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How to Hire the Right Person While Staying Diverse

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Jan 24, 2019

If you’ve ever been in charge of filling open positions at work, you know how hard the process can be. You sift through all the resumes, weed out the obvious bad candidates, and pore over the remaining applications – all before even conducting your first interview. And then you meet and talk to a number of people, most of whom appear capable of doing the job. But how do you decide which person to choose?

To complicate matters even more, what if everyone you interviewed, or maybe even most of the people who applied, are late-20-something white females? Then what? How do you ensure diversity in the office but also choose the right person for the job? You know you want to create a diverse workforce and encourage inclusion – but should you choose diversity over the person who seems the most qualified and capable? And how do you know when you’re lacking diversity or when you have enough variety in the office?

It can be an overwhelming problem, but keep a couple of things in mind:

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Active Shooter Q & A

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Sad and scary as it is to think about, we’re living in a time when the possibility of being involved in an active shooter incident is reality. With all the tragic events that have filled the headlines over the last few years, the need for active shooter training can’t be ignored. Although many of the shootings have taken place in schools, the harsh reality is that an active shooter can claim any location as their hunting ground.

As an employer, the safety of your employees and customers should be a top priority. If you are like most employers, if you’re like most people, you have a ton of questions about what you can do to prepare for a terrifying situation like this – and how you should react if you are ever caught in an active shooter incident.

But where do you start? We’ve answered some commonly-asked questions so you can be better prepared for a potential incident.

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The Rise of the Active Shooter: What You Should Know

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Tue, Dec 11, 2018

“Active shooter.” “Mass shooting.” “Mass murder.” “School shooting.” "Gun violence." Unfortunately, these are words and phrases we’re becoming increasingly used to hearing and talking about. However, sometimes the media throw these terms around, without giving information that many people care about – how to avoid them. The best thing we can do is to become educated about how these incidents happen and how to protect yourself from harm, because despite our best efforts, we can’t always prevent someone from becoming an active shooter.

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Content Conversion Q&A

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Have a course you want to convert into online training, but aren’t sure where to start? Here are the most commonly-asked questions about our course conversion process.

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What is Course Conversion?

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Tue, Nov 06, 2018

If you’ve ever heard us talk about “course conversion,” there’s a decent chance you weren’t entirely sure what we were talking about. So, here’s a better explanation of what we mean when we bring up course conversion.

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Top 10 Reasons to Delegate Like A Boss

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Proper work delegation is a critical part of leadership. As a team leader, boss, or someone in a leading role, you will always be asking yourself if it’s better to delegate work or complete it yourself. We’re here to assure you, though - delegation is 100% crucial to the long-term success of any leader. Here are our top 10 reasons why!

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Flu Season is Here - Start Protecting Yourself Today

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Flu season is upon us, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages everyone six months of age and older to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, visits to the doctor, and missed work and school, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Bottom line: the more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from the flu virus.

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Tags: online training, health care

Five Benefits of Working as a Team

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Sep 27, 2018

If you Google “quotes about teamwork”, there’s no shortage of inspirational words about the importance and beauty of working together on a playing field. But the same is true, and the same quotes apply, when the teamwork is happening at the office. Michael Jordan is known for saying, “talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." Substitute “championships” with “contracts” or “projects” and you see what we mean.

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How do I Get My Employees to Work as a Team?

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Here’s something most of us can agree on: teamwork is essential in the workplace. Among other things, teamwork can boost productivity and create a better work environment for everyone. But that doesn’t mean that working together as a team happens naturally. In many cases, managers have to encourage everyone to work together to reap the rewards of a collaborative effort.

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How Overworking is Actually a Detriment to the Workplace

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Do you check your emails constantly after your work day is done? Do you spend late nights getting a jump start on the next day’s workload? Do you avoid taking vacation days or sick days because you feel you’ll fall too far behind in your projects?

You’re not alone. The average American worker has a 47-hour work week, which equivocates to about 9.4 hours per day for a 5-day week. Furthermore, an alarming 24% of Americans report that they haven’t taken a day off in more than a year, despite an increase in overall vacation days taken in the US. If you’re one of those people, consider how overworking can be detrimental to both your career and your health.

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Tags: online training