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Why Setting Goals Matters

Why Setting Goals Matters

​How do you measure success? For many, the greatest sense of accomplishment comes from achieving a goal. Here’s the challenge – if you don’t establish goals, you won’t know when you reach them. Research shows that goal setting improves performance 20 to 25 percent....

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Why Setting Goals Matters

​How do you measure success? For many, the greatest sense of accomplishment comes from achieving a goal. Here’s the challenge – if you don’t establish goals, you won’t know when you reach them. Research shows that goal setting improves performance 20 to 25 percent....

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Lead, Don’t Manage

Lead, Don’t Manage

Everyone has room to improve. We all know that about ourselves -- and probably even know the areas of our leadership that need improvement -- but making the necessary changes is never as easy as it seems. If you really want to bring about positive change for yourself,...

e-Learning by the Numbers

e-Learning by the Numbers

​Business leaders used to ask, “Why should we implement e-Learning?” Now, with the explosion of e-Learning solutions taking over corporate training programs, the more important question is “Why wouldn’t we implement e-Learning?” If you’re not already using some form...

How to Prevent Chemical Accidents in the Workplace

How to Prevent Chemical Accidents in the Workplace

Exposure to harmful chemicals is the fifth leading cause of death in the workplace, and incidents are on the rise. Last year, a Buffalo Wild Wings manager died after trying to clear an accidental mix of bleach and acid from the floor. Thirteen other people, including...

Hard Skills Training vs. Soft Skills Training

Hard Skills Training vs. Soft Skills Training

Your staff is your greatest asset. If they don’t deliver on the mission of your company, you won’t reach your business goals. It really is as simple – and as complicated – as that. Training is key to preparing your employees for success on the job, but not just any...

Coming Soon to a State Near You

Coming Soon to a State Near You

The countdown has begun for employers in California. According to state law, employers are now required to formally train their employees on sexual harassment prevention. The deadline for employees to complete the training is January 2021. If you’re not in California,...

5 Human Resources Trends for the New Year

5 Human Resources Trends for the New Year

In human resources, some things change and some things stay the same. For example, the basic needs of the people you serve are fairly stable year to year. Employees want to be treated fairly, appreciated frequently, and listened to continually. When business leaders...

What’s Your Focus for the New Year?

What’s Your Focus for the New Year?

It’s that time again – time to write your new year’s resolutions. Resolutions always seem like a good idea, don’t they? After all, studies show that about half of all Americans make resolutions. The downside is that less than 10 percent of those who make them,...

Exit Interviews that Enlighten

Exit Interviews that Enlighten

Your favorite employee is leaving (or maybe it’s your least favorite employee) and you’ve heard enough about exit interviews to know you should conduct one, but you can’t help thinking, “What’s the point?” After all, good employees on their way out don’t want to burn...

Custom Training Programs Put Employees First

Custom Training Programs Put Employees First

Your staff is your most valuable asset, and like any asset, it needs to be continually taken care of. For your employees, that means setting them up with the skills they need to be successful in their jobs and their careers. Custom training programs allow you to do...

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...

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