Category: Learning & Development

Employees are valuing career development more than ever—it’s a sign that the company is willing to invest in their future. How are businesses approaching training today? What are their pain points, and what topics are being addressed in training?

Get Your Team Physically Active Virtually

Of all the impacts a massive shift to remote work has had on employees and workplace culture, physical activity probably doesn’t top the list in most people’s minds; but there can be noticeable changes in an employee’s productivity, engagement and overall mental state based on changes in their level of activity, and while reducing the […]

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A Simple Strategy for Tackling Recurring Time Crunches

Feeling rushed at work—or with any obligation—is often considered expected, but while it would be impossible to eliminate all stress from one’s work life, most people are probably dealing with more time-related stress than they need to be. Often, people end up feeling rushed over the same commitments time and again. In this post, we’ll […]

HR Works Podcast: VR Sexual Harassment and DEI Training

Way back in April 2019, I spoke with today’s guest about virtual reality and sexual harassment. Some things have changed since then (I’m looking at you, pandemic), but some things are the same (I’m looking at YOU, ineffective sexual harassment training). Either way, we are very pleased to have with us again today Morgan Mercer. […]

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The Quest to Build a Better Team Activity

The very mention of a “team activity” can elicit audible groans from even the most engaged employees. That’s because team activities often feel forced, awkward, and pointless. “What’s the benefit of a trust fall, really?” one might ask. But just because many team activities are duds doesn’t mean all team activities are duds. Some organizational […]

HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Training Lessons Learned

In this episode, I am happy to share a few minutes of my recent interview with Morgan Mercer. Mercer is the founder and CEO of Vantage Point, an organization that strives to leverage virtual reality (VR) immersive technology to tackle complex training such as sexual harassment training and diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this shorter […]

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Unconscious Bias Training Isn’t Just a Tick-the-Box Activity

Proponents of unconscious bias training argue that unconscious bias not only is present in all of us but also can and does have big impacts on how businesses treat employees and customers. High-profile racial incidents impacting big brands and the dearth of women and people of color in prominent roles in many industries are often […]

Nonfinancial Motivation for Employees in a Shifting Work Environment

As the world continues to adjust to the pandemic, companies worldwide are facing drastic challenges and embracing dramatic changes. Flexibility is the core pillar of building and maintaining an effective operational performance. Those who have managed to shift their work to the digital realm are now facing even bigger challenges.

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How to Train Remote Employees

We’ve all been bombarded with the news that more people than ever began working from home due to the global pandemic. Even now as the pandemic is starting to recede, more and more employees are hoping they can continue working from home, even if only part time.

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Motivate Employees by Empowering Customer Success

Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn CEO, has said that “no matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” Leaders intuitively know that mobilizing their employees toward shared goals is essential to business success. But what happens when what makes executives tick isn’t what makes employees […]

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Do Companies Take Too Long to Train Employees?

Companies take a wide variety of approaches to train new employees. Some may refuse to hire those new to the field and insist new hires have at least a couple years of relevant experience. These companies might devote minimal to no effort or resources to training, assuming that, based on their hiring policy, employees come […]