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How to Develop a Succession Planning Process: A Guide for Managers

Have you ever promoted someone to be a manager, only to find out that they can hardly even manage themselves?

 

This is a common problem across industries, and leads to issues such as disorganization, unmotivated team members, poor workplace communication, and lack of dedication to a common goal. Succession planning is crucial in achieving growth, and ensuring that your management team is the best it can be. Follow along with this guide, to re-vamp the way you promote your high performers. 

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How to Resolve Workplace Conflicts: A Guide for Managers

When you read the words "workplace conflict", what emotions do you feel?
If you're like many business leaders, some that top the list may be dread, anxiety, and an overwhelming despair (ok, that one may be a bit dramatic – but you get the point.)
If conflict didn’t exist and everyone agreed about everything, we would live in an incredibly boring world.
Conflict has the power to both shake up long-held beliefs and bring people together against a common cause.
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Why, When, and How to Delegate: A Manager's Guide

Why to Delegate

Most leadership roles involve a variety of tasks that — simply put — cannot all be completed by one person. Sometimes leaders feel they must take up the reins of all of these tasks themselves to ensure they are done properly.

On the contrary, delegating some of these tasks to employees can improve task efficiency and benefit the organization in ways that aren't obvious at first. A study by Harvard Business Review determined that delegating can actually increase the income and overall efficiency of organizations. Not only does delegating empower others in the organization, it helps optimize the performance of the group. The more members who are included in the ownership of projects, the more efficient your organization will become.

Don’t know where to begin? Let's walk through delegating from start to finish. Feel free to download the delegating template to help you follow along with this blog.

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8 Tips to Give your Managers to Decrease Employee Turnover

Why you should care about reducing employee turnover

 

You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “people don’t leave their job, they leave their manager.” Companies around the world are learning how true this is, and are making concerted efforts to decrease employee turnover by improving their managers. In Gallup’s study, State of the American Manager, 50% of workers surveyed have left a job to “get away from their manager at some point in their career," and "at least 75% of the reasons for voluntary turnover can be influenced by managers."

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8 Simple Ways to Establish Strong Organizational Culture (Infographic)

Establishing strong workplace culture is crucial for business leaders who want to recruit the best talent, retain their strongest employees, and see high levels of engagement from team members. Workplace culture improvement is a process that shouldn't be rushed, so use this list as a long-term guide.

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Managing your Multigenerational Workforce: 5 Ways to Leverage this Competitive Advantage

 

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4 Criteria for Choosing Training Modalities

How to Create the Optimal Learning Approach

The demands of the modern workplace, the evolving needs of learners, and the latest in neuroscience research all suggest it's best to deliver learning with multiple modalities. A "modality" is a form of learning, such as online learning, instructor-led training, mobile reinforcement, coaching, etc.  Many of the top learning solutions today are moving from a singular learning approach to a diverse and flexible solution that incorporates a variety of methods.

 

But how do you choose the training modalities that are best for your team? And how do you combine and structure the various methods for the optimal results?

 

Read the full Vital Learning guest blog article on TrainingIndustry.com for more information on the criteria for choosing training modalities. 

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Learning and Development in 2018: Four Industry Trends to Keep on Top Of

Learning and Development is a rapidly changing industry...

The L&D industry has evolved a great deal in the last few years. Workplace training has become less project based, and more integrated into workers’ day-to-day. As a result of this higher demand for workplace training comes a higher saturation of content, making those who can select and implement the best programs essential to their organization. How we define ‘quality’ training in the learning and development industry will be top of mind in 2018, and sifting through the noise will be increasingly important. Understanding the future of L&D, knowing what to do about changing tides, and implementing change accordingly are all things that can be done with ease, as long as the right steps are taken.

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Coaching Is Crucial for Great Leaders

There is a huge difference between telling someone what to do and actually empowering them to do it. Many leaders only do the former, which is far less effective and not actually “coaching” as we define it.

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The 4 Most Important Employee Retention Strategies That Actually Work

Retaining employees is one of the most crucial factors in running a successful business. Not only is employee turnover expensive, it can stifle growth, and decrease morale and togetherness in the workplace. Fortunately, there are a few key strategies that can help any organization keep people around, and see continued success.

 Employee Retention Whitepaper

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