Six strategies to help you implement leadership development
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by edX For Business
2M ago
As companies emerge into a post-pandemic regime with all the new expectations, challenges and opportunities that it brings, they face a number of trends that are upending conventional management philosophies. The pace and volume of information is rising and bypassing existing hierarchies, leading to information overload. Increased automation is eroding traditional notions of predictability and control, and employees’ career expectations are changing.1 Management practices are being challenged and leaders must rise to the occasion — and they know it. Sixty percent of executives worldwide see ..read more
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7 Ways to Achieve Enterprise Agility Through Training and Development
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by edX For Business
3M ago
In an age of business disruption, the only thing we can be sure of is that things are going to change. Whether dealing with the realities of a pandemic, or shifting expectations around remote and hybrid work, or of emerging demands of sustainability and transparent operations,1 organizations must equip themselves to adapt to disruption in business changes by cultivating enterprise agility ..read more
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How a learning culture primes your organization for agility
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by edX For Business
3M ago
If your organization struggles to keep up with the ever-changing realities of your industry — and of the world of business at large — your organization is not alone. For one, the current and ongoing digital transformation, the emerging skill gaps that follow in its wake, and the pressure to innovate and adapt to continuing change can all make for challenging terrain to navigate for any organization, big or small ..read more
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DEI In The Workplace: 10 Ways L&D Managers Can Turn Insights Into Action
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by edX For Business
4M ago
The most critical social imperative for any business today is diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Just ask any recruiter: 49% of those recently surveyed said that jobs seekers do inquire about DEI initiatives. What is more, 44% of all surveyed recruiters reported that some of the candidates they had been in contact with had either turned down an interview offer or a job offer — all of this because of a lack of diversity within the organization.1 ..read more
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Redefine Recruiting: How To Grow A Pipeline Of Diverse Technical Talent
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by edX For Business
4M ago
Struggling to fill your critical roles? You’re not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation that followed has seen record numbers of employees leave their jobs in order to seek more fulfilling work, or a better work-life balance, all of which in turn shifted the balance of power in favor of employees.1 ..read more
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7 Steps To Creating A Professional Skills Development Plan
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by edX For Business
5M ago
Despite efforts by organizations to address widening skills gaps, just 51% of employees surveyed consider training from employers to be useful.1 This may in great part be due to a disconnect between the learning opportunities available to employees, and the training they need to both excel in their roles and grow in their careers ..read more
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Your talent strategy for closing skills gaps
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by edX For Business
6M ago
Today’s businesses are experiencing tremendous pressure to keep up with human, social, and technological changes. For one, we don’t work the way we used to. We work through digital tools, remotely or in hybrid arrangements, for longer careers and more employers, at full-time jobs and side hustles. Then, there’s our ever-changing world of technology where nothing ever really stays the same ..read more
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How Cognizant used boot camps to recruit job-ready employees
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by edX For Business
6M ago
Today’s global work landscape is full of uncharted territory. In an amazingly short time span, employers have been confronted with rapidly evolving technology, the work-from-home movement, the aptly named “Great Resignation,” and myriad other circumstances. These unique challenges require creative, tech-focused solutions, and many organizations must rely on consulting companies like Cognizant, one of the world’s leading professional service organizations. Eric Westphal, leader of global workforce strategy and economic development at Cognizant, says that a forward-thinking, proactive strategy ..read more
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Four tips to improve staff retention
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by edX For Business
7M ago
Organizations are being pressed to do more to keep teams together and win the battle against workforce churn. Employee retention is the key ..read more
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Nelnet Case Study: Mapping a Path to Employee Retention
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by edX For Business
8M ago
Challenge: Build pathways to spur employee growth and retention. “If we don’t know what jobs will exist in the future, how do we educate our people for them?”  That’s one of the big questions Allison Gemelke was asking herself in 2020. Gemelke is a senior corporate trainer at Nelnet, one of the largest and most respected student loan servicers in the United States. Like many learning and development (L&D) professionals, she’d witnessed the rapid acceleration of career and skill changes during the pandemic — and recognized the risk it posed to businesses. At the same time, she was str ..read more
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