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When You Train, Are People Learning?

By Dan Bobinski

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. ...

Are Your Leaders Still Practicing Command And Control?

By Ron Thomas

“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 Times. Sometimes, as we read articles or books, there are certain words or statements th...

Training Won't Solve All Problems

By Joan Lloyd

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 possible soluti...

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Organizational structure can be underlying cause of workplace issues

By Joan Lloyd

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...

A Hard Look at the Soft Stuff

By Janine Moon

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?

By Nick Reddin

Question: 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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Busy People Can Find Time for Themselves

By Liz Bywater

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...

Why Should an HR Professional Think Like Marketer?

By Lizz Pellet

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...

How to Motivate and Coach Your Team To Success

By Brad Karsh

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...