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5/23/2018

Microlearning, in which digital content is organized into short presentations, can make compliance training a better experience for employees, writes Jeffrey Frankel, marketing vice president for Traliant. Consider using quizzes and other interactive offerings between segments rather than only at the end, he writes.

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Microlearning
5/23/2018

Learning professionals are putting more time and effort into building libraries of easily accessible online training content that matches employees' needs. "Leveraging technology such as online learning platforms with a variety of interaction modes can reach a wider geographic audience with less time restrictions," says Lory Antonucci, an executive consultant at Right Management.

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HR Dive
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Right Management
5/23/2018

Focus on your qualifications and skills, let your personality shine through and don't just rewrite your resume on your cover letter, career advice expert Amanda Augustine advises. Executive resume writer Jessica Hernandez recommends keeping your letter brief to raise its chances of being read.

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Glassdoor
5/23/2018

A Syracuse, N.Y., couple is suing their 30-year-old son, who has repeatedly refused to move out of their home. Christina and Mark Rotondo have issued five eviction letters to their son Michael and offered him $1,100 to move out, but he declined.

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Michael, Christina
5/22/2018

Stick to the plans you make with your colleagues, and find time to interact with the new person in the office, writes entrepreneur Michael Volkmann. Show appreciation to co-workers who help you with a project by offering to help them with a task or treat them to a coffee.

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Lifehacker
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Michael Volkmann
5/22/2018

Takeda Pharmaceutical made the transition to a global HR system three years ago, combining organizational processes into a single global platform, says Ana Cardoso, a vice president of HR. "Ultimately, the question is how do we match our business aspirations to our employee value proposition, because the people are really what makes a difference to our business," Cardoso says.

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HRM Asia (Singapore)
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Takeda Pharmaceutical
5/22/2018

C-suite executives should take the lead in changing workplace cultures that allow sexual harassment, former HR leaders for Apple and Netflix say. In addition, employers should have a plan that trains employees and managers, empowers them to act and holds everyone accountable for their actions, write Rebecca Blake and Nancy Saperstone of OneDigital.

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CNBC, Workforce online
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Apple, Netflix
5/22/2018

Employers using artificial intelligence should develop a workplace culture that welcomes creativity and gives teams the authority to solve problems, writes Alberto Loyola, managing director of Ignite Organizations. "Successful leaders will communicate properly the impact of AI in the workplace and address how work would change and what every employee's role will be," Loyola writes.

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Alberto Loyola
5/22/2018

Companies undergoing organizational transformation can use people analytics to reach their goals, write Chantrelle Nielsen and Natalie McCullough of Microsoft. Analytics can measure company activities, track resources and identify ways to improve employee feedback.

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Microsoft
5/22/2018

Many company rewards programs fail to impress employees, a Bersin by Deloitte study says. Successful programs align rewards with business goals and should consider offering flexible work schedules and lower health care premiums, HR leaders say.