Leadership | Monday, November 17th, 2014
"In today’s Advisor, we talk about an employee lawsuit that resulted from the inappropriate comments of managers and supervisors."
Isolated remarks related to an employee’s national origin may not be enough to support a claim of discrimination, but they can lead to costly lawsuits. During training, be sure that managers and supervisors understand the negative consequences of making “politically incorrect” comments.
Training News | Friday, November 14th, 2014
"Today's Advisor reports on a recent survey that demonstrates the importance of training employees to protect company data by avoiding common "risky" behaviors."
Almost one-third (31 percent) of U.S. employees are concerned about losing data at work, but many engage in activities that put company files at risk anyway.
Leadership | Thursday, November 13th, 2014
"In yesterday's Advisor
,we heard from Donna Goss and Don Robertson of Northampton (PA) Community College about how a community college can improve your workforce. Today, we get more specifics about how one particular community college is helping local businesses with training."
Best-selling business book author Patrick Lencioni says in his latest book, The Advantage that, “The single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organizational health.” He goes on to explain that organizational health encompasses both being smart (clarity about direction, strategy, marketing, finance, and technology) and being healthy. He describes “healthy” as creating a work environment that minimizes politics, confusion, and conflict so that morale, productivity, and employee turnover are impacted in a positive way.
Leadership | Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
"In today's Advisor,
we hear from Donna Goss and Don Robertson of Northampton (PA) Community College about how a community college can improve your workforce. This article first appeared on HR.BLR.com
Back in 2006, we started working with a highly successful company that was doing very well with sales of almost $2 billion and net income of $139 million. For the sake of this article, we’ll call it “Healthy Products.” It appeared to be doing well. Its products were viewed very positively in the marketplace. Its marketing was strong, and its strategy for growth had enabled the company to integrate several poor-performing companies into its business.
Workplace Safety | Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
"In yesterday's Advisor,
we looked at three ways to make sure that your introductory training works for your workforce. But training is never a one-and-done proposition. Build a training program that continually reinforces your safety message with three more fundamental strategies."
A truly effective safety program is one that encourages continual learning and improvement. Here’s how to create a training program that consistently reinforces your safety training.