Partnerships to help narrow the skills gap

The effects of expected Baby Boomer retirements on certain occupations and industries already have created a pressing need for younger front-line workers to fill vacated positions, many of which require relatively high levels of knowledge and skill. In efforts to combat these anticipated gaps in middle management, many employers are ramping up their educational partnerships […]

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Should You Isolate the Impact of Training?

The Kirkpatricks recently addressed this question — Should you isolate the impact of training? — in their weekly newsletter and advised against it. While I agree with Jim and Wendy on many things, in this case I must disagree. They argue that it is important to align your learning to organizations goals so that your […]

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The Rise of the Knowledge Mentor

Organizational learning involves not only bringing in new skills and capabilities, but also identifying and preserving the business-critical, experience-based knowledge — what we call deep smarts — that underlie current operations and innovation. This expertise resides with highly experienced managers, technical experts and employees who may not be recognized as experts, yet have know-how and […]

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Hilton Worldwide: Learning Transformed

It would be hard to find a learning and development transformation more significant than that of Hilton Worldwide. After being acquired by private equity firm Blackstone Group in 2007 and moving across the country from its longtime headquarters in Beverly Hills, California, to McLean, Virginia, the company hired Chief Learning Officer Kimo Kippen, who set […]

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Talent Management Programs: Developing Top Employees

Training leads to better business results and quite frankly better employees. It is proven that those who are well trained in their work, in what is expected of them, will generate better results for their employers. Never Waste Talent The talent available in a business organisation should never be ignored. There are many who are […]

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The best way to learn is……?

There is a storm brewing …. and it is all about learning styles…. the storm says we learn best when we follow our natural style… but on the other hand, it says that this is rubbish. So let us look at this from a sensible view point…… Think about the Honey and Mumford learning styles […]

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The Skills Gap: America’s Young Workers Are Lagging Behind

Young American workers today are more educated than ever before, but the nation’s largest generation is losing its edge against the least and most educated of other countries, according to a provocative new report. The report’s authors warn these findings portend a growing gap between rich and poor American workers and that the lackluster results threaten […]

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