The Importance of Investing in Employee Development

Companies are always looking for ways to stay ahead of the competition. One strategy that has consistently proven to be effective in developing and maintaining a competitive edge is investing in employee development. But identifying a concrete ROI on employee development has long proven to be challenging for many organizations. How can learning and development […]

Who Owns Knowledge? Considerations When Hiring Employees from a Competitor

You may have recently heard that the heads of two mega-tech companies, Meta and X, the company formerly known as Twitter, have exchanged accusations. No, we aren’t referring to the potential “cage match” but to the allegation that Threads (a social media app from Meta) was developed using confidential information and trade secrets known by […]

Resilient Companies Start with Proactive Leader Mental Wellness

Business leaders, especially in high-stress, high-test industries, are under immense pressure. In recent years, organizations have navigated complex issues from civil unrest to the pandemic and, inexplicably, worker shortages juxtaposed with devastating mass layoffs. Every day, leaders face important work decisions, competing responsibilities, growing workloads, and workplace conflict. They also have additional responsibilities, challenges, and […]

The Future of AI in Corporate eLearning

Since the dawn of 2023, AI has become the dominant topic of discussion in business, technology, medicine, education, engineering, design, the arts, and public policy—nearly everywhere. Corporate eLearning is no exception, with generative AI tools already available that can aid instructional designers and architects of eLearning platforms. Much of the focus this year has been […]

Don’t Get Bit by COBRA When Employees Leave

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, which stands for COBRA, has been around for a long time. Still, it remains the source of thorny compliance problems and a fertile ground for litigation. The sheer complexity of the COBRA scheme, and the timing issues involved, can throw off even the most diligent and conscientious employer. COBRA […]

Biden Administration Expands Overtime Eligibility

In a significant move that promises to reshape the U.S. labor landscape, the Biden administration has proposed a new rule intended to extend overtime pay eligibility to an additional 3.6 million workers. It’s a proposal the marks the most substantial increase in such provisions in recent decades and revives an initiative from the Obama era. […]

Untapped Potential: The Surprising Benefits of Hiring Veterans in Tech

A recent survey indicates 81% of organizations are encountering a shortage of skilled tech workers. This could be connected to the recent wave of Silicon Valley layoffs, but it’s more likely due to a narrow view of where to source this talent. Regardless of skill, tech workers are still in high demand outside of the tech industry. […]

Why It’s Important to Financially Mentor Your Employees

Some of your employees dream of being financially independent entrepreneurs, and others fantasize about retiring early, but all of them need financial wellness. Research tells us that 63% of U.S. employees are weighed down by financial stress. Their anxiety makes sense when you consider that, on average, only 47% can cover expenses during a break […]

Women’s Back Pain: A Key Issue Impacting Workplace Performance

There are well-documented differences in the health and well-being of males and females, including several back pain issues and related conditions that women are more susceptible to developing. Notably, women report more low back pain from work, especially if they work 40-45 hours weekly. For female employees, back pain is more likely to become chronic […]

Monitoring Your Employees? Understand the Pros and Cons

Employers have long used employee monitoring techniques to understand what workers do all day. Reasons for monitoring run the gamut from keeping an eye out for thieves and slackers to discovering ways to improve processes, ultimately leading to increased efficiency. Those reasons remain, but the rise of remote work has created even more interest in […]