March Madness baby! Woot! Woot! Anyway, basketball isn’t everything, so read these top five stories from CLOmedia.com for the week of March 17.
1. What Is Work to a Millennial?: Good question. CLO Ask A Gen Y blogger Ladan Nikravan takes a shot at answering.
2. How the Military Informs Learning: In his new book, “Courage to Execute,” Afterburner Inc. CEO James Murphy examines how elite military units’ methods can help business leaders achieve goals, develop teams and improve performance. CLO editor Kate Everson has more.
3. Learning to Read Their Minds: New insights into how the brain works are changing how learning leaders structure programs and how the corporate learning industry thinks about knowledge retention and study habits. Carol Leaman, CEO of Axonify, a learning platform, has the story.
4. How to Sponsor and Retain Managers in MBA Programs: It may cost some money upfront, but with the right support and retention efforts, sponsoring employee MBA programs could more than justify the investment. Andrea Backman, dean of the Jack Welch Management Institute, has more.
5. Supporting the Application of Learning: Learning leaders spend too much time and money on the wrong things, writes CLO columnist Bob Mosher.
On Another Note …
In most companies, asking employees if they have a disability is a no-no — it could be grounds for discrimination.
But according to a Wall Street Journal article from earlier this week, U.S. regulations going into effect next week will require for the first time that federal contractors — which includes notable companies like Boeing Co. and AT&T Inc., among others — ask their employees if they have a disability.
The article continued:
“Those that don’t employ a minimum of 7 percent disabled workers, or can’t prove they are taking steps to achieve that goal, could face penalties and, in the most extreme cases, the loss of their contracts, according to a government official. The target applies to contractors with 50 or more employees or more than $50,000 in government work.”
Read more here.
Also, here’s how much salaries are expected to increase by industry, according to Business Insider. Read here.