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.
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Incivility is a Gateway Drug to Harassment: What We Learned at Power Shift Summit

How can we fight workplace harassment? At Power Shift Summit, a few brilliant men and women...
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H&M Shows Us the Absolute Value of Diversity in the Workplace

The H&M controversy shows why we need great minds from every background in the workforce.
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What Seinfeld Teaches Us About Motivating Employees

What can Seinfeld's lovable, whacky foil Cosmo Kramer teach us about motivating employees? Turns out, a...
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How To Deliver Effective Constructive Criticism

Learn about the evidence-based method for delivering constructive criticism, used by managers of high-performing teams.
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What to Do When an Employee Isn’t Working Out

When an employee is under-performing, it's time for HR to evaluate the situation from the bottom...
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5 Things Human Resources is Tired of Hearing

HR can be a challenging, but rewarding job. That said, HR Professionals are often underappreciated. Here's...
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When An Employee Says “That’s Not My Job”

Dealing with an employee who simply doesn't care can be frustrating, but can also be a...
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Business Etiquette: Handling Tough Situations

There are several situations that conventional wisdom won't help your employees navigate. This video and article...
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HR Professionals Share the Most Unusual Accommodations They’ve Ever Made

HR Professionals are no strangers to unusual circumstances. That said, these stories might surprise even the...