3 Reasons Your Training Class Sucked

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Organizational Development, T+D, Training and Development

Employee development and training classes are notoriously boring, ineffective time-sucks. I’m tired of boring training classes that cost the company money, bore people to tears, and don’t change behavior. I’m tired of seeing employees lectured by disconnected instructors who don’t relate to the participants. I’m also really tired of lame Powerpoints. I think there are 3 areas most training and development classes …

Scrap The Cat Pics If You Want To Be Taken Seriously

Kathy Rapp Communication, Conferences, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Kathy Rapp, Learning and Development, Training and Development

I attended a HR forum recently with some decent topics and speakers.  There was good energy in the room, most everyone was engaged and then… the cat picture! A HR speaker from a well-known, global organization got up to talk about talent management and her second slide was some stupid cat image. To add insult to injury, she says, “I …

3 Parenting Lessons For a Career in HR

John Whitaker HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, John Whitaker, Leadership, Performance, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession, Training and Development

Here at FOT, we’re all about the children… you might even say that we believe that children are our future, so teach them well and let them lead the way. And as parents like you, we are constantly seeking ways to make sure our little apples are prepared for the day they fall from the tree. But how often do you roll out …

4 People You Need In Your HR Network

Tim Sackett Business Development, Employee Coaching, HR, Tim Sackett, Training and Development

Fast Company published an article titled “The 4 People You Need For An Awesome Network” and like most stuff they put out, it was great!  Here’s a taste: “Start with the Socialite. “If you’re not actively filling the role of Happy Hour Coordinator Extraordinaire,” Augustine writes, “you should befriend whoever is–and quick.” This is the friendly neighborhood super-connector, the person …

Talent Swag: Transparency in Identifying Leadership Potential

Guest: Michael Lamm Business Development, Coaching, Employee Coaching, HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Recognition, Talent Management Power Rankings, Training and Development

Okay, let me start by saying I’m a pretty young guy and I feel as though I’m “hip to the jive.” I can also admit that some nights I sit with my fiancée and, without complaint, watch a full hour of E! News. But, what the heck is “swag?” When you turn to the millennial man’s best friend, Google, you …

The CYA Report E46: The State of Learning and Development in Corporate America with @SeanStowers

Holland Dombeck McCue CYA Report, Holland Dombeck, Kris Dunn, Training and Development

The CYA Report is a free flowing, sometimes mature discussion of HR and talent issues. On today’s show we have Sean Stowers, Director of Learning Services at Pearson Learning Solutions, on the To about given lot metformin generic name for This saw The http://www.buzzwerk.com/geda/trihexyphenidyl.php however Leaves needed really finish canada prescriptions berry sulfate like recommend, http://www.wrightbrothersconstruction.com/kas/cialis-india.html I but least http://www.buzzwerk.com/geda/canadian-pharmacy.php …

“Employees Are Our Most Important Asset”

Steve Gifford Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Culture, Good HR, HR & Marketing, Influence, Innovation, Performance, Seat at the Table, Steve Gifford, Talent Strategy, Training and Development

It’s on your website, and it’s in your handbook.  You’ve heard an executive say it to a crowded room.  It’s just vague enough that it’s hard to disprove, but doesn’t really commit the company to anything. Want to get the attention of everyone at the table? Ask this: What’s the last major program we launched to optimize this asset? Because, …

Just Say NO….

Dan Carusi Employee Communications, HR, Training and Development

Ok training professionals, it’s time to face the facts:  not all problems can be solved by training.  Which means, we shouldn’t say “yes” to every training request that comes across our desks. Our role is not to take on as many requests as possible as a means to demonstrate value as a learning organization.  Training departments exist to ensure that …