Future Friday: The future of learning is continuous learning and specific training

With advances in artificial intelligence, we are seeing changes in the way training is delivered. In Are Robo-Instructors The Future Of Corporate Training? author Josh Davis makes the statement: L&D professionals are rightly wondering whether they’ll soon be automated out of existence. After all, Google and YouTube are the de facto training departments for many …

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HR is not minding its own house

In the SHRM certification classes, we discuss the subject of succession and replacement plans. Yet a recent article by Valerie Bolden-Barrett in HR Dive, suggests that HR does not live up to what we are teaching others or preaching to our management teams. Many would leave tomorrow According to the article, 61% of CHROs would …

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Future Friday: The key to learning is unlearning – A Revisit

In one of my classes, the other day the students and I were discussing the final. I said that they need to remember that they were not being tested on their version of HR, but rather on SHRM’s version. That made me think of this post. So here again is a post about the wisdom …

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From the archive: Want improved performance? Instill a commitment to life-long learning

I have had a number of discussions on performance lately. I was reminded of this post.  I have done a lot of teaching in my career. I am now in my 18th year of teaching HR certification courses. I also conduct approximately 20 webinars a year on various HR subjects. If you are reading this …

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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: Lessons from the SHRM conference

I have just returned from the SHRM17 conference that was held in New Orleans. With hundreds of sessions and over 17,000 attendees it was a busy time. I looked for themes while attending sessions, conducting interviews, and visiting vendors. Naturally compliance was a major issue, as it always is. Vendors were interested in showing their …

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Repost of a #SHRM17 interview with Ryan Estis on Rethinking HR

I am reposting this interview with Ryan Estis, who will be speaking at #SHRM17 this year. Ryan is a dynamic and exciting speaker that I think you should NOT miss.  One of the most popular presentations at the SHRM conference in Washington, D. C. in 2016 was that of Ryan Estis, speaking about Rethinking HR- …

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Three great reads for Thursday to educate and inform

I am presenting to you today three great blog posts from the reading that I have done. I hope you found them as educational and as informative as I did. Number 1 This post comes from Matt Monge of The Mojo Company. I met Matt at an HR conference where we were both presenters. I …

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A #SHRM16 Preview: An Interview with Jeff Carpenter of Caveo

One of the many pleasures of being on the Blogging Team for #SHRM16 is the opportunity to talk to interesting people. As I perused the speaker list I came across the topic Aligning Learning and HR to Deliver Maximum Business Impact. Given the emphasis that SHRM puts on the HR competency of Business Acumen I …

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From the Archive: Future Friday: The impending leadership cliff

I am on vacation this week, so I am reposting some of my favorite posts. This post was originally published on October 10, 2014 and was retweeted a good number of times. Obviously our situation has not improved. It is still a critical area of concern that all companies need to pay attention to. Demographics don’t …

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