Tag: Human Resources

How Apprenticeships Close Skills Gaps and Expand Opportunity

Organizations are always on the lookout for innovative training opportunities that can help close the skills gap. One such company is the Dow Chemical Company (Dow), which has successfully run apprenticeship programs across Europe for 40 years and has recently reached an important milestone with its U.S. program.

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Training Translates into Effective Performance Management

Twenty-six percent of participants in a recent survey provide training for performance evaluators on an annual basis, and approximately 10 percent do so more frequently. How can this form of training increase the effectiveness of your company’s performance management program?

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Bringing HR into the 21st Century

By Morag Barrett Some of HR’s policies and practices (including training) seem a little dated by today’s standards. Today guest columnist Morag Barrett makes the case for why HR must be brought into the 21st century.

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Programs Help Employees Earn While They Learn

In yesterday’s Advisor, we discussed how traditional development isn’t enough if organizations want to create truly visionary leaders; today we look at a few special training programs that are designed to help employees earn while they learn.

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Corporate Universities Evolve with Technology

Every company takes a unique approach to training its workforce, and technology is changing corporate universities. From training on core values to professional certifications to leadership development opportunities, Aquilent’s corporate university strives to support employees’ career advancement and, in turn, deliver “enhanced value” to customers.

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What Makes for Successful Onboarding?

By Natasha Bowman, JD, SPHR Yesterday’s Advisor presented the beginning of a concise guide to onboarding from guest columnist Natasha Bowman, JD, SPHR, including how onboarding is different from orientation. Today Bowman discusses several factors that make for successful onboarding.

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Wellness Education Programs Need Engagement to Succeed

Wellness programs, even the most robust and well-designed ones, are not likely to change employee behavior unless employees are engaged in the process. Savvy companies make engagement a top priority when it comes to educating their employees about wellness.

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4 More Flaws of Performance Management

Yesterday’s Advisor reviewed 6 of 10 flaws that can afflict typical performance management systems; today, we present the final four pitfalls to avoid while you’re assessing employees during appraisals.

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How the Utility Industry Is Powering Up Workforce Development

With training and development a high priority for top talent, different industries are finding ways to enhance their programs. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recognizes the importance of supporting workforce and economic development initiatives, employing veterans, and doing its part to close the so-called skills gap.

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