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Thumbnail : Harrington to Present at the Vermont Human Resource Association on the Millennial Generation Worker

Harrington to Present at the Vermont Human Resource Association on the Millennial Generation Worker

Leadership Speaker and Author Set to Address the Vermont HR Association about the Largest Generation of Workers in the Workplace (Colchester, VT) –– Matthew Harrington, leadership speaker and author specializing in the Millennial generation (1980-2001), will present for the Vermont Human Resource Association at their program “Fine Tuning Your Employees’ Acumen around Engagement and Effectiveness” […]

Thumbnail : Mackin Presents Leadership Secrets from a Beehive and New Adaptive Coach Competencies to Vermont State SHRM Conference

Mackin Presents Leadership Secrets from a Beehive and New Adaptive Coach Competencies to Vermont State SHRM Conference

Deborah Mackin, renowned team-building and leadership author, presented two presentations today at the annual SHRM Vermont State HR Conference.  Her first presentation was based off of her recent co-authored book, Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive entitled Leadership Secrets from the Beehive, while the second presentation focused on The Adaptive Coach: […]

Thumbnail : Trending: Employee Engagement (If not now, soon)

Trending: Employee Engagement (If not now, soon)

Every so often we try to take a step back here at New Directions and analyze the landscape of organizational development.  Where are we at and where are we all going?  What will we be talking about in 3-5 years? What do our clients need to know today to prepare for tomorrow? These are some […]

Thumbnail : TALENT MANAGEMENT: Forming an Incubator and Accelerator Program to Foster the Next Generation of Leaders within Your Organization

TALENT MANAGEMENT: Forming an Incubator and Accelerator Program to Foster the Next Generation of Leaders within Your Organization

Next week I present Preparing for Tomorrow’s Talent Gap at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Talent Management Conference in Las Vegas.   I believe this presentation peaked SHRM’s interest because of the humongous challenge that organizations face in the next 5 to 10 years as Baby Boomers fade out, Gen X steps into the role of […]

Thumbnail : Mackin to Present at the National SHRM Talent Management Conference

Mackin to Present at the National SHRM Talent Management Conference

Vermont Woman Business Owner & Leadership Coach Set to Talk at the Society for Human Resource Management Talent Conference in Las Vegas  (Las Vegas, NV) –– Deborah Mackin, founder and principle leadership coach at New Directions, an innovative workforce training and development firm in North Bennington, Vermont, has been chosen to speak at the Society […]

Thumbnail : LEARNING: Strategic Tuition Assistance for a Changing Workplace

LEARNING: Strategic Tuition Assistance for a Changing Workplace

Guestblogger Kyle Lagunas:  A HR Analyst at Software Advice – an online resource for reviews and comparisons of talent management and learning management software, Kyle is a millennial and tech enthusiast who focuses on forward-thinking best practices and compelling conversations in the world of work. While there are many potential benefits of tuition assistance programs (or […]

Thumbnail : GENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE: Exodus – Implications of the "Baby Boomer" Retirement Onslaught

GENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE: Exodus – Implications of the "Baby Boomer" Retirement Onslaught

Guest Blogger:  Celie White, SPHR, has worked for numerous organizations in the health care and financial sector as a human resources professional for over 20 years.  Her experience includes implementing in-house training teams, designing training programs and workshops, and working as an HR professional with the hiring of multiple generations of staff:   According to […]

Thumbnail : STRATEGY: Why HR Should Have a Seat at the Corporate Table

STRATEGY: Why HR Should Have a Seat at the Corporate Table

Awhile back I was talking with an HR colleague who had been through the worst three years of his long career, having closed several plants and laid off over 1,500 people.  He talked about how utterly demoralizing it was to spend his time dismantling business rather than growing it.  He hated being the bearer of […]

STRATEGY: 11 Bold Strategies for Employee Development in 2011

Let’s face it; the economic slowdown has had an effect on the US workforce that we have yet to fully comprehend.  The decision to extend unemployment benefits to 99 weeks is a tangible reminder of how desperate the employment situation is for so many people.  Those with newly minted college degrees are facing over 14% […]

Thumbnail : INTERVIEWING: EQ Interview Skills for Managers

INTERVIEWING: EQ Interview Skills for Managers

In our morning WAM meeting (Weekly Action Meeting), I was sharing the focus of this week’s blog. One co-worker commented, “Just tell people to please refrain from asking questions like “if you could be any flavor of ice cream, which flavor would you be?”  Hmmm……I thought to myself, “peppermint stick.” Oh dear, what does that […]

Thumbnail : TRAINING: The Future of Training and Development [Part II]

TRAINING: The Future of Training and Development [Part II]

Last week we introduced you to the concept of New Social Learning and the possibilities it has to influence and enhance training and development departments.  To continue the discussion I’ve relied heavily on the book The New Social Learning by Tony Bingham & Marcia Conner. The book did a great job at giving some quick […]

Thumbnail : TRAINING: The Future of Training & Development: New Social Learning

TRAINING: The Future of Training & Development: New Social Learning

Massive transformations are taking place in our economy, our businesses and the way we communicate and filter information now more than ever before.  The transformations may not be much of a surprise to most as Thomas Friedman warned us exhaustively in The World Is Flat five years ago; however I’m not always sure we’re aware […]

Thumbnail : The Best of NDCBlogger – Year in Review

The Best of NDCBlogger – Year in Review

Well, what a year for NDCBlogger!  After making the decision to go full steam ahead a year ago and start blogging we have had great fun coming up with topics every week that spark debate, question traditional philosophies and hopefully, inspire you to perform with excellence. We created our blog program as a venue for […]

Thumbnail : TEAMING: The Case for In-House Training Teams

TEAMING: The Case for In-House Training Teams

A new paper from New Directions discusses how organizations can cut cost while offering employee development by implementing In-House Training Teams within their organizations.   View 1 minute videos from successful In-House Training Team Members to see the potentials of starting an In-House Training Team program and then scroll down to view the free paper on In-House […]

Thumbnail : LEADERSHIP: Building the Teaching Competency of Your Leaders

LEADERSHIP: Building the Teaching Competency of Your Leaders

Several weeks ago I was asked to speak to a group of HR professionals on strategies for future leaders.  One of the strategies that I highlighted was the need to build the teaching competency of leaders.  Most of us are familiar with building a learning organization, but we rarely talk about building a teaching organization.  […]

Thumbnail : TRAINING: Your One Stop Shop

TRAINING: Your One Stop Shop

I am routinely struck by how hungry people are for answers to the daily situations they find themselves in.  Whether it’s the need to just have someone listen to their ideas or they’re actually seeking advice for how to tackle a “sticky situation”, I have witnessed my organization continually exceed the expectations of the people […]

Thumbnail : MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS: CM to CM: From Crisis Management to Controlled Management

MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS: CM to CM: From Crisis Management to Controlled Management

I’ve heard it said many times by managers that “I work best under pressure,” or “I’m constantly being pulled into one crisis after another all day long.” The talk of crisis management for many leaves them exhilarated, excited and empowered by the unpredictable, feeling good at the end of the day that the problems of […]

Thumbnail : LEADERSHIP: In The Trenches – Quite a Year for HR Departments

LEADERSHIP: In The Trenches – Quite a Year for HR Departments

I have a good friend who came on board as the HR manager for a manufacturing plant in the past year or so and within the first month he was required to lay off about 75 people. In the beginning, it was probably a bit easier for him because he didn’t know the people well, […]

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