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Best practices in employee development

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Note from the editor

Employee development remains a top priority for many employers looking to remain competitive despite talent shortages and digital disruption. If deployed correctly, it can be a powerful retention tool, part of a succession planning effort and a branding asset.

With the coronavirus pandemic, however, learning and development professionals have their work cut out for them. Amid increased remote work and a focus on safety for those still on site, it's easy to see how employee development might be pushed to the back burner. But as those in the space already know, upskilling and other learning initiatives may be more important than ever.

This report details multiple aspects of that issue, including:

  • Tips for creating a remote development program.
  • A discussion on cross-training.
  • Ways to train for resilience.

These are just a few of the many aspects of employee development that employers are thinking about. We hope you enjoy this deep dive into the current trends.

Kate Tornone Lead Editor

9 tips for crafting a remote L&D program

As the pandemic forced millions to telework, many work-related activities, including learning and development, also went remote.

Why Walmart is cross-training associates during the pandemic

Cross-training benefits workers by broadening their skill sets, but it also provides scheduling flexibility, Walmart Senior VP Drew Holler told HR Dive.

Debunking 4 myths about reskilling your workforce

Some skeptics still question the utility of learning and development initiatives, Lindsay Witcher, a Randstad Risesmart exec, writes.

How to tailor training to a hybrid work environment

Hybrid work is taking off, spearheaded by brands such as Spotify and Google. But employers will still need learning programs to ensure a smooth transition.

How to train for resilience

Two experts discuss the best ways to develop a trait for which demand has risen.

2021 will accelerate learning trends driven by the pandemic

After the tumult of 2020, all doubts over the need for L&D disappeared. "The seat L&D has at the table isn't going anywhere," one source told HR Dive.

Everything employers must know on employee development

Employee development remains a top priority for many employers looking to remain competitive despite talent shortages and digital disruption. With a fiercely competitive job market, professional development has become a key retention tool and a top branding asset for employers.

included in this trendline
  • Why Walmart is cross-training associates during the pandemic
  • 9 tips for crafting a remote L&D program
  • How to tailor training to a hybrid work environment
Our Trendlines go deep on the biggest trends. These special reports, produced by our team of award-winning journalists, help business leaders understand how their industries are changing.
Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.