The Great HR and L&D Bucket List

May 6, 2015

10 great things every pro should know (and how to do them without feeling like a tourist!) I was standing in line at my local supermarket over the weekend and noticed a cover of Washingtonian Magazine titled, “The Great Washington Bucket List.” The issue offered a rundown of the cool, hip things to do in…

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#ICYMI: How to break out of your shell and take hold of your career

May 1, 2015

It’s been a crazy week, to say the least. Luckily, we’ve had our ear to the ground pulling together a list of must-read articles. In case you missed it (ICYMI), here is the skinny on this week’s headlines featuring eyebrow raising workplace trends and meaningful career advice. Who runs the business world? Introverts. Well, at…

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#ICYMI: A Viral Lesson in Humanity, Creative Thinking and More!

April 24, 2015

In case you missed it (ICYMI), here’s the low down on the articles and stories that had everyone talking this week!   #IWishMyManagerKnew Last week a third grade teacher’s attempts to get to know her students better went viral. The students come from low-income families and their teacher, Kyle Schwarts, wanted to understand their struggles,…

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Life Hacks: 7 Memory Retention Tips

April 21, 2015

This morning I made a pot of coffee and forgot to put the pot back on the burner. Naturally I didn’t notice until coffee came pouring down onto my countertop and eventually, my floor. My auto-pilot routine failed me. As I was mopping up the coffee, I thought, “How on Earth did I forget to…

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#ICYMI: What you really look like lying to your boss about a job interview

April 17, 2015

In case you missed it (ICYMI) is back with a collection of articles from around the web offering career and workplace insights, advice and humor! Enjoy.   Lying to your boss: If you start calling out sick, scheduling a series of dentist appointments in the middle of the day, and showing up to work in…

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Tough week. Tough team.

April 14, 2015

I am not going to lie, last week at work was tough. We had a lot of deadlines and a lot of issues we had no control over. That being said, I am fortunate to work with a group of hard-working, dedicated and smart people who not only see the glass half full but are…

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ICYMI: Mentoring + Learning = Higher Engagement and Happiness

April 10, 2015

When people invest in you and you invest in yourself, you’re far more likely to live a happy, successful and meaningful professional and personal life. Seems logical, right? This week’s ICYMI (In case you missed it) includes a collection of research and advice circling the internet this week focused on how to find a great…

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5 Ways to Kill Boring Training Programs

April 9, 2015

“I can’t wait to spend the next three hours completing a required training course” – said no one ever.   Training doesn’t have to be boring. And it certainly doesn’t have to be limited to on-boarding and compliance mandates. But often it’s painfully boring and only used to complete required courses. Ethics and sexual harassment…

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ICYMI: The cold hard facts about soul-sucking commutes, virtual employees, women in business & more!

April 3, 2015

Another day, another dollar and another round-up of the most popular, thought-provoking and maybe even unsettling articles going viral online. In case you missed it (ICYMI), check out the top articles setting off email chains and generating conversation around the Meridian watercooler. #CommutingProblems Who loves sitting in traffic? No one. It ranks among people’s least…

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Gamification: Tech trend or here to stay?

March 25, 2015

Highlights from the L&D Hangout with Fistful of Talent Gamification helps learners engage in content in a deeper more meaning for way. Skeptics out there think gamification is going to be a passing trend, but according to M2 Research, it’s growing. In fact, gamification is projected to grow to $2.8 billion by next year. We…

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