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Debra Steele

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Top 5 Reasons to Go the Extra Mile in Educating Employees

Posted by Debra Steele on March 28, 2016

Topics: Adult Learning

Motivated employees are more productive and efficient, delivering quality work at a faster pace which helps to improve a company's profitability.

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How To Keep Motivation High

Posted by Debra Steele on March 23, 2016

Topics: Employee Motivation

It can be challenging to figure out how to motivate employees to seek additional learning and training. To create a fully competent, competitive workforce, managers must find ways to create an environment that encourages learning. The right incentives can eliminate obstacles and empower workers to attain new qualifications.

It is amazing what the right type of motivation can do.

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Stress in Business Reaching Epic Proportions

Posted by Debra Steele on March 18, 2016

Topics: Employee Engagement

A few years after launching the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington was so exhausted from running it that she literally collapsed.

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Today's Technology-Driven World Drives Workforce Cultivation

Posted by Debra Steele on March 3, 2016

Topics: Best Practices, Talent Management, Employee Training

Technology, technology, technology. It’s changed the way we all do business, and in the fitness industry it is changing the landscape at break-neck speed.   While our company began in the 1960s manufacturing the Lifecycle exercise bike, today we design and manufacture fitness equipment in every major category for both commercial and consumer use, and the products we create more closely resemble high tech gadgets that interact with computers, phones and other electronic devices than they do the stationary bikes of yesteryear.  

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Effectively Promoting Learning During the Onboarding Process

Posted by Debra Steele on March 1, 2016

Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Training

Onboarding.jpgAbout half of outside hires in senior positions fail within the first year and a half, new data shows. And half of all newly hired hourly employees leave within the first 120 days.

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4 Steps to Dashing Apathy and Embracing Learning

Posted by Debra Steele on February 22, 2016

Topics: Employee Incentives, Talent Management, Adult Learning

In today’s whirlwind professional ecosystem, it’s important for companies to inspire workers to learn new skills. Providing the right environment for learning can inspire employees to abandon stagnation in favor of growth and discovery.

Apathy can strike us all at one point or another during our careers. It is certainly true that feeling comfortable in a professional role can cause a person to avoid risk or shun opportunities to learn new skills.

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Using Incentives to Promote Learning and Education In Your Workplace

Posted by Debra Steele on February 17, 2016

Topics: Employee Incentives, Talent Management, Employee Motivation

Executives have become painfully aware of the gap between employee skills and skills needed to achieve the company goals. To succeed in an economy that has become fiercely competitive, you need employees who can support the effort.

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What Managers Are Really Looking For

Posted by Debra Steele on February 5, 2016

Topics: Workforce Development, Recruiting Talent, Best Practices, Talent Management

If you ask top management in any city what they’re concerned about, you will find they all have the same No. 1 answer: talent.

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Retention Through Education and Partnership

Posted by Debra Steele on January 28, 2016

Topics: Employee Retention, Best Practices

A qualified workforce is a happy workforce. The link between sponsored training and retention can’t be denied.

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Behaviors Are Contagious - How Leadership Affects People

Posted by Debra Steele on January 21, 2016

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement, Transparency, Assessment, Employee Motivation

If you have a happy friend, your chance of being happy goes up 25 percent.

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