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4 Ways to Make Your New Hire Training Program Shine

Posted by Kerri Garbis
August 11, 2017
  Have you ever been "thrown into the deep end" at a new job? It can be intimidating, alienating, and confusing even for people completely suited to their new position. Of course, an employer wants to know that a new hire can hit the ground running on day one. Because of this expectation, not...

Are You Afraid to Lead? How to Be a Team Leader Others Admire

Posted by Kerri Garbis
February 28, 2017
Admitting you're afraid can be as frightening as admitting defeat. On some level, I think we often confuse the two entirely. In fact, sometimes we feel that if we're afraid, we've already failed. We talk so often about fighting or facing our fears, and share memes about how we should do one...

How Actors Can Power Up Your Process for Training New Hires

Posted by Bridget Beirne
February 2, 2016
I open the door of my new workplace on my very first day. I've come prepared with my devices, materials, and (of course!) a writing implement — I know there will be a lot for me to take note of today. I walk in, and my boss is seated at the front of the room. He immediately gets up, shakes my hand,...

Why Every Manager Must Cultivate Employee Relationship Building Skills

Posted by Elizabeth Levey
January 19, 2016
Most mid-sized and larger organizations have some sort of formal Human Resources department in place. These departments are a huge asset for an employee/employer relationship; assisting in training, conflict resolution, and fostering a workplace culture. However, just because your organization has...

How Strong Are Your Relationship Management Skills?

Posted by Elizabeth Levey
November 6, 2015
The phrase “relationship management” has worked its way into our business vocabulary pretty pervasively in the past decade. But what does that really mean? It’s all about your interpersonal communication skills. Do you inspire and influence others? Do you communicate well, and help people change,...
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