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Obtaining knowledge and skills that relate to specific professional competencies

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If I see a new employee doing nothing, should I suggest to them what they could be doing or offer training?

Last week my workplace hired a couple new employees. Often times there are only 2 or maybe 3 of us working at one time. I noticed often times they are standing there doing nothing and I think it may ...
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Professionally Opting out of Inclusion Diversity and Unconscious Bias “training”

The public library system in my locality has for the most part taken a balanced approach to handling the "inclusivity" movement (the quotation marks will be explained shortly). But I'm ...
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Been at a company 9 months, never received training

I was brought on at a company 9 months ago as part of a work study program in France (industrial automation). This is my first job, so I wasn't sure what was normal in terms of being totally lost and ...
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How to ask manager to split payment for upcoming training I want to attend

I am a technical team lead on the information security team where I work. Our team and company encourages employees to pursue training and employees have a wide choice in how they want to pursue ...
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What to do when underperforming in project [closed]

I have joined a IT company in last November 2020. I didn't get any training from the company but other joinees had training. I am basically from an electronics and telecommunication background. So I ...
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Can my employer ask me to sign a clawback part-way through training? [closed]

I'm currently in my final year of a sponsored degree. Our company is facing mass redundancies, but I'm confident my job is safe. I never signed a contract agreeing to a clawback to pay back my ...
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Learning job functions on your own time worth it? [closed]

I was recently hired for a IT position but I haven't used SQL for 8 years since college. Is it worth it to learn it on your own time so as to not take too long to start being productive at work or am ...
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Insubordinate chief engineer training colleagues to be “too mobile” out of spite

We have a problem with one of our chief engineers, but we cannot fire him (yet) due to professional qualifications he holds, and it take time to replace him. This engineer was a hard worker years ago, ...
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Departing senior engineer refuses to introduce replacement to open source community/peers

We have a senior, very capable (i.e. 5x) engineer, "Gust", who has served his notice (4 weeks), and will be leaving. Our company likes to "test" people in their new roles when ...
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Should I Accept Responsibility For Unclear Technical Issue?

I have been working at my company for a number of years and have recently been accepted to begin training for another role where my principal duty will be to negotiate contracts with third parties. ...
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How can you teach a man to fish, when they only want you to give them a fish

I find myself constantly battling helping somebody who is reluctant to learn concepts whenever they ask me for help. They only ever seem to want the result of applying that concept, as opposed to ...
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Having to train someone 'by the back door' as a contractor

I'm a contractor (UK) who's been with a client a couple of year. I'm the only, and very experienced, software developer on a particular high profile project. The client has hired someone new to ...
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How to put training I've been doing during the COVID 19 outbreak on my resume?

A few weeks into COVID-19 stumbled upon an entrepreneurial classes. In doing so I've learned how to do websites, web hosting, and internet marketing. Mind you this is only "training." The ...
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Company has been highly invested in my training. Is it okay to leave?

I just hit the 3 year mark at a company (my first professional experience in the software industry). Over the last year, they've been investing in me by training me on a lot of new tools & paying ...
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Support and skills needed for junior and intermediate software developers? [closed]

I have been tasked with supervising and up-skilling junior and intermediate software developers. When I was a junior/intermediate developer I was mostly just told to build this or fix that and had to ...
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Organisation refusing to train me

EDIT: To include comments, to make it more cohesive. I have been working in my job for four years. My job is a very technical one, and to be 'qualified' to do the job I am doing (according to HR at my ...
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SMART goals for improving knowledge transfer/training abilities

I have some newcomers on my team who are somewhat lacking in certain technical skills and my boss has asked me to help them get up to speed. I've been put in this role many times over the years, ...
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Boss unhappy with my performance, but is pushing me to a new role in Big Data should I look for a new job?

My boss has never taken the time to address concerns about my performance, until one day I expressed to him I had some confusion on my first assignment with big data. He told me then that he thinks ...
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How to tell junior team member that particular certification may be not right for them at this time without being demoralizing?

I have been working in the cybersecurity profession for about close to 6 years now, and just last year got CISSP certification, along with the AWS Security certification recently. As the team lead, ...
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New job with no training or support

I was contacted out of the blue by an acquaintance of mine in December 2019, who thought I would be a perfect replacement for her position. I aced my interview and was hired in January 2020. She had ...
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Is it inappropriate to require a colleague to write out a training report by hand?

TL;DR - A colleague decided a training they were put in charge of was required to be done handwritten as some studies have shown that it helps with information retention. Is it appropriate for a team-...
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best way to bring an informally or self-taught programmer up to specification

I am a manager/supervisor of one programmer who, although enthusiastic, willing and hard-working, is inefficient owing, I believe, to the fact that he is self-taught and has never undertaken formal ...
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Why is my staffing agency pressuring me to take a training course on my own time?

I recently started at a company in a sales engineer type position. (I also have experience as a software developer.) It is, for now, a contract position through a staffing agency. The project I work ...
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Already full with tasks, and will probably be assigned to coach new hires. How should I handle this?

Say I am a programmer with a system called ABC and manager / everyone thinks that I am good at this. In reality I am not but just about surviving by working hard and just about manage my day with ...
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How to handle a co-worker using Microsoft Teams incorrectly

I work in a small company (10-15 employees). Approximately a year and a half ago we took on employees who work remotely and, as such, we started using Microsoft Teams. Internally we are two teams, ...
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My manager is leaving and I'm taking over his role, how should the handover work?

I've been working for this company for three years and due to recent restructure my manager has decided to leave and I have been offered the opportunity to take over his role once he leaves. So my ...
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Can my new employer require me to sign an agreement agreeing to repay training costs provided by another employee if I terminate by end of year?

I started my position in February and was presented today, 3/5/2020, with an "Employment Agreement" which states, in part, "If the employee terminates employment prior to December 31, 2020, liquidated ...
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Asking for help with work - manager/ supervisor doesn't seem interested

Some background I'm a junior/ graduate developer (trained in JS, C++ & Swift while at university) working in a SAP development role. This is my first graduate job, although I have worked for a ...
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What to do when the manager of neighbouring team wants me to help out but not willing to train me

So the structure in our team is that several managers work under a senior manager, and each manager is in charge of one or two analysts. I am an analyst under Manager A, but sometimes Manager B comes ...
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Got promoted to a software engineer II and now have $2500 to spend on professional development. The amount resets in February, so short timeline [closed]

I am an Canadian/American (dual citizen) software engineer who got a promotion last week to level 2 at my company. Along with that comes $2500 in professional development. My problem is that at my ...
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Unfair training contract

I attended a training course last year which cost about 12,000 US dollars. Also I signed a 3-year contract which means I need to repay part of training fee if I leave the company within 3 years. But ...
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How to tactfully tell manager I can't start as soon as he wants me to

I am starting a new job. It had been my understanding that each piece of paper work required would take at least 5 days to process. This gave me expectations as to what the start date would be. I ...
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Surprisingly, I got student finance - How could I approach management? [closed]

Got myself into quite a unique situation & would appreciate some different perspectives on my options. My Situation I work full-time for a small aerospace company working as an Electronic ...
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Should I provide my employee company-paid training/conferences for non-work-related skills?

I am a manager of a software developer whom I really want to retain because he is a high performer and a joy to work with. In our 1:1 meetings, he has expressed the desire to learn a skill which is ...
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How to approach boss about training delivered by Seniors who are knowledgeable but don't know how to train people - and impact on my mental health?

I've worked at an IT company as a consultant for a little more than a year and I currently work at a customer's office who's really happy with me. My boss put me forward for an in-house training, ...
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Keeping proof of requests from coworkers

If a colleague asks me for something (for example to show them how to use something), is it ok for me to ask them to send me an e-mail with their request, and then for me to answer them also in ...
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How can I train a replacement without letting my bosses and the replacement know?

I am networking to change jobs. I want to train a replacement at my current job. I have identified the person. I need to have more one-on-one time with that coworker, but it is challenging to arrange. ...
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Out of the blue I received a training offer

Back to my previous question Asking for training during annual performance review about 2 years ago. I am still with the same company for personal reasons that didn't allow me to move to another ...
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Will an increase in job-hopping cause there to be fewer experts everywhere? [closed]

I learned a tremendous amount from a few people who had been at my last job for 30+ years. Also there was a library of forgotten knowledge in old reports they pointed me to, that none of the co-...
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Worried about applying for a more technical job with no experience

So I have a lot of experience in IT. I've used computers for all of my entire life, not just browsing the web and using Office, but really tinkering with Windows, Linux, servers, some hacking, web ...
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Company can't pay additional education/courses coming months

I work at an European company for 1,5 years now (50-100 employees) and I'm the only one in my job role. Management has a "learning by experience" mentality which means you just learn by doing, not by ...
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Hiring Someone Your Level or Above

I’m a low-level employee at a tech company. A few minor promotions, but not a lead or manager. I am the senior most (of 2) in my department in my office. Our boss (director level) works remotely, but ...
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Handing off (to another team) support processes - how to communicate that not everything can be part of a “checklist”?

Summary: I'm a developer, and currently also do support for the stuff I develop. Due to organisational reasons I'm being asked to hand off the 'support' function to a dedicated support team, but they ...
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Trainee keeps missing deadlines for independent learning

We have a trainee that needs to learn a lot of tech. We decided that she takes online courses with exercises independently, before touching in-house stuff. In the beginning we talked about schedules, ...
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Conducting offshore software training

I'm reaching out to the community to seek advice. I'm a statistician by profession. Recently, I was contacted by a person on LinkedIn requesting to conduct offshore software training. He cited the ...
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How to start learning management [closed]

I was recently offered an opportunity to move from individual contributor to manager. I have no experience as a manager. I asked my manager for recommendations about how to learn management, but ...
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To what extend should I disclose the reason why I’m not staying with the company that trained me

I‘m currently doing a traineeship and I’m really unhappy with it, so much so that I’m considering to end it every day but I’m trying to pull through until I can end it prematurely while still getting ...
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Receive training before getting a job offer?

I've been going through the hiring process at a small local company. I passed the interview, and completed a 2 hour "trial period" where I demonstrated my ability to learn and do the actual work (...
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How to break the cycle of being a “load bearing employee” because of no time to cross-train others because of constant deadlines?

Edit: I considered this question (How to protest a deadline that is too short?) as a suggested duplicate, but in my situation there is no realistic way to 'protest' a deadline, since there's no real ...
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Communicating to employer that commitment-/retention-agreement is legally void

Background: I´m located in Germany. Four years ago, I started a master program next to work which ended two years ago. The cost for the program was $50k of which I paid half, and the other half was ...

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