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8 Tips For Using Training Videos For Employee Success

Training videos are an excellent way to help employees learn new skills, meet their goals, and increase productivity. Some companies are now using videos to train employees on new software or processes, but most importantly, they can be used as an effective coaching tool. However, just like any other training tool, they need to be planned out effectively with steps and objectives that the user can achieve. This blog will discuss some of the best practices for using training videos for employee success in your company.

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Believe in Yourself: Five Steps to Succeed as a Woman Entrepreneur

Who says women cannot be successful entrepreneurs? According to a report from U.S. News and World Report, 88 percent of all millionaires are self-made, while the remaining 12 percent inherited some significant money. Legal Jobs’ Women Entrepreneur Statistics also reports that there are 12.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States which equate to about 40% of all businesses in the country. These are just two statistics and there are more proving how women are successfully running businesses in the country and around the world. If you want to start a business as a woman, here are five tips that can help you achieve success.

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Why Every Small Business Needs To Implement An Open Door Policy In The Workplace

Things get lost in translation. Intentions grow more muddled as the chain of command lengthens. The truth is that the larger the business, the less connection there is between a business’s officers and its employees.
This diminishment is an inevitability with massive corporations like Walmart or Amazon. Can the CEOs of these corporate giants feasibly respond to every single employee’s needs? Not Likely.
However, for smaller businesses, management can do much more to strengthen the bridge that connects them to their employees. This article will explore why every small business can benefit from an open-door policy in the workplace.
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The Latest Trends in Talent Management

Human resource professionals have been busy anticipating the next generation of talent management trends, including a fluid approach to talent management and promoting brands through social media. Experts predict that data-driven methods and virtual HR departments will continue to gain popularity. The future of talent management is here!

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Happy International HR Day 2022

There's no question that the last 2 years have been an enormous undertaking for HR professionals worldwide. Whether is was the Covid-19 pandemic, shutdowns, lockdowns, juggling mask and vaccine mandates, navigating the rules of a new work from home (WFH) revolution, the "Great Resignation", or simply Zoom meeting burnout (yes, it's a thing) life in HR has been both a rollercoaster and a challenge. 

It's been our great good fortune for the past 25 years to have worked with a wide array of HR professionals around the globe providing help and guidance in the never-ending (it seems) quest to get their arms around the ongoing global employee engagement problem, and the events of the past 2 years haven't made this job any easier. But together, we have risen to the challenge and we will continue to work hand-in-hand with our HR partners to improve and enhance what we call the 4Cs of Employee Satisfaction. Communication, Culture, Committment and Compensation. 

So today on May 20th, 2022 we recognize the profession, the work that you all do and the positive contributions you make for individuals and organizations. #InternationalHRDay provides an opportunity to salute HR and people practices at an individual, company, national and international level.

Lets all take a moment to recognize all the hardworking HR professionals who make a difference! #InternationalHRDay



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Employee Engagement: The Top 10 Strategies for 2022

Employee engagement is an critically important matter for most companies, yet not enough HR departments realize its potential for business success. If your employees are engaged, they are more satisfied with their jobs, more productive, and more loyal to you. It stands to reason, then, that they will treat your customers better and that will impact your bottom line. 

Additionally, by increasing employee engagement, you can reduce absenteeism and increase employee retention. With that in mind, here are the best strategies for increasing employee engagement in 2022.
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Career Development Advice for Succeeding in 2022

If you want to achieve success and experience maximum happiness and satisfaction from work, career management will be absolutely crucial. As long as you make the right decisions along the way and handle your career path more effectively, you can make the most of your working hours and ensure a secure and prosperous future. To that end, here are some of the most essential pieces of career development advice that will help you succeed in 2022 and beyond:

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Useful Tips for Building a Stronger Company Culture

Whether you are running a small business or a large enterprise, an established company culture is necessary for organizations of all types and sizes. It represents the personality of your business, outlining your goals and values, and defining the workplace for your employees. Among other aspects, company cultures allow organizations to increase productivity, boost engagement, raise morale, encourage creativity and innovation, and even lower turnover, which is why they are so important. If you want to build a better and stronger company culture as well, here are some tips that might help:


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The Advantages of Business Consulting for Employee Engagement

As employers begin realizing it takes much more than just a higher salary to keep their workforce satisfied and loyal, employee engagement becomes a more prominent topic in the world of business. For that reason, the popularity of business consulting experts is rising as well. While sophisticated software solutions might be able to offer insights, business consultants provide a more inclusive approach that aims to build trust and efficiency in the workplace. These professionals can allow any company to improve their processes, and here are some great ways business consulting can help you with employee engagement:

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Women in Business: The Top 7 Ways to Succeed at Your New Job

When you’re just starting a new job, the stress is tremendous. It might feel like the first day at a new school with everyone knowing what’s going on and you’re in the middle of it without a clue. During the first three months of your new job, all eyes will be on you and your performance (especially if you’re a woman in a male-dominant industry), so it’s crucial to leave a good first impression and continue showing your best side all through the adjustment period. Here are a few tips from other women in business on how to succeed at your new job.

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