Onboarding and Communication – Critical to Retention and Engagement

4/3/2017 11:01:51 AM

You have invested considerable time and money to hire the person best suited for the vacancy your department has been covering over the past three months. Effectively onboarding this new employee is a critical step in engaging and retaining this new hire. - Mark Lewis

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How to Get Employees to Complete Training

3/29/2017 11:13:24 AM

There are many reasons for this dilemma including but far from limited to poor corporate culture, a lack of leadership, short-term thinking and ineffective communication. - Donny McGrath

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Develop Your Team to Help YOU Succeed

3/27/2017 10:04:59 AM

I love being part of a team, when I was growing up I tried to join as many as possible – my school teams and also club teams. Being on a team helped me grow in many different ways; it taught me how to communicate, cooperate, be persistent, and also taught me how to win and how to lose. - Renée Lewis

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Job Shadowing New Employees

3/27/2017 10:01:21 AM

That being said there is a lot of value in training someone from the direct perspective of their job. I think it’s very important to note though that job shadowing and a structured mentorship program are very different. - Donny McGrath

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5 Traits of Great Mangers

3/27/2017 9:59:19 AM

The one thing I’ve always wanted to be was a manager, or better yet, a team leader. I want to be someone people go to for advice and guidance. Throughout my career I’ve had the fortune of learning and working alongside some great managers. - Tabitha Lytwynec-Bugyra

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Why Traditional Training Methods SUCK

3/27/2017 9:55:36 AM

Before we get into why these training methods suck and why your organization should consider moving towards a more modern online delivery method let’s first look at all the additional parties typically involved in the training process. - Donny McGrath

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Looking Back - Top 3 Workplace Trends

3/27/2017 9:53:28 AM

This year saw a great amount of growth and innovation, especially in the world of workplace learning and employee training and development. - Renée Lewis

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Privacy, Please

3/27/2017 9:30:45 AM

We all know unspoken policy: headphones in means “don’t bother me.” - Tabitha Lytwynec-Bugyra

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Motivating Employees in Their Online Training

3/27/2017 9:08:26 AM

Properly trained employees are the key to efficiency in any organization. This shouldn’t be news to anyone working in employee development but one thing many fail to consider is that training is only truly effective when employees care about what they’re learning. - Donny McGrath

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Blended Learning and How to Deliver Training

3/27/2017 9:05:26 AM

Today the term blended learning can refer to any combination of classroom or in-person session with an online component. Online components can include eLearning modules, discussion forums, mobile tools/resources, podcasts, webinars, and many others. - Renee Lewis

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BOOM Goes Retirement

3/27/2017 9:01:05 AM

We’ve talked about the impact of boomer retirements for the past few years but the reality is now just beginning to hit home. - Mark Lewis

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How You're Killing My Mojo

3/27/2017 8:57:06 AM

So! Coming from the receiving end of things, here’s a list of things you’re doing that is killing your employee’s work ethic.. or as I like to call it their mojo. - Tabitha Lytwynec-Bugyra

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6 Reasons Employees Are Stressing Out

3/20/2017 10:09:12 AM

A study found that 36% of employees experience stress every single day. That’s a third of your employees – stressed – every day. - Tabitha Lytwynec-Bugyra

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How to Choose the Right Training Solution

9/8/2016 10:01:19 AM

If you are considering implementing a new training solution I’m going to cover some key considerations that I’ve found to be essential from working with various clients in developing custom learning and development solutions. - Donny McGrath

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3 Benefits of Using Your Training System to Manage Documents

9/1/2016 1:23:06 PM

With so much time and effort put into implementing a new system wouldn’t it be nice to be able to continue using some aspects of this system once the employee has completed their orientation? - Renée Lewis

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Culture: Why is it so important?

8/19/2016 9:15:30 AM

Culture was the most popular word of 2015 according to Merriam Webster’s dictionary. It has become one of the most important words in business, and for a good reason. - Tabitha Lytwynec-Bugyra

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LMS: What is it really?

8/11/2016 8:32:43 AM

In a lot of ways I feel the LMS was a crucial tool in delivering and managing training across large organizations. It is very difficult to manage training for large organization or lean companies with limited resources and LMS’s have aided in greatly expanding their capacity for training and development. - Donny McGrath

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How Your Company's Brand Improves Employee Engagement

8/4/2016 10:47:54 AM

What if this information could be presented in a way that proves all the necessary information but also provides insights about your company and brand – making the first day on the job an exciting one? - Renée Lewis

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Online vs Classroom Learning

7/27/2016 11:43:04 AM

More and more we hear about the shift taking place between classroom and online courses. This change is driven by the need for.. - Mark Lewis

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Lifestyles of the Quick and Easy

7/13/2016 2:37:52 PM

The point I'm trying to make is – we live busy lifestyles. - Tabitha Lytwynec-Bugyra

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ROI on Training

7/7/2016 11:18:43 AM

It can be pretty tricky to determine the return on investment (ROI) of training. In general it’s safe to assume quality training will yield positive results for your organization.. - Donny McGrath

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Learning, Education, Training ...Different or Similar?

6/23/2016 10:27:47 AM

Are learning, education and training just buzzwords used in seminars, or workshops? Do they have differences? I believe there are great differences between them. - Renée Lewis

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Value Adding Orientation and Training: New Hospital (Part 2)

6/16/2016 8:38:59 AM

Moving to a new facility can be a difficult time for staff. They’re saying goodbye to years of fond memories that took place in their existing location and then facing the challenges of moving to a new hospital to create new attachments. - By Mark Lewis

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Toxic Employees

6/9/2016 9:15:33 AM

I’ve recently heard an old saying, “People are hired for their talents and fired for their behaviour” ..and it got me thinking. - By Tabitha Lytwynec-Bugyra

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Compliance Training Before Hands On Training

6/2/2016 2:45:52 PM

I was recently working with a client planning to completely overhaul their training program from start to finish. - By Donny McGrath

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Value Adding Orientation and Training (Part 1)

5/30/2016 10:06:59 AM

A leader’s enthusiasm can be tempered by the volume and scope of work involved, and by the anxiety that is created by the significance of the project. - By Mark Lewis

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What Do Employees Want?

5/26/2016 8:45:17 AM

Everyone wants to do a good job. Employees want to perform their day to day tasks correctly - no one wakes up in the morning wanting to make mistakes and cause problems (unless that is your job). - By Renée Lewis

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Millennials.. DUN DUN DUUUN!!!

5/11/2016 12:14:26 PM

Millennials. One of the most recent buzzwords floating around these days. Why is it important to understand these Millennials? - By Tabitha Lytwynec-Bugyra

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5 Benefits of Microlearning

4/25/2016 9:04:53 AM

A newer trend emerging in the eLearning market is called “microlearning” – strategically breaking up learning material into smaller bite-sized “chunks” in order to allow learners to focus on one topic/piece at a time. By Renée Lewis

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How Employee Portals Add Value

4/18/2016 12:48:59 PM

Shared drives, binders, old emailed documents, papers, pamphlets, forms, booklets, and requests from colleagues…. (Take a breath)… these are just some of the many ways we receive and store information in the workplace. By Donny McGrath

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Don't Let New Hires Fend for Themselves

4/11/2016 9:44:26 AM

First impressions can dictate whether a new employee will stay long-term at a company, in fact studies suggest that approximately 60% of staff chose whether they will stay or leave an organization during the first month of employment. By Mark Lewis

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Winning the War on Talent

4/5/2016 3:48:44 PM

A recent study revealed that the biggest obstacle a job seeker faces is not knowing what a company is like to work for. Simply put, what is it like to work for your company? By Tabitha Lytwynec-Bugyra

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Online Training vs Traditional Training

4/1/2016 3:46:44 PM

This may make me seem biased considering the topic of this blog but online training has been replacing the traditional classroom style for a long time now so let’s look into why exactly that is. By Donny McGrath

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Build, Train, Certify and Evaluate

3/29/2016 8:33:52 AM

In today’s fast-paced world it is becoming clear that ongoing training is needed to keep skills and knowledge current, or up-to-date and develop employee knowledge and skills. By Renée Lewis

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Continuous Development is the Key to Success

3/24/2016 8:57:44 AM

Earlier in my career I spent a large portion of my time managing the organizations performance appraisal process. We would gather all managers in groups to discuss the meaning of performance.. By Mark Lewis

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Tips to Better Employee Retention

3/21/2016 8:49:46 AM

Take a moment, and ask yourself, who are your top two employees? Now, imagine they both decide to quit one day. Do you know what you would do if that happened? How would you feel? By Jordan Sims

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What Your Training is Missing...

3/18/2016 11:39:53 AM

We’ve all come to recognize eLearning as the latest form of training employees. Faster delivery, lower costs, and proves to be more effective than the traditional classroom training. However, the market expands and changes, and like everything else.. it evolves. By Tabitha Lytwynec-Bugyra

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5 Strategies for Your Applicant Hiring Process

3/11/2016 2:12:54 PM

Business success is clearly linked to the work of employees, it’s no wonder they’re regarded as an organizations most important asset. However, many organizations often fail to see current job applicants as their future leaders and playmakers. By Donny McGrath

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Different Ways to Learn

2/18/2016 9:53:26 AM

Learning Maps are a great training tool for organizations looking to introduce a new concept or reinforce an existing one. The maps are visual representations of the organization as a whole – supplemented with data and metrics to help employees understand the total production process. By Renée Lewis

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7 Principles of Learning

2/18/2016 9:45:24 AM

There are a number of factors involved when considering the approach to teaching adults. Designing a training program for adults requires more sophisticated planning approach. By Renée Lewis

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"In my experience.. with hospital transitions"

2/18/2016 9:42:57 AM

Every aspect of constructing and transitioning a large, complex facility such as a hospital is a challenge. One of the more daunting tasks is ensuring staff are ready to hit the ground running. In many cases, project teams look to traditional change management tools to facilitate staff transition but hospital transitions are unique, requiring a different approach to managing change. By Mark Lewis

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5 Generations in the Workplace

2/18/2016 9:40:00 AM

For the first time in history, five generations will soon be working side by side. By Tabitha Lytwynec-Bugyra

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"In my experience.. Onboarding is a strategic business process."

2/18/2016 9:37:32 AM

In many organizations Onboarding is typically viewed as a necessary evil, something that new hires must navigate with varying levels of support from managers and others. Some organizations refer to this as “sink or swim”. By Mark Lewis

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5 Reasons Employees Leave

2/18/2016 9:22:53 AM

Employees leave their jobs for various reasons; some to move to a new city, some decide to stay home with children and others may change career paths. There are many other factors that affect an employee’s decision to quit a job – the workplace culture, advancement opportunities, and communication (or lack of) can all play a major role in the decision to stay or leave their job. By Tabitha Lytwynec-Bugyra

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