Bookmark This! 10 Articles that Managers Need to Read

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We ask them hire, coach, discipline, and train employees. So, sometimes we’re not met with enthusiasm when we ask a manager to take it upon themselves to read blogs and books as a form of professional development. No single article would take more than ten minutes to read.

Training Should Include Employee Self Learning Strategies

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I ran across an article on the MarketingProfs blog recently titled “ Four B2B Marketing Trends that Will Define 2018 ”. As a result, training pros have to be willing to give control of learning over to the learner. Well, that applies to training and self learning as well.

Never Neglect Career Development for Recruiters


It’s ironic yet true: Recruiters will often pitch their organizations to candidates as places where career development is a priority—meanwhile, their own career needs are often going unaddressed. They need to be brave and say, “I need training.

Lifecycle Mastery: Sustain Engagement With Training, Career Development

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Today’s post examines employee development. Previous posts are listed at the end of this article. Coaching & Mentoring Engagement Talent Management Training, Learning & Development Featured

Must-Read Articles to Reinvigorate Your Onboarding Experience

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Filling out the necessary paperwork, talking through the company procedures and training your new hire is a crucial part of their first few days. Avoid throwing them into the fire and keep their onboarding process fun, simple and interesting with these tips from The Balance Careers.

The Future of HR: 10 Strategies for Every Human Resources Team

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I ran across an INC article titled “ What Does the Future of Human Resources Look Like? ” I do believe though, articles like the INC one should prompt HR departments to have dedicated, intentional conversations about their function. We know the importance of competencies in our careers.

How to Find Mentors Who Will Support Your Goals

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Over the past couple of weeks, our Friday posts have been focused on career development. In this article, I want to talk about having a base of support. Career Development Strategy and Planning Training and Development Capella training and development

Bookmark This! #SHRM18 Conference Edition

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Look for more information about this new offering in future articles. As HR pros, our professional development is important. We spend a lot of time justifying resources for employees to get the training and development they need.

Bookmark This! 20 Tips for Managers and Leaders

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As I was cleaning out my office , I ran across some articles that I had saved with tips and advice for managers. Today, I wouldn’t keep paper articles. Well, thanks to this pile of decade-old articles, I have a few to share with you.

The Company’s Bottom Line is Directly Related To the Quality of Their Management

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Here are a few leadership articles you might want to check out this weekend. We say development is supported from the top down. If the top doesn’t develop new leaders, then what? Instead, give managers training and the tools they need to be successful.

Managing Change Is an Essential Skill – Friday Distraction

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Enjoy the article!). I recently wrote an article over on The Workforce Institute blog about this.

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Bookmark This! Change Management Edition

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Typically, change involves developing new habits and routines. So, I wanted to put together a list of articles and resources that you could bookmark (hence the title, bookmark this) and refer to it when you’re looking for information about change.

Employees Need to Learn Freelancing Skills

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I read a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article recently titled, “ The End of Employees ”. The article talks about the growing number of companies that are using freelancers, contractors, etc. As the WSJ article mentions, organizations are benefitting from using contingent workers.

Professional Development for Learning and Performance Professionals – Ask #HR Bartender

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We’ve talked several times about how human resources generalists can develop their career. I’m currently working in the hospitality industry and would like to eventually move into the learning / training and development department.

The Top 7 Things on HR’s To-do List for 2017

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View full learning and career outcomes reports for these programs at Regardless, HR pros should consider adopting a “career fitness” mentality in 2017. Almost every article I’ve ever read about the habits of successful people includes reading.

Improve Performance by Expanding Solutions

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Right there, you get proven solutions about how an organization was faced with a problem, developed a program, and measured results. From the very large Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference to the HR Technology Conference and Expo and the WorkHuman Conference Pioneered by Globoforce. After an employee is coached about their performance, a follow-up meeting should always be scheduled.

Career Journaling: 9 Tips to Start Today

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A few years ago, I heard about the idea of career journaling during Ultimate Software’s Connections Conference. Then I ran across an article on The Muse titled “ 6 Ways Keeping a Journal Can Help Your Career ” and it reminded me to actually do something.

You Can’t Own Your Career Until You Buy Into It

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There’s lots of talk about employees “owning” their careers. The idea being that employees are in the driver’s seat where their career development is concerned. The expense for professional development should not be 100 percent the company’s responsibility.

Human Resources Shouldn’t Be a “Go-To” Function

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I know when it comes to human resources, I’ve seen more than my fair share of the “I Hate HR” type articles. Side Note: The article quotes Marcus Buckingham, who is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s SHRM Annual Conference.).

Career Fitness: Necessary for Long-Term #HR Success

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I was reading an older article on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website recently about employee well-being. There was a quote in the article that struck me: People who don’t feel positive about themselves or their lives don’t do extraordinary things.

Defining Workplace Professionalism

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I ran across this article from Dan McCarthy on “What is Workplace Professionalism?” Here’s the final definition the group developed: Approaching work in the spirit of collegiality, commitment, altruism, and accountability.

You Can’t Have Self-Managed Teams Without Self-Managed People

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I ran across this article recently about the companies that have embraced the practice. Employees need training on the principles of self-management. Just like teams need training on team development skills, employees need some self-management training.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Curation Edition

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What I liked about this article was that the author wasn’t trying to tell you ‘this source is fake news’ and ‘this source isn’t.’ And I believe it’s a business competency that needs to be developed. Training Magazine also has a feature story on “ The Art of Content Curation.”

Managing Organizational Hierarchies In a World of Networks

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Networks can encourage collaboration and team development. Dr. John Kotter wrote an article in Harvard Business Review several years ago, suggesting that organizations need to support two structures (hierarchy and network) under the same roof.

5 Business Lessons Learned From Adult Coloring Books

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I’ve noticed a few themes emerging in the professional development space that center around the need for individuals to find ways to decompress, de-stress, and detox from their digital lives. Career Development Employee Relations Happy Hour Training and Development business employee relation

Self-Management Success: Do Work You Enjoy (Part 2)

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I found this article on The Rouse titled “ Why Self-Managed Teams are the Future of Business.” We can spend years trying to figure out the right career. As you make career decisions , it only makes sense to move toward being your most productive.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – November 2014

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For most of my professional career, I’ve worn nametags. Here’s an article that shares the answer (and the reason why). Career Development Consulting Happy Hour Training and Development happy hour training and development

L&D Playbook Lesson Three: Supporting Managers In Making Online Training Initiatives Effective

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Editor's Note: Over the past few weeks, we’ve been rolling out lessons for developing up-and-coming employees as leaders and managers. And as if it wasn’t hard enough to identify what each person’s development needs are, filling those needs can create whole new headaches.

Does It Matter If Stress and Pressure Are Different

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Case in point: my last trip, I read several articles about employee stress. The outcome matters to your career and your future. The article went on to specifically focus on pressure moments and how we as individuals need to learn how to manage pressure. I like to read on planes.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter

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Then, we immediately use it once or twice and say to ourselves that, when we get back to the office, we’ll explore the app, download some articles and really learn how to use it. Career Development HR Tech and Social Media Training and Development HRTech

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Radical Candor Is Not An Excuse For Bad Feedback

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I’ve seen a few articles recently about a concept called “ radical candor.” And they need to train employees on the best ways to deliver and accept feedback. It is what you would expect it to be – the concept of pointing out the “elephant in the room” problems in organizations.

The Learning Myth That Should Not Die

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I ran across this article from the International Weekly Journal of Science titled “ The science myths that will not die.” One of the myths jumped out at me because it was related to training. Career Development Training and Development communication engagement training and development

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Pinterest

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So, if you’re looking for a program to store and organize articles, blog posts etc., They have several boards such as “Making a Difference”, “Careers and Job Hunting”, and “Saving for Retirement”. I still remember a keynote presentation by Daniel Pink at SHRM’s Annual Conference.

Technology: Cause or Solution to Employee Burnout

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I ran across this article recently in Training Magazine titled “ Avoid Technology as a Tool for Rudeness ” that focused on the need to manage technology and not let it overtake our lives. I wrote a post recently about technology and burnout.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Freelancer Edition

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An article in Forbes put the number of freelancers in the U.S. It also raises the question about training and professional development. Regardless of the reason, the gig economy is here to stay.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Conference Networking Edition

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But if you’re just trying to figure out what works best for you, check out this article from The Muse about the “ 9 Questions You Have About Coffee Meetings but Were Afraid to Ask.” Career Development Happy Hour Leadership and Management networking training and development

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Employee Feedback Edition

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It might be worth adding a little bit of training into orientation or onboarding about how employees can deliver good feedback. A skill an employee will need for their entire career. Here are a couple of articles that could help: 5 Steps to Giving Good Feedback.

While Employee Development Programs Fail, Growth Organizations Help Everyone Succeed


This has led to the implementation of employee development programs that annually cost companies hundreds of billions of dollars. A Culture of Employee Growth & Development. The natural byproduct of work must be continual growth and development.

Telecommuting Is Not a Profession

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I recently ran across an article talking about the “honest truths of the telecommuting profession.” The article went on to explain that individuals who telecommute need to be self-motivated, have excellent prioritization skills and exceptional communication skills.

What Happens At the Meeting After the Meeting

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This is the part of business that never shows up in the employee handbook or in a training program. Books, articles and media will tell you it’s important to be open, honest and share with your boss.