Training in Proper Progressive Discipline

Discipline is always challenging, both in the home and in the workplace. Training on proper progressive discipline is critical to avoiding potential lawsuits while also bringing out the best performance in employees by turning them from problems to top performers.

Using Civility Training to Prevent Harassment

By Joan S. Farrell, JD Can civility training prevent workplace harassment? We find out in today’s Advisor with an article by BLR® Legal Editor Joan S. Farrell, JD.

Make the Commitment to Continuing Employee Education (Part 2)

By Kristin Pine Yesterday’s Advisor presented the beginning of an article by Kristin Pine, the director of Training & Education for Peabody Properties, Inc., on committing to continuing employee education. Today we present the conclusion of her article.

Make the Commitment to Continuing Employee Education

By Kristin Pine In today’s and tomorrow’s Advisor, we present an article on committing to continuing employee education by Kristin Pine, the director of Training & Education for Peabody Properties, Inc.

If ICE Comes Knocking: I-9 Audits and Travel Implications

By Kate McGovern Tornone In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Editor Kate McGovern Tornone covered some of the training employers must consider for front-facing employees should U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pay a visit to the worksite. Today Tornone discusses I-9s and travel implications.

Do Your Employees Know What to Do if ICE Visits?

By Kate McGovern Tornone There has been much talk of immigration enforcement in the past several months, and employers should be training their employees on what to do should a federal agency show up at their worksite. We cover what companies need to know in an article by BLR® Editor Kate McGovern Tornone.

Quick Tip: 5 Questions to Ask When Planning Your Training

There is a myriad of training techniques available. With so many options, some trainers struggle when deciding which techniques to use, when to use them, and what combination would be most effective to help employees learn and retain information. We’ve compiled 5 simple questions that can help make the choice easier.

Simulations: The Key to Preparing Rescue Teams for Emergencies

It’s well established that hands-on practice reinforces training content and helps participants perfect their skills before they are called upon to use those skills on the job. In the case of rescue teams, that practice can mean the difference between life and death. Today we take a look at two examples of simulation training in action.

Microlearning Mistakes for Trainers to Avoid

Microlearning is a hot topic in training today, but like all methods, it can be misused. So, what are some mistakes that trainers make when deploying microlearning? We get the answers from Stephen J. Meyer, president and CEO of Rapid Learning® Institute (

Mentor Sued for Sexual Harassment Blames Lack of Training for His Behavior

In a recent court case, a male scientist allegedly expressed his interest in having a sexual relationship with a female graduate student on numerous occasions while mentoring her on remote research excursions deep in the woods of Alaska. The student later sued him and the university where she was pursuing a doctorate degree, alleging hostile work environment. The mentor’s excuse? He didn’t receive sexual harassment training.