Unemployment has been a concern for some time now, forcing many people to relocate their lives in order to get a job. That said, here is a small, but helpful look at the unemployment trends across the states, and the cities that are adding new jobs. To top it off, included are the occupations in which there is expected to be the most growth going forward.
A friend of mine recently discovered a suspicious mass and, given her family history of cancer, immediately assumed she was about to die. Convinced of the seriousness of her illness, she spent the first 10 minutes of her consultation asking the doctor about different cancer treatments - before she'd even been given a cancer diagnosis (thankfully, it was NOT cancer and she's fine). Fortunately for my friend, her doctor graciously invited her concerns and countered them with descriptions of the tests he would order before jumping to conclusions about her diagnosis and treatment.
Thousands of people in business today share the same title - 'HR Mananger.' But the similarities often end there. Here's a look at the old-school 'HR Lady Version Beta' and her 21st- century counterpart, 'HR Manager 2.0.' Which one works for your company?
My family and I go to the zoo often. We have two small children and it's a great family trip every couple of weeks.
While the economy still hasn't fully recovered from recession, smart employers are investing in one thing that keeps customers coming back — excellent service — even if it means re-training employees on basic skills you'd expect them to have in the first place.
If you do any research on sales training, most of what you will find is focused on sales approaches and methods and not how people actually, like, learn selling skills. In other words, there are plenty of good — even great — sales methodologies and schools of thought, but a surprising dearth of practical, applicable training methods. Moreover, if you investigated this list of the top 20 sales training companies, you'll find they put a lot more emphasis selling their "proven" methodology, rather than on the specific techniques used to ensure your sales team actually learns and develops life-long, invaluable skills.
I recently shared some insights I've had on the usability of the iPad and walked you through the steps for creating your own iPad/iPhone-inspired app icons in PowerPoint. This post is all about applying the icons and an iPad theme to your online training course.
It's why birds of a feather flock together -- and why people are more likely to bond with others who match their physical appearance. We tend to trust people who look like us. A new study takes a look at this phenomenon in online training -- suggesting that electronic "helpers" and avatars common in many training courses best look, talk (and dress) like a composite version of your training audience.
Social media may not be the be-all, end-all when it comes to finding the ideal employees to work for your business. But when used properly, it can save time and money when you're on the hunt. So, if your company hasn't tapped into this valuable resource yet, it's time to get moving. Here's our latest infographic, which describes which tactics work best -- and why.
Most savvy HR managers and trainers recognize the value of training programs as something beyond a mandatory best practice -- they're a critical element of business success, and the programs themselves should be engaging, challenging, and fun. Sharlyn Lauby at the popular HR Bartender takes the concept to an even higher plane in her recent dispatch, suggesting that managers consider offering training on a more exclusive basis — as an earned reward.