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?

Tips for Employee Onboarding in the Remote Era

The last two years have changed the workforce like never before. Back in 2019, remote work wasn’t considered an obtainable benefit across the board. Fast forward to 2021, many expect it to be part of their work experience, and a sustainable part of the future of work moving forward. The decision to implement a remote […]

Tips for Training Employees Against Cyberattacks

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected almost every area of our pre-pandemic “normal” lives including more telework, a surging demand for toilet paper, and a shrinking workforce, just to name a few. Almost no industry has been spared when it comes to the contagious disease’s impact. In particular, cyberattacks are on the rise in nearly every […]

Developing Employees Through Practical Delegation

Look at the calendars of most managers and executives, and you’ll see they’re packed with meetings. Subordinates struggle to gain a little face time or get help with a tricky issue, and colleagues struggle to find time for collaboration. Their best chance is often scheduling a meeting several days or even weeks out, and even […]

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3 Ways Managers Can Help Emerging Talent Succeed in the Workplace

In the world of work, your emerging talent—those with less than 5 years of work experience—is the future of your organization. And in an era of record turnover, global turmoil, and a constant shift in the way we work, fostering the growth of that young talent to ensure they succeed is as important to the […]

Does the ‘Praise in Public, Correct in Private’ Logic Apply to E-Mail?

Public shaming was once a legitimate means of sharing examples of undesirable behavior to the broader group. Whether it was branding an adulterer with a scarlet letter in puritanical times or the more recent practice of hardline managers who dress down underperforming employees in front of the team, the idea is that public correction or […]

7 Ways to Identify and Combat Employee Burnout

As the end of the year approaches and we’re continuing to battle the changing realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses in all sectors are working hard to finish on a high note. But this year, many of the skilled hourly workers that restaurants, retail, and warehouses are depending on for the busy holiday seasons are […]

Intellectual Humility: The Essential Virtue to Navigate Today’s Workplace

“I don’t know!” “I was wrong!” These phrases are rare gems that remain hidden in an overconfident world: today, admitting mistakes is mainly considered as impotence and failure. As proof, common synonyms for the word ‘humility’ are ‘abasement’ or ‘submissiveness’ – hardly desirable traits. But our tendency to reason and speak in order to be […]

The New Age of Workplace Communication Could Be Instant Messaging

Before the mid-1990s, e-mail was a relative novelty in office communication. Today, of course, it’s perhaps the most prevalent medium for colleagues to communicate back and forth. Although it’s been the main method of communication for just a few decades, there are signs employees are increasingly looking to alternative forms of communication for collaborating with […]

How Freedom and Accountability Drive the Modern Workplace

In today’s highly competitive market, companies of all sizes and industries have to rethink their approach to recruiting top talent and retaining them. At the same time, there is a pivotal shift happening within the workplace: the move toward a boundaryless and distributed workforce. Unless they’re making or providing products in a manufacturing or service […]

7 Steps HR Should Never Miss when Offboarding an Employee

As the labor market gradually recovers from the COVID winter, the number of job openings finally surpassed the unemployed, reaching 10.9 million in Q3 2021. The separation rate has also floated up 3.9% to 5.8 million, which indicates more employees are leaving their current company voluntarily or involuntarily. Due to that fluctuation in personnel, HR […]