Empower millennials with development programs that are suited to their strengths.
By Cheryl Allen
There is great value in using generational research to effectively inform people practices. The current workforce makeup of baby boomers, Generation X, millennials, and Generation Z is likely one of the most diversified in history. Each generation is equipped with skills and knowledge based upon the environment they grew up in, and organizations are searching for them in the current competitive business environment.
Organizations need to reinvent growth strategies by providing opportunities to all levels of employees.
By Meghann Arnold
When it comes to developing a strong workforce, organizations too often provide opportunity to only “traditional” employees: Those who have college degrees and a resume full of experience, volunteerism, and organizational involvement. To put it lightly, organizations don’t always give opportunities to those who don’t fit the mold of advancement.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
An experiential approach to training can solve business challenges whilst strengthening leadership abilities.
By Michael McGowan
Industry 4.0 is permeating both business and personal lives—and revolutionising the way people work. But in corporate learning, one thing hasn’t changed: People learn best by doing.
Organizations need to start grooming top-performing millennials into tomorrow’s leaders.
By Rachel Cubas-Wilkinson
It’s hard to believe but it’s been three years since millennials surpassed Gen-Xers as the largest segment of the workforce. This shift has made a notable impact across the spectrum of employee recruitment, selection, succession planning, and development for leadership roles. As the number of millennials in the workforce rises, baby boomers who still hold many leadership positions are continuing to retire—and there’s a notably smaller cohort of Gen Xers slated to take their place. The result: Millennials may find themselves thrust into leadership and management roles sooner than anticipated.
A tight talent market and innovative technologies are driving organizations to engage in new ways of training.
By Marta Chmielowicz
For the past few years, the workplace has been in a period of massive disruption marked by shifting demographics, rapid technological advancement, and ever-increasing competition for top talent. In order to adapt to these conditions, business leaders have been forced to rethink the way they approach employee development and redesign their learning programs to be more agile and dynamic.
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