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Edge online - Opinion - In my view - Giving and receiving feedback

Edge online - Opinion - In my view - Giving and receiving feedback | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Feedback is often variable, patchy and given and received with considerable discomfort. So how do you give great feedback, and what does great feedback actually mean?
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Why mental illness at work need not be a solitary journey

Why mental illness at work need not be a solitary journey | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Mental illness at work is still a precarious and lonely experience for many employees. Stephen Bevan of the Institute for Employment Studies looks at four areas where more progress is vital. This article is in support of this week’s “Free your mind” cycle ride in aid of the Black Dog campaign to end the stigma of mental health problems.
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3 Tips for Truly Effective Workplace Learning

3 Tips for Truly Effective Workplace Learning | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Harness the power of video learning, create a collaborative culture with employee-generated content, and drive engagement with targeted content to really boost learning impact.
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The 6 habits of truly inclusive organisations

The 6 habits of truly inclusive organisations | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
You’ve seen the evidence, you understand what can be gained – but acceptance of your diversity programmes is patchy, and progress is slow. That, however, may be about to change, thanks to a clutch of forward-thinking companies and some hard-nosed thinking
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4 Reasons Why There Will Be A Learning And Development Transformation - eLearning Industry

4 Reasons Why There Will Be A Learning And Development Transformation - eLearning Industry | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Learning and Development (L&D) as we know it will no longer exist. In a rapidly changing world, it is evident that what got us here will not get us there. But what will a Learning and Development transformation be about? How do we transform ourselves and build the new skills needed not only for Learning and Development to survive, but also for the organization to thrive?
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When Tough Performance Goals Lead to Cheating

When Enron, one of the world’s largest energy companies, collapsed in 2001, it sent shock waves through the corporate world. Revelations of systematic fraud, deception, and corruption across the organization showed the devastating consequences of unethical behavior in organizations. The Enron scandal raised the fundamental question of why such behavior occurred — and became institutionalized — in the first place. One answer, provided by both independent investigators and company officials, was that Enron’s goal-setting practices, which involved setting difficult and specific performance goals for employees, were at the heart of the misconduct.

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10 Strategies to Motivate Employees and Keep them Engaged

10 Strategies to Motivate Employees and Keep them Engaged | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
10 Strategies to Motivate Employees and Keep them Engaged People are your company’s biggest asset. But how do you build a culture such that employees feel both valued and productive? Below you’l

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Time to align your corporate learning strategy to business goals?

Time to align your corporate learning strategy to business goals? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

This article describes the key features of an effective corporate learning strategy (CLS) and will help you understand how and why your strategy needs to be linked to organisational goals.

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Is Empathy Boss? The science behind soft skills—What really drives performance?

Is Empathy Boss? The science behind soft skills—What really drives performance? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Successful leadership is defined by a single ingredient: it’s mastering successful conversations. By looking at the relationship between interaction skills and job performance, it’s easy to see why empathy is so important.
 
“Overwhelmingly, empathy tops the list as the most critical driver of overall performance. It also consistently relates to higher performance in each of the four leadership domains.

 

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Empathy Still Matters: In Every Way No matter what your favorite definition of leadership is (there are 462 million Google® entries), we believe it’s largely dependent on a single ingredient: mastering successful conversations.

 

By the end of each day, leaders likely have had multiple conversations with a range of their constituents. Each of these interactions will collectively determine their ultimate success as a leader.

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Performance Appraisals - Judge and Be Judged - 

Performance Appraisals - Judge and Be Judged -  | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

To judge someone is a very difficult task. Even God who is almighty fixed a criterion for judging people, i.e. good deeds and bad deeds for reward and punishment. As their mind developed, humans too accepted its value for better control and they adopted it happily. When organizations came into being, its application increased further because of its acceptance as the best way to manage people, and performance appraisal was the outcome.

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Workplace wellbeing – a slow burner or a flash in the pan?

Workplace wellbeing – a slow burner or a flash in the pan? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
In innumerable conversations I’ve had with people interested in employee wellbeing, there’s one question that comes up time and again...

Why hasn’t wellbeing captured the boardroom?

Why, they ask, hasn’t it made the breakthrough as effectively as employee engagement? Instead it appears to be stuck in HR, something soft and cuddly, nice to have - but not taken very seriously by more hardnosed parts of the business.

The argument really ought to be over, they say; after all, the data is there - the positive impact on engagement, the links to performance and productivity, ROI  – so why aren’t business leaders listening?
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Use Learning to Battle Remote Worker Disconnect

Use Learning to Battle Remote Worker Disconnect | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Maintaining company culture with remote workers can be difficult, but there are five things managers can do to connect with and engage employees operating outside the office.
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Coworking - the opportunities and challenges for HR

Coworking - the opportunities and challenges for HR | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Multiple firms, entrepreneurs and freelancers working in the same office space, an arrangement known as coworking, is one of the most recent trends to sweep across the world of work.
 
Firms of all sizes, the length and breadth of the country, are beginning to supplement their traditional, static offices with a range of flexible and shared office concepts that include coworking.

Coworking’s remarkable growth suggests that it is here to stay. We estimate the size of the global coworking market to be in the region of circa $210m a month, and the number of individuals using coworking spaces is predicted to reach 1 million by 2018.[1]

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Personal Learning Networks: All eLearning Pros Need To Know

Personal Learning Networks: All eLearning Pros Need To Know | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Wondering what do you need to know about Personal Learning Networks? Check here to learn evevrything you need about Personal Learning Networks.

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Performance management after the annual appraisal

Performance management after the annual appraisal | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Millions of hours are wasted on sub-standard appraisals every year. Managers fret whether they’ve done the process right; appraisees feel demoralised. We take an in-depth look at three examples of next-generation performance management, and ask whether these are a better way to get the most out of your people
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5 pitfalls to consider before setting up a mentoring scheme

5 pitfalls to consider before setting up a mentoring scheme | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Mentoring is a buzzword these days, and many organisations use it for a variety of purposes, from talent management, to leadership development, to knowledge transfer and succession planning.
 

As somebody who has been working for over ten years facilitating and implementing mentoring programmes across the UK and internationally,  I am not only a passionate advocate of mentoring but also an experienced challenger of programmes that are put in place without serious consideration being given to the needs, aims, context and circumstances in which they are supposed to develop and fluorish.

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What Culture Fit Really Means

It’s quite common these days to hear about the importance of hiring for organizational culture fit, and for good reason.

For starters, not hiring for culture fit can cost organizations upwards of 60% of the given employee’s salary — according to the Society of Human Resource Management — when they invariably stop working at the company. Beyond that, workers who fit in with their companies’ cultures are more likely to stick around than their peers who are outsiders.
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8 Things Employees Desperately Wish Managers Would Do More

8 Things Employees Desperately Wish Managers Would Do More | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
The gulf between manager and employee can often seem impossibly wide. Yet employees in these situations rarely feel empowered to offer criticism (even constructive criticism) to their superiors at work. But what would they say if they could?

TINYPulse asked 1,000 workers what they would change about their managers, and many of the answers came down to interpersonal skills.  Unfortunately, people are often promoted based on their hard skills rather than soft skills.

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These behaviours are what your people really want from you!

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How to deal with dinosaurs in the workplace

How to deal with dinosaurs in the workplace | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

In my role as a behavioural consultant, many of the business professionals I work with understand the importance – the necessity even – of continued development, change and moving with the times.
 
However, older or more established team members, whilst often performing well, can often be very resistant to change.

This is a common cause of conflict in the workplace and it does have an impact. People adopt the most common emotion that surrounds them and so this negative behaviour can hold back overall performance.

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Why the corporate world won’t adopt best practice from the Olympics

Why the corporate world won’t adopt best practice from the Olympics | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Successful Olympians across disparate disciplines share a common motive: to be the best versions of themselves. To that end, who they are, is tightly interwoven with what they do.

This clarity of purpose shapes how they go about achieving their goals.

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David Hain's curator insight, September 8, 5:17 AM

Will the business world learn (this time!) for a world class Olympic effort. The lessons are well articulated here...

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A Harvard psychologist reveals the biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals

A Harvard psychologist reveals the biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Having big goals is important, but even more important is realizing that big changes happen incrementally.
Via Bobby Dillard, Ricard Lloria, Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.
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Having big goals is important, but even more important is realizing that big changes happen incrementally.
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Five key steps toward creating a learning culture

Five key steps toward creating a learning culture | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Businesses have tendencies to develop and stick to ‘success formulas,’ processes and strategies that were carefully honed, and which have served their firms so well in the past, that executives are loath to change them regardless of the circumstances.
 
However, with the fast pace of today’s digital markets, this is no longer a viable approach. 

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What’s happening at the frontiers of wellbeing?

What’s happening at the frontiers of wellbeing? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Reading a feature on neuroscience recently I came across an unfamiliar concept - emotional contagion. It turns out to be a great example of how what we are learning in new fields of research has a resonance for how we think about the world of work.

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Are annual reviews hindering employee engagement?

Are annual reviews hindering employee engagement? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Accenture recently added its name to the list of companies doing away with employee annual reviews. It is a trend which is gathering pace and it is easy to see why.

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Onboarding: How to succeed with your remote team

Onboarding: How to succeed with your remote team | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

We’ve already seen how hiring the remote candidate can pose unique issues owing to the location of your new hire. You need to search for dedicated and motivated workers (preferably with prior experience working remotely) who seem like a good fit for your culture. 
 
Whilst this is certainly true, all of these hiring checks will be for nought if you don’t apply the same care and special remote consideration to your employee onboarding process.

Remote employees are a wonderful mixed bag (admittedly I’m a little biased, being one myself); the more care you put into nurturing them and thoroughly onboarding them, the more tight-knit they will be with your company and the more motivated they will remain for the names in their Slack channel.

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The 5 Most Important Characteristics of Great Teams, According to Science

The 5 Most Important Characteristics of Great Teams, According to Science | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

In all aspects of our life, teamwork plays a vital role. Whether we're on a field or in the boardroom, we engage with and depend on others to accomplish virtually every task.

Because we depend so heavily on teams, we don't want to leave it to chance to construct and manage them.

 

Fortunately for us, researchers and entrepreneurs Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone distill the process of creating the highest performing teams in their best-selling book, Team Genius: The New Science of High Performing Teams.



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belgianfacilities's comment, September 1, 12:02 AM
Awe-inspiring...!!
Terry Yelmene's curator insight, September 1, 5:42 AM
My takeaways; few things are as important as the dynamics and mechanics of human-to-human interactions and the power of two(2) in doing work can not be overstated.  (Note: pair-programming gets this right!)