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May Learning and Training Quick Links

The learning and training industry is ever-changing, so it’s important to stay current on issues that may impact the focus, development, support or effectiveness of your efforts. Here are some recent articles we found interesting and helpful:

Professors’ Group Says Efforts to Halt Sexual Harassment Have Stifled Speech

The growing federal emphasis on combating sexual harassment on campus, along with universities’ broadening definitions of inappropriate sexual behavior, has had a chilling effect on academic freedom and speech, especially on female professors in areas like gender studies, a report released on March 24, 2016 by the American Association of University Professors said. Read more…

What Do Executives at the 2016 Global Ethics Summit® Think About A Few Key Topics in Corporate Ethics?

On March 9 and 10, 2016, more than four hundred executives from the world’s leading companies gathered in New York City for Ethisphere’s Global Ethics Summit. Thinking that this presented a great opportunity to gather insight about a few leading topics in corporate integrity, we asked the group to respond to a few questions. Read more…

Survey Roundup: Compliance Battles Culture of ‘Profits Over Prevention’

Sales At What Cost?: A survey of 604 chief compliance officers in the U.S., Europe and Asia by law firm Hogan Lovells found 57% said sales culture is a major threat to their organizations’ anti-bribery and anti-corruption programs, with 59% saying their organization promotes a culture of “profits over prevention.” Read more…

Core Values Changing Today’s Workplace

With the ever-increasing speed of business, organizations must leverage technology and social tools to keep pace. While technology allows us to do more in less time, there is a breakdown in human connection and collaboration occurring due to the reliance on technology. Insightful conversations are being downsized to quick, to-the-point email exchanges and networking today consists of adding connections to your LinkedIn profile. The workplace is changing and organizations much change accordingly to not only attract, but retain top talent. Read more…

Three Ways To Gain Leadership Support For Your Learning Efforts

After many years of speaking at numerous learning conferences, participants still come up to us and ask, “How do I get business leaders to support my learning initiative?” From the popularity of this question, it appears that this is one of the biggest challenges many learning practitioners face. We’ll examine three tips that can help you gain leadership support. While these methods are both simple and complex, they may surprise you. Read more…

The Disappearing Act: Why Millennials Leave Companies

Sixty percent of millennials leave their company in fewer than three years. Now that millennials have surpassed GenXers as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, it’s more important than ever for companies to figure out how to engage and retain them. This whitepaper addresses the five surprising values that profoundly impact what millennials want from an employer (and why L&D is perfectly suited to support these values), and 15 actionable tips and ideas your L&D organization can use to engage and inspire the best and brightest millennial talent. It also includes key stats and supporting facts that illustrate exactly why the millennial takeover is the perfect time for L&D to step up and become a retention-driving powerhouse. Read more…

Beware the rule-following co-worker, Harvard study warns

In a provocative new Harvard Business School working paper, researchers Michael Housman and Dylan Minor crunched data from 50,000 employees at 11 companies to come up with what may be the world’s most detailed personality profile of a “toxic worker.” Using information from a company that builds software designed by industrial-organizational psychologists to assess a job applicant’s fitness for a particular position, the researchers were able to gain an extraordinary window into a modern-day worker’s mind. Read more…

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