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?

How to Use Audio-Based Learning as Part of the Modern L&D Toolkit

Employees are more than a little screen-exhausted. Who can blame them? It’s common for a worker to move from laptop to smartphone and back again for more than 6 hours daily. How, then, do you get your team members excited about training content? The answer is clear: You offer them eyes-free solutions in the form of […]

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Ripple Effect of Unhappy Coworkers

It seems like every office has at least one employee who’s constantly complaining about one thing or another or just generally has a bad attitude. Sometimes their complaints are legitimate; sometimes they just like to complain. Often coworkers and managers will just roll their eyes and do what they can—or are willing to do—to be […]

How Can Companies Throw Safe, Inclusive Holiday Parties?

Around the world, life is settling into the new normal. Many people are returning to the office, and hybrid work is now standard. Many remote team members haven’t seen each other in person in over a year, and they’re losing their sense of team spirit. Those of us who feel comfortable can finally get together […]

Why HR Departments Need a Radical Transformation

HR departments aren’t usually painted in a positive light. Although HR helps create a solid talent management foundation that companies can use to grow and scale, this effort often gets overlooked and undervalued. After the infamous Meghan and Harry interview in March, Jimmy Kimmel joked that HR in the United Kingdom was as poor as […]

4 Best Practices for Measuring Productivity Without Tracking Time

Tracking employee productivity used to seem straightforward: Calculate hours worked against raw output, rinse, and repeat. But it has become increasingly clear that tracking time isn’t the best way to study or measure worker productivity—it only tells part of the story. Employees who sit at their desk for 8 hours might appear more productive on paper […]

How Can Happy Employees Increase Your Bottom Line

Everybody knows stress is responsible for killing creativity. If people are happy, they are likely to have greater energy and creativity levels, but businesses have historically not prioritized employee happiness; instead, they tend to focus on keeping their clients and customers happy. But there is a definite connection between having happy employees and satisfied clients. […]

For Gen X, Y, and Z – The Future of Work is Mobile

Labor Day has come and gone, and yet the subject of work and professional environments is still at the top of everyone’s mind. The “future of work” is the topic of many bestselling business books, a Gartner report, an HBS podcast, a PBS series, and management consulting giants like Deloitte and McKinsey. Why all the […]

Organizational Change in The Era of Compressed Transformation

Being an effective and inspiring leader today is different from before the pandemic. Executives must now juggle increasingly nuanced expectations from employees while responding to urgent and complex global events. As leaders guide their companies through uncertainty, they are also facing the “Great Resignation” as voluntary turnover in the workforce continues to spike. A study […]

3 Common Misconceptions About Hybrid Workplaces

There’s no question that the pandemic changed both how and where we work. And with technology, businesses found ways to accomplish their goals even during a time of constant change. For many industries, those changes included a move to remote work. Now, as employers consider a move back to the office, leaders are contemplating the […]

The Science Behind Uncertainty and Anxiety

A pandemic and resulting business closures and economic turmoil have rattled not just the business world but also virtually every aspect of daily life for workers around the globe.