Future Friday: Will be learning be delivered on-demand?

Today we teach employees in a very different way than it is likely to be delivered in the future. We often take the school model to deliver learning opportunities. We put employees in classroom settings and talk about things the need to learn. Often these classroom sessions last an hour, a day, a week or …

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5 Tips on Educating Your Workforce without Spending Too Much: A Guest Post

Today’s guest post is from freelance blogger Helen Eagleton.  Your employees are one of your most critical assets, and well-trained employees are vital if you want your business to grow and thrive. Unfortunately, businesses often cut back on employee training to make ends meet, and this can have a detrimental impact on your company. The …

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Future Friday: Is there a lesson in Pokémon Go for motivating employees?

The Pokémon Go craze is in the news practically every day. It is almost impossible to go anywhere without spying someone walking around trying to catch Mewtoo, Dragonite, Psyduck or one of the other creatures in the game. As I observe this behavior and how quickly it caught on it made me wonder if there …

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Recruiting with Games

I am a big fan of the Herman Trend Alert and have been for a while. I am also a fan of the concept of gamification. So combine the two and we have this post.  For a long time now, we have been impressed by the application of gamification* in Human Resources. Now that the …

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Future Friday: Is the future of management in gamification?

At the #SHRM15 national conference speaker, writer, entrepreneur Marcus Buckingham talked about his research and writing on leadership. He was releasing a new book Standout 2.0 in which he talks about assessing your strengths as a leader in order to be better in your job and in your life. During his presentation he was talking …

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Tech Tools Are Transforming the HR Profession

This post provided by SocialMonsters.org The Society for Human Resource Management reports that HR management is turning into a technology-based profession. Advances in technology have made many manual processes more streamlined, or in some cases, made them disappear altogether. Take the handwritten employment application, for example. Many employers have gone to a completely online employment …

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Step Up Your HR by Hiring a Gamer

  In a webinar today I mentioned to the audience that one direction that the HR use of social media is moving is in the direction of “gamification.” After the webinar I realized that I only had a partial understanding of what that was. So I decided to step up my “game” and learn a …

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