If You Never Change Your Mind, You’re Doing It Wrong

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Coaching, Communication, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, T+D, Training and Development

Hopefully by now you’ve warmed up to the notion that productive conflict is important to encourage in your teams. To get the most out of their insights and input, you want to welcome opposition and creative pushback. The days of blindly following our leaders without objection or pressure-testing are behind us. In the knowledge economy, effective leaders encourage opposition to …

RIP CLASSROOM TRAINING: Average YouTube Session Now 40+ Minutes Long

Kris Dunn Cara Lucas, Driving Productivity, Learning, Learning and Development, The HR Profession, Training and Development, Video Interviewing, Web/Tech

So you’ve resisted the trend to move some of your training to video. Well played, my friend. After all, you know how to deliver this stuff—live and in person. Whether it’s the boring items in your new-hire orientation, skill training or notes on how to not harass your teammates, there’s nothing wrong with your focus on classroom style training. Wait—there …

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 …

What’s The Most Sexy Job In HR And Talent?

Tim Sackett HR, HR & Marketing, Tim Sackett Day, Training and Development

I get post ideas sent to me often and, my friend, Ben Eubanks sent a link to a study about the sexiest jobs in America.  Ben has a real job and professional reputation to uphold, so he sent this to me, because he knows my reputation is already established! The study was done by WhatsYourPrice.com (a dating website) who asked 145,000 men …

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 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 …

“Provided By Management For Your Safety”

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Training and Development, wellness

I was in an airport restroom last week and the seat cover holder made me laugh.  I’d never noticed it before, but this particular one actually said, “Provided By Management For Your Safety.”  I even took a picture of it. So many things struck me as stupid about this sign. Is the airport leadership really concerned about the safety of …

New Requirement for HR Managers… Be Over 40

Kelly Dingee Employee Relations, Generations, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

What?!? Oh yeah, I’m serious!  I want HR Managers to be over 40. But I have a method to that madness as millenials start to curse me out.  It’s the experience factor… both of life and work. I look at HR, and I see an industry encumbered by policies, rules and regulations.  Get your Bachelor’s, your Master’s and a PHR. …

Why the Tony Robbins “You Can Be Great” Employee Goal-Setting Approach is BS

Kris Dunn Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Performance, T+D, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

FOT Note: This Rant is brought to you by the good folks at Halogen Software, who like us enough to be an annual sponsor at FOT for all content in our performance management track (and don’t expect that we run any of this by them ahead of time). They’re also up for having fun to the extent that they’re sponsoring a …