Tag Archives: Learning

The Mentorship Manual

Three organizations share their unique approaches to mentorship programs.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Mentorship has long been considered a powerful way to build trust and connection, expand knowledge, and enable high performing employees to reach their full potential. That is why it is a critical element of Digital Realty’s leadership development strategy, particularly as the company transitions following an acquisition.

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2021 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Learning & Development

View this year’s top ranked learning and development providers in the industry.

By The Editors

HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings™ are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey which we distribute to buyers directly through our own mailing lists and indirectly through service providers. Once collected, response data for all providers with a statistically significant sample size are loaded into the HRO Today database for analysis.

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Going Digital

The shift to digital learning comes with its challenges. Here’s how organizations can be prepared.

By Nikki Edwards

It seems hard to believe that a year has passed since the first pandemic lockdown when organizations saw in-person training cease and scrambled to get learning content online. While some businesses chose to postpone their training plans in the hope the pandemic would soon be over, others were forced to continue through digital platforms. Within three months, it became clear that the pandemic and its effects would loom long and digital learning would be the primary method of training and developing employees.

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The Full Spectrum

Strategies organizations can implement to build a more equitable culture of continuous learning.

By Nancy Hammervik

Reskilling and upskilling employees drives business success, but these investments won’t reach their full potential until they are accessible to all workers. An individual’s success is influenced by their ability to participate in the full spectrum of learning opportunities an employer provides.

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Solving the Leadership Development Crisis

Combining micro-learning with micro-actions can deliver a coaching experience to all leadership levels.

By Kevin Kruse

The state of leadership development can be summed up in two statements from researchers at Gallup. First, their research shows that over 70% of the variance in employee engagement is tied back to the manager. And secondly, their Senior Practice Expert Vibhas Ratanjee says, “Leadership development might be one of the most significant loss-making ventures in modern business.”

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Six Pillars of Learning

A learning experience platform can maximize learning engagement to prepare organizations for the future of work.

By Lars Hyland

The last year has proved challenging for employers worldwide. Uncertainty about what the future of work means for organizations and their employees has made employee engagement more important—and in many cases, more difficult—than ever before. This alongside rapidly evolving technology and the shift to remote working confronts HR teams with a real dilemma: How can organizations keep employees engaged from afar during turbulent times?

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Editor’s Note: L&D Takes the Lead

By Debbie Bolla

Learning and training approaches cover a wide spectrum of employee development and nowhere does this feel more apparent than our June issue. Inside our 25-page special report, we tackle everything from mentorship and learner engagement to virtual reality techniques, coaching for the leadership pipeline, and the shift to digital learning.

And it’s bound to come in handy as LinkedIn Learning’s 5th Annual Workplace Learning Report finds that L&D budgets are back to pre-pandemic levels, with 33% of respondents reporting that they expect their budgets to increase. The study found that the top three areas of focus for L&D are:

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CEO’s Letter: Personal Coaching is the Next Wave of Democratization of the Workplace

By Elliot H. Clark

As a society, we have had to wrestle with the concept of the “haves” and the “have-nots.” It wasn’t all that long ago that companies were concerned about the engagement of executives and labor force turnover was considered irrelevant. Some organizations barely measured it and researchers had to rebuild the statistics using payroll records.

One area where we continue to see a disparity between leaders and employees is in development. HR budgets millions for the multi-billion dollar industry of executive coaching. Here’s the weird part—wait for it—we seem to invest in behavioral coaching mostly for people who are ALREADY executives.

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Putting Skills First

Microsoft and LinkedIn are working to help employees and organisations acquire digital skills.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The COVID-19 pandemic and technological advancements of the past year have ushered in a need for education and skills to function in today’s digital economy. Employers and employees alike must increasingly identify and develop these skills in order to remain competitive in a dynamic and fast-moving business climate.

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The Leadership Equation

Identifying employee potential, creating career paths, and developing hard and soft skills all add up to future success.

By Simon Kent

Identifying and developing leadership talent is a particular challenge for HR. From succession planning and development to external talent acquisition, HR leaders need to ensure there are practices to identify and place talent that will help the business thrive. Even in the face of the pandemic, forward-thinking organisations have prioritised their leadership programmes, ensuring their businesses have a strong direction despite stormy waters.

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