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Employees Lack Basic Cybersecurity Training

13 April 2021

Employees Lack Basic Cybersecurity Training

Author: Heather Nezich

With cyberattacks increasing dramatically after the pandemic, TalentLMS and Kenna Security teamed up to gauge employees’ awareness and knowledge of cybersecurity risks. While 59% of employees received cybersecurity training from their companies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the survey uncovered that these initiatives have been insufficient.

Become a Better Leader or Employee by Improving Your Personal Development Skills

6 April 2021

Become a Better Leader or Employee by Improving Your Personal Development Skills

Author: Heather Nezich

No matter your career level, personal development is always important. Personal development skills are qualities and abilities that help you grow both personally and professionally.

What Should Your Organization Be “Skilling” Toward?

9 March 2021

What Should Your Organization Be “Skilling” Toward?

Author: Michael Burns

Skill:  noun – In the workplace it is “A particular ability that you develop through training and experience and that is useful in a job.”

Skilling: noun/verb – Also in the workplace is “The action of training a worker to do a particular task.”

Employee Career Development Leads to Long Term Organizational Success

2 February 2021

Employee Career Development Leads to Long Term Organizational Success

Author: Heather Nezich

Obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have necessitated many companies to restructure their talent management strategies.  Employee development is more critical than ever before.  Regardless, research results indicate that only about half (54%) of HR professionals say their organization has a career development process.

Executive Order 13950, the Anti-Diversity Training EO, is Enjoined by the Court

5 January 2021

Executive Order 13950, the Anti-Diversity Training EO, is Enjoined by the Court

Author: Heather Nezich

On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order (EO) 13950 titled “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.”  The EO arose because various federal agencies had a private diversity-consulting firm conduct a training session last June titled “Difficult Conversations About Race in Troubling Times.”  This EO is now enjoined as of December 23, 2020 and cannot be enforced by the federal government.
Remote Workforce Training Improves Employee Performance, Happiness, and Company Loyalty

8 December 2020

Remote Workforce Training Improves Employee Performance, Happiness, and Company Loyalty

Author: Heather Nezich

A new survey conducted by TalentLMS looked at how remote work training and work habits have changed since 2019 – now that remote work is the norm rather than the exception.  They strived to answer one main question – does offering your remote workforce training opportunities make a difference in their performance, happiness, and company loyalty?

When Employees Become Managers and Lose Friends

8 December 2020

When Employees Become Managers and Lose Friends

Author: Susan Chance

One of the biggest issues for newly minted supervisors and managers is that their buddies now report to them.  So how does one go from buddy to supervisor?  It’s common for many new supervisors or managers to forget their role and ignore the performance issues.  They don’t want to rock the boat and want to keep their personal friendships.

Training Makes Deskless Workers Feel Connected and Secure in Their Jobs

27 October 2020

Training Makes Deskless Workers Feel Connected and Secure in Their Jobs

Author: Heather Nezich

Deskless workers, also known as frontline workers, are people who don’t do their jobs from behind a desk. Unlike people who work in traditional office settings, deskless employees are on their feet or on the move throughout their workday. Deskless workers make up 80% of the global workforce, and yet research has focused largely on their employers, until now. A new TalentCards report, The State of Deskless Workforce Training, shines a spotlight on these deskless workers and the state of...
Onboarding a Remote Workforce

13 October 2020

Onboarding a Remote Workforce

Author: Sheila Hoover

According to research by Glassdoor, great employee onboarding can improve employee retention by 82% and boost productivity by more than 70%.  Employee performance improves and turnover is reduced, which gives organizations a key advantage over their competition.

Employees Want Employers to Intensify Digital Efforts, Involve Them in the Process, and Increase Training and Support

28 July 2020

Employees Want Employers to Intensify Digital Efforts, Involve Them in the Process, and Increase Training and Support

Author: Heather Nezich

Digital transformation has widespread support among managers and employees, but some think that the pace of change at their companies could be faster, they could be more involved than they are, and they are unsure of how it will affect their jobs or pay, according to a global survey commissioned by Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Organizations Increased Upskilling/Reskilling Efforts During COVID-19

30 June 2020

Organizations Increased Upskilling/Reskilling Efforts During COVID-19

Author: Heather Nezich

A new study conducted by TalentLMS and Workable, in collaboration with Training Journal, revealed that almost half of the surveyed companies have stepped up their upskilling and reskilling efforts during the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, 42% of employees pursued additional training on their own.
Chief People Officers Must Prepare for Future

21 January 2020

Chief People Officers Must Prepare for Future

Author: Heather Nezich

Most chief people officers (CPOs) realize they need new skills to meet the demand of the 21st century role, but few are prepared, citing a lack of development and investment from the C-suite. This is according to a new study by HR People + Strategy (SHRM's Executive Network of business and thought leaders in human resources) and with Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company.

3 December 2019

Soft Skills Versus Technical Skills – Where is the Balance?

Author: Heather Nezich

While it’s fairly easy to evaluate a candidate’s hard skills, soft skills prove much more difficult to evaluate – but are often as or more important.

29 October 2019

50% of Managers Will Leave Their Company in the Next Year

Author: Heather Nezich

A new report from TalentLMS and Harvard University reveals how companies can take better care of their top performers and prevent them from leaving.  The survey report reveals the reasons why managers stay loyal to their companies and what makes them consider leaving.

1 October 2019

What Managers Do That Make Employees Quit

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

We’ve all heard the saying, “people leave managers, not companies.”  Managers have the most direct influence on the employees they supervise, and creating effective retention strategies to decrease turnover should be one of their most important jobs.  With the tight labor market and the unemployment rate hitting a record 50 year low, many employers have indicated that finding and retaining good talent is their greatest obstacle for growth. 
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