Walmart to Provide Employees a College Education for $1 a Day…

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Retention, Training and Development, Uncategorized 2 Comments

If you follow this space, you’ll know I think the following about Tuition Aid as a benefit: 1–It’s one of the most powerful benefits you can provide. 2–It will never cost you as much as you think it will because it is incredibly hard to use. People have families, people have lives once they get above the traditional age of …

Learning & Development – It’s Really About $$$

Corey Burns Corey Burns, Learning and Development 3 Comments

When explaining L&D to others outside of work, I often take the short route and say it’s a fancy word for training and employee performance. Most don’t understand that learning is an ongoing function rather than a specific task, which is why it’s not just “training”. Fortunately for those who are in Learning & Development, it’s really the “feel good” …

You Hate Your Job: Welcome to Camp Suck It Up

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Kris Dunn, Labor, Learning, Learning and Development, Retention, Travel

It’s the end of 2017, and there’s one trend I’ve picked up on. A lot of people in my life are generally negative about work.  A little mad, a little disenchanted about where they find themselves in life–and work is always a part of it. Is that you? Are you having a Christmas break pity party for yourself? Welcome to …

When Training Is Acquired By HR

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Change Management, HR, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Seat at the Table, T+D, Training and Development

Let’s face it—one of the things that gets slung on the world of HR at some point is the Training Department. What type of training you ask? Well, the circle of life that usually happens is that Training resides in the field organizations for long periods of time, then at some point the powers that be decide that… Shazam! Training …

Kiss My Grit: Why Grit Should Be a Consideration When Hiring

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Development, Executive Search, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning and Development, Managing People, Performance, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, War for Talent

Growing up in the 1970s, I watched the t.v. show Alice.  Each time over-the-top waitress Flo would tell diner owner Mel to “Kiss my grits,” I’d laugh.  I loved grits,  so as a kid couldn’t understand why she used the phrase as a put down or shove off as opposed to a wonderful invitation.  I get it now. GRIT, like …

Telling High Potential Employees That They’re High Potential

RJ Morris Coaching, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Outmatch, RJ Morris

One of the cool things about writing at FOT is that I get to meet tons of folks from around the country. I often get questions from those awesome HR pros…tells me that all of us are trying to figure out this talent game and make a difference. The question below that came up a few weeks ago is one …

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When a High Potential Employee Fails

RJ Morris Coaching, Employee Coaching, Leadership, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, RJ Morris

No matter what company, high potential employees (high pots) get that fancy designation because in their world, they rock. They succeed and turn in solid results. In whatever discipline they work, they kill it. But sometimes a funny thing happens on the high pot’s career path–they fail. Maybe their fault, maybe not, but the project, team or assignment they own went in …

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Google Says Bootcamp Coders Not Ready for Primetime

Tim Sackett Learning and Development, Tim Sackett, Udacity

You might have seen this recently over at Business Insider, Google’s director of education and university relations, Maggie Johnson, came out and publicly slammed the popular short educational coding programs many call “coding bootcamps” in the IT industry. From Johnson: “Our experience has found that most graduates from these programs are not quite prepared for software engineering roles at Google …

The Lost Opportunity Of Using Assessments Post-Hire (Training Exercise for Managers)

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Learning and Development, Meridian

As HR/Talent/Recruiting pros, we are always looking for a new tool or technique to give us the edge.  Some of us love it when those solutions are delivered via technology, which in 2016 is the rule rather than the exception.  Some of us drag behind in the adoption of the tools we purchase ourselves – to say nothing of the …

L&D Hangout: How to Develop Training for Recruiters

Kate Weimer Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Meridian, Tim Sackett

Most companies have a Talent Acquisition function. Guess what they don’t have? Effective training for recruiters. In this week’s upcoming episode of the L&D Hangout, “How to Develop Training for Recruiters” (brought to you by the good folks at Meridian) Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn will talk about the roadmap for developing training for recruiters. Join the hangout on October 26, 2016 @ …