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Training Your Staff: Harness the Future of Training to Develop the Best Talent

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Over the next five years, how you train and educate your staff won’t just change; it’ll transform. What’s the difference? Changing means continuing to do essentially the same thing, only introducing some variation in degree. Transformation means doing something utterly and radically different. For example, moving our music from cassette tape to CD was simply a change. But going from ... Read More »

Gamify Your Learning Goals

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Need a little help achieving your goals? This might be helpful. If you play your cards right it might even get dicey! Learning a new programming language or framework is hard work, even if you love doing it. You can’t get around this: to complete a course or a side project, you have to put your head down and do ... Read More »

Employee Development Always a Smart Investment

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As more and more baby boomers reach retirement, the need to recruit and retain new employees grows. Companies must look at not only hiring and training new workers, but investing in developing the next generation of leaders within their organizations. Most businesses have long understood the importance of skilled workers, but recently there has been a shift in focus. As ... Read More »

5 Reasons Dev Managers Need to Focus on Employee Training

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Employee training is often found lacking at several organizations. Here are some reasons why it should be a primary focus. As a development manager, you have a lot to think about. Not only are you required to report to senior management, but you also have to oversee individual development teams to ensure they’re performing up to the organization’s standards. Unfortunately, ... Read More »

5 Habits Women Leaders Should Hone To Bridge The Gender Gap

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The New Year brings new opportunities to set goals and raise the bar for strategic priorities. For many women leaders, looking ahead means thinking about new ways to accelerate their careers and relationships in the workplace. EY explored the issue of gender parity in Women. Fast forward: the time for gender parity is now, which finds that optimizing talent makes ... Read More »

5 Easy Ways to Motivate – And Demotivate – Employees

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I’ll put it as simply as I can: There are an awful lot of unmotivated employees out there. With a recent national study showing that less than 1 in 4 non-management employees is fully engaged (aka, fully motivated and productive), there is, shall we say, ample room for improvement. And since an employee’s relationship with his or her direct manager ... Read More »

4 Reasons SMEs Should Care About Human Resource Management

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Any business can benefit from putting appropriate HR systems, processes and policies in place. One of the most common misperceptions that we run into in our work with small businesses is that they don’t need a formal human resources (HR) strategy or proper HR business processes. However, any business can benefit from putting appropriate HR systems, processes and policies in ... Read More »

Why Staff Resist Change and How to Win Them Over

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Expecting resistance to change and planning for it from the start of your change management programme will allow you to effectively manage objections. Resistance to change is seen as a major challenge to organisational initiatives. Understanding the most common reasons people object to change gives you the opportunity to plan your change strategy to address these factors. Sarah Lewis M.Sc. ... Read More »

Turning Bad Meetings Into Productive Ones

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Meetings that aren’t productive are harming the long-term prospects and aspirations of organisations today, according to performance improvement specialist, That People Thing. Speaking to TJ, the company’s CEO, Blaire Palmer, says that firms are wasting valuable resources and time in meetings that are not beneficial. She believes that companies need to think deeply about the agenda of the meeting before ... Read More »

Seven Steps to Become a Better Boss

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Being a great manager requires personal insight and a desire to grow here Elaine Varelas, provides her strategies for successful leadership. There are many different types of personalities, traits and attitudes, in turn these results in many types of bosses. If you ask someone about their boss, many will provide a bipartisan or vague response, “They’re ok. I don’t mind ... Read More »

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