Month: July 2020

Changing the Playing Field

Why we need to hire more women, and how to attract them. Article Author:  Danielle Putnam, President, The New Flat Rate, and President, Women in HVACR Early one evening, my husband and I loaded the wagon with some drinks, snacks, and our beautiful daughters and began the short walk around the block to the park. …

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Case Study: xOps’ Intern Program

The goal of the program is to train college students studying computer science on how to be productive in corporate software engineering organizations. Article Author:  Jared Dudas, Marketing Manager, and Ben Gordon, Senior Engineer, xOps The xOps intern program was initially started in 2018, soon after the company was founded. The company decided to start …

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Innovation Training: The 1% Solution

Formal brainstorming is fine 99% of the time. But what about the other 1%, when the solution is beyond the personal experience of the people in the room? Article Author:  Amy Murphy, Director, PwC U.S., and William Duggan, Professor, Columbia Business School As the world continues to change rapidly, companies know they need innovation, not …

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Company-University Partnerships—Is this the Future for Employee Engagement and Retention?

A new model of collaboration between EdTech and traditional universities offers 5 steps to developing a world-class, affordable employee retention and development strategy. Article Author:  Mat Jacobson, Founder and CEO, Ducere Global Business School Several of the world’s largest employers have created strategic alliances with universities in an attempt to address one of the highest …

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5 Ways to Help Your Company Excel at Virtual Training

Due to COVID-19, Learning professionals are under a lot of push-and-pull pressure to expedite converting planned in-person training into digital experiences—and quickly. Article Author:  Ramona T. Ayala COVID-19 has changed the learning dynamic of companies all over the world and challenged companies in a way many haven’t experienced before. Particularly in the learning and development …

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Training Top 125 Best Practice: Hayes Locums’ Nest Week

This additional week of onboarding includes advanced prospecting, peer-to-peer knowledge exchange discussions, role-play scenarios, and live calls in the training room. Article Author:  Edited by Lorri Freifeld Locum tenens staffing and recruiting agency Hayes Locums extended its onboarding program with “Nest Week,” which aims to increase its sales consultants’ physician recruiting efforts within the first …

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High-Performance Leadership Strategies to Get Focused, Be Clear, and Stay on Target During the COVID-19 Crisis

To stay focused and continue delivering clear and targeted leadership during these uncertain times, leaders need to commit to routines and habits that allow them to focus on their work, teams, and business objectives. Article Author:  Phyllis Reagin, Founder, At the Coach’s Table During the COVID-19 crisis, leaders have had to manage their feelings of …

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Tribal Leadership—A New Level of Engagement

Embracing tribal leadership is about being part of something bigger than any individual leader or employee could ever achieve. Organizations are complex, and every employee—no matter position—is a valuable contributor to the entire whole. Article Author:  Brenda Stanton, Vice President, Keystone Partners In their book, “Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization,” …

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