TRAINING

Who is most likely to receive training?

04/20/2016
Government employees, educators and nonprofit workers are far more likely to have experienced workplace training in the last year.

The workplace case for providing anti-bullying training

01/12/2016
No state has passed a law that outright bans bullying at work, and only one has come close. Yet don't let that stop you from forging ahead with your own anti-bullying program.

HRCI introduces credential for new HR practitioners

01/12/2016
The HR Certification Institute has launched a new credential for practitioners who are just beginning their HR careers: the Associate Professional in Human Resources certification.

Why you must track participation in training

09/10/2015

In many workplaces, promotions partly depend on completing training sessions or otherwise showing efforts to improve and grow. But some employees won’t make the effort. Of course, that doesn’t mean they won’t sue over missed promotions. That’s why you should be prepared to show which employees took advantage of training opportunities and which employees didn’t.

4 years after GSA scandal, feds ease limits on training

03/03/2015
When the General Services Administration dropped $823,000 in 2010 to fly 300 federal workers to a lavish team-building conference in Las Vegas—complete with clowns, a mind-reader, an employee-produced rap video and after-hours parties in hotel suites—the Obama administration cracked down. But now, the pendulum is swinging back.

Oil firm turns employees into decision-makers

02/23/2015

Engineers and others who work for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in The Woodlands, Texas, are expected to make decisions that will help the company profit and grow. Not all of them are used to that. So when any of its 3,500 employ­­ees expresses a lack of confidence about reaching beyond his or her comfort zone, the organization teaches the would-be decision-maker how.

Perks at digital marketing firm encourage employee creativity

02/18/2015

Employees of Boston-based C-4 Analytics joke that they “already get to play on Facebook all day” as part of their work as digital marketers, says managing partner Michael Weiss. Yet execs have woven time into employee schedules to get them away from their workstations to “recharge their creativity and focus.”

PR firm trains, mentors new hires for full year

01/28/2015
New hires at public relations agency Steinreich Communications spend their days participating in client meetings and brainstorming sessions with their new colleagues. It’s all part of a first-year program devoted to honing skills in client service, writing and placing client stories in the media.

Training and development spending ticks up 1%

01/26/2015
U.S. employers spend an average of $1,208 per employee on training and development, according to the latest statistics compiled by the Association for Talent Development.

Discrimination: Title VII

01/04/2015

HR Law 101: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against workers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. An array of federal and state laws further refine the definition of discrimination ...

Sexual Harassment: Overview

01/03/2015

HR Law 101: Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Courts are increasingly taking a dim view of employers that don't take decisive action to prevent sexual harassment ...

Stop workplace bullying by training your staff

11/03/2014
It isn’t just about protecting employees. It’s also a sound risk-management strategy against harassment liability.

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.
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