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Workplace Stress Evaluation: Tips for Managers

In today’s fast-paced workplaces, managers must balance mission demands with staff well-being. A stressed-out workforce doesn’t support mission success: critical thinking is impaired, people forget to communicate with each other, and staff may not prioritize tasks appropriately. A certain level of stress can keep people focused. Periodically systematically assessing and…
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Coronavirus in the Workplace: Key HR Issues

The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has gone from a handwashing and elbow-bumping conversation to the most significant workplace issue we have ever seen. Employers are confronting dilemmas that change every day. Questions regarding how to handle emergency leave, workplace safety and health, furloughs, layoffs and mandated closing of businesses…
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Crisis Management Planning

As companies take steps to mitigate Coronavirus impacts, it is a good time to pause and assess your current approach to crisis management and planning. Here are some factors to consider as you evaluate and adjust.  Communicate! In the face of fear and uncertainty, more than anything else, people crave…
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Tips for Managing Remote Employees: Jumpstarting and Sustaining

As we write this, Coronavirus is appearing in different workplaces across the country and around the world. Organizations are quickly evaluating their ability to have a large part of the workforce working remotely. Some organizations have been doing telework and remote work for years; others are just getting started.  Here…
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The PRYOR Learning Brief – February Recap

Learning in the workplace is evolving from traditional videos to an encompassing interactive learning experience. Is your organization ready?  Find out more about LXPs and training ROI in this month’s Learning Brief. X Marks the Spot: What Lies Under the ‘X’ in LXP? - https://learningpool.com/x-marks-the-spot-what-lies-under-the-x-in-lxp/ How An Easy LMS Implementation…
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Microlearning Course Design

When considering how to integrate new approaches—like microlearning—into your overall employee development efforts, it can be useful to get back to basics. In this article, we place microlearning within a broader training development structure. Let’s start at the broadest levels of training development: learning paths, curricula and courses. These learning…
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Microlearning Best Practices and Challenges

Microlearning is ready-made for the millennial generation: short segments of engagement—often online—that teach knowledge and advance skills. Here are some best practices and challenges for designing microlearning courses in your organization. Microlearning Best Practices If you are just starting microlearning in your organization, here are some best practices for course…
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The Pryor Learning Brief – January Recap

The start of the new year brings new questions for the learning industry: Is your current LMS enough or should you start looking at LXPs? How are you supposed to engage Gen Z in your office? What kind of trends can we expect in 2020? Get answers to these questions…
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Rediscovering Your Desk: Tips for Organization at Work

As you read this article, think about your desk. Many of us sit at it for hours in a day, but when was the last time you really thought about what’s on and in it?   Many tend to think of the desk as primarily a workspace, but often, that’s…
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Attacking the Day with Apps: Tips for Better Organization

There are many benefits of being better organized at work. With today’s technology, there are many apps to help you do it.  Rather than recommend specific apps, this article helps you think through the criteria for picking the apps that will best work for you. First, do you really want…
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