Brooks: Want better managers? You need to develop better employees


If you reflect on your own career, I’m certain you can look back and remember a manager who was able to catapult your growth, confidence and advancement; and I’ll wager you can also recall another one that drove you out of an organization, stalled your progress or zapped your mojo.

HR, Training and the ‘Gig’ Economy


New survey data finds few organizations are investing in their employees’ training and development these days, and I’m beginning to think the “gig economy” may have something to do with it. For those companies that are providing training, only 35 percent are offering career development opportunities online. Surveys, including one by the advisory firm Staffing Industry Analysts of nearly 200 large companies, point to similar changes.

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