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As technology continues to grow, leadership training is not immune to its influence. In fact, technology is becoming increasingly more integrated in leadership training methods due to ease-of-access and cost effectiveness. Technology-based training is 90 percent less expensive than traditional classroom-style training. Because leadership training is a constant process, it is logical to take advantage of a form of training that is easily accessible and cost effective. Take a look at these leadership training and development trends to be aware of for today’s leadership training, as well as training for the future. M-Learning Also known as mobile learning, it is

A 2015 SHRM Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Survey found that only 69 percent of employees felt that they were consistently putting all their effort into their work. And your organization is not immune to this lack of employee motivation—whether you’ve committed some employee motivation no-no’s, or you’ve done everything right and just need some new creative thinking for methods, there’s always room for improvement. Check out these do’s and don’ts of motivating employees and see how they fit in your organization. We’ll start with the don’ts—if any of these sound familiar, then you might’ve already found your source of

In a study by BostonWorks.com, participants were asked to cite what they believed to be the most important factors of executive coaching. 86 percent said developing leadership skills of high-potential individuals 70 percent said correcting behavioral problems at the management level 64 percent said improving the odds that newly promoted managers would be successful 59 percent said developing management and leadership skills among their technical employees 59 percent said helping leaders resolve interpersonal conflicts among employees. Now that you’ve read some of the reasons why executive coaching should be implemented, it’s time to focus on how to implement it. Forbes.com

Today’s Human Resources staff are stretched beyond their traditional roles. Overseeing the current employee pool (onboarding, training, overseeing performance reviews, trouble-shooting) can cut into time to identify and interview new staff. In fact, hiring staff has become more complex as more prospective employees offer different skillsets and experiences. A growing number of HR professionals bring specific skills needed to assemble new teams. Human Resources is About Employee Assessments Most employees and employers will agree that two game-changers appeared in Human Resources over the past couple of decades: The sheer amount of resumes shared by prospective employees on the web that

The Human Resources profession has gone through quite an evolution. Once a small department with a few staff in mid-size and large companies, it’s now a full-fledged industry with loads of opportunity for practitioners. Two HR skills are in particular demand in companies of all sizes: Conducting employee assessments Supporting strategic workforce planning HR professionals with these highly valued skills are in a great position to leverage them through their own businesses. Partnering Your Employee Assessment and Strategic Planning Skills Conducting accurate employee assessments is a critical role for anyone charged with creating a workforce or team. The reputations of

Here at Talexes, we’re invested in strategic workforce planning for every part of the employee lifecycle. From hiring and training to employee engagement and development, our employee assessments and talent solutions are meant to help you and your business thrive. So, it’s important for us to keep up on trends in the industry. One recently popular team building exercise that’s been making waves has been thinking preference assessments, like FourSight or the (Neethling Brain Instruments). Many managers and leaders are curious as to how running thinking preference assessments has to do with strategic workforce planning and if they’re worth the

Many conversations about the generation gap feel antagonistic: millennials lack focus, Generation X is stodgy and non-malleable, etc. Even recently, the long-running reality TV show, Survivor, made its theme Millennials vs. Gen X, showing the public interest in the rivalry. Regardless, Talexes and our partners believe that the generational divide and its differences are more than worth conquering through employee assessments and employee engagement. Millennials are the largest group in the current workforce, so it’s now a matter of when and how you engage them, rather than if your methods can survive new ways of thinking. There are many valuable

If you haven’t already, check out Part I of our sales motivation tips. We have even more tips to add to the list, courtesy of fitsmallbusiness.com. Continue reading for Sales Motivation Tips –Part II. Share the Ask 3 Sales Strategy with your sales team: (1) What are you going to CLOSE today? (2) What are you going to make PROGRESS on today? (3) What are you going to FIND today? Encourage your sales team to take action towards these 3 steps every day. Success starts when your actions become greater than your excuses. -Mike Rodriguez, Motivational Speaker & Bestselling Author