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Talent Development

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Who Needs a Needs Analysis Anyway?

Author: Sy Islam — When I teach my students about training, I stress the importance of needs analysis–the method by which trainers address skill gaps at the individual, group, and organizational level. Most training professionals would love to do more needs analysis, but they often face organizational barriers. Over the years, I have wrestled with why it’s such […]

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Should We Just Stop Using Smile Sheets?

Author: Sy Islam — Smile sheets, or affective/reaction measures of training and teaching effectiveness, are a staple of training evaluation. Often, trainee feedback is the only measure we use to assess training effectiveness. But does it make sense? Over the last three decades, many training professionals and I-O psychology practitioners have criticized the overuse of these training reaction measures. […]

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Mentoring Millennials Talent

Author: Joni Busby  — They are the most capable, confident, creative, techno-savvy, multi-tasking generation yet born, but attracting and retaining these talented young workers is not an easy task. Ask anyone in HR. Millennials (1984-2010) want a work-life balance and prefer a collaborative rather than competitive culture. They are accustomed to instant feedback and encouragement, which […]

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How HR can better use technology to drive talent strategies

Author: Jordan Birnbaum — Behavioral economics is a term that is increasingly entering the lexicon of the world at work. Last October, renowned behavioral economist Richard Thaler won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for the research in his book “Nudge,” about how subtle policy or system shifts can influence individual decision making on […]

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The Skills Gap is a Myth

Author: Kathleen Cherrie — In today’s world, hiring is all about finding the perfect candidate through an algorithm from an applicant tracking system (ATS) to plug in perfectly where there is a job opening. Companies only want people who can come in, sit down, and get to work right away and produce results. And in some […]

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