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 Employers Can Get Flexible Working Policies Right

As the third anniversary of the pandemic approaches, it’s hard to overstate how profoundly the outbreak and its aftermath affected the way we work. Analyses of how businesses have evolved over the past few years tend to focus on digital transformation, which makes sense because the pandemic greatly accelerated a preexisting trend toward digitalization across […]

Cultivating a Growth Mindset Among Workers

The global economy is incredibly dynamic, meaning that technologies, strategies, and mindsets that are successful today may be less successful or even counterproductive in the near future. Today’s economy is also highly driven by human talent as one of the most important assets any organization possesses. Combined, these two features of the modern economy mean […]

Employee Satisfaction Is the Key to Improving Productivity

The “Great Resignation” is far from over. In fact, it appears to be heating up. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of unemployed Americans who voluntarily left their jobs and immediately began looking for new ones increased to 15.9% last month. This is the highest share of “job leavers” in more than […]

The Importance of Corporate Training and Development in a Dynamic Global Economy

Some organizations believe there are at least two possible approaches to ensuring staff have the right skills: A company can either hire people with the skills the organization needs or train current employees on those skills. Many companies, buying into the idea of these two options, believe it’s less hassle to simply rely on recruitment. […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Training in the Workplace

In this digital age, more people are seeing the advantages of conducting business online. With this mass entry into the digital space, there come a number of risks. This is why it is crucial to consider cybersecurity training in every workplace and ensure that it is done right. The following are some of the important roles […]

Giving the Gift of Well-Being: How Gift Cards Can Incentivize Wellness in the Workplace

A little treat for employees can go a long way. Gift cards, for example, can play a powerful part in improving wellness, especially when woven into company wellness plans. Since the pandemic, there’s been an uptick in using gift cards to motivate all kinds of positive behavior, including getting vaccines, quitting smoking, getting sober, and […]

How Employers Can Address Domestic Violence

Every workplace is at risk of encountering instances of domestic violence. However, being proactive in addressing this difficult issue can have a big impact on both the individuals affected and the organization as a whole. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity for HR professionals and their organizations to consider how to take action […]

That’s a Wrap on Corporate Culture Week 2022!

From November 14 to 18, we spent a full week focusing on corporate culture! As the week comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at all our online events and digital resources that helped HR professionals develop their company’s culture.

Oregon Women’s Prison Provides Virtual Heavy Equipment Training for Post-Incarceration Employment

Finding ways to employ ex-convicts is a win-win-win in a tight labor market. Employers are better able to staff their operations, ex-convicts are given the opportunity for meaningful employment and a livable wage, and society benefits from reduced dependence on government support and recidivism. Unfortunately, it’s often quite difficult for ex-convicts to find good jobs […]