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#1 Rule of Training New Hires: Be Awesome At It. Here’s How

Remember that scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off where the insanely dull teacher (Ben Stein) lectures the kids into a coma? Yeah, don’t be that teacher if you want to train, retain, and gain the respect and admiration of your best new hires. No longer is the dull, endless lecture the standard mode of idea dissemination (commence …

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Five Steps to Increasing the Employee Experience

The strengths-based approach, where managers work with employees to identify how they naturally think, feel and behave as a way to increase engagement, continues to receive positive accolades. Recent research from the VIA Institute on Character suggests that employees want to focus on their strengths, and as a result organizations who focus on strengths will …

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Skill Development: How many hours should you dedicate – 10,000 or 20?

In a prior post from our COO Emily Foote, she referenced the 10,000 hour rule, popularized by Malcolm Gladwell, arguing that it may no longer take 10,000 to necessarily master a skill. Instead of all of the repetition, skill mastery could come from as little as 20 hours of focused practice. 10,000 to 20 hours …

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