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Personality and Communication Styles Assessments in the Workplace

Communication is critical to creating a healthy and productive environment—especially in the workplace. Whether you’re in management or not, effective communication among coworkers and employees can make or break working relationships. When you create healthy dialogue with coworkers, relationships flourish and employee morale, productivity, and loyalty thrive.

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Creative Training Solutions to Coronavirus Disruptions

In the wake of the coronavirus, companies have had to adjust to new social distancing best practices. For many businesses, this has involved a huge shift from running daily operations on-site to managing a remote workforce. In light of these recent changes, organizations are forging creative paths around these disruptions, including taking greater advantage of eLearning opportunities for their employees.

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Bridging the Generation Divide in the Work Place

Each of the generations currently occupying the American workforce have distinct characteristics when it comes to what motivates them, what their beliefs are, and which qualities they prioritize in a professional environment. With so many different ways of thinking, working, and solving problems, it’s important to discuss generational differences and learn how to communicate effectively with team members of any age.

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Identifying Your Company's Training and Development Needs: Employee Feedback

The best business leaders listen to their employees and go out of their way to solicit feedback and input. All employees want to feel valued and heard, and when you empower your employees to share their ideas and provide honest feedback and opportunities for improvement, your entire organization can benefit and improve because of it.

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Preparing First-Time Leaders for Success

So, you have a star employee on your team—a proverbial rock star. She knows what is expected of her and excels at every turn. She shows initiative and creative problem solving skills. She is an informal leader and her peers respect her and see her as an expert. She lives by your company’s values and has earned the trust of everyone she works with. You know about an opportunity for her to move into a management role, but how do you set her up for success?

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5 Steps to a Successful Employee Training Program

Running a successful business involves a lot of moving parts. One of the most important—and often overlooked—parts of running a profitable company is training and employee development. In fact, a study by The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics found that companies with fewer than 100 employees gave only 12 minutes of manager training every six months. Organizations with 100–500 employees provided just six minutes. So, what does that mean? A lot of organizations aren’t taking into consideration the long-term impact that a comprehensive training program has on their company. To have a successful team, you need to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge that allows them to be more productive. A successful training program can also help employees feel greater job satisfaction and engagement which means less turnover for the company.

While it can be a bit time consuming to initially set up, employee training is worth the investment. Here are five steps to implementing a successful training program.

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