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Articles : Training Industry Magazine

Even as a child, I remember being horrified at the phrase, “killing two birds with one stone.” The otherwise gentle people in my life took on sinister personas when discussing matters of efficiency. So, imagine my delight when shortly after entering the workforce, a British colleague introduced the kinder and gentler alternative, “feeding two birds […]

If there’s any truth to the adage, “The strongest steel is forged in the hottest fire,” we must be cultivating the greatest careers imaginable — because, let’s face it, it’s pretty hot out there. Massive reductions in the workforce in some sectors and impossible-to-fill positions in others. Customer demands outstripping supply chain capacity for some […]

The past three years of cascading crises have introduced a visceral understanding of just how volatile and unpredictable the workplace can be. People have had more time for reflection and introspection. And we’ve spent hours looking at our own video images thanks to virtual platforms. Is it any wonder that many employees are experiencing a dip in […]

It’s clear that employees want opportunities to grow. What’s less clear, however, is what exactly employees mean when they reference a lack of opportunity as a reason for resigning. After all, many organizations invest heavily in developing career pathways, transparent platforms, and internal marketplaces. And yet, might these very systems be part of the problem? Have […]

Career development is one of the most powerful tools L&D professionals have to make a difference — for employees and the organization. But as the world of work has changed, so too has our relationship with careers.