Every Compliance Training Should Be Like This

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Learning, Learning and Development, Training and Development

Airlines are trying to make waves with their in-flight safety videos these days. The latest comes from Delta, who is betting that you’ve seen an internet sensation or two… check it out here because it’s amazing: Obviously this is a wicked smart marketing move on Delta’s part—that goes without saying. It’s also a brilliant way to do their compliance training …

Need Motivation? Mark Cuban Can Help.

Kathy Rapp Coaching, Communication, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR & Sports, Influence, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Performance, Sports, Talent Strategy, Total Rewards, Training and Development

I think about the various things that motivate me and most are internally vs. externally driven.  For example, getting up at 5am five days a week to workout isn’t because I want to be first at the gym. It’s because I relieve stress and increase my happiness breaking a good sweat… and, secondarily, I don’t want to have to oil …

Think Like A Marketer: The LD Edition

Chelsea Rowe Business Development, Chelsea Rowe, Driving Productivity, Learning, Learning and Development

Let’s face it. So much of what we do in the HR/talent management space is marketing. Holland Dombeck McCue has drawn the parallels between recruiting and marketing like an artist, and if you’ve missed it… well that’s just a shame because “recruit like a marketer” is damn good advice. “Think like a marketer” is also damn good advice for L&D pros. …

WEBINAR: Bootstrap Your Training Function: 5 Ways To Make Learning Matter In Your Company

Kris Dunn Cara Lucas, Chelsea Rowe, HR, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development, Onboarding, T+D, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Webinar

It’s true. You know the true power of learning and development, known to the laypeople in your company by the pedestrian term “Training.”   A revamp of your approach to learning and development has been on your project list for no less than two years—but day-to-day HR and workforce management duties has kept it in the “someday” bucket. We feel …

Why LinkedIn and Trivia Crack Tell You All You Need to Know About Gamification in HR…

Kris Dunn Chelsea Rowe, Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development, Video

I had the pleasure of being a gamification panelist on a Meridian (a great Learning Management System, check them out) L&D Hangout.  Had a good time, take a view/listen below. Gamification and HR?  Learn all the lessons you need to know from LinkedIn and Trivia Crack.  Take a listen and we’ll tell you why on this Google Hangout! (Email subscribers, click …

Why So Serious?! 5 Ways To Inject A Little Sex Appeal Into Your Training Program

Chelsea Rowe Audacious Ideas, Chelsea Rowe, Employee Coaching, HR, HR Tech, Learning, Learning and Development, Talent Strategy, Training and Development

A few months back, I was chatting with an HR manager and they shared with me that their company was considering bulking up their training program. That’s when they said the words that left me puzzling: “Maybe I could be talked into including some discussion, but definitely no exercises, no role play… none of that happy horse shit. We’re going corporate …

HR Lessons From The Daily Show

Laurie Ruettimann Culture, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning

Jon Stewart recently announced that he is retiring from The Daily Show. I learned this news on Facebook from my cousin Katie, who also gave me the flu back in 2001. (Dang it, Katie. She’s 0-2 in my book.) Right after Stewart made this big announcement, he appeared on a podcast called “Employee of the Month.” Have you heard of …

Game On

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Driving Productivity, Influence, Innovation, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Performance, T+D

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been elbow deep in online learning.  Newsflash: Translating a dynamic live training experience into an equally engaging online learning experience isn’t for the faint of heart. With the right material, I can get a group of groaning managers to submit themselves to dreaded roll-play exercises in a way that keeps them asking for more role-play …

The Soft, Sloppy State of HR Technology

Laurie Ruettimann Bad HR, Don't Feed the Vendors, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning, Web/Tech

My good friend William Tincup recently asked if I was excited about any HR software on the market. Yeah, uh, not so much. I’m on record saying that company culture is a myth, which means it’s tough to be excited about statistically invalid survey models and sketchy employer branding software. But one of my goals for 2015 is to be less …

FOT 2015 Resolutions

Cara Lucas Audacious Ideas, Cara Lucas, Change, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Good HR, HR, Learning, Learning and Development, Performance

Happy NYE, FOT Nation! It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we laid out our resolutions for 2014. Some of the following 2015 resolutions are not so different than the ones you read last year, but some are… so make sure to check those out. Here we go: Kris Dunn Sign an agent contract positioning me as the …