Learning

Seeking Soft Skills

With the ability to train hard skills, some organisations are looking for hires that align to values and culture instead.

By Simon Kent

Skill shortages abound across many sectors of EMEA business. Problem areas are no longer confined to specialist roles or niche industries. Employers everywhere are facing a candidate-driven market where competition for talent is already high and increasing. In the face of this, employers are now looking to secure employees with good soft skills with the intention of bringing their technical skills up to speed once in place. In fact, LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report found that 92 per cent of U.K. businesses report that soft skills are now as important or more important than hard skills.

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Reducing Turnover, Increasing Retention

How nurse residency programs can help organizations add to their bottom line.

By Tierney McAfee

Nurse residency, or “grow your own,” programs are a critical part of the future of nursing. They’re not only helping organizations solve for the growing nurse shortage facing the U.S., they’re also helping participating healthcare systems and hospitals save money.

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Solving the Shortage Problem

How “Grow Your Own” RN programs are helping organizations build great talent while filling a gap.

By Tierney McAfee

They say change starts from within—and some forward-thinking hospitals and health systems are taking that sentiment to heart when it comes to addressing the nationwide shortage of qualified nurses.

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Going Digital

Digital Learning

The future of learning is digital—but are organisations ready to make the transition?

By Marta Chmielowicz

“The only sustainable competitive advantage is an organisation’s ability to learn faster than the competition.”

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Looking to Amp Up Learning?

Learning Provider Directory

This roundup of corporate training and development services can help HR deliver what their workforce wants: continuous growth.

By The Editors

It’s 2019, and with the new year comes an opportunity to look back on business performance and begin planning the path to improved success. For many organizations, this means building a robust learning and development (L&D) program for employees and leaders alike.

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Onwards and Upwards

Younger Workers

BOK Financial develops key soft skills in younger workers to encourage retention and career growth.

By Stacy Tiger

Like older workers, younger employees greatly value many of the traditional aspects of a high-performing workplace: competitive compensation and benefits, a friendly atmosphere, and the chance to grow and develop. But with their unique circumstances, background, and relative lack of experience, young employees possess different skill sets and tend to approach workplaces with different perspectives compared to their older peers.

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Preventive Measures

Anti-Harassment Policies

In the #MeToo era, employers are taking a proactive approach to harassment policies and training.

By Jonathan D. Ash, Esq.

By now, employers should be aware that a comprehensive anti-harassment policy and annual anti-harassment training are critical components in preventing and defending against claims of harassment. A new year means a new opportunity to review existing employee handbooks and to map out a plan to provide harassment training for employees and supervisors.

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Culture by Design

HRO Today October

CHRO Kevin Silva has built a human capital blueprint that provides a sense of inclusion, purpose, and opportunities to grow. The result? A 95 percent retention rate of accelerated talent.

By Debbie Bolla

Research from LinkedIn finds that today’s workers feel most engaged when they are challenged and personally connected to their work. Voya Financial is one organization that is providing that type of environment. CHRO Kevin Silva has helped build a culture that is based on the philosophy that the sum of all the parts is stronger than the individual parts. In fact, the phrase “we are the we” is one of the organization’s corporate values.

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HRO Today 2019 Resource Guide

Resource Guide

A roundup of the top providers and product vendors across 19 sectors of HR services.

By The Editors

The HR industry is experiencing a transformation. Faced with new technologies and shifting employee expectations, organizations are looking beyond the functional role of HR and developing strategies to increase its impact on business performance and growth.

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Higher Learning: Lessons in Leadership

HRO Today Global Autumn

VP of HR Antonio Climent shares the secrets to building culture and a strong leadership pipeline for Laureate International Universities.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Expanding into new international markets is fraught with difficulties. From aligning cultures to ensuring talent gaps are filled, multinational organisations can struggle to adapt to the norms and realities of their many areas of operation. But with the shift of economic activity from Europe and North America to markets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America comes a renewed need to manage global organisations. In fact, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, 400 midsize emerging-market cities, many unfamiliar in the West, will generate nearly 40 per cent of global growth over the next 15 years.

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