For adult learners, higher education has a different purpose than it had when they were younger, with a focus on new and very specific goals. As a result, it’s simply not possible to adequately assess a school or program based solely on the qualifications important to an 18-year-old incoming freshman.
If gamification is turning up in every corner of the business world, it shouldn’t be a surprise. People have been learning through games since they started counting by playing Chutes and Ladders. What might be a surprise is how well games work.
Recent Bright Horizons research shows that employees will be much more likely to stay at a company they consider their dream organization, even if they’re not yet in their dream job. And employees, especially millennials, will be much more likely to see their organization as a dream company if they have opportunities for professional development. Learn how to build a culture of learning at your organization.
One of the hottest topics in talent development circles these days is the subject of onboarding: the importance of starting people off on the right foot. But employers should be equally concerned about restarting them – in other words, plotting out what happens when an employee comes back after leave.
If employees view their education as a way to advance on the “career ladder,” then organizations should have a strong interest in ensuring the ladder they are choosing to climb leads to where the organization wants them to go. Education assistance helps you do that.
In business, if you wait for a challenge to pass versus preparing for it ahead of time, you risk falling so far behind, you might not be able to catch up. These are the top HR challenges and threats employers need to be preparing for right now.
When it comes to jobs, today’s employees are looking for possibilities. Not just the job they’re hired for right now, but how their career has the potential to grow.
In an environment in which big and small data provides multiple mirrors in which to see ourselves as leaders, our ability to interpret, and then quickly respond to employee feedback is becoming an increasingly critical competency.