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Maybe you've had on-the-job training where someone showed you
how to do something and then asked you sign off that you learned
the material. Never were your skills tested. No one asked you to
demonstrate proficiency. You simply observed someone doing what you
were supposed to learn, and they said you were "trained."
Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common. The problem?
That's not training. ...
“They used to say in the industry:
location, location, location. I say people, people, people; you
invest in stores, you invest in events, but investment in people is
the most important.” That strong statement is from Sidney
Toledano, the CEO of Dior, speaking in a recent interview in the Financial
Sometimes, as we read articles or books, there are certain words
or statements th...
Have you ever said, "We've got a training problem," because
someone wasn't doing what he or she was supposed to be doing?
You're not alone. Managers everywhere send themselves and their
associates to training programs such as, "How to Motivate Others,"
"Plant Safety, and "The Art of Delegation." There is nothing wrong
with that, unless, of course, the training is viewed as the only
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Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure,
determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend
much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something
breaks, and so it goes with organizations.
How an organization is structured basically means how the
reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a
great deal about the culture, function a...
With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why
they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a
complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work,
then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult,
and something to be suffered.
While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is
not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...
What questions can employers legally ask? When
dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back
they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or
misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I
am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12
years ago that was a false charge to begin with.
This is a great question that a lot o...
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Twenty-four hours - that's all we get. No amount of wishing,
complaining or creative time management will ever change that. Each
day contains only so many hours; each week has just so many days.
The amount of work we must try to squeeze into those hours can be
mind-boggling, not to mention the family responsibilities,
household maintenance, social commitments and life in general.
We sometimes comf...
To increase the ROI of recruitment and retention.
Why does HR need to think like a marketer, easy, marketers see
the value chain from start to finish. Think about sales flyers or
coupons you receive in the mail, or that free download via the
Internet. They will most often have an event or incentive code that
you need to enter in order to receive your free gift or discount.
This is the tracking sys...
It is no easy task to motivate, coach, and inspire your team,
and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight. Even today’s
most prominent business tycoons admit that the most difficult part
of their job is coaching and training their people.
Take Steve Jobs, for instance. Jobs obviously made extraordinary
contributions at Apple, but he spoke openly about his struggles in
his role as C...