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Top 5 Personal Development Books for the Workplace Go-Getter

Posted by Nicole Simmonds on Feb 4, 2020 8:30:00 AM


“Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.” ―John C. Maxwell


Some people are born leaders and some need to dig into personal development to advance their skills. Leadership is the most relevant of business topics, yet remains difficult to master. 

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Topics: Book Review, learning and development

Why a Less Transient Frontline Workforce is a Business Imperative

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Jan 30, 2020 8:30:00 AM


Attracting and retaining experienced, to

p performers is key across any business - including bringing great frontline people to work on hospitality, food service, retail or healthcare teams. Jobs in these industries are undergoing a hiring transformation. Frontline employees are often the first touch customers have with your brand and they have a tremendous impact on the user experience. According to the Forbes article Why Frontline Workers Must Be Part of Your Digital Transformation, they are the first ones to represent your brand and engage customers, and their interactions can have a huge impact on how customers perceive your company. Yet the focus of talent retention s predominantly on salaried, professional employees who benefit from upskilling, reskilling, or carer development tools. Frontline workers continue to be overlooked.

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Topics: learning and development, Retention, frontline workers

Tips on How to Expand Your Skills and Stay Relevant in the Workforce

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Jan 28, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Changes in the workplace are accelerating at an unprecedented pace.  The average shelflife of technical skill is shrinking ( research by the World Economic Forum estimates that the half-life of professional skill is just five years).   At WEF’s annual meeting in Davos this month, the research presented suggests that: 

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Topics: Future of Work, Careers, learning and development

A Conversation with Darin Hartley: Biggest Challenges Facing L&D Departments

Posted by Patty Kappmeyer on Jan 9, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Darin Hartley is Vice President of Business Development and Solution Architecture at Frontier Signal. Darin Hartley has worked in the training industry for 30 years and has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Corporate Training and Training Management. Previously he has worked at BICSI, The Janus Experience, LLC, Intrepid Learning, Inc., and Intrepid Learning Solutions, Inc., ASTD (now ATD), Dell, Lockheed Martin, General Physics, and the US Navy. Darin has presented previously at ISPI International, ASTD International, the ASTD Technical Skills Training Conference, and many others on a variety of topics. He has keynoted for national and international learning and training conferences for a variety of organizations.He has authored articles for T+D, Technical & Skills Training, and WorkForce Magazines. Darin has written four books including his most recent, 10 Steps to Successful Social Networking for Business, published in April 2010 (ASTD Press). Darin is a 2014 ASTD CPLP Fellow award winner.

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Topics: Skills Gaps, Future of Work, Inner Mobility, Job Fit, Interview, learning and development