Author: Derek Smith

Training & Development Industry Researcher | Derek researches, discusses, and writes about the impacts of employee learning on organizations and individuals. He regularly interviews L&D and HR professionals, sharing their insight on trends and best practices that help organizations create stronger training programs, and help to grow their employees and their business.
9 min

A Complete Guide to the Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation

By understanding the Kirkpatrick Model, you can improve the way you plan for, implement, and measure...
5 min

Prepare for Your State’s Anti-Harassment Compliance Requirements

With ongoing legislative changes in individual states, know how to prepare your organization with anti-harassment training.
engaged employees building relationship
6 min

Creative Employee Engagement Ideas That Actually Work

Employee engagement is complicated, so while there aren't any quick fixes, there are some practical ways...
manager motivating employees in the workplace
7 min

Mastering Motivation in the Workplace: What Drives Employees’ Effort and Engagement

Motivation techniques are crucial skills for managers to learn - here are some of our favorite...
importance of employee training
4 min

Investing in Employees: Why Training Is Important

Investing in your people is one of the best business decisions you could ever make -...
manager talking through change with employee
4 min

5 Steps for Overcoming Resistance to Change in the Workplace

When employees are resistant to change, a manager's approach to the conversation matters - here's how...
4 min

Outdated Training Is Working Against Your Goals – Here’s Why

If your training program is stuck and not providing the experience or results you're hoping for,...
8 min

LXP or LMS: Which is Right for Your Organization?

An LMS and LXP both have benefits, so it can be hard to decide which platform...
8 min

8 Tips for Employees to Improve Email Writing Skills and Online Professionalism

Developing effective email communication, mastering email writing skills, and establishing good email writing habits will instantly...
blue collar worker in manufacturing job
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Recruiting Blue-Collar Workers When Unemployment Is Low

Low unemployment means fewer qualified candidates for your factory floor. But with a few new strategies,...