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Encouraging Employees to Tackle New Skills

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented shift to remote work for companies around the world. This has created plenty of logistical challenges for employers and a strange new reality for many employees.

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Boosting Employee Morale in the Time of COVID: An HR Exec’s Tale

In the business world, we often hear the word “pivot” being used to describe a significant change in strategy or direction. It would be an understatement to say this word was used over and over again to describe what every business went through following COVID-19. But as a Human Resources executive at a tech company, […]

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Why Now Is the Time to Invest in People

You could say that many companies failed to focus on the right things during the Great Recession of 2008–09, as the unemployment rolls swelled and the jobs market seemed to favor employers, not jobseekers. Employers mistakenly took for granted their position of strength during the economic downturn and struggled to deploy strategies to retain certain […]

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Time to Refocus Training on Remote Work?

Currently, huge numbers of American workers are working remotely as a way to promote social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19. Employers’ mind-set has been that the current situation is a necessary temporary measure as we ride out the worst of the pandemic. However, as the virus is rebounding in many states where social […]

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The Half-Life of Skills

We’ve entered the Age of Acceleration—a time when change is happening faster and faster. As the workplace continues to move more rapidly, so does the market value of skills.

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Why Training Simply for the Sake of Training Won’t Cut It

Training is a key goal of organizations around the country. In fact, some data suggest that employee training and development was one of the biggest focus of HR departments in 2019. Effective training can boost employee productivity, retention, and morale, as well as the competitiveness of the organization as a whole.