Many organisations across the GCC are having to reduce costs in the light of low oil prices and the new economic environment that this heralds. Training [which the ATD estimates to be $1,208 per employee per year] is often seen as a cost that can be reduced without any impact on the business and sometimes just a perk without any real business value.
A lot of people ask me to describe what makes a master trainer. Are they better presenters? Do they use PowerPoint slides or flipcharts in some magical way? Or is it how they prepare? There’s a lot we could talk about. But if I were to start somewhere, I’d say a master trainer is someone who intuitively practices a learner-centered approach to learning.
Whether you’re part of your HR team or simply want to learn a thing or two about Learning and Development, this eBook can serve as your essential guide; taking you from the basics of professional development to creating an internal coaching program. Download the eBook by filling out the form to get started.
The millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, will shape the world of work for years to come. Attracting the best of these millennial workers is critical to the future of your business. Here are a few tips on how you can engage your millennials and get the best out of them.
How does one coach “up” to a boss, manager, or even a CEO? Jennifer Stanford shares her experience of working as an executive coach, and teaching the Coaching Certificate program from ATD (formally ASTD).
Salma Hajjaj is general manager HR at Gulf Bank in Kuwait, where she manages the organisation’s HR, facilities and PR functions. In this Q&A, she talks to Karam Filfilan about her passion for motivating the next generation of GCC workers and why we need to stop stereotyping our youth.
It is astounding that almost 60% of employers state that they have limited or no e-learning delivery capacity in the GCC, more than 30 years since it was first introduced. Only 4 of every 10 organisations believe that e-learning delivers / can deliver considerable impact on meeting the L&D outcomes in their organisation.
Established in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1976, petrochemical manufacturer SABIC now operates in 40+ countries with more than 40,000 employees. In 2012 SABIC launched its own Learning Academy. Here, Fahad Al-Sheaibi, Executive VP of Corporate HR, shares how the academy is developing SABIC’s leaders.
Mobile devices are everywhere, with 64 percent of American adults owning a smartphone and 42 percent owning a tablet, so it’s no surprise that learning professionals are extremely interested in the use of mobile technologies for training delivery. Read this article for more information about recent development in mobile learning
Ideally, you would take cultural factors into consideration in the hiring process by exploring cultural norms and conditions when assessing the prospective candidate. While few companies do this well, where it is done well it exponentially increases the success rate of the new hire (Sharkey & Eccher, 2010). In the absence of doing this step during the hiring process, cultural understanding should be step one of the on-boarding and integration process.