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?

HR Works Podcast: You Need More than Passion to Tackle Diversity

Guest: Minal Bopaiah, Founder & Principal Consultant, Brevity & Wit It takes more than passion to create and/or maintain a successful diversity program. That is the topic I tackle in this episode with an expert dedicated to helping organizations improve their diversity and inclusion efforts. Minal Bopaiah, Principal & Founder of Brevity & Wit is […]

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Digital Body Language

Many people are fully aware of how their body language can communicate their feelings and emotions to the outside world, whether intentionally or not. For instance, crossed arms might signal defensiveness or hostility, consistent eye contact can relay a sense of confidence, and leaning forward can suggest engagement and interest.

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Using Social Media Screening to Create Better Culture

Company culture is a significant driver of success, and a strong culture attracts and retains top employees, fostering teamwork and trust. Conversely, a toxic culture can thwart any company. Patrick Whitesell, executive chairman of Endeavor, an entertainment and media agency, stated, “You can have all the right strategies in the world; if you don’t have […]

Onboarding: Beyond the Checklist

Organizations go through quite a lot to hire employees, so capitalize on that success with a thoughtful and effective onboarding strategy. I recently asked Keith Kitani, CEO of GuideSpark, some critical onboarding questions and am happy to share them with you in this article. What are the biggest onboarding mistakes you have seen? One of […]

Remote Sexual Harassment: It’s Happening. Are You Ready?

Touches on the shoulder, staring, offensive remarks, and overly personal questions in the break room. Yes, those in-person situations are not with us when we work remotely, but watch out. An evolving workplace environment presents a heightened set of issues. And every company needs to be prepared.

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A Focus on Trust

Employees are beginning to return to the workplace but not without a certain amount of angst. The past several months have given employees a taste of the freedom, flexibility, and convenience working from home offers. While some are happy for the opportunity to “return to normal,” many are reluctant—even resistant—to returning to the physical workplace.

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Tips for Smoothing Out ‘Lumpy’ Workloads

Few companies are able to maintain a steady pace of work at all times and often experience various ebbs and flows of demand. Meeting that demand, without overtaking employees or paying too many people to work with too little demand for their time, can be challenging. But companies have found a variety of ways to […]

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Placing a Premium on Work/Life Balance

As employees begin to make the trek back into their physical workplaces, some are excited and anxious to reconnect with colleagues, while others are feeling a sense of trepidation and loss. In this environment, employers need to think about how they can engage all employees, regardless of how much they are looking forward to, or […]

Internal Mobility Worth Every Hurdle

Many organizations hesitate to move their employees either vertically or horizontally. After all, if you have a good performer, part of you wants them performing. And no one likes interruptions to work flows. Alyssa Lahar, CHRO at ZoomInfo, however, believes in the utmost importance of ignoring those barriers and giving every employee from top to […]

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Hiring Top Talent and Successful Virtual and In-Person Training

During the pandemic, remotely onboarding new team members turned into quite the challenge for many companies. The virtual environment undoubtedly made it difficult for hiring managers to foster a connection between their new team members and the existing team while demonstrating and communicating the company’s culture to new members in an authentic way.