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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.

Book Details
ISBN: 9781562868000
Pages: 240
Publication Date:
Formats: Paperback, PDF
Product Code: 111115
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Praise for This Book
Founder, Career Systems International Co-author, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want
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.
Author of A Whole New Mind and Drive
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.
CEO and Founder, C7group
Halelly Azulay is the consummate Learning 2.0 thought leader, from strategy to the tactical and practical. This is a terrifically researched guide for building an educated and engaged workforce at every budget level. It delivers valuable examples of benefits and challenges to both employee and organization. Learning is at the heart of the business culture of tomorrow. It is the silver bullet for retaining the best and brightest talent.
Author of Never Eat Alone and Who's Got Your Back
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.
million-selling author of New York Times bestsellers, Mojo and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
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!
Chief Learning Officer, Hilton Worldwide
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.
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