With baseball finally underway you can either sing the 7th inning stretch or read these top five stories from CLOmedia.com for the week of April 7.
1. What Wells Fargo’s Training Lawsuit Means for Learning and Development Programs: The Wells Fargo wagon is a-coming down the street — and right into court. Again. CLO editor Kate Everson explains the implications for the industry at large.
2. HR Lagging on Building Analytics Skills: A majority of companies report no analytical capabilities when it comes to HR, and this could set them up for trouble. CLO editor Eric Short has the story.
3. When the Boss Needs People Skills: By shifting an organization’s hiring and promotion to focus on candidates with higher emotional intelligence, organizations can increase staff morale and become more effective, innovative and profitable. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor of business psychology at University College London and vice president of research and innovation at Hogan Assessment Systems, has more.
4. Use Culture to Pave the Way for Change: A culture-led approach to learning may be just what employees need to adapt to change and sustain change-motivated business results long term, write Booz & Co.’s Deanne Aguirre, Micah Alpern, Kristy Hull and Rutger Von Post.
5. Mentoring or Coaching: What’s Best for Your Company?: Mentoring and coaching strategies translate to better employee engagement and retention. But it pays to know the key differences between coaching and mentoring to implement an effective program.
On Another Note …
Harvard Business School case studies, those highly touted education vehicles famously used not just in the namesake business school but in corporations around the world, now come in comic book form.
According to this report from The Wall Street Journal this week, in order to adapt to the more visually oriented learners of the current generation of business students, the school is adapting some of its case studies in the style of manga, the hugely popular Japanese comic books. Read more here.
Also, companies say no to having an HR department. Read here.