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How Training Might Have Prevented Chipotle’s Slew of Scandals

Just a short time ago, Chipotle was the darling of the dining world. This quick-service casual eatery had set a new standard for “fast” food with its sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. Other restaurants, even higher end eateries looked to Chipotle as an example of what to become and how to make yourself an iconic brand in the food industry. Continue reading

How to Overcome the Challenges of Training a Global Workforce with e-Learning

A global workforce is no longer only relevant to large corporations. In the global marketplace, it’s not uncommon for even relatively small organizations to have a globally dispersed workforce. This could mean they have a complete office in a city across the world, or perhaps some remote employees who work elsewhere. Maybe the company has manufacturing centers in another country or even a few countries.

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A Guide To Training For Spanish-Speaking Employees

Hispanic employees (and other Spanish-speaking employees) are increasingly becoming one of the most pivotal segments of the American workforce. According to Training Today, the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic workforce increased 36% times more quickly than any other group between 1996 and 2006. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Hispanic employees will account for more than 15% of the entire American workforce by 2050, and the Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. Hispanic population will make up 40% of employment growth over the next five years, and a whopping 75% from 2020 to 2034.
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7 Tips to Ensure a Smooth LMS Implementation

Whenever you’re introducing new software or even a new way of doing things into an organization, it can get bumpy. Employees may be reluctant to embrace change, or they may simply decide they want to fight anything new and different without an ideological bent. It may be that things aren’t going as smoothly as they could, which can cause frustration, taking a hit on morale and productivity.  Continue reading

The Rise of Same-Sex Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and What Employers Can Do About It

The Changing Face of Sexual Harassment

Regardless of accuracy, in the past sexual harassment has largely been viewed through the lens of being a “women’s issue.” It seemed like primarily women came forward to address sexual harassment they’d experienced among their colleagues and bosses, and in many cases the accused harassers were men. Continue reading

Understanding the Employers’ Role and the Cost of Sexual Harassment

The Economic Price of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace isn’t just a social issue—it’s economic as well.

In 2013 then-mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner found himself at the end of a sexual harassment scandal. The mayor was sued by one woman for harassment and was also accused of numerous cases of improper conduct from dozens of other women. The city of San Diego refused by pay Filner’s legal bills resulting from his defense in the case, whereas the former mayor had previously requested that the city pay his bills, saying he never received proper training mandated under California law. If the city had been required to pay those bills, it would have amounted to a $3 million hit for taxpayers. See how you can prevent sexual harassment in your organization. Continue reading

Uncovering and Exploring Sexual Harassment In Today’s Workplace

The Modern Face of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a much more widespread problem than most employers, and even employees might realize. Sure, there have been strides made in preventing these type of issues in the workplace, but many American workers say it’s not enough. Continue reading