Aspire Journeys

Human Resources Journey

  • 23 Courses | 14h 2m 24s
  • 14 Books | 1h 55m
  • 15 Audiobooks | 4h 19m 56s
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Human resources is the lifeblood of an organization, and is about more than just managing people.  You can discover that human resources touches every part of an organization from recruitment and development, performance management, business planning, compliance, and more.  Learn more about the role of Human Resources within organizations.

Talent Management

Human resource professionals use best practices to hire, manage, develop, and retain top talent.  Learn how companies optimally manage their talent for success.

  • 9 Courses | 4h 41m 25s
  • 3 Books | 26m
  • 1 Audiobook | 18m 17s

Diversity & Inclusion

Leveraging diversity effectively in organizations results in better outcomes. Learn how to leverage the collective talents of a diverse workforce

  • 5 Courses | 3h 35m 43s
  • 3 Books | 27m
  • 3 Audiobooks | 54m 14s

Performance Management

Effectively managing performance can help avoid termination of employees and boost productivity at all levels of your organization.  Learn about the factors involved in successful performance management.

  • 7 Courses | 3h 44m 14s
  • 2 Books | 17m
  • 2 Audiobooks | 35m 54s

Employee Retention, Compensation, & Benefits

Learn about how Human Resources can help design and implement the best methods for delivering impactful compensation and benefit programs for your employees, as well as engage employees with a purpose to increase retention rates within an organization.

  • 1 Course | 56m 11s
  • 3 Books | 18m
  • 6 Audiobooks | 1h 38m 17s

Organizational Culture

Organizational culture is a system of shared values driving how people behave in organizations. Improve your workplace culture to drive strategy.

  • 1 Course | 1h 4m 51s
  • 3 Books | 27m
  • 3 Audiobooks | 53m 14s

COURSES INCLUDED

Conducting an Effective Hiring Interview
The process of interviewing candidates to fill a role can be daunting. How do you know who to recruit? An effective interview is key to hiring the interviewee who best fits the job description. Certain steps must be taken to ensure the interviewer handles the interview well. In this course, you'll learn how to prepare, conduct, and assess an interview to hire the right person for the right role.
6 videos | 14m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Ensuring Onboarding Success
Talent management means hiring the right person for the job and successfully onboarding the new recruit. A good job description can aid in effective applicant and resumé screening before the interview. An effective onboarding program can increase new employee acclimation and productivity, as well as greatly decreasing employee turnover. Managers are key to ensuring the success of new employee onboarding programs. This course provides managers with an insight into their unique role and outlines the benefits they reap from properly onboarding new hires. It also covers the key elements of an effective onboarding program and explains how onboarding is different from traditional orientation.
7 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge
Applicant Screening: The First Step in Hiring the Best
Talent management starts with hiring the right person for the job. Applicant screening takes a lot of work, and much of this work is done prior to the actual interview. This course covers how to create a job description, which will help you evaluate an applicant's resumé effectively. You'll learn key techniques for screening resumés based on job requirements, as well as how to identify red flag issues in resumés and how to approach them. These techniques will help you recruit, and hire, the best people.
7 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge
Expert Insights on Succession Planning
Leaders move up, and leaders move on. With the demand for strong leaders continuing to rise, succession planning cannot be an afterthought. Start developing new leaders today to safeguard tomorrow’s success.
11 videos | 33m available Badge
Expert Insights on Firing
Termination is a necessary evil. To make the process less painful, it helps to know why employees fall short of expectations and how to assess their value. It also helps to keep in mind the positive side—yes, the positive side—of firing.
6 videos | 19m available Badge
Managing Your Company's Talent
Some of the core responsibilities for a HR manager are recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining talent that will drive an organization's performance. For many prospective recruits, their ideal company is one that values and develops employees. To meet these goals and desires, you’ll need an effective talent management plan. In this course, you’ll learn why acquiring talent and effectively managing it is so important to an organization’s success. You’ll discover how to create a strategy that not only develops talent in your company, but that also retains it in the long term. You’ll also learn about the key activities associated with talent management and the roles played by managers in implementing a talent management strategy.
8 videos | 27m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Talent Management
Talent-you want it, you need it, and you can't afford to lose it. Find out what it takes to recruit and retain the best people. With strong talent management, the sky is the limit.
25 videos | 1h available Badge
Hitting the Recruitment Bull's-eye
One of the most significant challenges facing organizations is hiring qualified employees. The talent acquisition process has changed significantly in recent years due to changes in labor-market conditions, as well as advances in technology. In this course, you’ll learn how to attract the talent needed to meet your organization's needs, and the recruiting techniques to use to make this happen. You’ll learn how to consider the needs of the organization as well as the needs of the potential employees. You'll explore how to appeal to recruits by tapping into what is important to them in a job. The course also prepares you to establish and implement a recruitment and talent management strategy.
8 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge
Expert Insights on Recruiting and Hiring
What are people looking for in your organization? What are you looking for in the people you hire? Passion, diversity, EQ, potential, skills, values—and more. Make sure you have the right strategies to attract and hire the right talent.
21 videos | 54m available Badge
Bridging the Diversity Gap
Without a diverse workforce, organizations run the risk of viewing things from a very limited perspective. The organization provides the structure for operation, but it's the individuals within that organization who carry out the mission of the organization. To get the most innovative solutions from the individuals in your business, you need to create a workplace that embraces inclusion and avoids bias and stereotyping This course focuses on what diversity is and how to leverage the diversity within the organization. You'll also explore the barriers, such as unconscious bias, that must be overcome to create a diversified and inclusive working environment.
7 videos | 17m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Your Role in Workplace Diversity
To understand and appreciate diversity in the workplace, you must develop a deep understanding of yourself, as well as any unconscious bias you may have. Your ability to use a variety of strategies to effectively deal with diverse situations is very important. Equally important is the ability to share these effective strategies openly and leverage the diversity that exists within an inclusive organization. In this course, you'll explore how to become aware of your attitudes toward diversity, understand the source of any cultural bias you may have, and increase your acceptance of diverse cultures, people, and ideas. You'll also discover how to become an advocate for diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
8 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Managing a Culturally Diverse Team
Learn from experts on effectively managing a global or culturally diverse team by understanding key cultural differences such as meeting etiquette and conflict.
11 videos | 27m available Badge
Expert Insights on Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity is more diverse than you might realize. Go beyond the standard topics of race, religion, gender, and age to find out how a diverse workforce can benefit nearly any business.
49 videos | 2h available Badge
Facing the Management Challenges of Difficult Behavior and Diverse Teams
As a manager, it can be daunting to  find yourself in charge of a diverse group, comprised of different age ranges, backgrounds, and experiences. It's inevitable that you'll encounter difficulties. Effectively handling conflict, whether it's team conflict or difficult employee behavior, is essential to productivity and requires developing conflict management skills. This course covers useful techniques and processes for conflict resolution. You'll learn methods for resolving conflict when dealing with an employee's difficult behavior. You'll also learn ways of effectively managing team conflict and understanding and dealing with conflict in the workplace as a whole.
7 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Keeping Top Performers Challenged
Top performers expect a lot from themselves. Managing performance in these highly driven people is essential because top performers are such valuable assets to a company. Managers and leaders must keep them engaged and challenged or else lose them to new challenges elsewhere. In this course, you'll learn how to identify your top performers. You'll also learn how to keep engaging and challenging them by providing the right environment, leadership, and communication.
6 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Creating a Plan for Performance Management
Do you know if your team's goals are consistently being met or if employees are always performing at their peak? Do you dread difficult conversations when there's a performance problem that needs to be addressed?  Effectively managing performance can help avoid termination of employees and boost productivity at all levels of your organization. Challenging and engaging top performers is key, as these high achievers are very valuable to the company and may  terminate their contracts to seek challenges elsewhere. In this course, you'll learn about the factors involved in successful performance management. You'll explore the phases of the performance management process, critical success factors, and key performance indicators. Finally, you'll learn about identifying key job requirements when creating a role profile.
7 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Gauging Your Organization's High-performing Potential
The current business landscape is so competitive that only organizations with managers who can foster high levels of performance will succeed. Facilitating this kind of environment requires challenging and engaging top performers and optimizing employee development. In this course, you'll learn to assess your organization's potential for high performance. You'll also learn the five factors to consider when managing performance to create a high-performance environment: your organization's mission statement and strategy, performance measurement strategies, customer orientation, leadership, and culture.
7 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Driving Performance
An organization’s success depends on its people, and that means performance management. To heighten employee performance, partner with people—inspire them, help them to develop performance mindsets, and set clear goals and expectations.
17 videos | 53m available Badge
Expert Insights on Measuring & Managing Performance
When you’re a good manager, you don’t need to fear performance reviews. Having a good team starts with adequately preparing employees to reach their full potential, and has the result of a high-performing team that gets great reviews.
13 videos | 41m available Badge
Expert Insights on Performance Management & Measurement
Poor employee performance must be addressed—and the sooner, the better. Whether it’s due to a skills gap, a negative mindset, or a missing sense of purpose, managers have the power to turn poor performers into top performers.
16 videos | 51m available Badge
Planning for Skills Needs and Managing Performance
An effective HR Department develops employees and develops talent to support the organization's key strategies and help them in the fight to remain competitive. Key to achieving this is acquiring talent and managing talent successfully. In this course, you'll learn about the role of HR in identifying the skills needs of your organization and satisfying these needs through recruitment and performance management as your organization requires it. You'll also learn about managing performance successfully within the framework of talent management.
8 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge
Expert Insights on Employee Retention
Employees who feel undervalued lack motivation and produce less; and often they leave the organization, taking their talent elsewhere. To get employees engaged, give them a purpose. Then watch retention rates and profits increase!
20 videos | 56m available Badge
Expert Insights on Organizational Culture
Drive improvements to your organization culture by learning from top experts about concepts such as employee experience, psychologically-sage work enviroments, and why culture and salary aren't everything.
23 videos | 1h available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book Summary

The Power of Thanks: How Social Recognition Empowers Employees and Creates a Best Place to Work
The Power of Thanks presents a three-part framework for social recognition that empowers employees and creates a best place to work. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 8m Book Authors By Derek Irvine, Eric Mosely

Book Summary

Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works, Second Edition
In Make Their Day!, Cindy Ventrice reveals a fresh approach to employee recognition in today’s virtual and multicultural work environments, using examples from successful ground-breaking businesses. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Cindy Ventrice

Book Summary

The Talent Powered Organization: Strategies for Globalization, Talent Management and High Performance
Through case-studies and real-life metrics, The Talent Powered Organization demonstrates how aligning talent with your business strategy outcomes will make you a powerhouse in your market. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Elizabeth Craig, Peter Cheese, Robert J. Thomas

BOOKS INCLUDED

Book Summary

Motivation and Performance: A Guide to Motivating a Diverse Workforce
Motivation and Performance provides guidelines to understand what drives an individual's behavior and how to develop a diverse and engaged workforce. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 11m Book Authors By Adrian Furnham, Ian MacRae

Book Summary

Making Diversity Work: 7 Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace
In Making Diversity Work, author Dr. Sondra Thiederman offers insights into why bias takes hold and provides clear strategies for addressing prejudice in a meaningful and honest manner. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 4m Book Authors By Sondra Thiederman

Book Summary

Driven by Difference: How Great Companies Fuel Innovation Through Diversity
Driven by Difference by David Livermore we discusses the conditions necessary for culturally intelligent innovation and the five steps to achieve it. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 12m Book Authors By David Livermore

BOOKS INCLUDED

Book Summary

Armstrong's Handbook of Performance Management: An Evidence-Based Guide to Delivering High Performance, 5th Edition
Armstrong's Handbook of Performance Management, 5th Edition explains how you can use performance management systems to make improvements in several areas such as employee engagement, development, and reward management. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 11m Book Authors By Michael Armstrong

Book Summary

Performance Management: Measure and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Employees
Performance Management provides definitions, examples, and basic step-by-step frameworks to help managers foster an engaged workforce. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 6m Book Authors By Richard Luecke

BOOKS INCLUDED

Book Summary

The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today
Using case studies, examples, and statistical data, The 2020 Workplace outlines the best strategies for attracting and retaining talent to keep your company growing now and in the future. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 5m Book Authors By Jeanne C. Meister, Karie Willyerd

Book Summary

MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Salary, Benefits, Bonus . . . and Being
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how “emotional intelligence” can be used to attract and retain talent, as well as promote employee engagement.
Book Duration 2m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

Book Summary

The Manager's Guide to HR: Hiring, Firing, Performance Evaluations, Documentation, Benefits, and Everything Else You Need to Know, Second Edition
The Manager’s Guide to HR directs you to the right course of action for a variety of legal problems, and gives you the correct documentation to protect yourself against future litigation. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 11m Book Authors By Max Muller

BOOKS INCLUDED

Book Summary

Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results
Change the Culture, Change the Game will help business leaders gain competitive advantage and make real changes that benefit any company. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 5m Book Authors By Roger Connors, Tom Smith

Book Summary

Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives
Contagious Culture describes and explores the important influence that leadership’s attitude and presence has on the overall culture in an organization. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Anese Cavanaugh

Book Summary

Organizational Culture and Leadership, Fourth Edition
Organizational Culture and Leadership, Fourth Edition presents a comprehensive look at organizational culture and leadership in the workplace, including the dimensions of culture and roles for leaders. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 12m Book Authors By Edgar R. Schein

AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audio Summary

The Talent Powered Organization: Strategies for Globalization, Talent Management and High Performance
Through case-studies and real-life metrics, The Talent Powered Organization demonstrates how aligning talent with your business strategy outcomes will make you a powerhouse in your market. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 18m 17s Audiobook Authors By Elizabeth Craig, Peter Cheese, Robert J. Thomas

AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audio Summary

Motivation and Performance: A Guide to Motivating a Diverse Workforce
Motivation and Performance provides guidelines to understand what drives an individual's behavior and how to develop a diverse and engaged workforce. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 24m 11s Audiobook Authors By Adrian Furnham, Ian MacRae

Audio Summary

Making Diversity Work: 7 Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace
In Making Diversity Work, author Dr. Sondra Thiederman offers insights into why bias takes hold and provides clear strategies for addressing prejudice in a meaningful and honest manner. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 9m 42s Audiobook Authors By Sondra Thiederman

Audio Summary

The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off
The Inclusion Dividend discusses how to establish an inclusive corporate culture and use diversity to maximize productivity and innovation. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 20m 21s Audiobook Authors By Mark Kaplan, Mason Donovan

AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audio Summary

The Manager's Guide to HR: Hiring, Firing, Performance Evaluations, Documentation, Benefits, and Everything Else You Need to Know, Second Edition
The Manager’s Guide to HR directs you to the right course of action for a variety of legal problems, and gives you the correct documentation to protect yourself against future litigation. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 21m 42s Audiobook Authors By Max Muller

Audio Summary

Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want
Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go provides the knowledge and skills required to inculcate a culture of intentional growth in any company—with the buy-in of employees. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 18m 5s Audiobook Authors By Beverly Kaye, Julie Winkle Giulioni

Audio Summary

The Power of Thanks: How Social Recognition Empowers Employees and Creates a Best Place to Work
The Power of Thanks presents a three-part framework for social recognition that empowers employees and creates a best place to work. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 16m 58s Audiobook Authors By Derek Irvine, Eric Mosely

Audio Summary

Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works, Second Edition
In Make Their Day!, Cindy Ventrice reveals a fresh approach to employee recognition in today’s virtual and multicultural work environments, using examples from successful ground-breaking businesses. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 19m 51s Audiobook Authors By Cindy Ventrice

Audio Summary

The Enthusiastic Employee: How Companies Profit by Giving Workers What They Want
The Enthusiastic Employee offers proven strategies to make—and keep—your employees energized and engaged. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 10m 32s Audiobook Authors By David Sirota, Douglas Klein

Audio Summary

The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today
Using case studies, examples, and statistical data, The 2020 Workplace outlines the best strategies for attracting and retaining talent to keep your company growing now and in the future. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 11m 9s Audiobook Authors By Jeanne C. Meister, Karie Willyerd
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audio Summary

Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results
Change the Culture, Change the Game will help business leaders gain competitive advantage and make real changes that benefit any company. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 10m 10s Audiobook Authors By Roger Connors, Tom Smith

Audio Summary

Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives
Contagious Culture describes and explores the important influence that leadership’s attitude and presence has on the overall culture in an organization. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 19m 42s Audiobook Authors By Anese Cavanaugh

Audio Summary

Organizational Culture and Leadership, Fourth Edition
Organizational Culture and Leadership, Fourth Edition presents a comprehensive look at organizational culture and leadership in the workplace, including the dimensions of culture and roles for leaders. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 23m 22s Audiobook Authors By Edgar R. Schein