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 …

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

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The Real Reason That Training Didn’t Stick: YOU

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Talent Management Power Rankings, Training and Development, Work Life Balance, Workforce Management Articles

You spend a few days going through some training. Maybe it’s excellent training—compelling and engaging, with high fidelity exercises that reinforce your new found skill set. You vow to use these skills… boy/girl scouts honor. Fast forward 90 days and you’re right back where you started. Ahh… the age-old transfer of training dilemma.  Old habits die hard, right? Our default …

3 Goals to Improve Your Onboarding Regimen (Or Lack Thereof)

Guest: Max Yoder Good HR, HR, Onboarding

For most companies, the reality of a smooth onboarding process is mostly a pipe dream. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few onboarding goals to help you take your “process” from ragtag and immeasurable to organized and effective: Goal 1: Maximize Face Time The idea here is to make your one-on-one interactions with new employees more impactful …

Learning by Crashing

Dan Carusi Dan Carusi, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, T+D

“Experiential Learning” is the process of making meaning from direct experience, i.e., learning from experience.  We’ve done this most of our lives—such as learning to ride a bicycle—yet many learning professionals ignore this approach when it comes to skill and competency development within an organization.  The formal classroom experience is not going to cut it unless there is the opportunity …

5 Sourcing Resolutions for 2013…Moving Beyond Process

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Training and Development

I, like many of you, sat down with the boss pre-holiday to talk about performance and what 2013 will bring.  In 2012, my sourcing work life was completely focused on process improvement and an inherent “need for speed”.  At some point it felt like I was living a mash-up of The Bionic Woman and Top Gun, completely focused on being …

Conferences: Find Better Speakers

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Communication, Don't Feed the Vendors, Good HR, Meredith Soleau, SHRM

Over the past two months, I have been to three conferences (Ohio SHRM, Recruiting Trends, and Digital Dealer). Each conference had good sessions and bad sessions. I want to talk about the bad ones and piss off about half of the speaking circuit. Motivational Speakers? Are Stupid. Nothing makes me more upset than spending $800 to attend a two day …

Prepare Your Company For A Zombie Apocalypse

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Meredith Soleau, Social Media and Talent, War for Talent

If there's one thing that keeps HR people up at night, it's threat of a zombie apocalypse. Can we all agree on this? The threat of a zombie take over is something that the CDC openly talks about, but OSHA just sweeps it under a rug, as if zombies don't even exist! Shame on you, OSHA! We know where to …

Want to really develop top notch sourcers? Throw’em a curve ball or two.

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

Sometime last week, one of the recent FOT webinar attendees emailed me with a question, “What would you suggest I do to grow my sourcing team’s expertise?” The easy answer is training.  Especially since the writer of said question is from a huge PR firm that can probably pay for it. But what if you’ve done the training and got …