Employee Training

Employees that are better trained, perform significantly better. Use employee training to ensure your team members are contributing their maximum to your bottom line. A younger generation demands better employee training. Are you listening?

Onboarding and Training New Veteran Hires

When a company makes a commitment to hiring employees, the most important elements to ensure their success are onboarding and training. Onboarding and training for veterans needs to be focused on not just ensuring they have the necessary job skills for their new role, but also that they can successfully transition into the private sector. Continue reading

How To Terminate an Employee the Right Way

The best thing you can do to protect your company is to make sure you’re fully aware of all laws and guidelines that pertain to firing. At the same time, you need to train everyone who could be responsible for firing someone including supervisors, managers, and your HR team. If they’re not trained, and they fire someone the wrong way, it can create big liability and financial repercussions for the entire company. Continue reading

How to Proactively Protect Against Workplace Violence

What Is Workplace Violence?

Workplace violence has become a huge topic of discussion in the U.S. When we think about workplace violence, we most often think about those high-profile incidents, many of which involve active shooters. While workplace shootings are a component of workplace violence, that’s not all that falls into this category. Continue reading

Creating a Whistleblower Policy and Enforcing It

Creating a Whistleblower Policy and Enforcing It

The term whistleblower is one that can have negative connotations from the business perspective in a lot of cases.

It can be met with apprehension, and business owners and company leaders tend to think about lawsuits and litigation instantaneously. The idea of encouraging employees to be whistleblowers doesn’t have to be negative from the business perspective, however.

Encouraging whistleblowers can prevent a lot of deeper and more expensive problems in the future. Continue reading

Effectively Tackling Travel & Expense In Your Business

Travel and Expense Controversies

Travel and expense issues are almost always in the national news headlines. One example of where this subject is relevant right now is within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has been criticized and is under intense scrutiny because he charged his wife’s travel to the federal government when she went with him on a trip to Europe. Continue reading

Small Businesses See Big Gains from Investing in an LMS

Learning management systems (LMSs) have now been widely adopted in large enterprises, but many small companies, including family-owned business, continue to overlook their value. Two assumptions appear to be at the root of the problem. Many small companies don’t think they need to engage in formal training, and  others worry that the cost of adopting an LMS is simply too high. In fact, both assumptions are incorrect. Even family farms and other small operations need training (e.g., to be in compliance with safety standards), and if you adopt an LMS with scalable billing, the cost will barely impact your overhead.  Continue reading

Why Summer is a Great Time to Scale Up Online Training

Training should happen year round, but there is no question that during the summer months, many workplaces shift into low gear and this can open up additional bandwidth to scale up online training. With staff out on vacation and in many industries, lower customer demand, it is often the case that employees have just a bit more breathing space on the job from late June to late August. Rather than let employees sit idle as they wait for incoming calls or work orders, however, this downtime can be effectively used to scale up one’s training program. To do this in a cost-effective way without additional staff, the first step is to chose an effective learning management system. Continue reading

AT&T Asks Employees to Buy into Training

Asking employees to buy into training is by no means unique. Many of the world’s most successful companies recognize that training existing staff to take on more high-skilled positions is good for employees and good for business. Ikea, for example, has long worked on the premise that all employees should be trained for multiple positions and trained with the goal of moving up the ranks over time. In many respects, AT&T is taking this a step further. At AT&T, employees are being asked to retrain and in some cases are even being asked to pay for their courses. In this post, we examine why AT&T is encouraging retraining, even when it comes at a cost to employees, and how the company hopes to use its ambitious training program to become increasingly known and competitive as a digital company. 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

Exploring How to Train Employees in a Flexible Workplace

A flexible workplace is one of the most talked about things in talent management and the corporate world right now.

Flexibility in the workplace is something the majority of Millennial employees don’t just prefer, but in many ways are demanding. Continue reading