Future Friday: Training is out, reskilling is in

The obvious statement of the day is that technology has had, continues to have, and will have an effect on jobs in the future. As a worker, no matter how hard you try to escape technology, it will catch you. What are we to do as employers, as a society, as parents, and as individual …

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What Exactly is Workplace Conflict Resolution?

This is a guest post from attorney Debra Golymbieski. I asked her to explain conflict resolution. Workplace conflict resolution is a process for managing conflict in the workplace and resolving the business problems that result from the conflict.  Why should you manage conflict in the workplace?  Because unmanaged and unresolved employee conflict is arguably one of …

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Out of ideas for a company outing? Try this.

It is getting to be that time of year when companies will conduct outdoor training exercises for management teams or just hold teambuilding exercises for groups of employees. Many of these have been outdoor adventure, rope exercises or orienteering. Those are getting to be old hat, perhaps it is time to try something new. Heavy …

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Hey Employers you now have to train employees on the use of a ladder!

On November 18, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new 513 page final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems. This rule becomes effective January 17, 2017 and will affect 6.9 million establishments that employ 112 million employees, according to Seyfarth Shaw. Included in these regulations is a training …

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Lessons HR could learn from Marketing: A Report from #DreamForce15

Last week I attended the #DreamForce15 conference in San Francisco. For those of you that are not aware of Dreamforce, it is the largest software conference, with 170,000 registered attendees. Yes, it does get hard to move around, especially early in the week. It however is a pretty amazing event. Off the campus however, a …

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A data breach is often an employee problem

According to the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report “phishing” is still a major source of data breaches. They found that 23% of recipients of phishing emails were opening them and 11% were clicking on the links in the email. Fifty percent of these people were opening and clicking within one hour of having receiving …

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Two tips on how to improve your employees’ memory

For companies that doing any training the use of the time and the idling of productive work is an expensive proposition. We would like the time spent in training to be productive and this means having employees remembering what they are trained on. That can be difficult if you are training employees all in one …

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Future Friday: Training will be critical in the next decade

According to a study conducted by Oxford Economics for SAP on SuccessFactor clients the future for many companies shows them to be unprepared in a number of different areas regarding people, talent, and HR. One area in which these companies reported being behind the curve, from both the executive view and the employee view was …

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Future Friday: The impending leadership cliff

Demographics don’t lie. A well-known fact is that baby-boomers will be gone. Some may hang around longer than others, but the inevitable fact is that they will be gone and with that many leadership positions will go vacant. This leadership cliff is a major threat to the success of many an organization. Leadership talent is …

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Future Friday: Leadership is going to be a corporate black hole

In early March 2014 Deloitte published a report written by Jeff Schwartz, Josh Bersin & Bill Pelster that talked about Human Capital Trends. I thought the report was pretty depressing and wrote to that effect in Future Friday: Why the future of HR is so grim! One of the major areas that was revealed in …

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