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Training

Federal job training program sends $49 million to Texas

07/06/2016
Federal money to assist Texas workers who have been displaced by global trade hit over $49 million in 2015, the DOL has announced.

Who is most likely to receive training?

04/20/2016
Government employees, educators and nonprofit workers are far more likely to have experienced workplace training in the last year.

The workplace case for providing anti-bullying training

01/12/2016
No state has passed a law that outright bans bullying at work, and only one has come close. Yet don’t let that stop you from forging ahead with your own anti-bullying program.

HRCI introduces credential for new HR practitioners

01/12/2016
The HR Certification Institute has launched a new credential for practitioners who are just beginning their HR careers: the Associate Professional in Human Resources certification.

Working well with your fellow team leaders

09/19/2015
Without good peer relationships, it’s very difficult to coordinate projects or work cooperatively across team lines. Here’s some expert insight into strengthening yours.

Why you must track participation in training

09/10/2015

In many workplaces, promotions partly depend on completing training sessions or otherwise showing efforts to improve and grow. But some employees won’t make the effort. Of course, that doesn’t mean they won’t sue over missed promotions. That’s why you should be prepared to show which employees took advantage of training opportunities and which employees didn’t.

You hired them, now groom them

03/04/2015

Here’s a look at some of the most impactful ways you can tweak your onboarding to transform new hires into productive team members as quickly as possible.

4 years after GSA scandal, feds ease limits on training

03/03/2015
When the General Services Administration dropped $823,000 in 2010 to fly 300 federal workers to a lavish team-building conference in Las Vegas—complete with clowns, a mind-reader, an employee-produced rap video and after-hours parties in hotel suites—the Obama administration cracked down. But now, the pendulum is swinging back.

Oil firm turns employees into decision-makers

02/23/2015

Engineers and others who work for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in The Woodlands, Texas, are expected to make decisions that will help the company profit and grow. Not all of them are used to that. So when any of its 3,500 employ­­ees expresses a lack of confidence about reaching beyond his or her comfort zone, the organization teaches the would-be decision-maker how.

Perks at digital marketing firm encourage employee creativity

02/18/2015

Employees of Boston-based C-4 Analytics joke that they “already get to play on Facebook all day” as part of their work as digital marketers, says managing partner Michael Weiss. Yet execs have woven time into employee schedules to get them away from their workstations to “recharge their creativity and focus.”