Stop Wasting Your Money: Development that Sticks!

Ask any employee in your company what they remember from the last training class they attended, and, more than likely, they will draw a blank. At best, they may remember a point or two. In this eBook, we discuss how a company can be sure its development practices are the most effective, and how to achieve the highest ROI.

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The Beginners Guide to Reinforcement

With the emergence of training reinforcement, the effectiveness of training has been greatly improved. Trainers stay in touch well past their training events, creating a culture of continuous learning. In this eBook, we discuss everything you need to know to get your team started with training reinforcement.

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The Science Behind Reinforcement

New knowledge and skills start to fade away as soon as participants walk out the door of a training session. When you want your employees to learn new information, retain it and implement it in the workplace, you must understand the brain’s ergonomics and design a program that is effective.

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Moving Beyond the Forgetting Curve

The forgetting curve proves that a majority of employees will forget important information within hours or days after training has ended. Are your employees actively changing their behaviors to better fit the needs of the business? Without behavior change, you are only reminding employees; you are not reinforcing learning objectives.

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Determining Your Reinforcement Objectives

Before you start building a reinforcement program, you must determine your reinforcement objectives. Our guide will walk you through each of the crucial steps needed to determine reinforcement objectives that will close the 5 reinforcement gaps and achieve the 3 phases of behavior change.

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How to Become a Strategic HR Partner

Have you ever Googled what people think about their HR specialists? You probably know the drill: HR professionals are too focused on bureaucracy, restrictions, and avoiding lawsuits, are bad at hiring, and don’t deserve a seat at the table. All of which essentially boils down to: HR lacks the strategic prowess to really be impactful.

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Guide to Debriefing Employee Assessments

So you’ve got some news to share but you’re dreading it. What are you supposed to do? Fortunately, people actually crave feedback and providing it in the right manner pays dividends! You can follow this general guide to structure your conversation and help them make the most of it.

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Guide to Eliminating Succession Planning Biases

Get succession right and your business thrives. Get it wrong and you risk bankruptcy. Quality succession planning sets your business up for long-term benefits. Given the clear business necessity of succession planning, why do we consistently make mistakes? Because executives and boards (and all people) are inherently subjective decision-makers.

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Leadership Development: “The Real Thing”

With an increased emphasis on leadership development comes an influx of solutions. New practices are being introduced as the next big thing every other day. How can you tell whether they are the cure-alls they are touted to be, or are merely snake-oil? Our goal in this eBook is to do just that.

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5-Step Guide to Successful Assessment Centers

If you have ever been curious about assessment centers, afraid of their complexity, worried about their cost, or generally interested in whether or not they fit your organization’s needs, this is the eBook for you. Our goal is to take a step by step walk through of the assessment center process from start to end.

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ROI Guide to Leadership Assessments

We all want to make the best succession and promotion decisions and use the greatest tools at whatever cost. Scratch that. We all want to make the best succession and promotion decisions with the greatest tools within our budget. Companies spend (and lose) heavily on leadership development, especially at high level positions.

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Getting Started with Succession Planning

If unfortunate circumstances arose tomorrow, who would step-in to replace the CEO? How about the Chief Financial Officer? Or, what about a Regional Manager? As few as 29% of organizations have a succession plan in place, which makes it very difficult to adapt quickly and effectively in urgent situations.

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Millennial Leaders: Myths and Reality

As of 2015, Millennials became the largest group in the labor force, with 53.5M. Characteristics of this generation have been identified, but misnomers float around on the Web and in company practices.  We break down misconceptions in this eBook that have side-tracked best practices in leader selection, training, and development?

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Stretch Your Employees

Employees seldom operate at their full potential. You pay them competitively. Your hiring process is rigorous and you offer training programs. What’s missing? In this eBook, we discuss ways to maximize your efforts and use stretch assignments to unleash the creative energy within your employee population.

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Making Effective Promotion Decisions

Employees are promoted for different reasons – to motivate them, build skills, facilitate learning, and to fill vacant positions. It typically works out best if the promotion goes smoothly and successfully, yet many organizations continue to miss a piece of the puzzle. These are the costs associated in making effective promotion decisions.

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Running Effective Talent Review Meetings

Talent review meetings are painful, frustrating and more unproductive than productive when run ineffectively, as they often are. Given the importance of talent reviews, we recommend a different approach to running an effective talent review meeting. This guide includes a step-by-step approach.

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