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Mental Health: Addressing A Significant Workplace Issue

Are your managers and staff prepared to handle mental health issues in the workplace? If not, they should be. Here is why: According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness in any given year, as reported by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI). Most […]

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Is There a Makerspace in Your Future?

It’s something that’s taking place in schools around the country, but it’s a concept that many companies can—and are—incorporating into their own training efforts: makerspaces.

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Did Supervisor Stop Giving Evaluations, Raises Due to Age Bias?

What Happened In 1985, “Phyllis” was hired to work at a hotel in Dorchester, Massachusetts—initially known as a Howard Johnson Hotel, then as South Bay Hotel, and, starting in 1997, as a Holiday Inn Express operated by Jiten Hotel Management, Inc. As the executive housekeeper of the Holiday Inn Express, Phyllis oversaw the housekeeping staff […]

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Organizational Structure as a Roadblock to Change Management

Employee training programs are important elements of change management in the business world. These programs often seek to change the behavior of employees en masse and often involve the use of outside consultants and experts to design and run the training efforts. But these programs can leave employers and managers disappointed with the results.

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Ask the Trainer: Language Learning

A: In today’s multicultural workplace and economy, it is important for many employees to become multilingual. With companies of all sizes connecting with colleagues and clients across the globe via Skype, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, language training is playing an increasingly important role, says Michael Schutzler, CEO of Livemocha (www.livemocha.com), which describes itself as the […]

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What Equipment and Software Do I Need for Lecture Capture?

Welcome to the third and final part of our special question-and-answer session with Steve Rozillis, head of Customer Evangelism at Panopto. Yesterday we looked at the value of online storage and streaming. Today we’ll look at what kinds of specialized equipment and software is needed to record and store educational training sessions.

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Key Features Your LMS Must Have

 Training and education are key parts of the employee development plans for many organizations, and for those in which they aren’t, they should be. Obviously, employers would love to hire employees who are well-educated and highly experienced in their industry; however, according to a recent CBS News interview with LinkedIn Editor-in-Chief Dan Roth, businesses are […]

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Ask the Trainer: Physical Space

A: Content physical space where training takes place can influence how effective training is; yet many trainers do not take that into consideration when designing and delivering training, says Jill Greenbaum, Ed.D., coach, speaker, and author (www.icoachidesign.com). Ideally, trainers should know during the design phase where the training will occur and how many learners will […]

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Case Demonstrates Importance of Training on Same-Sex Harassment

What happened In April 1990, “Kerry” was hired as a parole officer by the New York State Division of Parole. In February 2005, “Shannon,” a female area supervisor, was transferred to oversee the Queens, New York, office where Kerry worked. Kerry alleged that on three occasions between mid-April and mid-September 2005, Shannon sexually harassed her […]

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