New Blog Series | Talent Marketing Essentials

"If everything in your toolbox is a hammer, then everything will look like a nail." - unknown I don't know who originally said this, but I heard a sales trainer quote it at least 10 years ago, and the saying has stuck with me ever since. It's so true...in the Business of Talent, we need … Continue reading New Blog Series | Talent Marketing Essentials

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Create a Culture of Learning

I see this quote often. On motivational posters. On coffee mugs. And certainly on various social media sites. As true and as relevant as Ghandi's words are, I'm probably not alone when I say I've become a little desensitized toward this quote. But let's think about it from a learning perspective for a moment... Learning … Continue reading Create a Culture of Learning

Pinterest for Onboarding: Part Two

In my last post, I threw out this crazy little notion about incorporating Pinterest into employee onboarding programs.  I promised that there would be a Part 2...and here it is: I've got 3 more board possibilities for you, so between last week's post and this one, you'll have 8...count 'em...8 ideas for boards you can … Continue reading Pinterest for Onboarding: Part Two

Pinterest for Onboarding: Part One

Ah, Pinterest.  The (addicting!) social media darling. This site has opened my eyes to everything from new recipes, to travel inspiration, to shoes and handbags (swoon!) and home decor ideas...and about 1001 other things.  I even post links to this blog and other things that inspire me on a Pinterest board.  Such fun! Pinterest is … Continue reading Pinterest for Onboarding: Part One

Are You Using Infographics in Learning? (You Should Be!)

I've become slightly obsessed with infographics lately.  And apparently I'm not alone - companies are using infographics for marketing, sales, branding, and just about everything else you can imagine. People love visuals.  As learning professionals, we've known this for years.  I'm still scratching my head as to why people insist on crammingsomanywordsontoapowerpointslideandthenreadeachandeverywordtotheiraudience (inhale) becausemostpeopledon'tlearnthatwayincludingthepeoplewhocreatedtheawfulslideinthefirstplace (exhale) … Continue reading Are You Using Infographics in Learning? (You Should Be!)

6 Things to Consider when Marketing Learning to Leadership

Getting in front of your company's leadership team is kind of a big deal.  In fact, many learning and development professionals have never even had the opportunity.  Many rely on sending messages about learning initiatives "up the chain of command', hoping those messages are translated effectively. One thing I'm passionate about is marketing your learning … Continue reading 6 Things to Consider when Marketing Learning to Leadership