Posts Tagged Training

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

An HR Bartender reader has asked this question:

As an HR professional, I have the opportunity for a promotion to HR Manager. In your opinion, would going for a Master’s degree or getting PHR certified be more beneficial for my career?

November 21, 2011

NEW ORLEANS—General Electric’s Junior Officer Leadership Program (JOLP) is a tool for attracting and integrating one of the largest overlooked sources of talent—military service professionals transitioning into civilian careers, according to Susan Schieren.

November 9, 2011

Whole Foods Employees Vote for New Hires

Every new hire at a Whole Foods store is subject to a peer-based selection process. The newbie is provisionally assigned to a team, for example in bakery or produce, pending a 4-week trial and a team vote. After the trial period, that team votes on the newbie’s suitability and ultimately his or her fate. A two-thirds majority vote is needed to achieve a full-time slot on the team.

Pret a Manger Employees Vote Too

November 8, 2011

NEW YORK—It wasn’t difficult spotting Todd Corley, chief diversity officer for clothier Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F), at Working Mother Media’s 2011 Multicultural Women’s National Conference held here July 20, 2011.

In a sea of “suits” at a Times Square hotel, Corley was dressed nearly head to toe in Abercrombie, from his jeans and oxford shirt to his cardigan “letterman” sweater.

October 6, 2011

News Updates
September 23, 2011

When employee volunteers at Walgreens created a career development and training program, they generated inherent enthusiasm and support. 

In January, Walgreens unveiled a career development and training site, but it was already a known entity to a significant portion of the employee base. A hundred employee volunteers designed the tool exactly to their liking. Let me tell you how the project came about.

September 2, 2011

Huge demographic shifts in the workforce — from Baby Boomers staying in the labor market to Millennials unable to enter it — were at the forefront of today’s “Workforce Mosaic Policy Summit” at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Other demographic trends including rapid growth in the nonwhite population and military veterans re-entering the workforce were also highlighted.

July 13, 2011

Simulations teach employees under real-life conditions—without real-world consequences.

A growing number of employees are using online simulations to role-play challenging scenarios, practice job skills and attend virtual meetings by logging on to web sites. In some cases, simulations in virtual worlds save companies huge sums that would have been spent trying to re-create job conditions in the real world.

News Updates
July 11, 2011

In an American Psychological Association survey conducted last summer, nearly 75 percent of respondents said they were stressed to unhealthy levels. More than 3,000 adults and young people were polled by Harris Interactive for the association’s 2010 Stress in America survey. Respondents’ top concerns were money, work and the economy.

In another survey of workplaces, conducted in November 2009, researchers reported that stressed-out workers call in sick more often and use more health insurance benefits.

News Updates
March 15, 2011

Mike Aitken discusses future issues for the U.S. workforce. 

September 8, 2010

Spring, 2010

In earlier generations of workers, an unspoken, sink-or-swim approach to on-the-job training was often good enough to bring new employees up to speed. Yet that approach might be less effective with those from the Millennial or Generation Y demographic, a group raised with different expectations and work styles.

News Updates
June 18, 2010

Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, talks about the role of the workplace in the economic recovery. 

March 12, 2010