5 Ways to Empower and Engage a Remote Workforce

The number of employees working remotely is on the rise across the United States. In an article on remote.co, we found several compelling statistics that paint a really compelling argument for the remote workforce. In 2015, 23% of employees reported doing some of their work remotely, up from 19% in 2003, Bureau of Labor Statistics …

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The Challenges and Benefits of a Remote Workforce

Remote work is a growing trend, not only in the US but globally as well. The digital and technological advancements of the last decade have made it possible to do your job from pretty much anywhere, as long as there’s a good internet connection. As a result, more and more people are looking to switch …

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How to Put Competency-Based Training to Work for Your Company

Competency-based training (CBT) has quickly become its own core competency. The methodology is not necessarily new to learning and development professionals, but it has experienced a paradigm shift and gained renewed momentum as a result. At the most basic level, a competency is the ability to do something successfully. In the context of L&D, a …

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Schoox Reimagines Traditional Performance Management with Latest Release

As the industry evolves, so does the Schoox learning and talent development platform. We’ve been monitoring the trends and talking to customers of all shapes and sizes across the industries we serve. One thing has been consistent across our conversations: performance management is in need of a big overhaul. Traditionally, performance management is a point-in-time …

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Virtual Reality for Employee Training – Fad or Fab?

Training new hires has always been an investment for companies regarding time, money, human resources, and other ways a new employee changes your team’s dynamics.   Often, new hires are trained on the job, which can lead to understandable errors in real life scenarios. While customers are most often understanding when it comes to someone’s …

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5 Changes for Transitioning to an Agile Mindset

 We live in one of the most challenging, rapidly changing and always evolving business environments. Those who can’t adapt to the constant transformation of the market and the ever-changing needs and preferences of the consumers are doomed to fail. Those who know how to maintain themselves always relevant and in the minds of their audience …

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The Top 3 Habits of Highly Successful HR Managers

What’s a company’s main resource? It’s not the products, the marketing gimmicks, or the IT infrastructure. It’s the people.   HR professionals are the primary manager of the company’s most valuable resource; it’s employees. In today’s world, an HR professional can’t act as a mere bystander, watching safely from the sidelines. It might be difficult …

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How to Create a Successful Employee Suggestion Program

At Schoox, we believe that employee engagement, satisfaction, and knowledge drive business growth. If you want to see your business take off, you’ll want to consider ways in which to give your valued employees a voice. An employee suggestion program is the perfect medium for understanding your employees’ needs in the workplace. A happy workforce …

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Using Social Media at Work: How Much is Too Much?

The ability to effectively multi-task is a sought-after quality in the workplace. While it’s true that the human brain can’t do two or more things simultaneously, it’s essential to be able to switch seamlessly and quickly between tasks. After all, most employees will have multiple windows open on their browser when they are at the …

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3 Key Benefits Of “Training” Independent Contractors

If you work in the field of human resources management, you probably have quite a bit of experience hiring independent contractors. Sometimes, it just makes sense to outsource a job to someone else – particularly in areas where you have little business expertise, such as Information Technology.   You may be tempted to simply hire …

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