day: Decline of the Landline
Here’s a great visual showing how ubiquitous the cell phone has become. For HR professionals, this information may help you decide how to deliver services and provide some support for adding mobile channels to company services. Read more.
Designing for Learner Success – First, Do No Harm
If you’re having some trouble with getting learners to pay attention or take your class seriously, check out this article with some advice on design issues that could be causing the problem. If you spot some of these in your classes, a few adjustments could bring your learners’ attention back to you. Read more.
Is Short Learning Enough?
Microlearning is all the rage these days. Proponents suggest that people should learn in 5-to-10-minute bites delivered exactly when needed. But this article suggests that the new trend doesn’t cover all the bases. The authors make a particularly good point about the role of reflection in learning and whether microlearning provides enough opportunity for follow-up. Read more.
Questions You’re Afraid to Ask
If you’re like me, you know there are areas of your work you need to examine and improve, but you’re just not feeling brave enough to go there right now. Even if you’re pretty sure you have everything figured out, this is a good article to help you gather the courage to ask the hard questions and find the meaningful answers. Read more.
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