Food Safety Training Part One: The Chipotle Crisis and the CDC’s Findings

Chipotle has been America’s favorite of fast casual restaurants for several years now. Known for its simple menu of burritos and tacos coupled with an effort to use organic and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, Chipotle is favored by diners. Continue reading

How to Make the Leap to an LMS

While many workplaces have already taken the leap, many more businesses—especially those which fall into the small or family-run business category—have yet to adopt a learning management system to meet their training needs. The advantages of moving from traditional forms of training (e.g., face-to-face sessions, retreats and/or print-based training manuals) to a learning management system (LMS) are innumerable. With a flexible and easy to use LMS, training can be Continue reading

How to Implement an LMS, Part 3: Analysis Questions to Ask

In this third installment of the How to Implement an LMS, I’m still lingering on the analysis phase that I introduced in the second article of the series. You may be chomping at the bit to get to vendor selection and the practical steps it takes to get an LMS up and running, but those efforts are all in vain if you make a poor choice at the start of the process by shortchanging this analysis phase. Contact eLeaP for a free LMS consult. Continue reading

How to Implement an LMS, Part 2: The Analysis Phase

In the first article of this series on How to Implement an LMS, Part 1: Laying the Groundwork, I went over the basic case for why you should even bother with an LMS in the first place, what signs may be present that indicate it’s time to make a switch in LMS vendors, and some of the must-have features that should be present in any 21st-century LMS. Going over those aspects laid a good introductory foundation to the LMS implementation process. The next phase is to conduct a thorough series of analyses that will help you narrow down what it is you really need an LMS to deliver in your organization. Get a free consultation on how to implement a learning management system. Continue reading

Can Unconscious Bias Be Tackled Through Training?

The corporate world is hearing a lot about unconscious biases and the negative impacts they can have in the workplace. Research continues to show that all of us hold these biases toward others, but it’s important to understand and work against because they can have a very detrimental effect on the success of businesses. Continue reading

VR and AR: Will 2016 be their Big Year?

For many years, virtual reality has been promising to transform both education and workplace training. To date, the promise of VR has not been realized largely due to  practical considerations. First, until this year, the hardware required to experience VR has remained out of reach to the average consumer and even to most small workplaces. Second, virtual reality had a tendency to cause nausea and vertigo, which simply are not much fun. As we enter 2016, hype about virtual reality (VR) and its somewhat more earthly cousin, augmented reality (AR) is again on the rise—this time with a growing range of affordable options. But will 2016 prove to be the year when VR and AR finally take off and begin to transform entertainment as well as education and workplace training? Continue reading

Safety Training on Construction Sites for Every Worker

A feature article published in the New York Times this week reports that construction site injuries and deaths are far outpacing the rate of construction across the city and that poor or absent training is likely to blame. In the past fiscal year, there have been 10 construction-related deaths in New York City; this compares to 5.5 fatalities per year over the previous four years. Injuries are also on the rise. Over the past year, there has also been a 53% increase in construction related injuries. While construction work is on the rise in New York City, it in no way mirrors the number of Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Work-Life Balance

Today, most Americans are off work and many won’t return until next Monday. This shouldn’t make headlines but in fact, Thanksgiving is one of the few times that US workplaces completely shut down and workers actually take more than two days off work. In addition, it is one of the few times a year when workers tend to feel comfortable going off line to focus exclusively on their family and friends rather than on colleagues. For this reason, while giving thanks, Thanksgiving is also a time of year to reflect on what truly matters. In today’s Thanksgiving post, we consider why work-life balance matters and why it is something for which we should all give thanks. Continue reading