We’ll start by covering some of the research that clearly shows the positive effect of learning on business performance, especially in companies that have established a strong learning culture.
Next, we’ll look at the benefits enjoyed by organizations that invest in technology-enabled learning.
Finally, we’ll examine some of the trends in workplace learning and the factors that are driving a higher investment in it by many organizations.
The importance of learning
The world has changed; there is no more “business as usual” due to the economic strain of the past few years. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, there will be a severe gap in talent because 360 million workers will retire from the global labor force by 2030. This leaves big talent gaps and the need for a skilled workforce that only comes with a solid learning program.
Engaged employees stay put. According to Gallup’s latest Q12 meta-analysis of 1.4 million employees, the most engaged companies experience up to 65 percent lower turnover than the least engaged—that’s a huge savings of time, money, and effort. Yet with fewer than 1 in 3 employees feeling engaged, what can you do to reap those savings for yourself?
In this webinar, Achievers’ Vice President of Employee Success, Cheryl Kerrigan, explains how to retain employees with the four pillars of engagement: recognition, feedback, communication, and meaning.
You’ll also learn:
How recognition aligns employees to company goals
How lack of feedback from leadership leads to turnover
Why employees need clear communication and to have their voices heard
The important of stretch opportunities and career goals to give their work meaning
How often have you heard: “I wish my boss would take this training!” Most first-time leaders lack formal leadership experience and are often left to sink or swim without strong role models or much help from their direct boss. How can you build the skills of managers so they can better support the development of their direct reports? How can you gain buy-in and involve them to help model and reinforce skills to boost “stickiness”? Join this webcast where we’ll present ways managers can engage, excite, and encourage leadership development, as well as steps to build shared responsibility and accountability between the leader and his or her manager.
Highly engaged employees help to build and sustain a culture where people want to work and are excited to deliver great results. In return, employees have a positive impact on our relationships with customers, suppliers and communities. At Ingersoll Rand, they understand, appreciate and embrace their differences and use these strengths to continuously improve their business. In 2012, Ingersoll Rand rapidly deployed The Ingersoll Rand Leader: Engaging Your Employees (EYE) training to a global audience and found that leaders attending the training session had an increase in engagement scores two times higher than their counterparts who did not attend the program. To enhance the support the managers, the company also created an on-line and simple support site that highlighted just a few critical tools and activities managers could take, aligned with content from EYE. To leverage the leader’s role in engagement, they also worked to improve engagement by providing coaching to help managers engage employees on what matters most to them and focus local accountability to drive more tailored and meaningful actions.
In this session, learn more about Ingersoll Rand’s efforts to grow engagement, hear more about the crucial role played by leaders, and how their formula for success could be applied inside your organization.
Because life is not a multiple choice test, if you want to know if someone can cut it as a frontline leader, you need to see that individual in action. And that means action as a leader. Too often, first-time managers are promoted because they’re good at what they do in a technical role—yet they lack formal leadership experience and are often left to sink or swim and figure out how to manage people.
Wouldn’t it be great to observe your would-be leaders in real-world situations to evaluate their preparedness and diagnose existing skills gaps before they advance to the front lines?
Join this live demonstration of DDI’s Manager Ready® behavioral assessment to understand how it provides the insight you need to truly know who is ready AND what leadership skills gaps they possess. This demo will show you how participants are given real-world situations to which they must respond using behaviors they would demonstrate on-the-job. And we’ll explain how trained assessors observe and evaluate more than 900 behaviors, across nine critical frontline leadership competencies.
Finally, we will show you how Manager Ready® not only provides you and your frontline leaders with deep insight into specific, need-to-improve leadership behaviors, it also helps guide them through the development planning process via access to development tools and a variety of individual and group feedback options.
In this session, Howard M. Guttman shares his research findings on the inner workings of 25-high-performance teams that cut across industries and vary in size from large to small companies. For example: Colgate, Johnson & Johnson, Mars Inc., Novartis, and L’Oreal.
Howard Guttman isolates the key attributes and related behaviors of high-performance teams, and in the process, challenges prevailing notions of team leadership, membership, accountability, decision making, and conflict, replacing them with a fresh, horizontal approach to achieving ever-higher levels of results.
The session also explores the dynamics of team behavior and how to move around the “Team Development Wheel,” from Stage One testing to Stage Four high performance. Howard Guttman explores the mind set and skill shifts that are required, along with an agreement on protocols, those rules of the road that govern decision making and team-member behavior.
Service award anniversaries. Many organizations establish employee recognition programs to enhance levels of engagement and reinforce core company values and culture. Often overlooked is the strong return on investment that effective employee recognition programs can deliver. For many organizations, these are often seen as just a benefit. Yet when done right, celebrating key career milestones are a powerful opportunity to achieve specific business objectives. Presented by OC Tanner's Manager of Speaking and Training, Jeff Birk is sure to give you an entertaining and informative webinar that you will not soon forget. Walk away with great stories as well as concrete business objectives which will help you make your career celebrations a vital part of your company.