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?

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Making Connections in a Virtual World: Creating a Remote Internship Program

For Webster Bank, the decision to retain our summer intern program was easy. The program is a pipeline to future bankers, and it is part of an overall corporate strategy to promote career growth and development among all of our bankers. We also decided that if we were going to move ahead with the program, […]

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Leadership: The Risk of Giving Too Much Information to Staff

In the modern workplace, companies increasingly encourage transparency with employees. For example, by keeping staff up to date on dynamic situations like COVID-19 impacts to the company, economic concerns, or even potential layoffs, companies can avoid stirring up the rumor mill or creating additional anxiety.

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Seeking Employee Input on New Technology Acquisitions

Implementing the right technology can make a huge difference in a company’s success. Technologies that have strong synergies with the organization and its people can leverage and amplify competitive advantages and set a business apart from its competitors.

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Productive vs. Unproductive Conflict in the Workplace

Our workplaces have a conflict problem. Over half of all employees (57%) have left a conflict situation with negative feelings—most commonly, demotivation, anger, or frustration—according to the “CPP Global Human Capital Report.”

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Training Topics for Newly Remote Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many companies to shift the vast majority of their staff to remote work to avoid virus transmission in the office. While some companies are eager to get employees back on-site, others are seeing the benefits of remote work for their teams in terms of morale, productivity, and reduced overhead costs.

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Leading by Example

The manager with the “do as I say, not as a I do” attitude is a cliché in workplace TV and film and for good reason. It’s a character so many Americans can relate to.