Inspire Employees to Help Stop Sexual Harassment

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  March 21, 2019  /  Culture Change, Workplace Culture, ProKnowledge, Harassment Training   —   No Comments ↓

In light of the #MeToo movement, it is more evident than ever that addressing sexual harassment is a necessity in the modern workplace. However, learning about harassment may feel like another hurdle to jump through. How can you engage employees in learning about sexual harassment in a way that inspires them to fight against workplace misconduct?

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How to Spot the Two Types of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  March 14, 2019  /  Culture Change, Workplace Culture, ProKnowledge, Harassment Training   —   No Comments ↓

Recent New York state law requires employers to adopt sexual harassment prevention and training policies, effectively ending any employee's ability to hide behind the excuse that they were not aware a certain behavior is considered harassment. 

Unfortunately, sexual harassment has long been a part of the work environment. Social media movements and recent news stories have helped bring national attention to this very serious and concerning issue. Specifically, the "#MeToo" movement has opened the eyes of many to the issue of sexual harassment that has been brewing in every workplace for decades. As a manager, it is incredibly important to have the ability to identify harassing behaviors so they can quickly be stopped.

Would you be able to recognize some of the most common types of harassment in the workplace? More importantly, are you providing the proper workplace sexual harassment training to your employees so that they can do the same?

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Importance of Sexual Harassment Training and How it Benefits Workers

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  March 7, 2019  /  Culture Change, Workplace Culture, ProKnowledge, Harassment Training   —   No Comments ↓

As of October 9, 2018, every employer in the state of New York must provide sexual harassment prevention training to employeesProactive sexual harassment training protects both employees and the workplace. While sexual harassment prevention training is now a state requirement, it has always been a smart way to ensure the safety and comfort of all employees in the workplace. When done correctly, these trainings safeguard against abuse and offer legal protection to organizationsProKnowledge, in partnership with KnowledgeWave, offers online workplace sexual harassment training that is fully compliant and extremely convenient.

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Office 365: Migration Communication Planning

Posted by David Thibault  /  January 1, 2019  /  Training Plan, Culture Change, Team Leaders, Microsoft Office 365 Training   —   No Comments ↓

Don’t expect your staff to meet a Microsoft Office 365 migration with perfect enthusiasm and seamless adoption. Resistance to change is a common outcome of a new program roll-out. Prepare your staff for implementation by tackling this potential problem head-on with proper migration communication planning. Take the following steps to prepare your staff to switch to Office 365 before launching the new platform for the best possible transition.

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What to Do When Your Boss Says No One's Using Office 365 – and You Led the Deployment

Posted by Jon Hood  /  November 28, 2018  /  Training Plan, Culture Change, Team Leaders, Microsoft Office 365 Training   —   No Comments ↓

Deploying Microsoft Office 365 is bound to fall flat at your workplace if you don’t pair the launch with proactive employee training. One mistake many organizations make is assuming implementation equals adoption. In reality, these are two separate feats and they require the same amount of attention from the implementation team. If the Office 365 engagement rate dissatisfies your boss and you were the one in charge of migration, take the following steps to get your team on board with the new platform.

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Strategies for Improving Employee Retention

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  February 20, 2017  /  Advantages of Training, Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

In an article he contributed to LinkedIn entitled "Employee Retention Now a Big Issue: Why the Tide has Turned," Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte writes: "Many studies show that the total cost of losing an employee can range from tens of thousands of dollars to 1.5-2X annual salary." As a result of this climbing number in employee turnover, a number of companies are even designing their business around high-turnover—believe it or not.

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Improving Employee Motivation in 5 Weeks

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  December 4, 2015  /  Employee Training, Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

For years I have been a big fan of First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. I love that they started with data from more than 1 million Gallup surveys and worked intently to find what the data would reveal.

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How to Use Training Benefits as a Hiring Advantage

Posted by Kurt Liebegott  /  November 17, 2015  /  Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

Hopefully your organization has a great employee training program in place for all the right reasons: you are improving business outcomes, intentionally building a culture of continuous learning, and increasing employee satisfaction. On top of all that, as an added bonus, you can use your training benefits as an advantage for recruiting and hiring top talent.

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10 Strategies for Overcoming Procrastination in the Workplace

Posted by Ryan Liebegott  /  November 3, 2015  /  Culture Change   —   1 Comments ↓

Everyone is affected by procrastination in some form or another. But why does it happen? It can’t be just a product of laziness, because adept procrastinators may become the hardest workers of all in the hours leading up to a deadline. What, then, can explain a process that is so irredeemably unpleasant and inconvenient for all involved?

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Using Learning Goals and Objectives to Boost Motivation

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 9, 2015  /  Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

It's pretty well-established that we believe a company's greatest assets are its employees. When productivity runs dry, however, how do you get your employees excited about their roles and the company mission again?

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Strategies for Enhancing Your Managerial Communication Skills

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  September 3, 2015  /  Culture Change   —   1 Comments ↓

In considering training for employees in your organization, you as a manager may be quick to assume that your entry-level employees are the ones that need it. While they require a substantial amount of training in the onboarding and beyond, your new employees are not the only ones who need all of the attention.

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Enabling Business Problem Solving from IT to the C-Suite

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  August 21, 2015  /  General, Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

In a technology-driven world, an IT professional can feel overwhelmed by troubleshooting requests. When technical issues pile up the core of the problem is often overlooked. Thus, your IT professional or department gets trapped in a never-ending cycle of even the simplest of requests, such as teaching digital immigrants how to format headers in Word.

When it comes to operational business efficiency, you need the buy-in of upper management before incremental changes can be made. Ultimately, the solution you bring to the table must be less about leading the way with the latest software, and more about delivering value from the top to the bottom of the company. According to the Harvard Business Review: "[T]he CIO and IT must be seen less as merely developing and deploying technology, and more as a source of innovation and transformation that delivers business value, leveraging technology instead of directly delivering it."

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4 Advantages of Competency-Based Pay Structures

Posted by Kurt Liebegott  /  August 18, 2015  /  Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

Competency-based pay is a pay structure that rewards employees based on how well they perform in the workplace, rather than the hierarchy of their position or years of experience. Let's take a closer look at the advantages of this emerging pay-management structure.

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How to Promote Opportunities for Growth to Your Employees

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  August 12, 2015  /  Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

We are constantly looking for ways to grow our business, but our biggest asset isn't our strategy, or monthly revenue, it's the people behind it driving that success: Your employees. In an article she contributed to Entrepreneur entitled "Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed," Abigail Phillips writes: "We’ve all heard the saying that 'a team is only as strong as its weakest link,' but the number of business leaders choosing to ignore this sentiment is staggering, as they are more concerned with their own development and less so with their employees. Not a smart move. Investing time in your employees and giving them the tools they need to develop is incredibly important for output quality, morale and retention."

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The Core Principles of Leadership Accountability

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  August 10, 2015  /  Culture Change   —   2 Comments ↓

In any organization, leaders typically take the blame in any case of failure. Because of this your employees may be intimidated to take the next step and move up in their roles in fear of taking on new responsibilities. To change this behavior and create an environment where all levels can flourish and work as a team, view failure as a learning opportunity and make it a core principle of your culture—not a chance to place the blame.

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