Professional Resources

Why is training important?

  • Disengaged employees can cost companies up to $550 billion annually.
  • 83% of employees with opportunities to take on new challenges say they’re more likely to stay with the organization.
  • In 2016 68% of workers say training and development is the most important workplace policy.
  • 76% of millennials think professional development opportunities are one of the most important elements of company culture.
  • 90% of executes said keeping new hires is an issue in their organizations.
  • 78% of HR leaders are more concerned about the talent shortage today than they were a year ago.

Five Reasons Training Must Go Beyond Onboarding

When it comes to training, most organizations start off strong. Typically there’s a formal onboarding program that immerses new employees in the company culture and provides immediate skills needed to succeed. However, that’s usually where training begins to falter. How does your organization address training?

Download this free white paper that illustrates the five reasons training must go beyond onboarding.

Seven Signs You Are a Confident Leader

We all know people who we'd describe as Confident Leaders. They are highly regarded members of the team who are effective communicators, motivators and typically possess the following seven characteristics:

  1. Preparedness
  2. Effective use of language
  3. Brevity
  4. Sense of Humor
  5. Generosity
  6. Sense of Proportion
  7. Confidence

Take the self-test below to see where your strengths and opportunities for improvement are. Rate yourself from 1 to 5 on each attribute (5 being the highest, 1 being the lowest). This should provide you with great insight as you move forward as a professional.

Download the Self-Test

Your Classroom on Wheels

The Harper College Mobile Unit is a state-of-the-art computer classroom on wheels, ready to travel to your location and provide online testing, workforce development or community outreach services to your company or organization. Learn more

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