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Will You Require Your Employees to Be Vaccinated?

Author: By Margery WeinsteinThere’s been so much reporting about people’s hesitancy to get the COVID-19 vaccination, that news of long waiting lists to receive the vaccine is welcome to me. Yet, it has been reported that approximately 40 percent of people say they will not be vaccinated against COVID. “Overall, 60 percent of Americans say they would definitely or probably get a vaccine for the Coronavirus, if one were available...

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Use the Power of Possibility

Excerpt from “10 Steps to Successful Coaching, 2nd Edition” by Sophie Oberstein (Association for Talent Development).Article Author: Sophie Oberstein, Founder, Full Experience CoachingIn my coaching practice, I not only enjoy the privilege of having people share with me their secret (or not-so-secret) dreams, I also have the privilege of helping them see that they can turn these dreams into reality. Granted, this transformation...

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Tech-YES! for 2021

2021 is a new year, and I’ve resolved to up my tech-savvy factor.Article Author: Lorri Freifeld, Editor-in-Chief, Training magazine I must confess that I am a tech-NO! type of person. When I found out recently that I needed to set up “fancy” earbuds/microphones and a green screen and lights for our Training Top 100 Virtual Gala, my heart sank. When the boxes arrived last month, they sat on the floor in my...

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Strategy Begins with Empathy

World-class professionals see the world through their clients’ eyes, but without attaching their ego to the outcome. Article Author: George Watts, Chairman, TLTCoaching.comA global managing partner and I were discussing how professionals add strategic value. When he remarked, “Strategy begins with empathy,” I knew immediately this was a profound insight. From the moment I heard it, I couldn’t stop thinking about...

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How Will Your Office Be Different in 2021 and Beyond?

Author: By Margery WeinsteinThere has been much talk about how the pandemic may have permanently altered our society. I have been hoping this is not true, as most of the pandemic’s changes have not been pleasant for me. However, there may be some bright spots regarding how the COVID-19 scourge has changed the workplace for good. A recent article in The Washington Post by Jena McGregor pondered some ways we might find offices...

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Simplifying Open Enrollment

Organizations need to prioritize three key considerations to improve the open enrollment process for benefits and help employees make the best decisions.Article Author: Patricia Gorton, VP, People North America, and Global Head of Talent, Unit4Although open enrollment season officially kicks off in November, HR departments spend the entire year preparing and planning for the event. In addition to being responsible for picking the best...

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Diversity from a Distance

How to foster an inclusive workplace during and after COVID-19.Article Author: Pablo Listingart, Founder and Executive Director, ComITAs the novel Coronavirus continues to challenge companies across all industries, the requisite aspects of a successful operation are becoming more and more apparent. By now, a host of highly credible researchers have put the topic to rest: Diversity is a major corporate asset. McKinsey and Co, a leader...

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Advantages of VR and 3D Immersive Technology in Training

Advantages of VR and 3D Immersive Technology in Training The immersive experience of VR and the ability to provide a wide array of training experiences means learners are attuned to the experience, boosting their retention of information.Article Author: Alex Howland, Ph.D., President and Co-Founder, VirBELAFinding more effective ways to train workers remotely has become imperative since COVID-19, and virtual reality (VR) can provide...

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How Could We Have Trained for This?

Not surprisingly, communication is the key to ensuring that your employees are staying psychologically healthy as the pandemic continues. For many of us, developing new habits that support better communication, may be essential.Article Author: Susan DoktorYou can probably complete this sentence a dozen different ways: “A healthy workforce is a fill-in-the-blank workforce.” Happy? Productive? Satisfied? Loyal? As Human Resources...

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Working Together, Remotely

The collaborative tools and tech market has expanded significantly since so many of us have been working on remote teams. Here are a few old standards that have evolved beautifully, and a few new players worth taking a peek at. Article Author: Phylise Banner, Learning Experience Designer I am a big fan of collaborative drawing during brainstorming sessions—those times when we all grab a marker and write/draw on the big whiteboard...