Video – How Social Media is being used by L&D

We’re all hearing more and more about ‘social media’ and the impact it’s having on many areas of business, L&D programs being no exception. Unless you’re a member of Gen Y, then you’re probably like me in that you’ve asked yourself ‘how on earth does social networking do anything other than help you find your old school mates and connect with people in your business community?’.

Given that an ever increasing percentage of the workforce is Gen Y, it’s clear that keeping abreast of the latest ways of delivering learning solutions is paramount. To that end, here’s a video I found on CLO Mag featuring Jeff Cobb, of Verizon Wireless, and Joe Campbell, of Nike, explaining how their organisations are using social media for leadership development (This is my first go at embedding a video so hopefully it’ll work!!!)…

Blending Informal learning and Social Media into Leadership Development from Human Capital Media on Vimeo.

In the news – Australian workers craving inspiration

Australian workers craving inspiration

Human Capital Magazine – 01/09/11

Australian workers are crying out for inspiration and looking to their leaders to provide it, according to an annual investigation into the world of Australian workers by recruitment and HR specialists, Randstad. Continue reading

Case study – From Toys to Talent – Hasbro

An interesting article on a company using a well thought out L&D strategy to address organisational leadership requirements/development, one of the key outcomes being a staff retention rate of around 90% – SR…

From Toys to Talent

By Alicia Korney –  Chief Learning Officer Magazine – 8/25/11

As Hasbro shifted from toy manufacturer to global brand powerhouse, the company transformed its leadership development to bolster the talent pipeline and promote innovative thinking. Continue reading