Professional development, continued education, workplace training. Regardless of the term used to describe the process of improving employees’ skills, organizations should have a structured system in place to administer and track the program. There are a number of benefits that come from employing a learning management solution (LMS) to organize the effort. If your organization does not currently use a learning management solution, here are some questions to keep in mind:
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Evaluating and improving your recruitment process can make a huge impact on the types of candidates you attract. There are several strategies to improving diversity within companies. Regardless of which path you choose, embedding inclusive best practices into each step of the recruitment process is key. From job descriptions and photos on the website to training hiring managers about bias awareness, be sure to address each layer of your recruitment activities with a mindset toward inclusiveness.
According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, 51 percent of the American workforce is not engaged. Why is this important? Why take the time to motivate and engage employees? That same report shows that engaged employees have a 41 percent lower rate of absenteeism and 17 percent higher productivity. Highly engaged employees are also less likely to job hop, reducing turnover. Many employees who are not engaged are simply looking for inspiration, something to motivate them to perform at a higher level.
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it,” a well-known philosophy by Peter Drucker, 20th-century business management author and theorist. Whether you agree or disagree with the theory, this seemingly simple concept evoked entirely new business models and shaped corporate development. It is also the basis for nearly every HR and ERP software solution on the market today.