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Knowledge Sharing Best Practices

When new hires join an organization, as part of onboarding, I want to be sure there is a plan in place for other employees to share their organizational, department, division, customer and other knowledge about the job to the new hires in the department. Knowledge sharing from one individual to another is essential to the [...]

Yes! You Must Invest in Your Employees!

Invest in your employees and watch your business prosper

A question I often get from clients is: “When should I invest in my employees?” My answer: “Always!” Given today’s economy, the question follows with another, “Will it really be that big an issue if I stop investing in training temporarily?” My answer: “Yes! A [...]

Creating a Culture of Learning In Your Organization

According to Wikipedia.com a learning organization is defined as “an organization that facilitates the learning of all its members and continuously transforms itself.” The concept of a learning organization was later refined by Pedler, Burgoyne and Boydell in The Learning Company: A Strategy for Sustainable Development, as: “an organization that facilitates the learning of all [...]

Case Study: A Mentoring Program for New Hires

In an earlier post, Formal Internal Company Mentoring Programs, we talked about the value of developing a formal mentoring program within an organization and some ways to get started. This post will focus on a case study of a global human resource services company that put a formal mentoring program in place to enable new [...]

Formal Internal Company Mentoring Programs

Organizations have found that formal mentoring programs have been of great benefit to both the company as a whole and the individual employee. Setting up a formal mentoring program does not need to be a significant amount of work and the value received from such a program has reaching impact and benefit throughout the organization. [...]