Thursday, April 5, 2012

Employee Development On A Shoestring By Halelly Azulay

Employee Development on a Shoestring

Employee Development On A Shoestring By Halelly Azulay

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It has been estimated that 70 percent of employee development takes place through informal learning, rather than through formal learning events. Employee Development on a Shoestring offers insights and lessons for leveraging non-training activities for on-the-job employee development. This hands-on resource delivers specific implementation techniques for developing motivated, engaged employees in today s do more with less business environment. A handy toolkit for any employee developer, this book provides templates and detailed guidelines to help busy managers develop their workforce in a way that is tailored to each employee s strengths, development needs, and constraints without breaking the bank.

Employee Development on a Shoestring provides general employee development best practices as well as in-depth descriptions of the how-to specifics of 11 different employee development methods, including:

  • Step-by-step guidance for initial goal-setting and preparation for effective development planning for every employee and development method.
  • Templates, worksheets, checklists, and guidelines to make your employee development efforts effective and sustainable.
  • A modular, customized approach to developing employees by tailoring the development method to each employee s unique needs and each organization s budget and constraints.
  • Ways to capitalize on development ideas that are easy to implement immediately and cheaply such as self-directed learning, volunteering, sabbaticals and mentoring.
  • The hidden value of job rotation, stretch assignments, and special teams for addressing your employees development needs while enhancing organizational results.
  • The benefits of peer teaching and how to turn development into fun games and contests.
  • Tools and techniques for developing employees by letting them turn stories from the frontlines into digital content for everyone s benefit and why developing innovation zones within your organization may bring huge learning and development rewards.
  • An examination of social learning and the use of multiple collaborative online tools for real time, on-the-job employee development.

    Employee Development on a Shoestring is a comprehensive tutorial for all managers, supervisors, trainers, human resources (HR) personnel, coaches, and other professionals who are involved in developing employee competence efficiently and cost-effectively.

  • Product Details
    • Amazon Sales Rank: #139461 in Books
    • Published on: 2012-04-02
    • Original language: English
    • Number of items: 1
    • Dimensions: .0 pounds
    • Binding: Paperback
    • 240 pages
    Editorial Reviews

    "In this book, Halelly Azulay drills down into the details of how to set employee training goals and follow through. Better still, she gets the importance of keeping employees up to speed in a constantly changing workplace, and doing so in ways that are respectful of their individuality and your company's values." "Daniel H. Pink," author of A Whole New Mind and Drive "

    "Halelly Azulay has written a book that will help supervisors and professionals develop their staff within the limits that most organizations now face–time and budget!" "Marshall Goldsmith, million-selling author of New York Times bestsellers, " Mojo and What Got You Here Won't Get You There "

    "Collaboration and networking are now broadly recognized as fundamental competencies for effective leaders and teams. Employee Development on a Shoestring offers practical, hands-on ideas to help leaders develop those skills in their employees. With a focus on informal and social learning methods, Halelly has shined a light on ways to increase skills that directly impact business results."  "Keith Ferrazzi," author of Never Eat Alone and Who's Got Your Back"

    "This book is a superb resource for growing talent in any industry and any organization. This book is the perfect 'guide-on-the-side!' It will be dog-eared quickly." "Beverly Kaye, Founder, Career Systems International" "Co-author, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want"

    "In the current economic environment, leaders are challenged to do more with less when it comes to employee development. This book provides practical ideas, implementation tools, and techniques needed to solve business problems that improve employee performance in order to achieve better business results." "Kimo Kippen," "Chief Learning Officer, Hilton Worldwide"

    "Whether you are a supervisor looking for…developmental ideas or a trainer seeking ways to stretch your company's training and development budget, this book delivers."

    Elaine Biech

    Author of The Business of Consulting

    About the Author

    Halelly Azulay is a workplace learning professional specializing in guiding people and organizations of all types and sizes to peak performance. She brings 20 years of professional experience in the fields of workplace learning and communication to corporate, government, regulatory, nonprofit, and academic clients. Halelly is the president of TalentGrow, a consulting company focused on developing leaders and teams to improve the human side of work. TalentGrow specializes in leadership, communication skills, team building, facilitation, coaching, and emotional intelligence. Halelly works with all organizational levels including C-level leaders, frontline managers, and individual contributors. Halelly works with organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Naval Research, FINRA (formerly NASD), and the University of Maryland among others. She is past president of the board of the award-winning metro D.C. chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), where she served in various leadership roles from 2005 to 2010. Halelly was selected to judge the 2009 and 2010 Apollo Awards for excellence in employee development and is a sought after speaker at conferences and meetings for various organizations about leadership, employee development, and communication.

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    5Building a Learning Organization
    By Catherine Zaranis
    Employee Development on a Shoestring is a useful guide for Managers, Supervisors and HR Professionals looking to build their learning organizations. This book is filled with creative suggestions for developing employees with minimal investment - volunteering, mentoring, rotational and stretch assignements, special teams, games, storytelling and social learning. Using a conversational style, Halelly makes her ideas accessible to all readers. Kudos to Halelly for bringing forth suggestions that make employee development achievable in these tough economic times.


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