As we’ve discussed in previous posts, action items are key elements of meeting minutes and general project management. They define who owns what action, what the action is, when it’s due, and the status of that action.
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?
In a previous post, we discussed the high cost of workplace interruptions. Specifically, we referenced data from Basex research, demonstrating that interruptions cost the U.S. economy $588 billion per year, as well as research from employees reporting that interruptions cost them between 3 and 5 hours of productivity each day.
When most of us were children, we probably didn’t dream about having a solid block of 8, 4, or even 2 hours to sit down and really focus on some work. But in today’s modern workplace, such uninterrupted work time truly is a luxury for many people.
For many employers, risk management includes succession planning. One goal is to avoid or reduce business interruptions and maintain momentum toward achieving your objectives. Another goal is to avoid the unnecessary loss of knowledge and experience occurring when valuable personnel depart suddenly and unexpectedly.
Technology has made the lives of many businesspeople easier than ever, which is clearly a good thing, especially in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic. For learning and development (L&D) professionals, one of the challenges of a remote work environment is continuing to offer employees the training resources they need.
The idea of training employees before you hire them might seem a bit nonsensical at first. For one, there is seemingly no need to train people who aren’t actually going to work for you. Theoretically, they could even end up taking a job with a competitor. But some argue that pretraining may be a valuable […]
Could you imagine 66% of the workforce being remote last year? At the start of 2020, having a vast majority of employees working remotely would have been laughable, but here we are. And how quickly we’ve all adapted to keep up in this short time frame.
The workplace has been transformed forever by the COVID-19 pandemic. The American workforce has dramatically changed the ways they communicate, accomplish essential tasks, and manage others. Roles once reserved for in-person interaction now require new levels of technology and cooperation. We witnessed a transformation that happened in a matter of months.
The coronavirus pandemic is redefining business agility, requiring companies to adapt their workforce to remain competitive. Specifically, this means that everyone—from the majority of small business owners to many of the biggest tech companies—is preparing to accommodate a hybrid workforce, including on-site, remote, and distributed employees, for the foreseeable future.
Over the last 5 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has reset major work trends, causing HR leaders to pivot their workforce-related strategic goals and plans.