Understanding Meaningfulness in the Workplace

Meaningful work is one of the top most important factors cited by employees when it comes to job satisfaction and engagement and has been found to outweigh the importance of expected pay. Work plays a critical part in how people define themselves, so it is to be expected that they will look to their jobs as a source of meaningfulness. Meaningfulness, for employees, is about finding a connection to humanity through their work. Companies can promote this by establishing a culture of ethics, morals, and corporate social responsibility that combines an employee’s personal values and work life together.

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5 Tips for Creating Engaging Compliance Training

Compliance training is essential for every organization. It is not uncommon for compliance training to be treated as a burden, and this view often leads to ineffective training and failure. Companies become better and more profitable organizations when they view compliance training as an opportunity to equip their employees with the necessary skills to handle complex laws and regulations and perform their jobs more efficiently and safely. Engaging and effective compliance training helps mitigate risks to avoid violations or penalties. Here are five tips to help create engaging compliance training.

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How to Have a Great Company Culture for Remote Workers

Remote work is becoming increasingly common and with it comes the challenge of creating a company culture that keeps all its team members motivated and productive, particularly remote employees. Companies that fail at keeping top remote talent or seeing the value of remote employees often do so because they haven’t altered their organization to accommodate their remote workers.  Companies that are successful at creating a remote friendly culture tweak traditional approaches to communication, hiring, and team interactions.

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Team Leadership Trends to Take into 2019 and Beyond

For team leaders, it’s important to be able to stay on top of leadership trends and predictions to figure out ways they can keep up with or stay ahead of the changes happening around them. This gives them the advantage of figuring out why their teams aren’t motivated, have high turnover, or fail to attract top talent. Adopting an agile approach to team management can help identify ways businesses can leverage potential threats and opportunities associated with increasingly accelerated changes in technologies and the needs and demands of clients/customers to build and maintain teams that are willing and prepared to meet those challenges.

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LMS and the Human Brain: What to Know About Learning Experiences

The human brain is undoubtedly the most complex organ we have in our bodies. Scientists are still learning about its 100 billion neurons or so as well as the tasks it performs every minute of every day. The brain is amazingly adaptable. It can restructure itself, create new pathways, and reorganize itself, which it does when the brain learns.

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How to Spot the Hidden Costs When Selecting an LMS

Learning management systems (LMSs) can offer libraries of training and development modules for your employees, giving them the relevant content they need to perform their jobs at top levels. An LMS engages employees, increases productivity, and increases revenue. It helps you attract and retain high-quality employees while allowing you to contribute to their career development.

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4 Ways to Engage With Your Employees While Maintaining Your Authority

Poor relationships between managers and employees can cause dissatisfaction at work. You know that pit in your stomach you get on Sunday night? Well, you may not get it now, but I bet at some point in your life you have if you’ve been stuck in a terrible job.

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7 Ways Managers Can Help Employees Avoid Burnout

When you’re burned out, you’re more than tired or stressed. You’re emotionally exhausted and ineffective in your job. You may start seeing cynicism creeping into your daily routine, and you just can’t shake it. Taking one or two days off doesn’t solve your mood either.

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How to Avoid These 10 Customer Service Fails

The customer experience with customer service is representative of the customer’s entire relationship with that company. Poor customer service can end that relationship and cost a business its reputation and revenue. Businesses should strive to offer quality customer service to keep their customers satisfied because a satisfied customer spreads positive word-of-mouth and propels the business forward. A well-trained and pro-active customer service team, along with effective policies and technology, are important in avoiding customer service failures that could ultimately lead to a business closing.

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How to Ensure You’re In Compliance With HIPAA

If you work in the healthcare sector in any capacity, it is essential to understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, otherwise known as HIPAA, and to ensure that all your employees also understand HIPAA’s complex rules. HIPAA guidelines exist to ensure the security of healthcare information (e.g., confidential patient records). Unfortunately, following the guidelines is easier said than done, which is why HIPAA training is not only recommend but should be a considered a critical part of any health care practice. Continue reading