TRAINING

The training intentions were good; the marketing was questionable

09/29/2014
Officials at the St. Louis County (Mo.) Police Academy identified a training need and jumped to address it. But they may have wanted to think twice about how to describe it.

Florida hotel touts focus on 'people before policies'

09/22/2014
At the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa on Florida’s Gulf Coast, 70% of management positions are filled internally, and 18 employees were promoted into manager roles over the past year. HR execs there credit the resort’s “people before policies” philosophy.

Employee isn't enthusiastic about training his replacement?

09/11/2014
To convince a worker to help with grooming the next in line, send this message.

If a new employee leaves in short order, is there a way to recoup training costs?

09/02/2014
Q. Can we require employees to repay the company (through payroll deduction) for training costs if they quit or are fired within one year?

DOL offers A-to-Z guidance

08/19/2014
Tired of all the acronyms and jargon of U.S. employment law and everything else that has to do with labor and the workplace?

How employers support employee career development

08/15/2014
Most employers are willing to pay for these kinds of professional and career development activities, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2014 Employee Benefits survey.

4 steps to get more from high-potential employees

07/10/2014
Many companies are focusing more effort on developing "HiPos," but simply offering a HiPo program doesn’t guarantee business success.

Medical flight service cross-trains all staff

07/04/2014
Whether an employee of Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is a pilot, a medic or an HR director, he or she has a working knowledge of all of those jobs.

PwC starts early to train women for leadership

07/01/2014
PwC started priming its future workforce by inviting female college students to participate in a forum on women’s leadership in April.

What kinds of financial education programs do employers provide?

06/27/2014
57% of employers provide some kind of financial education to their employees. Here’s where those programs focus.

Who says onboarding can't be fun?

06/16/2014
Some employers enliven their onboarding process with games, quizzes and other activities that inform while they entertain. Here are some real-life examples.

Hacking employees' passwords: As simple as 1 2 3 4 5 6

06/11/2014
If your employees are using 123456 as their passwords to company data, they’re a hacker’s dream—and they’re not very unique.

Is HR your 'manager complaint department'?

06/04/2014
HR people realize it’s part of their roles to help supervisors deal with employee issues. But what should HR do with managers who go overboard, reflexively dumping even the smallest of their employee concerns and complaints onto HR?

Self-test: How well do you keep employees on task?

05/23/2014
Workplace surveys suggest that employees waste up to one full day of every workweek—up to nine weeks a year—with unproductive time. While some of the blame lies with inefficient or unmotivated employees, some can be chalked up to decisions made (or not made) by managers.

Avoid the 10 reasons most workplace training fails

05/20/2014
Organizations waste most of the time and money they spend on training because most rely on outdated training ideas and boring methods.
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