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Tips and Advice for Creating a Safe and Ethical Work Environment

Tips and Advice for Creating a Safe and Ethical Work Environment

In addition to blogging about compliance and environmental health and safety, my colleague John Arendes, Skillsoft’s Vice President and GM of Global Compliance Solutions, and I are regular contributors to many industry periodicals and magazines. Here’s a selection of our most recent contributions, all of which provide useful and practical advice as organizations work to promote a safe and ethical workplace.Read more

Improving IT Service Delivery in Your Organization with ITIL®4

Considering the rising demand for service quality, cost efficiency, and production agility, it is hardly a surprise that the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), a framework of best practices for delivering IT services, is hugely popular.

ITIL and business transformation

Conceived during the 1980s, the ITIL® framework is a powerful catalyst for service improvement, which is why so many organizations turn to it, and its underpinning philosophy of IT management.Read more

Technology and Developer Courses: June Release Summary

For companies to keep systems running, evolving, and adapting, employees need to grow their expertise continually. That requires access to state-of-the-art multi-modal learning content.

Skillsoft’s developer teams are hard at work, delivering courses into our learning platforms around key topic areas that allow organizations to keep pace with technology, improve architecture, and strengthen client experiences.Read more

The Secret to Building Successful Teams in the Digital Age

The Secret to Building Successful Teams in the Digital Age

Chris Sly, Solution Principal for Technology & Developer and Transformation, at Skillsoft in EMEA, and I, recently began a new podcast series hosted by James Hilliard. It’s a great opportunity for Chris and me to work together and share our different perspectives and experiences, given that my background is working to assist organizations through cultural transformations and Chris operates in the technology realm. Read more

Is Your Organization Prepared for the New US Anti-Harassment Regulations?

This year several states enacted new harassment training requirements that leave employers wondering, “What do I need to do before the training deadline arrives?” With potential changes on the horizon as a variety of cases go before the U.S.Read more

Water. Rest. Shade. Top Tips for Working Safely in the Heat

 

Water. Rest. Shade. Top Tips for Working Safely in the Heat

Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21. However, from Alaska to Alabama and locations throughout the US and Canada record high temperatures have already been recorded this year. Now is an excellent time to think about how to keep employees safe from heat stress and help them recognize the hazards of working in extreme temperatures.Read more

Is Your Organization Doing Enough to Prepare Your Business Analysts for the Digital Workforce?

Is Your Organization Doing Enough to Prepare Your Business Analysts for the Digital Workforce?

Effective business analysis offers enormous value to an organization, from better decision-making to smoother implementation of initiatives. Given the significant changes taking place throughout the business world, it is hardly surprising that the role of the business analyst (BA) is also changing in response to the digital business imperative.Read more

Here We Go Again: Why One-Off Diversity Training is Ineffective

Here We Go Again: Why One-Off Diversity Training is Ineffective

I just read an interesting article by Michael J. O’Brien from Human Resource Executive, with observations from John Arendes, Vice President and General Manager of Global Compliance at Skillsoft. The article asks the question, “Will Sephora’s One-Hour Diversity Training Pay Off?”

The article offers a commentary on Sephora’s decision to close all of its stores so that its 16,000 employees can undergo a 1-hour diversity-training workshop.Read more