Tag: Productivity

C-Suite, Listen Up: Learning Is the Top Workplace Priority

Want to boost retention, productivity, and attract great people? Become a learning culture, says a recent white paper released by CredEd (creded.ai). The company’s mission is connecting education and individuals to open up everyone’s true potential.

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Survey Says: Skills Gap Costs Employers $1 Million Annually

It’s one of today’s most vexing economic puzzles: Why can’t employers find workers to fill their positions when approximately 7.5 million Americans are unemployed, and millions more are working part time because they can’t find full-time positions or have given up looking for work altogether?

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Training the Trainer: Workplace Safety

Safety trainers must be experts in their subject areas, but they also must be adept at teaching those subjects. Transferring expertise to trainees is both a skill and an art—here are some tips on effective safety training.

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Employee Engagement—Avoid These 3 Fatal Flaws

Engagement—it’s the key to employee growth and development. Moreover, engagement drives results, right? It’s not that easy, says Vice President of Training Nicole Price of Cy Wakeman, Inc. Personal accountability must be a part of the engagement equation. Price offered her tips at the 2014 Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS)—register now to attend this year’s […]

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Prove the Value of Your Training Investment with ROI

In yesterday’s Advisor, we gave you 10 reasons that training is a good investment to help you make the business case for training. Today, we show you how to prove the value of your training with return on investment (ROI) analysis.

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Train Employees to Boost Their Productivity—Despite These Top 10 Technology Distractions!

Technology creates many efficiencies, but it can also lead to wasted time. In fact, half of the top 10 productivity killers at work involve technology, CareerBuilder found in a recent survey. The top 10 list includes: Cell phone/texting (cited by 50 percent of employers), Gossip (42 percent), The Internet (39 percent), Social media (38 percent), […]

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Do Your Employees Know These 4 Techniques for Mindfully Expanding Productivity?

“Mindfulness isn’t anything that we think; it’s what we don’t think,” says Dr. Stephen McKenzie. “It is an ancient and natural life-enhancing and healing technique that can help us remember our natural state of happiness and health, even if we think we are too modern and too busy to prioritize what’s really important.” Dr. McKenzie, […]

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The Role of Training Rises in Employee Engagement Research

HR services and staffing company Randstad conducts regular surveys regarding employee engagement, and the results from the last two annual surveys reveal the rising role of training in keeping employees engaged. Here are the five top workplace considerations Randstad identified in its 2013 study: Flexible work arrangements or reduced hours: While only one-in-seven employees say […]

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Many Employers Plan to Invest in Big Data Training

Strong demand is expected for Big Data training, according to a recent study. Among other issues, the survey probed the need for analytics training and what companies are doing to fill the skills gap. The global survey by American Management Association, “Conquering Big Data: A Study of Analytical Skills in the Workplace,” asked respondents, “Does […]

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