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The training and development (T&D) sector will be shaped in the year ahead by some current trends, according to AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association that provides assessment, measurement and tailored learning solutions.

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January 1, 2013

The training and development (T&D) sector will be shaped in the year ahead by some current trends, according to AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association that provides assessment, measurement and tailored learning solutions.

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December 25, 2012

Workers with skills that are most in demand are likely to receive above-average raises in 2013, in part because it's easier for them to find new jobs, according to a compensation expert.

"In the U.S., we really have two job markets," explained Paul McDonald, senior executive director of pay consultancy Robert Half International, during an interview with SHRM Online.

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November 6, 2012

In last month’s blog, we discussed the importance of providing skilled coaching during experiential learning activities to produce desired developmental results.  It is essentially an insurance policy for making experiential learning successful.  Since these activities typically involve a high degree of personal and organizational investment of time and resources, their design is critical for return on investment.  So let’s examine how to structure coaching throughout these experiences.

November 5, 2012

Training activities.  Classroom participation events.  Facilitated group learning exercises. Whatever.

Often, something designed to provide an “a-ha” moment to workplace learners ends up creating discomfort, dismay and even distress.  In an attempt to make training FUN (with a capital F!!) group facilitators require attendees to play BINGO or pass oranges with their chins or do art projects.  I’ve been there and done that – on both sides of the equation (mea culpa).

September 19, 2012

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July 10, 2012

It’s not too late to train youth employed in summer jobs about workplace policies, something employers too often fail to do, according to Jay Zweig, an attorney with Bryan Cave in Phoenix. Training of youth and managers is particularly needed about sexual harassment, workplace safety and hourly restrictions.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is one of the biggest areas of complaint with all employees, Zweig noted. When youth haven’t been in the workplace before, they might not know how to behave appropriately with co-workers in that setting.

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July 4, 2012
In 2010, only 6% of companies were using social media for recruiting. Today, that’s exploded to 89%.
 
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June 29, 2012

A recent survey conducted by a Washington, D.C.-area human resource firm found that job candidates in the U.S. look for one thing above all others when applying for jobs: opportunities for growth and professional development.

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June 15, 2012

During the economic downturn and continuing post-recession there has been an increased need for career development programs and services as individuals who were laid-off, some after many years in one career, found themselves faced with an uncertain future.  Many began the often challenging task of re-assessing and creating new career patterns and determining how to integrate their work style, their personal needs, their values, and their sense of self as they planned for their future. 

May 23, 2012

Eighty percent of learning in the workplace is informal, according to Jay Cross and a number of other researchers. That means that 20 percent of the learning is formal, structured training, organized, funded and required by employers.

Think about it. When your boss gives you a new task with no instruction or direction, you will likely turn to a coworker or search engine to guide you. In certain environments, particularly professional services (consulting), you are likely to be challenged in this manner several times a week, if not daily.

May 22, 2012

When salespeople at LifeSize Communications, a video conferencing company in Austin, Texas, wanted advice about how to sell a product against a competitor, they didn't turn to formal training or e-learning. Instead, many logged onto an internal online collaboration network to access content posted by a LifeSize partner in South Africa. It describes an approach he used to win business against that competitor.

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May 18, 2012

It wasn't the first time Pamela Howze, SPHR, was proposing an unorthodox solution to her human resource manager. Howze, a training and development manager for Siemens Energy Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., looked across the table at her boss and tried to establish some context. "I have a training idea," she said, "and I know it's going to be a little out of the box."

This time, her colleague was prepared. "Pam," he replied, "you don't even have a box."

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May 9, 2012

Is the U.S. job market finally starting to thaw, or is this déjà vu?

Remember 2011’s strong start? From February to April 2011, U.S. employers created an average of 239,000 jobs per month. Then from May to July 2011 that rate fell by two-thirds; only an average of approximately 78,000 jobs per month was added during that time frame, according to data tallied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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April 10, 2012

You’re not that great.

Yes, you read that right. Wait a minute, you think, “This must be about that extra 15 pounds I’m carrying around.” Nope. “Well, maybe it’s because I always seem to quit on my New Year’s resolutions in the first two weeks.” Wrong again. “Wait a minute, how does he know that I cut out early sometimes when the boss is away?!” I wish it were that insignificant a problem.

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February 20, 2012
Much has been said about the contribution of the “skills mismatch” to the United States’ elevated unemployment rate. Even President Barack Obama weighed in during his State of the Union address, calling it “inexcusable” that there are job openings in many industries that can’t be filled while millions
of Americans are looking for work.
 
February 13, 2012
It’s that time of year again, when we sit around and try to predict what will happen in the months to come.  I just read an article that 2012 could be the year of payback.  Employees will really make those moves that have been predicted since 2009.  
 
If that’s true, I see an overall trend of companies shifting toward training and development as a retention and recognition tool.  Here how it could impact how training might look this year.
 
January 27, 2012

Mentoring Saved Best Buy’s Future President

January 10, 2012

I work very hard at what I do with every client, presentation, and article I write.  Some may call me an overachiever.  I work long hours, solve complex problems and do it all with a passion and smile most days.  I love what I d0, but not everyone loves me back.

Hate is a very strong word.  It’s an emotion, a feeling.  Tied very closely to love and lust.  So why do organizations, leaders, and co-workers hate overachievers?

November 22, 2011