Individualised learning is undergoing a boom. Directed, as the name suggests, at individuals, not entire groups, it might include helping with a career transition, addressing a specific development need or supplying the latest thinking on a specific knowledge area.
Companies need to provide their employees with fair, accurate, and focused feedback in order to improve their performance. Individual performance drives organizational results. Organizational results are what senior leaders and shareholders demand. This is where Human Resources (HR) can really demonstrate true partnership.
As 2018 approaches, the observant executive will be struck by a stark paradox. Economic indicators suggest good business prospects yet in geopolitical terms things are unsettling. Executives too face their own, personal, paradoxes. It is a good time to be in business, but little is certain about the months ahead. So how can they look to 2018 with anything like confidence?
With a new ‘Generation Z’ entering the workforce, David Bolchover asks whether we can now look forward to seemingly endless conferences and articles about them with vague and confusing conclusions to be met by an inevitable combination of lip service and indifference from the corporate world.