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Top 5 Hard Skills Your Employees Should Learn in 2018

Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of talk about “soft skills” that employees need to learn, such as time management, emotional intelligence, and effective communication. But what “hard skills” or technical skills will your employees need to learn in 2018 to keep up in a world full of ever-changing technology? Below are […]

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How Your Leadership Development Program Affects Your Bottom Line (Part 2)

Continued from yesterday’s post, here’s more about how your leadership development program affects your bottom line. Develops High-Performing Leaders When you invest in your employees’ development and professional advancement, they’ll become more committed to your organization and ensuring its financial success because its financial success becomes a factor of their own professional and financial success.

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How to Determine the ROI of Your Mentorship Programs

One of the most notable studies available about the financial impact of mentorship programs was highlighted by The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and conducted by Gartner. The study found that employees who participated in a mentorship program (mentors and mentees alike) were more likely to be promoted and/or receive salary increases and were […]

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How Your Leadership Development Program Affects Your Bottom Line (Part 1)

Studies have found that the most financially successful organizations don’t recruit their leaders— they develop them in-house. According to research highlighted in a LinkedIn® Learning guide, 61% of companies offer no leadership training even though the average company forfeits over $1 million per year in untapped potential and loses as much as 50% of productivity […]

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How to Pick the Best Content Curation Tools

Content curation benefits your entire organization, not just your learners. According to well-renowned IDC research highlighted by Anders Pink, typical knowledge workers spend about 25% of their time either searching for information or analyzing it. So, well-executed content curation, which sorts high-quality and relevant content, is a great way to get knowledge workers back to […]

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6 Types of Effective Mentorship Programs and When to Use Them

As parsed in a notable Forbes article, modern forms of mentoring maybe the key to retaining your Millennial employees in 2018 and beyond, as well as all your other employees. Luckily, there are different types of effective mentorship programs that your organization can explore. Here are five of them.

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Seemingly Innocent Interview Questions that Are Illegal

According to a CareerBuilder survey, one in five employers has unknowingly asked an illegal interview question before. And at least one in three employers is unsure about the legality of certain interview questions. Training is essential. While you may think you’re simply building rapport with a candidate, you could, in fact, be asking something that […]

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How to Optimize Your LMS for Content Curation

According to a recent Learning Café survey, 81% of L&D professionals claim that content curation is now a part of their learning strategy. It’s all about the sheer quantity of content available across the Web. If you want your L&D strategy to remain effective and competitive in the years to come, it’s time to optimize […]

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Employees Want More Training—What Are You Offering?

There is a conception among employers and employees alike that training is something employees try to avoid. It’s an extra responsibility, it isn’t effective, etc. However, in an article for HR Executive by Michael J. O’Brien titled, “The Upskilling Disconnect,” O’Brien discusses a Randstad survey showing what appears to be a disconnect between employers and […]

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Employee Engagement—Are You Giving Employees What They Need to Stay?

In an article for HR Dive, Rilia O’Donnell cites surprising data from Gallup showing that “The overwhelming majority—93%— of U.S. adults say that the last time they changed roles, they did so by changing employers. Fewer than one in 10 (7%) say they took a new position within the same company.” That’s a startling statistic […]

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