In the News: Three rising trends in employee development initiatives

In keeping with yesterday’s post, this article discusses learning and development trends in a period of reduced budgets. Sam…

Multi Generational Workforce






By: Emma Snider – Techtarget

Many companies slashed corporate learning budgets when the economy crashed. But can employee development initiatives truly be tossed aside without consequence?

At the Human Capital Institute (HCI) Learning and Leadership Development Conference, held last week in Boston, HR leaders and experts correlated learning and employee development initiatives with higher employee engagement, retention, customer satisfaction and revenue. Viewed in this light, it seems the C-suite should pay more attention to employee development.

Although budgets have been restored somewhat since the economic downturn, dollars and resources are still limited and need to be allocated wisely. So what employee development trends should HR managers bear in mind when planning learning strategies? Three themes emerged during the conference: increased focus on the development of Generation Y workers, the importance of company culture and the rise of peer-to-peer and continuous learning models. Continue reading

L&D/OD Quote: Aristotle

Who am I to argue with one of history’s greats – Sam :-)…

Learning and Development Quotes - Aristotle




“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit”. Aristotle

L&D Quote: Robert Kiyosaki

A nice simple (but extremely accurate) quote this week from the American investor, businessman, motivational speaker, financial literacy activist, financial commentator, and author of self-help books such as ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’,  Robert  Kiyosaki. Have a great weekend. Cheers, Sam…

Robert Kiyosaki

“Confidence comes from discipline and training” – Robert  Kiyosaki