Tag: effective communication

feedback

Protective Hesitation: Failure in Feedback

Protective hesitation may be a relatively new term for many, but it is certainly not a new concept in the workplace. What Is It and What Is Being Protected? Protective hesitation is when leaders don’t provide clear, consistent feedback to women and ethnically diverse staff because they’re worried about the recipients’ response or how they […]

communication

Training for Basic Communication Skills

When considering the skills that are most important in the modern workplace, it might be tempting to think of complex, specific abilities like spreadsheet building, accounting, Six Sigma, or project planning. But managers and employers around the country will be quick to point out that there are major issues with some fundamental skills needed for […]

Time

Tips and Strategies for Employee Time Tracking

In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of implementing time-tracking systems for employees to record and analyze how they spend their time. These include identifying inefficiencies, focusing time on value-add activities, and developing effective time management strategies. Here, we’ll discuss some strategies and tips for implementing a time-tracking program for staff.

trainer

What Makes a Good Trainer?

Companies are increasingly appreciating the importance of training and development, and trainers obviously play a key role in these training and development efforts. Training can come from a dedicated training department, which many companies utilize.

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Industry Peer, Inspired eLearning, Wins 4 ‘Communicator Awards’

Communication is essential in any organization—hence the motivation behind the Communicator Awards, which bills itself as “the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.” But these awards aren’t just specific to the marketing arena. As the results of the 25th annual Communicator Awards demonstrate, big players in training and eLearning are being recognized, […]

training

4 Creative Ways to Make Your Training Relatable

Employee training can mean the difference between mediocre staff and top-notch performers. It can also help employees develop their applicable professional skills (time management, effective communication, etc.), as well as provide industry-specific knowledge and expertise.

Managers

What Training Skills Do Your Managers Need?

Managers are often expected to have some role in the training and development of their employees. After all, it’s the manager who oversees the work of his or her staff members. In addition, as the person responsible for the team’s performance, managers have a strong incentive to mold the performance of the individuals who compose […]

Cost

Is Cost of Living Hurting Your Chances at Retaining Top Talent?

High property taxes, student loan debt, and stagnant wages are causing many workers to be more selective in where they live and work. Because of this, many employers are missing out on top talent as more workers are choosing quality of life over working for big name brands in expensive cities.