September 08, 2021

Ensuring DEI in the Workplace Through Education & Training

Now more than ever, the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion has become a hot topic in organizations across the country. Oftentimes when we think of DEI in the workplace, however, thoughts of Equal Opportunity Employer statements or a Diversity page on the organization's website are evoked, at best. 

August 05, 2021

8 Skills All Entry-Level Employees Should Be Trained On

Entry-level employees are a critical part of any organization’s success. Often, they are the backbone that keep the wheels turning to achieve goals and objectives. With the right experience and training, these novice employees can grow into seasoned vets capable of leadership  and excellent performance for years to come. 

August 10, 2020

Sexual Harassment Training: Are You Meeting Your State’s Requirements?

As American society faces a new reckoning around the subject of discrimination and harassment, government bodies are looking for ways to remedy these problems with legislation. One such topic being addressed by state and local laws in the wake of the #MeToo movement is sexual harassment training, with several states and one major city enacting policies that require employers to ensure their employees are getting this important education and training.

May 22, 2020

5 Tips for Building an Engaging Learn Course

Did you know you can create your own content in NEOGOV Learn? It's as easy as uploading a PowerPoint presentation or video and then building a quiz to measure the viewer's retention of the information.

Here are some quick tips to create meaningful online courses in no time:

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

California's New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Deadline

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.

October 05, 2018

Four Powerful Steps Government Leaders Can Take to Create a Culture of Learning

A culture of learning is an interwoven set of organizational habits, strategic decisions, and core values that encourages employees to be constant learners. It takes visionary leadership to create conditions conducive to sustained curiosity and the continuous acquisition of skills and knowledge.

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