Tag: Human Resources

How Small Businesses Can Recruit Top Talent

Even though small businesses make up 99.9% of all businesses in the United States, they only employ 47.8% of all U.S. employees. And sometimes they can’t land top talent when competing against larger enterprises that have more resources and much larger recruiting budgets. If you’re a small business owner looking for top talent in your […]

What Is a CLO and Does Your Organization Need One?

A CLO is a Chief Learning Officer and is often referred to as a Training Director, Head of Learning and Development, or something similar. Over 90% of CLOs have 10 years or more of corporate experience. They’re predominantly found in larger organizations, and also in the following industries:

Raising Policy Awareness First Step for Preventing Sexual Harassment

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently published the results of its yearlong research initiative, the SHRM Harassment Free Workplace series. The first part of the series focused on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Given the number of high-profile sexual harassment incidents in the news in recent months, it’s a fitting […]

Is it Worth Retraining a Poor-Performing Manager?

Did you know that three out of four employees report that their boss is the worst and most stressful part about their jobs?1 And that poor-performing managers can cost businesses millions of dollars each year? Before you terminate your poor-performing managers, you might consider retraining them. But how will you know when it’s worth it […]

E-Learning FAQs: Answers May Surprise You (Part 1)

E-Learning (electronic learning) has been around for decades. It entails the use of technology to deliver, manage, and evaluate learning content and instruction. But how much do you really know about it? Even if you’re currently using e-learning methods and platforms, there are probably at least one or two nagging questions you have about it […]

Challenges of E-Learning and How to Circumvent Them (Part 2)

[Note: Part 1 of this article appeared in the previous issue.] Learners Who Are Not Adept at Using Technology While e-learning tools may be convenient and easy to use for some learners, this is not the case for all learners. Some learners may not use their smartphones all the time, may not understand common icons […]

Learning to Prepare For Various Emergencies

Regardless of what the emergency is, a responsible company knows that preparedness is a key factor in minimizing risk and keeping people safe. So whether a fire breaks out in the coffee room or someone walks into your company in a bomb vest, how your firm responds is key to safety.

Training to Prevent Sexual Harassment Suits

A substitute school custodian said she was pressured to have sex with a foreman in exchange for more hours and then retaliated against for refusing his advances and lodging a sexual harassment complaint. This case demonstrates the importance of training employees and supervisors on sexual harassment prevention and on protocols for reporting harassment.

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.