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For HR departments, training employees to fit within government regulations is crucial. New advancements in communications are making it possible to train remote workers and spread compliance messages to hundreds of employees at once.


Historically, many companies failed to create and implement anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and sexual harassment compliance and training programs.

About five years ago, I worked with a client who bristled at the idea of typical annual performance reviews. What they wanted to implement was a “conversation-based” performance review process. The process had to be employee driven; managers and employees held an ongoing, continuous dialogue about the employee’s performance throughout the year... I had never heard of such a thing.

Michael Kennedy: Path to the NBA

Michael Kennedy, associate vice president of talent and learning at the National Basketball Association, didn’t start his career in learning – or in basketball. Kennedy talks about his career path, how he became a top learning leader and what he learned along the way.

Motion graphics are a cost-effective avenue when incorporating video in your employee communications and training efforts. Perhaps the greatest challenge motion graphic videos present to development teams is choice.

As previously reported, both New York State and New York City recently enacted laws requiring employers to step up their efforts to stop sexual harassment in the workplace. These laws differ, but both require prompt action by employers.

You can write a lively, fluid story. Your copy’s never sloppy. So what? Here’s how to become irreplaceable in your workplace.

G&A Partners HR Advisor and Client Advocate Michelle Beck-Howard recently shared her tips on developing a succession plan strategy in an article for Upsize Magazine.

Making HR analytics a leadership priority is not just about encouraging HR to present the latest analytics innovations, but rather a true partnership to drive pivotal decisions.

Do diminishing sales and customer satisfaction scores trace back to your online corporate training program? In this blog post, we’ll highlight seven training gaps that are holding your business back, as well as tips on how to bridge them with e-learning and through the learning management system (LMS).

Do You Know Your Accrued PTO Liability?

In the last decade, companies of all sizes have transitioned to PTO banks, which combine vacation days, personal days, and even holidays into one lump of time that employees can use for any reason.

Ethics Training in the #MeToo Era

The #MeToo movement underscores how ethics and compliance traning is evolving.

Numbers seem to be at the top of everyone’s priorities right now. And when I say numbers, I mean metrics, big data, and analytics. But before we go any further, it’s important to understand that these terms are different. I know they are sometimes used interchangeably. I’m guilty of it myself. Here are the definitions:

The Privacy Awareness Academy, an emerging leader in web-based cyber-awareness and privacy compliance training, today announced their partnership with LightspeedVT, a leader in interactive virtual training systems for organizations of any size.

It pains me to see so many organizations nowadays create an org chart but then tuck it away in the dark recesses of an intranet that no one accesses or in the back of a filing cabinet, bringing it out only a few times a year during reorgs or hiring planning. I always think, “What’s the point?” Why bother having an org chart in the first place if you’re only going to use it a couple times a year?

News headlines about Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ:SMED) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources

Growing up, both my father and mother worked. What may have been the exception when I was a kid has become the norm, where most young families are dual-income. Now 35 and married with a five-year-old son and a wife who also works full-time, mine is just such a family.

HR: Here’s How to Prep for the Future of Work

HR practitioners everywhere are trying to imagine what the next generation of the workforce will look like. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), automation and robotics keeping up with the future of work; can seem like a daunting task.

A Brief History of Diversity Training

An abridged guide to 50-plus years of diversity initiatives and how far (or not) we’ve come.

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near”. These famous words by Jack Welch should be plastered on the walls of communications departments across the country because the rate of change on the inside (internal communications) is happening at a much slower pace.

New Requirements to Combat Money Laundering

Banks will now be required to identify the owners of shell corporations.

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