Ideas for employee learning and development

Your Best Talent is About to Leave

Posted by Jon Peters on Jul 6, 2018 10:02:09 AM

What are you doing to engage and retain them?

It was reported recently by The Wall Street Journal that 3.4 million people chose to leave their jobs in April due to strong economic growth and record-low unemployment. They have become emboldened by a 4% unemployment rate and believe they can fare better in other organizations. More than one in seven of the nation’s 6.1 million jobless Americans in May were voluntarily unemployed, having left a previous position to look for another. Job-hoppers also tend to get better pay; those who move to a new job got a roughly 30% annual pay boost.

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Topics: engagement, talent management, millennials, retention, employee development, unemployment, job growth, microlearning, bite-sized learning

5 Tips for Cultivating a Happy Workplace

Posted by Rick Lepsinger on Jun 11, 2018 4:49:53 PM

Many companies are looking for ways to create a happy workplace and reap the benefits of the productivity gains that come with it. Unfortunately, “happy” is a subjective and difficult to define term, especially when it comes to the workplace. While it’s certainly true that many employees describe themselves as “happy” and apply the same label to their organization, the precise meaning of this term can vary from person to person.

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Topics: reflection, talent management, retention, employee development, engagement, talent, happiness

Julie Winkle Giulioni on Employee Development

Posted by Jon Peters on Feb 14, 2018 2:11:18 PM

We recently had Julie Winkle Giulioni in the studio to film 15 new microlearning videos with AthenaOnline on developing your employees and career management. Julie is the co-author, with Beverly Kaye, of the talent management Help Them Grow Or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want. At the end of the day's filming Julie was kind enough to sit down with us and talk about some of the things she sees on the horizon and how organizations can create ways for employees to take advantage of self-development opportunities. You can view the video below. 

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Topics: bite-sized learning, micro learning, eLearning, retention, microlearning, human resources, employee development, talent management

The Importance of Frequency in Learning.

Posted by Jon Peters on Sep 24, 2017 5:26:23 PM

In 1965 David Ausubel of the University of Illinois wrote an article in The Journal of General Psychology entitled "The Role of Frequency in Learning and Retention: A Cognitive Structure Interpretation." It’s a big title and a big concept. David Allen, the best-selling author of Getting Things Done said it a bit simpler when Athena was working with him on some of the original microlearning in 2002. David stated that “small things, done consistently in strategic places create major impact.”

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Topics: brain, e-learning, training, retention, employee development