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Don’t Train in Vain: Develop an Employee Training Plan

Don’t Train in Vain: Develop an Employee Training Plan

Training time is only as valuable as you make it. Don't train in vain -- develop an employee training plan, and stick to it. Structure the time you have in your different types of training meetings to get the biggest bang for your training buck. Focus your training on...

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Don’t Train in Vain: Develop an Employee Training Plan

Training time is only as valuable as you make it. Don't train in vain -- develop an employee training plan, and stick to it. Structure the time you have in your different types of training meetings to get the biggest bang for your training buck. Focus your training on...

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Developing Leaders for the Future

Developing Leaders for the Future

As a leader in your organization, you’re all too familiar with the amount of work it takes to climb the company ladder. While some may be born leaders, others require a little extra cultivating and nurturing. Implementing a comprehensive leadership development program...

Do You Have a Minute?

Do You Have a Minute?

Having an open door policy as a manager is an easy way of telling your employees, “I value your input and want to hear from you.” As more people work remotely, the term "open door" is less literal these days than it has been in the past. The purpose is the same,...

Preventing Third-Party Harassment

Preventing Third-Party Harassment

As a manager, you’ve received extensive training on harassment in the workplace and your responsibilities in reporting and dealing with harassment claims. You already know how to handle harassment amongst your employees – but have you thought about harassment claims...

Is Industry Lingo Affecting Your Communication?

Is Industry Lingo Affecting Your Communication?

​​Every industry has its own lingo. These specialized words and expressions are spoken and understood freely among people who have been around for a while, but they may complicate communication for others. Here are a few examples: In retail and convenience stores, you...

Our Top 10 of 2022

Our Top 10 of 2022

It’s that time of year again, when the hustle and bustle of the holidays makes time speed up and before you know it a new year has begun. Before we close the book on 2022, however, we’d like to take some time to look back on our top 10 articles from the past year. Top...

Make Online Training Work for You with the Right LMS

Make Online Training Work for You with the Right LMS

It’s 5:00. Do you know where your knowledge is? As an effective leader, how your staff learns, retains, and implements knowledge is your responsibility. This goes far beyond what you may have traditionally considered “training.” From compliance training to task...

Cause & Effect

Cause & Effect

Most people who volunteer for a charitable cause agree, it feels good to do good. Charitable giving can have the same positive effect on businesses. Many large corporations sponsor public fundraising events and offer matching donation programs for both the good of the...

The Training and Turnover Connection

The Training and Turnover Connection

In a linear world, the act of training a new employee comes after that employee is hired. But, as great leaders know, business isn’t always linear. Your training process has a direct impact on whether you need to hire that new employee in the first place. In many...

Perseverance: How Great Leaders Overcome Adversity

Perseverance: How Great Leaders Overcome Adversity

We’ve all heard some variation of the famous Thomas Edison quote, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” Edison’s perseverance led to the invention of the lightbulb. Similarly, the true mark of successful leaders is not shown in their...