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    Although coaching is a top priority, leaders say they lack relevant skills

    Companies with a strong coaching culture are more likely to engage and retain top talent, a new analysis finds.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 16, 2024
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    Biden announces more investments in workforce development, apprenticeships

    The funding aims to create training pipelines, reach underserved communities and enhance public-private partnerships across in-demand fields.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 15, 2024
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    Top trends in employee development

    The pandemic pushed some HR initiatives to the back burner, but employee development may be more important than ever.

    By HR Dive staff
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    Gov. Maura Healey credited MassReconnect for nearly doubling the number of adults ages 25 and older who are enrolled in the state’s two-year institutions.

    By Laura Spitalniak • July 15, 2024
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    US employers and workers say they face a major skills development disconnect

    Although employees want to learn and employers know it’s useful, there’s still a gap in L&D uptake, a survey says.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 9, 2024
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    Why mentorship matters even as new grad hiring drops off

    Mentors may keep young hires engaged with their work — and stop them from looking for greener pastures. 

    By Jen A. Miller • July 8, 2024
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    Employers, educators team up to bridge critical tech skills gaps

    Businesses may be able to help build a broader talent pipeline by providing internships and apprenticeships, giving students the chance to grow their skills on the job.

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • July 2, 2024
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    Bath & Body Works introduces employee tuition program

    The company’s new “Investing in You” program delivers a number of benefits, including an education reimbursement of up to $3,000 annually.

    By Kaarin Vembar • June 26, 2024
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    HR is often left out of AI plans, despite the need for upskilling and inclusion

    Although people and change management play a major role in AI adoption, HR isn't always part of the conversation, McLean & Co. says.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 25, 2024
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    Cyber, AI and data dominate upskilling priorities, study finds

    The three categories align with the positions businesses are having the greatest difficulty filling, according to the report.

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • June 25, 2024
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    New York nonprofit develops hundreds of trade careers annually

    The Andromeda Community Initiative helps train, place and develop careers for underrepresented groups, especially communities of color, in New York City.

    By Zachary Phillips • June 21, 2024
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    5 upskilling takeaways from Gallup’s World of Work event

    Soft skills are “soft, until you don’t have them,” Chike Aguh, senior advisor of Harvard University’s Project on Workforce, said. “Then it’s hard.”

    By June 18, 2024
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    As AI skill demands rise, employers must figure out what they actually need: report

    Employers need to understand which proficiencies their workforce has and what gaps are actually present, Info-Tech Research Group said.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Site-specific training content can boost front-line worker performance, survey says

    Accuracy and consistency in a training reinforcement program may especially help manufacturers and warehouses maintain quality and improve retention.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 10, 2024
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    Work-based youth learning programs can augment talent development strategies, report says

    Employers say they struggle to fund internships and design appropriate workloads, however.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 4, 2024
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    Rhode Island debuts free cannabis job training to accommodate booming industry

    The program will be run by the Community College of Rhode Island, which said it is always looking to be responsive to employer needs.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Welcome to United Franchise Group. A dream coach will now assist you.

    The new HR position is responsible for helping tap into employees’ hopes and dreams — inside and outside of work.

    By May 28, 2024
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    L&D pros report median $100K salary and say work is part of their identity

    In a survey, most training pros said they hope to become a director of training or chief learning officer.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 28, 2024
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    Employers appear more likely to offer interviews, higher pay to those with AI skills, study says

    Skills gaps continue to drive up competition for AI-related talent, boosting the importance of reskilling and upskilling.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 22, 2024
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    What’s the cost of the IT skills gap? One analysis says $5.5 trillion by 2026

    However, AI coding and workforce training capabilities could trim as much as $1 trillion from the losses by 2027, according to IDC researcher Gina Smith.

    By Matt Ashare • May 22, 2024
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    3 ways to make DEI training stick, according to a global DEI exec

    Here’s how to make corporate diversity training really work.

    By May 21, 2024
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    HR leaders can play a critical guiding role in skills-based transformation

    Companies should meet several fundamental conditions before moving along the spectrum of skills-based hiring, McLean & Co. says.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 14, 2024
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    Angi launches skilled trades scholarship program to bridge talent gap

    With trades jobs marketplace BlueRecruit, the company also aims to connect skilled trades job seekers with businesses that are hiring.

    By Nish Amarnath • May 10, 2024
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    How to make sexual harassment training effective

    For employers keen to reduce harassment on the job, ensuring that learning materials go beyond compliance is key, experts said.

    By May 10, 2024
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    It’s Youth Apprenticeship Week. What do apprenticeships look like right now?

    Apprenticeships are still outside the mainstream in the U.S. but have received heightened attention in recent years as a way to fill talent gaps.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Is the learning industry facing disruption — again?

    Artificial intelligence tools are already developing training almost automatically, according to Josh Bersin.

    By Jen A. Miller • April 30, 2024