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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit ... and exams are not the only answer

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit ... and exams are not the only answer | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Roger Francis assesses Britain's fall in global literacy league-tables and asks whether tougher exams are the answer when they have failed so far...
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 There may be trouble ahead! Conflict awareness in the workplace 

 There may be trouble ahead! Conflict awareness in the workplace  | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Milee Brambleby, director of Commonsense Services, which deals with conflict management and mediation, shares her advice on how to cope with everyday disputes and more troublesome dissension
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5 Ways to Motivate Employees in Training

5 Ways to Motivate Employees in Training | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Establishing an employee training program is one thing. Actually getting your employees to buy in and give it their best effort is another. If you want to maximize the value of your training program, then you must find ways to motivate your employees to succeed.

 

What will it really take to get your employees to invest in your training program? This can be a tricky challenge, but once you're able to zero in on what makes them tick, you'll find that your training programs are exponentially more effective.

 

Here are a few suggestions to get your wheels turning.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 12, 4:55 PM

These five tips help you develop forward-thinking employee training strategies.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, January 13, 4:28 AM
Regular training and workshops can help motivate employees only when they have been designed keeping in mind five very important elements. The important elements for a successful training program include - emphasis on the benefits of the program, gamification, enough hands on experience, ease, convenience, and team building.
 
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Stay interviews: what are they?

Stay interviews: what are they? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

You’ve heard of exit interviews, conducted before an employee leaves an organization.
 
If you aren’t as familiar with stay interviews, it’s time for that to change. Stay interviews help managers learn how to keep their employees happy. Ultimately, they can facilitate a more harmonious and productive work environment, while reducing employee turnover rates.

So what exactly is a stay interview? A stay interview is simply where a manager and an employee sit down to discuss what the employee does and doesn’t like about their position and work.

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How to Boost Your (and Others’) Emotional Intelligence

Among the various core ingredients of talent and career success, few personal qualities have received more attention in the past decade than emotional intelligence (EQ), the ability to identify and manage your own and others’ emotions. Importantly, unlike most of the competencies that make it into the HR zeitgeist of buzzwords, EQ is no fad.

In fact, thousands of academic studies have demonstrated the predictive power of scientific EQ assessments vis-à-vis job performance, leadership potential, entrepreneurship, and employability. Moreover, the importance of EQ has been highlighted beyond work-related settings, as higher scores have been associated with relationship success, mental and physical health, and happiness.

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5 Signs Your Workplace is Toxic  

5 Signs Your Workplace is Toxic   | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Preventing a toxic environment in the office is one great way to boost employee retention, productivity, and happiness. The catch? You can only prevent and improve a toxic workplace if you can spot the signs before the issue spins out of control. Here are five signs your workplace is toxic.
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How the Internet of Things Will Impact HR

How the Internet of Things Will Impact HR | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Who would have thought that an Internet of things would be so important for the human resources department? And yet here we are. 10 billion devices give us 24/7 access to anybody and anything. Changing the way we live and work while being only in first gear. Analysts expect between 50 and 200 billion connected devices in 2020.

While humans are still in the center of all these machines, it’s time for HR to up the ante and prepare the workforce for these new waves of technology.
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What is Meta Learning? Where Has It been Used Successfully?

What is Meta Learning? Where Has It been Used Successfully? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
The vaunted “Emotional Quotient” rests not only on executive functions at the reaction level, but also on the deeper questioning and resolving of why the behavior exists in the first place. For instance, in a meeting, you’d be both participating as well as observing/modulating how you participate.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 18, 2016 2:27 AM

A good brief introduction.

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From metaphysics to metalearning to live love and freedom.
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Promoting a quality-driven business culture – a six-step guide

Promoting a quality-driven business culture – a six-step guide | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Forming a quality-driven culture at work should be a priority for all business leaders, not only those working in the service sector.
 
Employing a workforce that is motivated and empowered to deliver high-quality customer service is critical for any business looking to achieve long-term goals and secure a position of lasting value in its chosen marketplace.

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‘The Genius of Opposites’: 3 Reasons Extroverts and Introverts Should Join Forces

‘The Genius of Opposites’: 3 Reasons Extroverts and Introverts Should Join Forces | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
What can happen when unlikely duos partner up and stop fighting their differences
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Future of Work: Using Gamification in the HR

Future of Work: Using Gamification in the HR | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Gallup’s latest research shows why companies are increasing their interest in gamification.The Gallup study finds 31% of employees are engaged at work (51% are disengaged and 17.5% actively disengaged). But what is most interesting is how this data compares when you apply a generational segmentation. It turns out Millennials are the least engaged generation with only 28.9% engaged as compared to 32.9% for Gen X & Boomers.

So how can various processes in human resources be “gamified” to provide an opportunity for employees across the generations to increase their levels of engagement, collaboration and recognition in the workplace?
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Performance Improvement - Finding the Right Lever to Pull

Performance Improvement - Finding the Right Lever to Pull | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Someone said that performance improvement in their organisation was impossible. He was getting competence and capability mixed up, and that’s a mistake.

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People Alchemy's curator insight, December 7, 2016 8:15 AM
Paul Matthews has found over the years that environmental factors are a more common barrier to performance improvement than performer competence factors.
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Learning groups: seven things we've realised about social learning

Learning groups: seven things we've realised about social learning | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

When the Foreign Office’s Diplomatic Academy decided to launch its new Foundation Level, we decided to try to stimulate learning groups across 200+ locations in a global workforce of 14,500 people. No trainers, no formal courses, no experts on planes. We wanted teams to organise the face-to-face element for themselves, based around the e-learning, online materials and guidance.
 
Here are seven things we learnt. Some of them the hard way. 

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The Harmful Effects of Workplace Incivility

The Harmful Effects of Workplace Incivility | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Low-level unpleasantness in the workplace can have disastrous results – but managers can do something about it.
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Cognitive athletes: Why we need them, and how you can be one

Cognitive athletes: Why we need them, and how you can be one | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
To achieve the highest cognitive abilities, staff need a supportive strategy and a supportive workplace
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How to Fight Stress with Empathy

How to Fight Stress with Empathy | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
The Center for Disease Control found that 66 percent of American workers say they lie awake at night troubled by the physical or emotional effects of stress, and stress has been linked to many health problems, including obesity and heart disease—especially among low-income Americans. Stress not only affects us, but it can impact those around us, too, especially our children.
Not all stress is bad, of course. Stress can also be invigorating or lead us to care about the welfare of others, if channeled in the right way. Nor is it always avoidable—many of us have lives with stressors beyond our personal control. But, psychologists have identified key variable that determine whether stress ultimately affects us positively or negatively:
Our perception of stress
The meaning we attach to it
Our ability to cope with uncertainty and ambiguity
The degree of control we have over the circumstances that produce the stress
In my experience, many people don’t recognize the role that their own perceptions, fueled by biases, play in exacerbating stress. By becoming more aware of our biases in perception, we can learn to focus on the truthful assessment of situations we encounter without distorting reality, thereby remaining calm, energetic, creative, and resilient when faced with highly stressful situations.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 11, 1:04 PM

Stressed? Over-stressed, over-long? try being more empathetic and opening yourself to others empathy!

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7 Things That Motivate And Inspire Corporate Learners  

7 Things That Motivate And Inspire Corporate Learners   | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Do your employees look forward to online training courses? Or would they rather book an appointment for a root canal? Online training doesn't have to be dread-worthy. But you have to know where your corporate learners' motivations lie. This allows you to create online training experiences that are custom tailored to their needs. Here are the top 7 things that engage and inspire corporate learners to perform at their peak in online training.

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Why Empathy is Key to 21st Century Business and Why You Should Care

Why Empathy is Key to 21st Century Business and Why You Should Care | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Many believe the most important aspects of business are efficiency, productivity and growth but it has now changed to trust, relationship and community.
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, January 8, 6:01 PM

I agree but I believe it is a long way off.

Carmen M Colon's curator insight, January 9, 7:57 AM
Good business  means you should be able to trust those you partner and collaborate with. Understanding and respecting each one's needs and concerns solidifies that trust. A business who has integrity adds to their bottom line every time. The more return customers satisfied the more leads generated through word of mouth.
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Managing a Person With a Victim Mentality: Dealing With Team Members Who Won't Take Responsibility

Managing a Person With a Victim Mentality: Dealing With Team Members Who Won't Take Responsibility | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
People with a victim mentality blame others for their misfortune. Look for positive solutions to their problems, but don't let them excuse poor performance.
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David Hain's curator insight, January 5, 4:44 AM

All who manage people will meet victims. Useful ideas on how to deal with them!

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Is it Time to Close Down the Open Plan Office?

Is it Time to Close Down the Open Plan Office? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Think about this: Distractions take up 28% of our day. Someone once thought it was a good idea, but open plan offices are killing our productivity.
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Seven predictions for HR in 2017

Seven predictions for HR in 2017 | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

With 2016 drawing to a close, it’s time for HR Directors to look ahead and be prepared for 2017’s challenges and opportunities. Here are my HR predictions for 2017.

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Why You Should Care About Emotional Culture

Why You Should Care About Emotional Culture | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Paying attention to emotional culture is a way for organizations to improve productivity, retention and job satisfaction among employees.

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Music as an HR resource for employee wellbeing

Music as an HR resource for employee wellbeing | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
A healthy organisational culture where the leadership genuinely care about and promote employee wellbeing fosters workers who are helpful, responsive and co-operative.

It can heighten employee engagement and unite the workforce to achieve the organisation’s vision and goals.

Conversely, a toxic organisational culture where there is limited leading by example and a fragmented approach to employee wellbeing leads to higher absenteeism, presenteeism and employee turnover.
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High Employee Engagement Depends On First Impressions

High Employee Engagement Depends On First Impressions | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
12 Ways The First Weeks On The Job Are The Most Critical to Employee Engagement
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Will HR be Redundant in the Digital World? - People Development Network

Will HR be Redundant in the Digital World? - People Development Network | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
We have entered a new Digital World of Work, a world which will dramatically change the way we manage.” We are at the edge of a technical revolution

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People Alchemy's curator insight, November 29, 2016 6:43 AM
Food for thought....
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How to Make Your Team-bonding Away Days More Results-driven

How to Make Your Team-bonding Away Days More Results-driven | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
From rock-climbing in the Scottish Highlands to paintballing in a Hertfordshire forest, ‘corporate away days’ are an integral method of building team spirit, confidence and camaraderie for many British companies
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