Just because the weather is finally nice doesn’t mean you can’t still read these top five stories from CLOmedia.com for the week of May 26.
1. Three Trends Shaping Learning: MOOCs, digital badges and competency-based learning are changing the way learning leaders think about and create learning. Michael Plater, president of Strayer University, has the story.
2. Millennials: Seperating Fact From Fiction: Generational gaps have an impact in the workplace, but leaders are generally quicker to blame them for office differences than they should be. CLO editor and Ask A Gen Y Blogger Ladan Nikravan has more.
3. McDonald’s: Making Learning Personal: Forget what you’ve heard about fast food as a dead-end industry. McDonald’s continues to prove that job training can come with a side of personal development — and its employees are lovin’ it. CLO editor Kate Everson has more in this issue’s LearningElite profile.
4. The Problem With Leadership Development: If leadership programs do not produce the bench strength, performance and behaviors desired, one or more of six problems could be the culprit. Gordon Curphy, Robert Hogan and Robert B. Kaiser have more.
5. Are You Training Your New Grads?: Commencement season may be in full swing, but once the diploma is in hand, newly graduated hires aren’t receiving the training they expected at their first jobs. CLO editor Eric Short has the story.
On Another Note …
College career centers are folding into development offices.
Thanks to a tough job market where relationships often matter more than resumes or experience, The Wall Street Journal reports that many college career centers are merging with alumni and donation development offices in the hopes that helping current seniors connect and network with targeted alumni will help them land a gig after graduation.
Read more here.
Also, five successful small business CEOs share their favorite interview questions. Read here.