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Are you having difficulty finding real talent within your workforce? Are the results of training invisible? Are your employees slow to master new technology? Are skill issues and low performance costing your company money? Wouldn’t it be a relief to see performance...

Workforces and Negativity

American workforces face tough environments. A recent study by Rand Corp, Harvard Medical School and The University of California, Los Angeles found in a 2015 poll of 3,066 US workers that nearly one in five employees report that they work in threatening or hostile...

Speaking in Dollars and “Sense”

I often have conversations with Human Resources Professionals who have a hard time convincing their organization’s leaders that training budgets should increase rather than shrink. One big reason for this is the lack of a clear and positive training outcome; such as...

Measuring the Effects of Soft Skills Training

Although soft-skills training courses often get a bad rap in organizations, we also know that, in many companies, it is the soft skills that can make or break a career. Soft skills cause some employees to stand out either negatively or positively. Effective...

Splashing Out Critical Training: Can it Work?

When organizations need to change worker’s behavior quickly, they often drag everyone into the room for “mandatory training” for a long slide presentation and urgent messages about the needs of the business.  This approach to training means that we are “telling”...

The Needs of The Newly Hired

New employees are in a particularly interesting position. They want to prove themselves, look confident, and share their expertise. But for new hires, often, the team and leader are busy. They may attend an orientation class, and then be left reading standard...

The Risk of Having Too Few Subject Matter Experts

Let’s say your business occasionally suffers a big loss. It could be caused by a rare problem with a very special customer, or an intermittent failure in the HVAC system. When things go wrong, it is a very bad day, disrupting productivity, or causing lost customers....

When Workforce Development Doesn’t Work…

After the effort and expense of setting up and coordinating a workforce development event, with the time away from the job, the expense of the instructor, (and don’t forget the expected coffee/donuts and lunch!), what happens next? Was the training worth it? Actually,...