Category: Human Resources

HR training must cover a lot. From training new employees to experienced managers, you have your work cut out for you. But with articles covering team building, FMLA, FLSA, job descriptions, hiring, and more, we’ll help you stay on top of the latest in training and compliance.

5 Ways to Help Employees Deal with Burnout

Workplace stress is something most employees have dealt with. At some time or another, tight deadlines, heavy workloads, angry customers, or any number of other factors can put pressure on workers. That’s to be expected. But, when this strain lasts for prolonged periods of time, burnout can set in. It’s not easy to pull an […]

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New Rules of Talent Management Part I

As the economy, markets, technology, and consumer preferences change, businesses must change and adapt, as well. And, as those businesses change and adapt, so, too, must the business units that support them. It’s easy to conceptualize this in terms of “traditional” functions like operations and marketing, but what many people don’t realize is that the […]

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5 Steps for Applying Design Thinking to Workplace Learning

Ensuring students learn effectively is the subject of rigorous study, whether the learners are young children, college students, or employees. Many, many methods have been tried, with varying degrees of success. Most recently, some have become strong advocates of a method known as design thinking. According to the Association for Talent Development (ATD), typical instructional […]

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5 Top Benefits of Asynchronous Learning

Asynchronous learning is centered on the employee and features substantial interaction among participants. Employees themselves have the choice of where, how, and when their learning happens and rely on technology to access learning content at their own discretion. While asynchronous learning should never overshadow or completely replace real-time, instructor-led learning, it does offer many benefits. […]

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E-Learning Portfolios: What to Put in One and Why Every E-Learning Professional Needs One (Part 2)

Yesterday’s post covered what you should include in your e-learning portfolio. Continue reading below to see why every e-learning professional needs an e-learning portfolio. It Documents Your Skills and Story Your e-learning portfolio can serve as your professional timeline that’s hosted online. You can always add to it as you gain more experience. And you […]

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4 Tips for Cross-Training Global Teams

Managing global teams isn’t always easy, even with all the new advances in technology. And cross-training global teams can be even more challenging than managing them. However, if you’re interested in cross-training your teams based around the globe, here are four tips that you should follow.

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E-Learning Portfolios: What to Put in One and Why Every E-Learning Professional Needs One (Part 1)

Think of your e-learning portfolio as your digital and interactive résumé that’s online. It’s the best way to digitally document your experience, skills, and qualifications as an e-learning professional. And it will certainly make you stand out among your peers and others in your field. E-learning portfolios can be fun to create and maintain, too. […]

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5 Soft Skills Your Employees Need to Learn in 2018

Most businesses understand the importance of soft skills training. It boosts productivity and retention rates 12% and delivers a 250% return on investment based on higher productivity and retention, according to research highlighted in this Forbes article. [Note: we covered the five “hard” skills in a previous post.] Here are the five soft skills your […]

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10 Tips and Best Practices for Giving Employees Valuable Feedback (Part 1)

Ninety-eight percent of employees will fail to be engaged when managers provide little to no feedback. Ninety-eight percent! And 65% of employees claim that they want to receive more feedback at work.1 However, a lot of employers and learning and development professionals don’t know where to start when providing valuable feedback. Here are five tips […]

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Top 5 Hard Skills Your Employees Should Learn in 2018

Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of talk about “soft skills” that employees need to learn, such as time management, emotional intelligence, and effective communication. But what “hard skills” or technical skills will your employees need to learn in 2018 to keep up in a world full of ever-changing technology? Below are […]

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