THE HR DIGEST: Top Reads on Training and Development

Workplaces invest a lot of money and efforts in training and development of its employees. Making sure that the onboarding process is done smoothly, the employees know what they need to do and are guided on how to do it are part of the transition process.


To make the whole thing easier for you, here are our top reads on training and development:

Educating Employees on Cyber Security

While technology has become an essential part of work life, it can’t work in a vacuum. In the corporate realms, people still the weakest link in the security chain. According to a study conducted by data security research organization Ponemon Institute paid for by IMB, the total average cost of a data breach is now $3.8 million, up from $3.5 million in 2013. Nowadays, companies spend a lot of money running training and development programs, and this includes cyber security programs. If cyber-security is seen as a threat in your organization, what will you do differently to prevent it?

Employee cyber security training is essential. Employees are more likely to take accountability of obligations and responsibilities for protecting their organization’s technology assets if they are actively involved in the process. Employers need to educate them about the impending risks and vulnerabilities and tech situational awareness. However, it should be noted that often, people make mistakes, so employers shouldn’t blame when such incidents take place.

Creative Cross Training – Good Or Bad?

As professionals, we tend to stick to our titles: author, web designer, copywriter, illustrator, and recruiters. We often bound ourselves to those roles and forget to learn anything else that is not a part of our core duties. By not limiting ourselves to our roles, we open doors for endless possibilities. For this reason, the concept of creative cross training is developed.

The point of this concept is involving yourselves in an art that is not your primary one for a shorter period of time. For instance, a writer can learn to design, a designer can learn to code, or a guitarist can learn to sing. It can be anything, anything that you don’t already know.

This has become a business trend that is adopted by many companies over time. This trend helps both companies and employees but it has its downsides too.

Social Phishing, are your employees aware?

Data breach prevention and employee safety arrive as an employer’s top priority as we enter 2016. Every day we come across some or the other company facing a million dollar lawsuit or PR black eye due to data breach. Following Sony scandal, it seems, recently, Uber data breach became a massive talk-of-the-town. It is an employer’s duty to ensure that the employee information, which they hold, is kept secure by methods of data breach prevention. The safety of an employee is very important for an organization, because no sensible employee would consider working under an organization, which cannot ensure their security and data breach prevention.

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Diana Coker
Diana Coker is a staff writer at The HR Digest, based in New York. She also reports for brands like Technowize. Diana covers HR news, corporate culture, employee benefits, compensation, and leadership. She loves writing HR success stories of individuals who inspire the world. She’s keen on political science and entertains her readers by covering usual workplace tactics.

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