Learning and development

  • Opinion: 2017 – Will the real leaders step up please? by Contributor

    Developing a coaching culture has been shown to improve communication by 63%, team effectiveness by 68%,self esteem by 29% and performance management by 77%. Kathy McKenzie outlines one coaching model that works

  • Q&A: Rediscover your workplace culture by HRD

    HC chats to Keith Ayers, Founder & CEO, Intégro Learning Company Australia, about the critical role that DiSC® assessments can play in L&D.

  • Eenie meenie miney mo? by

    Selection testing has been around for decades and the range of instruments and providers seem endless. Teresa Russell looks at some offerings in the market and looks at how companies use different tailored testing instruments to great effect

  • Getting maximum business benefit from employee benefits by

    We are looking to roll out an employee benefits program to our employees. What steps can I take to ensure that it assists to achieve our 2008 HR objectives of staff attraction and retention, and make sure we get the maximum return on our investment?

  • Frustrated with hiring managers by

    I am a HR manager who has an active role in the recruitment activities of our business. I find myself frustrated with the hiring managers who always want to hire someone who has done the exact same role before that we are looking to fill. They have unrealistic expectations and cannot see the need to hire someone who has room to grow into the role. How can I get them to see the need to hire on potential and move away from the ‘tick the box’ hiring mentality?

  • Leading from the front by

    Although most organisations now recognise the urgent need to develop new leaders to fill their talent pipelines, many don’t know where to start. Teresa Russell speaks with GE and Toyota about the process and how they go about developing their leaders

  • Employee surveys: it’s all in the follow-through by

    Online surveys solve the problems of cost, timeliness, anonymity, data collection and analysis – the biggest issues in employee surveys. Today’s major issue is follow-through. Teresa Russell talks with two companies that have effectively leveraged employee survey data to create positive business results

  • Career Coach Certification Program, by Worklife International by

    Career coaching has traditionally been a bit of a mishmash when it comes to training and certification options. It is not a hard and fast science, and as such, many career coaches are not adequately trained or prepared to help potential clients

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