How To Build Work Relationships That Go Beyond Our Usual Functions

What happens when we make a concentrated effort to form positive working relationships? Not just basic collaboration and pleasantries, but to really connect and check in with your colleagues. Many of us get caught up in our own heads, too busy with the day-to-day responsibilities to remember to do this. However, the benefits are huge …

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Perfection: How L&D Pros Can Let Go of It and Simply Be Themselves

Learning and development professionals could all use a little reminder that perfection is unrealistic and that they can feel comfortable exposing their human side at work. When employees look at learning and development professionals, they may think of us as superhuman in a way. Perhaps not on the level of Superman, but they may assume …

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: Ideal Time Is Now for Hotel Staff

With more people receiving COVID vaccinations, business event planning and optimism about the return of business travel has reached its highest point since the pandemic began. Therefore, now is the perfect time for hotel staff members to participate in sexual harassment prevention training. Training can go a long way to ensure guests and employees have …

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How L&D Can Go From Order Taker to Strategic Business Partner

Do you or your learning and development team feel like an order taker in your organization when you’d rather be seen as a business partner? Often the learning and development teams feel somewhat separate from the rest of the organization and are brought into the conversation way later than they would like. This is a …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Approaching Learning Solution Vendors

Is your organization ready to start looking for a learning solution vendor? If you decide to take things externally, shopping around for a vendor is not an easy task. You need to find a vendor who can provide exactly what you need, a solution tailored to your specifications. However, a common mistake people make is …

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The Role of Learning and Development in the Employee Experience

What do the words “employee experience” mean to you? Every employee, manager, or business owner likely has a different definition. It can relate to day-to-day experiences, recruitment, training and development, retention, and everything in between. It relates to every touchpoint a business has with an employee, from when they first join to whenever they decide …

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How to Support Employees in a Career Change

Over the past 12 months, employees worldwide have had time to examine their lives and question whether or not they’re on the right career path. Those who want a change may even have begun to build their skills and start planning for their future.  When a talented employee says their heart isn’t in their current …

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Why Better Learning Journeys Should Be Your Company’s Top Focus

It’s every company’s desire to achieve better business results. To get there, they realize they need at least two things: a great product and happy customers. And of course, neither of those can be successful without a skilled workforce.  But company leaders also realize that it doesn’t stop there. Organizations aren’t a “set it and …

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