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Training Gen Y for Today’s Open Jobs: Pros and Cons

Recommendations on how to train workers for the jobs of today and the jobs of tomorrow differ hugely. Is focusing on current skills gaps short-sighted? Starting their careers in a recession, Gen Y has had their book learning supplemented by real-world lessons in economic uncertainty and job instability. Graduating from this school of hard knocks, …

The Definition of Onboarding vs Orientation

When did new employee orientation become onboarding? I’m not sure, but the concept has taken hold to describe a more comprehensive process than sitting an employee down on day one to fill out I-9 and W-4 forms. Dictionary.com and Webster don’t recognize onboarding as a word so I resorted to less traditional sources to hunt …

For SMBs, 5 Ways to Offer Learning that Sticks

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Great companies take extreme measures to hire the right people for the right jobs. They know not everyone is great at every job and that the best results come from aligning employees to jobs that need their particular combination of talents, strengths and passions. So while many organizations work hard to help their employees play …