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Change Management Series: What Are Some of the Top Conflict Resolution Skills?

By Bill Neville on Jan 24, 2017 2:31:00 PM

Conflict resolution is an important set of skills to help employees and management perform at their best when working with other individuals. Nobody works in a vacuum, and we often depend on our interactions with others to get our jobs done. And with varying personalities and different needs and objectives constantly at play, inevitably conflict can arise.

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Topics: Change Management

Change Management Series: How Do You Foster Partnerships in Your Business?

By Serafim Mendonca on Jan 17, 2017 3:01:00 PM

In part 2 of our series on Change Management, we would like to talk about partnerships and how they can help you grow your business. Just as in your individual career, your business thrives on the partnerships you develop. There are so many companies in the market today, each with their own specialties, their unique IP, their niche verticals, and their rock star talent pool. Obviously, the nature of competition is competitive but, partnerships are also a powerful marketing tool. How do you build that level of trust and create the win-win collaborations that put your business on another level?

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Topics: Change Management

Change Management Series: Plan to Succeed!

By Brianne Bailey on Jan 10, 2017 3:03:00 PM

Change management is the art and science of managing the transformation and development that is inherent to business processes. It requires the controlled identification and implementation of necessary adjustments, such as succession, staffing, business strategy, and so on. In this series on how you can improve your change management processes, there will be helpful content and advice which can help you differentiate your company from the competition and set strategic goals that lead to long term success.

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Topics: Change Management

Big Data and Your HR Training & Development Should Be Best Friends

By Herb Tieger on Dec 27, 2016 3:01:00 PM

Big data means big business in today’s highly competitive job market. If you’re not making use of your information, you could be missing out. Industry experts claim that integrating big data with your HR training and develpment system can help leverage employee data to improve operational performance, identify new recruits and increase return on investment in human capital.


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Topics: Training and Development

Experimentation and Innovation Should Be Continuous in Your Training Program

By D.J. Mendonca on Dec 20, 2016 2:02:00 PM

Your learning and development process is critical to your long-term success as an organization. Every business experiences the ebbs and flows of changing talent and market demands, but it is the companies who are invested in growing and improving their offerings to keep pace with the desires of their customers who are able to succeed. A chief concern in the development of your training program should be encouraging experimentation and innovation.


Here are a few reasons why.


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Topics: Instructional Design

Are You Using Microblogging as an Effective Learning Technology Tool?

By Bill Neville on Dec 13, 2016 3:01:00 PM

Your employees are often the single greatest training resource available for new hires. But sometimes, it’s hard to get that one-on-one facetime that is so critical to helping people learn the ropes. Even team members who have been around for a while can benefit from the crowd-sourced information available from a larger group of compatriots. Here’s how internal microblogging can tap into that well of information and how it serves as an excelent learning technology tool.


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Topics: Tips for Effective Courses

How Can You Use L&D for Ongoing Employee Training?

By Serafim Mendonca on Dec 6, 2016 6:04:58 PM

Today’s hiring managers are fighting against an obstacle that has plagued the recruiting process for years, the skills gap. College graduates and even experienced professionals are lacking the latest skills and training that is required to meet the quickly changing demands of their employers. This is a very real problem that even big-name employers like Microsoft and Google are struggling with on a daily basis.

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Topics: Tips for Effective Courses

Working Effectively as a Virtual Consultant

By Brianne Bailey on Nov 30, 2016 8:30:00 AM


If you’ve been hired to work on a home-based assignment, then you’ve entered the world of working virtually.


Here are some tips to make the transition to virtual work as smooth as possible.


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Topics: Career Development

Are MOOCs for You?

By Brianne Bailey on Nov 29, 2016 1:01:00 PM

You, like many businesses, may find yourself in the situation where budget is tight for investing in training and development programs. But you also know that failing to increase your knowledge base (and that of your team) can drag your company down in a competitive business landscape. Luckily, there is a wealth of information available online that is easy to access and reasonably inexpensive (often even free).


But how do you know what courses are worth your time and efforts in the long run? Here are the basics on spot a MOOC that adds value to your company and your HR assets.

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Input Social Media Into Your L&D

By Cristina Mendonca on Nov 15, 2016 3:18:00 PM

Social Media integration can be a real game-changer when it comes to staying ahead with your learning & development efforts.  The flexibility and unique learning opportunities offered through social channels can be surprisingly effective. You might not immediately think that social media is a valuable way for your trainees to spend their time, but in today’s modern and highly mobile workforce, a new perspective on L&D might be just the spark you need to fan the fire of innovation. Here are four ways you can incorporate social media into your programs for real results.


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Topics: Tips for Effective Courses

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