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?

Nonverbal Communication in Virtual Meetings

It’s truly extraordinary how successfully virtual meetings have been able to replace in-person meetings. Virtual meetings are not a perfect substitute, but the ability to use live video and audio along with screen-sharing allows for effective collaboration. It’s so effective, in fact, that many participants forget the nonverbal messages they’re sending to colleagues, whether they […]

Want to Future-Proof Your Business? Stop Shelving Employer Branding Plans

When organizations go into survival mode, their leaders often forget just how vital employer branding is to overall business health and success. This is becoming more and more evident as companies and analysts try to determine whether we are headed toward another economic recession. The good news is that many economists believe this is a temporary downturn and we’re heading […]

Study Finds Workplace Violence and Harassment Is a Global Problem

More than one in five people (almost 23%) in employment have experienced violence and harassment at work, whether physical, psychological, or sexual, according to a new joint analysis by the U.N.’s International Labour Organization (ILO), Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), and Gallup. “Experiences of Violence and Harassment at Work: A global first survey” provides a sense of […]

Conquer Quiet Quitting and Curb Resignations by Creating a Talent-Centric Culture

Almost 18 months after the term “The Great Resignation” was coined by University College London Professor Anthony Klotz, the number of people voluntarily quitting their jobs is still climbing, according to the most recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey by the U.S. Labor Department. Even more worrying perhaps is the rise of “quiet quitting,” […]

The Importance of Finding the Right Fit

Elon Musk’s recent ultimatum to Twitter staff to be prepared to accept “long hours at high intensity” or leave the company illustrates the importance some organizations place on company culture. While “long hours at high intensity” may sound like simply telling staff to work harder, it also says something about culture. And while the mass […]

Fighting Passive Aggression with Soft Skills Training

Passive-aggressive behavior can turn a well-functioning workplace into a cauldron of toxicity if left unaddressed. But many employees feel they and their colleagues lack the soft skills to address passive aggression effectively. The Impact of Soft Skills on Passive Aggressiveness “Passive-aggressive behavior is a pattern of indirectly expressing negative feelings instead of openly addressing them,” […]

Empowering Leaders Through Training and Development: 4 Mistakes to Avoid

When you hear the term “effective leadership,” what comes to mind? Here are a few considerations to start the list: inspiring, trustworthy, strategic, empathetic, customer-focused, decisive, and humble. Do you see a problem with this list? Effective leadership spans a broad spectrum of interpersonal skills, personality characteristics, and business-oriented competencies. Unfortunately, because of the gap […]

2023 Outlook: 4 Ways the Workforce Will Change

So much about the world of work has changed in the past 3 years. If someone told you in 2019 that “work from anywhere” policies would be common, 4-day workweeks would be widely accepted, and “hustle culture” would be on its way out by the end of 2022, you would have probably stared at that […]

Resolutions and Microlearning: Make Goals Attainable

As a new year approaches, millions of people around the world are making new year’s resolutions. However, millions will abandon those goals by the end of January. Often, the problem with self-improvement goals is that they are too big, too complicated, and too intimidating. How Training Efforts Are Like New Year’s Resolutions The same often […]

Achieving the Holy Grail: Work-Life Balance

Everyone, at some point, has experienced burnout and a lack of work-life balance. For the majority of today’s workforce, these feelings are stronger than ever given the everchanging climate, including the dynamics of how and when we work. While there is a myriad of reasons as to why we experience these things – overworking, lack […]