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The Cost of Implementing Online Training

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Thu, Feb 28, 2019

If you’re aware of the possibility of online training, you’re naturally going to want to know the cost of switching over. How much is it going to cost you to change? It’s a complicated answer that should be broken down into two paths – you could purchase a learning management system for your company, or you could go to an online training provider and purchase their training programs for your staff.

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Online Training 101

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Tue, Feb 26, 2019

When someone says the words, “online training”, are you likely to give them a blank stare, or think to yourself, “Sounds boring”? Most of us have at least looked up a video explaining how to do something if we’re stuck – and guess what? That’s a form of online training!

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Building a Team from the Ground Up

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Building a team from the ground up can be one of the most challenging - and rewarding! - experiences for a manager or team leader. It isn’t an easy process, and for anyone new to the game, it may feel overwhelming or intimidating. Thankfully, there are a few tried-and-true steps you can take to choosing the right people and setting your new team up for success!

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Teams Aren't Just for Sports!

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Tue, Feb 19, 2019

Any time you’ve ever had a job, whether you knew it or not, you were part of a team - from your first entry-level position to wherever you are now. If it didn’t feel like a team, or if you still don’t feel like you’re part of a team now, then maybe the team you’re part of has some issues to work out. Maybe your team hasn’t realized it’s a team at all!

Teamwork in the workplace is critical for allowing a workforce to perform at its absolute best. Here are some of the best reasons for working as a team:

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Ways to Make Your Life Heart-Healthy

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Thu, Feb 14, 2019

If you’ve recently been to the doctor and were told that you need to make some heart-healthy lifestyle choices, you may be unsure where to begin. Or maybe you just want to make some healthier decisions with spring approaching. Either way, here are some easy ways to jump start a healthier way of life.

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February is National Heart Health Month

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Tue, Feb 12, 2019

It’s that time of year again, where couples are posting romantic pictures on social media for Valentine’s Day, or people who are single are fighting back with #SinglesAwarenessDay. You’ve seen the displays of chocolate hearts for sale in the grocery store, or are mourning the loss of Neccos Sweethearts this year. But it’s not all about the lovey hearts this month. In fact, February is National Heart Health Awareness Month.

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The Best Feedback Sounds Like This

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Thu, Jan 31, 2019

Have you ever had your boss pull you aside to give you some feedback, but you left feeling confused about what they were even talking about? It happens more often than not. On the flip side, have you ever had someone give you feedback that left you feeling satisfied, appreciated, and motivated to do better? That kind of feedback is the best feedback – and the best feedback sounds something like this:

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Tags: employee training

What NOT to Say When Giving Feedback

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Tue, Jan 29, 2019
What decides the quality of your feedback? How do you know if you’re giving good feedback or bad feedback, or if what you’re saying is really making any difference in your workforce at all? When it comes to managing the productivity of employees, you want to know that your feedback is received, understood, and will be acted upon - but you don’t want your feedback to have a negative impact, or, worse, be a source of anxiety or fear.

Here are a few things you should NOT say when you’re offering feedback:

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Why is Diversity Important in the Office?

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Tue, Jan 22, 2019

It's a touchy subject. Many hiring managers feel uncomfortable with their jobs when presented with the dilemma of workplace diversity. Why should we have a diverse workplace? Why can’t I just focus on the best candidate for the job, rather than the one that fills a quota?

But workplace diversity isn’t just about race – it’s about age, gender, economic background, and other aspects of people’s lives that shape them into individuals. And the benefits of having a diverse workplace outweigh any uncomfortable feelings about the hiring process. No, it doesn’t mean replacing your current staff with all new hires, but simply considering all the options when tasked with hiring a new team member.

Here are some reasons why you should take the plunge into creating a more diverse workplace!

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5 Ways to Handle Unexpected Changes

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Have you ever come into work finding that the whole office is in chaos? More than likely, it’s because something unexpected happened. Maybe a client wants a product 2 weeks before their initial deadline, or someone important in your department quit unexpectedly. Whatever the change is, you need to be adaptable in order to get through. Here are five ways to handle unexpected changes!
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