Training News | Friday, October 24th, 2014
"Today’s Advisor describes the results of a survey about what frightens your employees."
Just in time for Halloween, a survey by Accountemps reports on what frightens employees. According to the results, 28 percent of respondents said making a mistake on the job is their biggest workplace fear.
Workers were asked, “Which one of the following is your greatest workplace fear?”
Human Resources | Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
"In yesterday's Advisor,
we examined the effectiveness of classroom training. Today, we look in-depth at online or e-learning as an effective training technique."
Many companies with employees in a variety of locations across the country are relying on technology to deliver training. According to an American Society for Training & Development (ASTD, now known as Association for Talent Development (ATD)) “State of the Industry” report, companies are using a record level of e-learning, and ATD predicts that number will continue to rise. This method is becoming more and more popular as access to the Web becomes more widely available.
Human Resources | Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
"You’re correct if you responded to that question with a “Well, it depends.” In the next two Advisors, we’ll take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of classroom vs. online training to help you decide in what situations either one or the other is the more effective choice."
Although technology-based training is becoming increasingly popular, training experts agree that it will never completely replace classroom training. At present, an overwhelming number of companies continue to use classroom training alongside an increasing amount of technology-based training, such as e-learning and computer-based training. Today, there is an array of techniques, methods, activities, and training aids available to create and present memorable, meaningful, and successful classroom training sessions.
Leadership | Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
"In yesterday's Advisor,
we heard from one expert on the importance of training managers on your employee recognition programs. Today, we look at 23 motivational tips for managers and employees."
Train your managers to use these motivational tips for their personal motivation as well as passing them on to employees. No matter what you do for a living, the key to success is motivating yourself, each and every day, according to Geoffrey James.
“Most people don’t realize that motivation mostly emerges from minor changes in your own behavior,” says James, who gives these keys to remaining a go-getter even when the going gets tough:
Leadership | Monday, October 20th, 2014
"Your managers won't know how to reward employees if you don’t train them on your organization's informal and formal recognition programs. In today's Advisor, we hear from an expert on how to train managers and supervisors on this critical skill for employee satisfaction and retention."
Many companies do not provide training to managers and supervisors on their recognition and reward programs, says Kimberly Abel, vice president of Employee Solutions for Maritz Motivation Solutions. In fact, only 25 percent of employers formally train their managers and leaders on workforce recognition and practices, she says, citing research from WorldatWork. “Unfortunately, it’s still more the exception than the rule, but I think it’s a trend that’s changing.”