Benchmarking: What it is & Why it Matters

Benchmarking: What it is & Why it Matters

June 2, 2022

The reality of business is that nobody is in an industry of one. Within your company’s industry and even outside of it, there are bountiful opportunities to exchange best practices and learn from the successes of others. As business leaders, it can be all too easy to put on blinders and only focus on what’s […] Benchmarking: What it is & Why it Matters

Engaging and developing frontline workers in the age of digital transformation

Engaging and developing frontline workers in the age of digital transformation

March 16, 2022

We are living in a time of unprecedented changes in society, the economy, and the workforce. Like those that came before it, industrial revolution is characterized by a new way of working. Technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, robotics, and the internet of things (IoT) are changing the way the world economy […] Engaging and developing frontline workers in the age of digital transformation

Top 5 Employee Engagement Trends of 2022

Top 5 Employee Engagement Trends of 2022

January 10, 2022

2021 has undoubtedly been a challenging year for workplaces around the globe. For the majority of companies, 2021 was a year full of uncertainty and unforeseen challenges, including unprecedented rates of employee turnover, shifts between in-person and remote working conditions, and historically low levels of employee engagement. While the past year has certainly created disruptions […] Top 5 Employee Engagement Trends of 2022

Taking the pain out of performance management: why your organization’s business objectives demand a shift in the way you view performance management

Taking the pain out of performance management: why your organization’s business objectives demand a shift in the way you view performance management

June 22, 2021

In an article for SHRM’s People + Strategy Journal, Deloitte partner Rob Massey described the traditional annual performance review process as “an investment of 1.8 million hours across the firm that didn’t fit our business needs anymore.” “Once a year,” he said, “we looked back at what people did and then created a label for […] Taking the pain out of performance management: why your organization’s business objectives demand a shift in the way you view performance management

Why Companies Are Still Struggling With Digital Upskilling

Why Companies Are Still Struggling With Digital Upskilling

April 15, 2021

Now more than ever, ensuring that your employees are ready for the challenges of tomorrow is one of the most critical demands in corporate learning and development. Change and unexpected disruptions are inevitable in any industry. From the introduction of a new technology to the outbreak of a global pandemic, sudden and critical changes in […] Why Companies Are Still Struggling With Digital Upskilling

What Toyota Has Taught Us About People Development

What Toyota Has Taught Us About People Development

March 15, 2021

Toyota began as a small, humble auto company in a small Japanese farming village on the outskirts of Tokyo. It was a product of the vision of Sakiichi Toyoda, who believed that the small family-owned business could become something more. As the company grew to new heights, Toyota and its distinctly great leaders established a […] What Toyota Has Taught Us About People Development

Using Personal Goals to Connect With Your Employees in the New Year

Using Personal Goals to Connect With Your Employees in the New Year

January 4, 2021

For business leaders and performance managers, the start of a new year is always a time to reflect on management strategies and resolve to take the necessary steps to improve them. One of the key questions that many supervisors are asking themselves is, “How do I get my team members to be more engaged in […] Using Personal Goals to Connect With Your Employees in the New Year

Transforming Managers Into Coaches

Transforming Managers Into Coaches

December 14, 2020

In today’s knowledge and skills-driven economy, the days of command and control leadership as the standard of managing people are becoming obsolete. In the past, a manager that also acted as a coach was a rare find. Now, being a coach is a necessary quality that all managers must possess in order to develop and […] Transforming Managers Into Coaches

An Innovative Approach to Sales Training

An Innovative Approach to Sales Training

December 8, 2020

According to research put out by the Harvard Business Review, U.S. companies spend more than $70 billion annually on sales training programs, averaging $1,459 per salesperson. Despite the massive spending, the study finds that the ROI on sales training is lackluster at best. The data suggests that, on average, participants of standard, curriculum-based training absent […] An Innovative Approach to Sales Training

What Companies Get Wrong When It Comes to Learning & Development

What Companies Get Wrong When It Comes to Learning & Development

November 30, 2020

Organizations are spending billions of dollars every year on Learning & Development (L&D), but what are they really getting back? Having a well-trained, highly-engaged, and motivated team of employees is no easy feat, but because of how difficult it is to measure the ROI on Learning & Development Initiatives, many organizations end up spending huge […] What Companies Get Wrong When It Comes to Learning & Development