Footprints – Training & eTracking Solutions Blog

Sexual Assault and Harassment: Facts and Statistics

Posted by Jess Sexton on Tue, Jun 11, 2019

There are many misconceptions when it comes to sexual assault and harassment. Who are the victims? Who are the perpetrators? Where can it happen? Take a look below to see what is true - and what is fabricated - about these common questions.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

Phishing: Don't Take the Bait

Posted by Jess Sexton on Thu, Jun 06, 2019

If you’re a fan of the outdoors, then you probably enjoy fishing. Once you hook an unsuspecting fish and begin to reel it in, there’s a bit of excitement and adrenaline because you finally caught something! The cybersecurity threat phishing is named so because it is similar in that the “phisher” is waiting for an unsuspecting victim to take the bait. Let’s look at some of the different types of phishing and how you can avoid them.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

Common Cybersecurity Threats

Posted by Jess Sexton on Tue, Jun 04, 2019

Cybersecurity is protection from threats to your internet-connected systems. Cyberattacks occur when systems aren’t protected; cyberattackers can detect that your cybersecurity is lacking and target your systems. Staying secure will help you protect your computers, software, data, and most importantly, personal information from attacks.

Cyberattackers, hackers, and scammers are usually after one (or more) of three things when they target someone: money, personal information, or social or political influence.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

Instilling Confidence & Competence in Children

Posted by Jess Sexton on Thu, May 30, 2019

We all want the best for children in our care, but knowing what is best for them - what will ensure they grow up to be happy and healthy adults - isn’t always easy. In fact, building a strong foundation of confidence and competence in children can be extremely difficult. This is especially true for youth in care, as they have difficulties and struggles that children raised in a traditional family setting don’t normally have to worry about.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

Anxiety in Children & the Support You can Give

Posted by Jess Sexton on Tue, May 28, 2019

Having a child with anxiety can leave you feeling frustrated or overwhelmed as a caregiver - but child anxiety isn’t that uncommon. Thankfully, it is entirely manageable with the right attitude and proper treatment. Read on to learn more about anxiety in children and how to support them.


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Tags: employee training, professional development

Don't Ignore What People are Saying - Do This Instead!

Posted by Jess Sexton on Thu, May 23, 2019

We’ve all been there: stuck in a conversation you’re not interested in or are hearing things you don’t want to hear. When this happens, it’s easy to just shut down and not really listen to what the other person is saying. But you shouldn’t do this, instead you should listen intently and take in every word you’re hearing.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

How to Effectively Listen

Posted by Jess Sexton on Tue, May 21, 2019

There are three types of listening: pseudo, passive, and active. But what is effective listening? It isn’t just hearing the noises of a conversation; it’s understanding and caring about the person with whom you are speaking.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

How Road Rage can Hurt You

Posted by Jess Sexton on Thu, May 16, 2019

Road rage is defined as extreme anger or violence between drivers on the road. While you may be justified in feeling anger in response to another driver’s aggressive or reckless driving, road rage is never an acceptable response to frustrating driving conditions. Here are just a few ways in which road rage can hurt you.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

Defensive Driving: the Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Jess Sexton on Tue, May 14, 2019

Whether you earned your driver’s license last week or twenty years ago, it’s never too late to brush up on your driving habits. Defensive driving is widely considered the go-to way to handle yourself when you’re driving a motor vehicle. Here are our driving do’s and don’ts to make you a better defensive driver!

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Tags: caring for the elderly, employee training, customer service

Enriching Your Loved One's Life at a Nursing Home

Posted by Jess Sexton on Thu, May 09, 2019

When your loved one moves into a nursing home or assisted living facility, you may be concerned with their quality of life. For the elderly, transitioning from living at home to living in a care facility can be stressful; their living space is now limited, they’re losing some of their independence, and they’re leaving their home for a much different environment. It can be hard for family members to see their loved ones in this new stage of life, but there are a few things you can do to make their transition easier and improve their overall quality of life.

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Tags: caring for the elderly, employee training