Eat. Pray. Work.

February 10, 2015

I am getting ready for vacation and asked a few friends for book recommendations. I wanted something fun (and dare I say trashy) that I won’t be humiliated to be seen with reading at the pool or beach.   A friend of mine recommended Eat, Pray, Love, a book that I love (not so much…

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Workplace epidemic: Knowledge hoarding

February 2, 2015

We’ve all seen the Fast Company and Inc. articles detailing the personality traits and characteristics of unbearable coworkers. Obnoxious people and their distracting tendencies are in no short supply. Each office is filled with the ramblers, the loud talkers, the procrastinators, the over-sharers, the dominators and the easily offended. But the one group that gets…

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Keeping Resolutions (and Avoiding Oreos!)

January 22, 2015

For most people January 1 means kicking off the New Year with a fresh start or a clean slate. This is the time that people (including myself) seize the chance to set a new goal and create a resolution for themselves. Whether it be a healthier diet, working out more, practicing mindfulness (more about that…

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Taking the misery out of meetings

January 19, 2015

Have you ever looked at your calendar and cringed at the idea of spending the day in back-to-back meetings? Or, have you ever received a meeting invite that left you wondering why you have to attend? If I were to bet, the answer is probably yes.   An astonishing $37 billion dollars is wasted every…

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Why Development Planning Shouldn’t be an Afterthought

January 6, 2015

Most of us who have spent time in the HR or training space understand development planning often manifests itself as an ugly compromise within organizations. Those who see learning and development as a line-item expense, rather than an investment in future performance, fight to minimize the impact development planning has in terms of taking people…

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Meridian Knowledge Solutions Welcomes Jeff Kristick as President

January 5, 2015

LEARNING TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS LEADER FURTHER ACCELERATES COMPANY’S MARKET EXPERTISE Herndon, VA – January 5, 2015 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading learning and performance technology provider, today announced that Jeff Kristick, a proven business leader in human capital management (HCM), has been appointed as President of the company. Kristick will lead a growth plan focused…

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Meridian Wins Best of Elearning! Award for Fourth Year in a Row

December 12, 2014

Herndon, VA – December 12, 2014 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading provider of adaptable, web-based software for developing, managing and optimizing organizational skills to increase workforce productivity, today announced that the Company won the prestigious Award of Excellence in the Best Learning Management System (Enterprise) category from Elearning!, as part of the 10th Annual…

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Inspiring Change in the Federal Workforce

December 9, 2014

Government agencies and military organizations are under intense pressure to build, train and sustain their workforces. To support this critical initiative, federal agencies must continually and meticulously assess their workforce by asking if they have the right people with the right skills in the right jobs at the right time.   Successful agencies are achieving…

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5 Things to Talk About on Your Lunch Break

December 3, 2014

Can you believe that only one and five employees admit to taking a lunch break? And, 39% of employees say they eat lunch at their desk, and 28% of employees seldom take a break whatsoever.   It’s time to reclaim the lunch break.   Step away from the computer, grab some grub with a friend…

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4 Easy Ways to Say “Thanks” to Your Employees

November 24, 2014

November is one of my favorite times of year. The crisp air wakes you up and snaps you to attention. The beautiful fall foliage in the DC metro area (and I’m sure everywhere else!) is breathtaking. And, of course, there’s Thanksgiving.   November is a time to take inventory and be thankful for all we…

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