Category: Career Development

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Step Up Your Game: Five Ideas for Developing Millennials

One of the biggest challenges companies face today is finding effective ways to train and retain millennials. Millennials are sometimes described as “lazy” or “entitled.” On the contrary, millennials are driven, possess essential skills, and hold a lot of potential. I can write this confidently because I’m a millennial. And as a millennial who works […]

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It’s Career Day! How Enlightening Teens About Careers in Training Provided Unexpected Inspiration

Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a local high school for Career Day. Talking to teens about training can be a little bit daunting! Those of us in the industry experience the relevance daily, but effectively communicating said relevance can prove challenging. Even for students bent on heading to college, the thought of […]

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If You Offer It, They Will (Not?) Pull

Recently, I was talking to some corporate L&D people about microlearning and performance support, and the conversation turned to pushing such content to employees versus having them pull it themselves. The L&D folks said that they were returning to a push approach because employees weren’t pulling content without being nudged, prodded, and reminded to do […]

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Putting On My Conference Lenses: How I Plan To Maximize This Professional Development Opportunity

The home page for the Association for Talent Development International Conference & Exposition (ATD ICE) explains how this conference may help you excel as a talent development professional. As the president of the ATD Detroit chapter, however, I read this page a little differently. When contemplating whether to attend the conference this year, I wondered: […]

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