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Letting Employees Work Remotely Pays Off

Letting Employees Work Remotely Pays Off | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
A software maker let its employees spend six weeks working remotely from Brazil. No surprise, everyone's a lot happier now.
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Meaningless work threatens job performance

Meaningless work threatens job performance | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

It causes anger and disappointment, and can negatively affect employees' later motivation, write Adrian Chadi, Sabrina Jeworrek and Vanessa Mertins

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Employee Training: An Business Investment You can Count On

Employee Training: An Business Investment You can Count On | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Return on investment.” When a business has made an (often significant) investment in an employee training and development program, they want to see tangible results. But what type of results should we measure?

Employee training and development is a ‘people’ investment just as much as it’s a ‘cash’ investment. The returns from an organization’s investment in their people can help improve talent recruitment, increase employee retention and engagement, and perhaps most importantly, contribute to a positive work environment.
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Boomerang employees: should you welcome them back?

Boomerang employees: should you welcome them back? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Former employees who want to come back to an old job form an increasingly common pool of job applicants, write Brad Harris and Richard Gardner

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When does going the extra mile become a damaging behaviour?

When does going the extra mile become a damaging behaviour? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Extensive research has revealed the contribution that HR strategy and practice can make to organisational performance. Much of this research focuses on the influences on and consequences of different types of employee attitudes and behaviour.

Particular attention has been given to the positive consequences of employees ‘going the extra mile:’ that is, engaging in various kinds of what is termed organisational citizenship behaviour or OCB.

This seems like an obvious ‘win-win’ for all parties and something which demonstrates the contribution that leading edge HR practitioners can make to senior managers and directors.

However, like all things in the HR field, things are rarely this simple in practice.

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Why happiness at work is good for the bottom line

Why happiness at work is good for the bottom line | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Your intuition tells you it is true, and now here’s the research to tell you why it is true (and how to make the most of it)

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Talent management: why your approach can destroy employee mojo

Talent management: why your approach can destroy employee mojo | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Attempts by organisations to create ‘meaningfulness of work’ in a bid for greater discretionary effort, are often not effective and viewed cynically by employees.

But finding meaning in one’s work, we believe, is a fundamental foundation for overall engagement and needs consideration as part of our talent management processes. 

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Talent Management for the Age of Career Disruption

Talent Management for the Age of Career Disruption | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Companies are still working from a 20th century career playbook. It’s time for a new edition.

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Mentoring with a twist: encouraging employees to stay curious & creative

Mentoring with a twist: encouraging employees to stay curious & creative | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Mentoring programmes are a great way to attract and motivate ambitious employees and help improve retention and productivity.

The mentor has the benefit of experiences they can share and the mentee brings a fresh perspective to the senior leader. I’ve recently been participating in a mentoring programme with a colleague, Patricia Boffin.

However, this is a mentoring scheme with a twist: it’s a new reverse mentoring Programme CA Technologies has introduced.

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Matt Caruso's curator insight, June 26, 6:52 AM
It's hard to get some people to be creative and I don't believe its because some do or do not have a creative mind.  I think that leaders must not only encourage people to let thier minds free to imagine positive change and be creative at work, but they have to give them the time to do it as well.  The brain is not a light switch, it takes time to adjust to a difference way of thinking.   Buid some time into your employees day, allow them to think about the big picture for a little while each day and see what happens.
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Getting beyond "one-and-done" in performance management

Getting beyond "one-and-done" in performance management | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Change in employee performance management is universal: 88% of companies researched globally made changes to their performance management approach in 2016, according to a recent Mercer study. More are planning changes in the year ahead.

Traditionally, performance evaluation was a once-a-year event which often caused great angst in employees (especially if stacked ranking was tied to bonuses) and a major time-loss for their managers.

Moreover, research tells us it has little use to the organization in terms of productivity gain or performance improvement.

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4 Ways To Make Performance Management Easier With Learning Technology  

4 Ways To Make Performance Management Easier With Learning Technology   | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Performance management is about more than numbers on a spreadsheet. Behind those numbers are real people with real needs and real superpowers that can help your business go further!

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5 Reasons to Ditch Your Paper Based HR System | People Development Magazine

5 Reasons to Ditch Your Paper Based HR System | People Development Magazine | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Streamline work processes; manage staff holidays & sick days; improve communication and effortless recording of all - is it time to digitise your HR system?

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6 Ways To Embrace Social Learning 

6 Ways To Embrace Social Learning  | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

We've all heard the term 'social learning' in the Learning and Development industry, but this article explains exactly what it is and how you can implement it in your organization.

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Andrea Ross's curator insight, June 13, 6:09 AM

Social Learning being implemented into organisations is an interesting concept and something that is widely used in recruitment firms in Asia. Pulling on a diverse mix of individuals can really help an organisation especially on areas like social media where  the more mature individuals may need a little help along the way so by embracing the younger generation to share knowledge and learning really shapes a learning environment. Enjoy reading and happy holidays everyone. 

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These Are The Secrets To Keeping Your Training Department Relevant in the Digital Age

These Are The Secrets To Keeping Your Training Department Relevant in the Digital Age | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Something has got to change. And it’s not going to be the learners. It must be the fundamental nature of the training itself.

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Four Reasons Why Internal Negotiations Are Harder Than External Ones

Four Reasons Why Internal Negotiations Are Harder Than External Ones | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Don’t assume colleagues will help you out just because you’re on the same team.
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11 Ways Your LMS Can Boost Social Learning  

11 Ways Your LMS Can Boost Social Learning   | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Are you using your Learning Management System to its full potential, or is it filled with social features that you haven't had time to explore? In this article, find out how easy it is to get that social learning ball rolling!

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Sleep: A Manager’s Secret Weapon

Sleep: A Manager’s Secret Weapon | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Feeling tired at work? You could be sleep deprived. Get some top tips for sleep experts on boosting your slumber

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Investing in people: what comes first - the chicken or the egg?

Investing in people: what comes first - the chicken or the egg? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

If leaders truly believe that people, and more precisely their knowledge and skills, are the most important asset available to our organisations, we need to develop a clear way to articulate the value of those knowledge and skills to help investors, owner-managers and regulators understand critical people concepts in our organisations.
 
However, this is often easier said than done.

We are slave to a chequered history in the currency of people in which accountants have attempted to account for human capital, and even try and place this value on a balance sheet.

Investments in human capital are of vital importance and should, of course, be valued, but how we report on them in company disclosures needs a new and different approach: one that lives firmly in the realm of transparency of data and clarity of message.

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Time management training: 5 ways to get people to really change their habits

Time management training: 5 ways to get people to really change their habits | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Businesses are working leaner and meaner; and individuals are packing more and more into a ‘doing’ lifestyle. The result is a demand for improved time management habits, whether that is training, coaching or online learning. Yet what really gets people to change habits?

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5-Point Checklist for Effective Employee Onboarding

5-Point Checklist for Effective Employee Onboarding | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

You've spent the last several weeks or even months tracking down the perfect candidate for a position you needed to fill desperately. After some back and forth negotiations, you've finally convinced this person to accept your offer. Hooray!

Once the ink is dry, you think you're off the hook. But, believe it or not, you're just beginning. 

You can't just throw your new hires into the fire and expect they'll be able to knock it out of the park on Day 1. Such a thoughtless approach will almost certainly send your rookies on the path to failure — forcing you to find yet another replacement sooner than later.

Since you’ve already invested so much time, money, and effort into recruiting this talent, don’t you think you should be doing all you can to set them up for success?

Not sure how to improve your onboarding program? We've got you covered.

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Employee onboarding: how to get new starters off on the right foot

Employee onboarding: how to get new starters off on the right foot | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

The first six months in a new job can be a difficult time for both the employee and the hiring company. For the former, they want to know that they have made the right choice, are settling in and feel they have the support and tools to show what they can do and become a productive member of the business.
 
For the hiring company, it is important to get someone settled and productive quickly. No business wants the upheaval of people starting and leaving quickly, least of all the existing staff who can find their routines further disrupted.

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What Is Performance Support? And Why Won't People Stop Talking About It?

What Is Performance Support? And Why Won't People Stop Talking About It? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Education experts have said for years the important role performance support plays in building competency. It tackles head-on two fundamental challenges of learning: the limits of human memory and learner motivation.

Despite the vast evidence, most organizations have made little progress implementing performance support solutions. Often, companies are not sure what performance support is or where to begin. So what is performance support? It may sound complicated and expensive; however, effective performance support tools can range in sophistication from simple printed checklists and succinct, step-by-step guides to short video clip demonstrations and even augmented reality applications.

From improved learning outcomes to greater returns on investment, most companies are not fully aware of the benefits of implementing a performance support system.

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The Science of Learning: 5 Things to Literally Keep in Mind

The Science of Learning: 5 Things to Literally Keep in Mind | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
While our technology changes at an incredible rate, the brain evolves slowly, allowing for the vast amount of existing cognitive-science research on how the brain takes in information. To create powerful learning experiences, it’s helpful to understand how the brain works. Translating research into meaningful, evidence-based practices, programs, and policies is crucial for learning and development professionals seeking to gain the most impact out of their endeavors.

The five methods by which the brain processes information below will put you on track to improve your own learning and development initiatives.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 22, 6:24 AM

Understanding our brains is fast becoming a game changing skill for successful people. Useful starter article here!

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6 Critical Factors that Affect How People Learn

6 Critical Factors that Affect How People Learn | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

There are several factors that affect the learning process during eLearning courses. Take note!


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Why Mobile Learning Is The Future Of Workplace Learning

Why Mobile Learning Is The Future Of Workplace Learning | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
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