May 05, 2020

This One Simple Change Will Increase Employee Engagement: 1:1 Meetings

In today’s working world, the employee experience is in trouble. Employees in the U.S. are up to twice as likely to be disengaged at work.

And this disengagement can cause problems. Gallup finds that organizations whose employees are actively engaged reap substantial rewards (vs. unengaged peers) such as 41% lower absenteeism, between 24 and 59% lower turnover, and 17% higher productivity. Clearly, organizations simply cannot afford to ignore the importance of the employee experience.

April 30, 2020

Supporting Employees During Crisis: The Ultimate Test of an HR Leader

2020 started with the promise that it was going to be my best year yet as an HR professional. I was going to accomplish every resolution this year. From launching a new training program for managers, initiating a diversity & inclusion program, and my personal goal of reading every book I could find on being a first time dad. That all changed when the COVID-19 Coronavirus put much of our lives on pause. The idea of "social distancing," toilet paper hoarding, and sanitizing delivery boxes were completely foreign concepts just a month or two ago. The lifestyle inconveniences turned into real fear as I started witnessing the early effects of this virus that we still don’t have any solutions for. 

January 31, 2020

Microlearning: Leverage Bite-Sized Courses to Improve Training

According to Gartner, “Approaches to learning are stubbornly stuck in the past — too episodic, too rigid, too slow, too expensive and out of sync with today’s needs.” Microlearning aims to solve this by reducing the length of individual employee training courses and the volume of content communicated in each lesson. Information is presented in more digestible pieces so it can be learned more quickly and accurately, with greater expected retention.

July 29, 2019

The Clock's Ticking on California's New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

With the end of 2019 approaching fast, it’s time for employers to take steps to comply with California’s substantially expanded sexual harassment training requirements.

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