Workplace Training

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

How to Develop a Successful On-the-Job Training Program

Younger employees are entering the workplace. Employees require new skills and desire career growth opportunities. Lack of employee engagement is costing organizations billions in lost revenue. Enter on-the-job-training programs. Employee learning and training programs engage employees, provide learning and growth opportunities, and encourage loyalty and productivity among employees.

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Are You Guilty of These Onboarding Mistakes?

One of the biggest mistakes we see a lot of businesses make in terms of onboarding is not using a learning management system to deliver key content. Along with not using a learning management system, another issue we frequently see is that businesses don’t have any onboarding strategy at all. Even when companies have an onboarding strategy, they may not be executing it optimally. Continue reading

The Risks of Firing Employees

In this series of posts, we’re talking about something that affects a lot of businesses, small and large: the risks associated with firing an employee. If a firing isn’t handled the right way, it can ultimately mean huge financial or legal ramifications for a business. Despite the pitfalls that can come with firing employees, it’s not an area a lot of organizations focus on regarding training or preparing. This series of articles covers recent news stories related to high-profile firing, the risks of firing employees, legal considerations to keep in mind, and how to train employees on proper protocols. Continue reading

Five Training Videos to Help You Prepare for Black Friday

If you’re a veteran retailer, you know what’s waiting after Thanksgiving Day festivities with family and friends. You’ll get up early, well before dawn, and at work to find dozens and even hundreds of customers already camped outside your retail outlet waiting to take advantages of those special deals reserved for door crashers only. By the time you roll out, over twelve hours later, you’ll feel like you’ve just weathered a major storm. So, how do you prepare? To begin, watch these training videos. Continue reading

Generation Z: Coming to Your Workplace

Generation Z, also known as the iGen and as the post-millennial generation, will begin to arrive in the workplace en masse. While the actual definition of Generation Z is subject to debate (it is generally seen, to begin with people born in the mid to late 1990s), there is a growing buzz about the fact that we will see more people from this new generation in the full-time workforce, but are we prepared? More importantly, what training and support will members of Generation Z need once they arrive on the job? Continue reading

Changing Careers? Retrain Online

Whether you’ve outgrown your current job, or are ready to scale back for retirement, career changes are inevitable. At some point, we want or need more from our jobs or simply want a change. Indeed, over the course of the career cycle, most people  change careers for professional, financial and circumstantial reasons several times and in the 21st century, there are signs that people are changing careers more than ever before. In fact, a 2015 LinkedIn study found that people change job for growth, nearly as much as they change for compensation reasons, and often change for more esoteric reasons (e.g., because they want to work for a small rather than large organization). Whatever the reason for the move, however, career changes nearly always entail retraining, and this is where eLearning can make a huge difference.

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“Show, Don’t Tell,” with Articulate Storyline 2

If you’ve ever taken a writing class, you’ll already know, the number one rule of good writing is “show, don’t tell.” Indeed, most great writers and experienced professors of writing will tell you that when you show your readers something, you are more likely to captivate them than when you tell your readers something. Why? Because when you show something to readers, they are more likely to enter the scene with you. In short, they are likely to be able to see and feel the experience you seek to convey. Not surprisingly, the “show, don’t tell” rule also holds true when it comes to creating compelling online training courses. 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 HazCom Training is Essential

If you work in a factory, hospital, on a construction site, or even on a farm, chances are you spend at least some of your time working with dangerous chemicals. If this is the case, HazCom training is essential. Indeed, if you’re an owner, supervisor or manager and you aren’t already offering HazCom training, you aren’t in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. This week’s eLeaP post outlines what HazCom standards are, what you need to cover in any essential HazCom training, and most importantly, how to offer HazCom training to your employees quickly, effectively, and in a cost-efficient manner.   Continue reading