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This week on Imperative’s webinar series, we had a powerful conversation with Dr. Britt Andreatta, neuroscience expert and top learning influencer for 2021. Dr. Andreatta’s unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and education enables her to speak directly to the challenge many learning and development leaders are facing: in this remote world, how do I help my people learn and grow?
Most of us have experienced and witnessed the transformative power coaching can have at work (and in life). The right kind of coaching can dramatically improve someone’s experience and engagement at work. Building a culture of coaching at your organization has a dramatic impact on learning and development initiatives, but it’s much easier said than done.
One of the first (and arguably most powerful) things is a person’s mindset towards learning and growth. But how do you set the stage for this type of mindset and continue to cultivate it, across your organization? It starts with the “how” and “who” of your development programs.
Onboarding is one of the most important drivers of employee success and can also be incredibly complex, especially when done virtually. Poor onboarding is a major cause of employee turnover, which can cost a company 100-300% of the employee's salary in total. So let’s dive into how you can use those re-recruitment strategies and apply them to onboarding.
In the battle against burnout, HR leaders have tried a slew of strategies from extra time off to added benefits and everything in between, but we’re still seeing unprecedented rates of burnout. A whopping 89% of employees have fallen victim to burnout, according to a survey conducted this summer (2021) of 1,000 full-time U.S. workers by workplace analytics firm Visier. So, the age old question: what actually works?
To thrive in today’s modern workplace, every single person at your organization needs to grow their “soft skills,” skills that can only be honed through practice and experimentation. Before we get caught up on the fact that the term “soft skills” doesn’t remotely do this set of skills justice, take a minute and think about the current way learning typically happens in most workplaces: programs and classes.
As The Great Resignation rages on, let’s talk about why people are leaving. According to a recent study from Edelman, the #1 reason employees are leaving is a lack of fulfillment. The pandemic triggered a personal reckoning for many people, and for many people, their current work fell short of what they want it to be. With choice and flexibility at an all time high in the job market, they also have the opportunity to weigh how they feel about the work they do as much as the benefits they’ll receive.
According to the World Economic Forum, women lost 36 years of progress in 2020 alone, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 36 years! That number is staggering. Despite comprising nearly half of the workforce and earning more than half of all college degrees, women still only represent 25% of executives and senior managers, hold less than 5% of CEO jobs, and occupy less than 20% of board seats at S&P 500 companies.
The “Great Resignation” has been in full swing for the bulk of this year, with a record-breaking 10.9 million open jobs at the end of July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But you already know that—this isn’t new news. HR leaders have been facing ongoing and exceptional pressure for the last 18 months, and this is the latest stressful headline to directly affect them.