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January 2021

Soft Skills: Communication

January 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

Words matter. Listening matters. We will give you an opportunity to learn more about your dominate approach to communicating with others using a self-assessment tool. In addition, we will also cover: Why today more than ever word choice matters; The importance of non-verbal communication; Tips for being a better communicator; Suggestions to ensure your message is understood; and Ideas to improve communication in our virtual world.   Click HERE for the full list of Soft Skills webinars being offered. REGISTER…

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Developing Your Resiliency

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

This year has certainly been the most volatile and uncertain. With a pandemic, isolation, and social challenges, it has been a very challenging year for everyone. Resilience is our ability to bounce back from the stressors of life. It’s not about avoiding the stress but learning to thrive within the stress. Resilience is typically defined as the capacity to recover from difficult life events. Resilience is a special skill because it is so defined by outlook and response. It is an adaptive mode…

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February 2021

Personal Improvement: Goal Setting

February 4 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

The classic goal setting definition boils down to the process of identifying something you want to accomplish and establishing measurable objectives and timeframes to help you achieve it. Setting goals helps you decide and focus on what is really important to you - it is a cornerstone to effective, positive change(s). Gaining clarity, purpose, and direction are essential when it comes to changing habits and achieving goals. Setting goals not only gives you guidance, but it can also actually increase…

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Technical Skills: Employee Handbooks – Your Guide to Consistency

February 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$119.00

Employee handbooks are not just that thing we share with the new employee so we can check the box on the onboarding form.  They are the operational guide for all things human resources.  This document should be information to employees, supervisors, managers, and outside interested parties (attorneys and your insurance company).  Join us for an overview and discussion on how to manage updates and the common pitfalls associated with this resource. Learning Objectives: What information should be captured. Who has…

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Job Search Webinar

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FREE

Wanting guidance and encouragement as you look to advance your career?  HR Answers holds a monthly Job Search Webinar where ideas and tips can be exchanged, best practices discussed, and most of all where you can receive moral support during this challenging process.  We will assist you by reviewing your resume and cover letter and go over some of those tough interview questions where you may be stumped for good answers.  Come join us for an interactive dialogue with other…

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Technical Skills: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – Tips and Tricks to Compliance Success

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

Do we pay or not pay overtime? That is the question.  The answer is not based on what the organization or employee wants.  The answer is found in analysis of the actual work against the duties tests and the salary test.  Join us for an overview of the law and processes to meet compliance. Learning Objectives: What is the law? What are the duties tests and salary test? What do we do when the state law and federal law are…

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Managing Generational Differences

February 18 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

It is 2021 and the two youngest generations comprise nearly 70 percent of global employees. During this session we will review the characteristics that distinguish each of the five generations that represent today's workplace. As we consider the traits that differentiate each generation, we will also discuss how their communication, values, motivation and work styles impact organizations and their leadership. If we are not careful the differences can create barriers to working together efficiently. We will conclude with practical tips…

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Soft Skills: Conflict Resolution

February 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

Most people respond to conflict by trying to avoid it, by attacking or being frustrated because they do not know what to do next.  Ineffective conflict management is time consuming, compromises quality, harms productivity, and creates major headaches.  This highly interactive workshop will cover valuable techniques to enhance conflict resolution, as well as provide alternatives for managing differences productively and efficiently while maintaining positive relationships. Participants will learn: How to resolve conflicts based on "common interest;" How to get unwilling…

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March 2021

Technical Skills: Prevention of Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

March 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$119.00

The unfortunate truth is we are still training on this topic.  And we will until the social norm becomes treating everyone with dignity and respect.  As HR professional we are frequently faced with the need to hear concerns and complaints regarding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  Our role is to understand what these terms mean from a legal liability standpoint and from a professionalism standpoint, and they are not the same thing.  Join us for an overview of compliance, process, and…

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Mindfulness – Morning Session

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
$119.00

Organizations are increasingly turning towards meditation and mindfulness to cope with the ever-changing and stressful work environment. Mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment, a skill one develops through meditation or other training. It is a simple, effective tool for managing stress, enhancing engagement, and promoting a culture of wellness at work. It also has benefits in the realms of self-regulation, increased awareness, emotional intelligence, improved decision making, focus and…

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Mindfulness – Afternoon Session

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$119.00

Organizations are increasingly turning towards meditation and mindfulness to cope with the ever-changing and stressful work environment. Mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment, a skill one develops through meditation or other training. It is a simple, effective tool for managing stress, enhancing engagement, and promoting a culture of wellness at work. It also has benefits in the realms of self-regulation, increased awareness, emotional intelligence, improved decision making, focus and…

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Technical Skills: Employee Leaves – Protected, Discretionary, Paid or Unpaid

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

Employee leave is one of the most difficult and administratively heavy tasks an organization must take on.  How big do we have to be for that to apply?  Is that paid?  Does it run concurrently? How much protected time does an employee get?  What qualifies them for more leave?  These are just a few of the questions we will break down.  Providing a clear picture of required and discretionary leaves, paid and unpaid leaves, protected and unprotected leaves and when…

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Job Search Webinar

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FREE

Wanting guidance and encouragement as you look to advance your career?  HR Answers holds a monthly Job Search Webinar where ideas and tips can be exchanged, best practices discussed, and most of all where you can receive moral support during this challenging process.  We will assist you by reviewing your resume and cover letter and go over some of those tough interview questions where you may be stumped for good answers.  Come join us for an interactive dialogue with other…

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Ideas for Creating a Happy Workplace

March 18 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

Would you believe us if I told you that the happier your employees are, the more successful your organization will be? Study after study has shown that employee happiness has a direct correlation to your bottom line. Employees who feel happy and content at their job are more likely to enjoy the work they do. Every employee in an organization has the opportunity to craft a happy workplace for themselves and for their colleagues. With a variety of tactics, both…

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Self-Awareness Through DiSC

March 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
$239.00

Presenter: Paul Hutter, SPHR, Senior Consultant The DiSC profile, published by Wiley, is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people's behavioral differences. The DiSC model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others - within a work team, a sales relationship, a leadership position, or other relationships. Leaders are defined by their ability to influence change. They are asked to provide a vision, align their followers to the vision,…

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Soft Skills: Creativity and Curiosity

March 31 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

Curiosity is a trait that people typically associate with children. Curiosity, however, is a trait that we should all cultivate. People who engage and cultivate curiosity are happier and more creative than those who do not. Businesses need to ensure people remain open to creativeness to adapt to their ever-changing environment.  By taking the steps to improve curiosity, you will also improve your own creative process. Creativity and innovation will improve your chances of success in business and in life.…

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April 2021

Job Search Webinar

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FREE

Wanting guidance and encouragement as you look to advance your career?  HR Answers holds a monthly Job Search Webinar where ideas and tips can be exchanged, best practices discussed, and most of all where you can receive moral support during this challenging process.  We will assist you by reviewing your resume and cover letter and go over some of those tough interview questions where you may be stumped for good answers.  Come join us for an interactive dialogue with other…

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Soft Skills: Critical Thinking

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

Critical thinking is the analysis of an issue or situation and the facts, data, or evidence related to it. Ideally, critical thinking is to be done objectively—meaning without influence from personal feelings, opinions, or biases—and it focuses solely on factual information. Many of us spend some part of our day in thought.  But how much of it is truly beneficial?  Does the thinking lead to positive action?  Does it help move the organization forward? Critical thinking does not assure that…

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Personal Improvement: Building Trust

April 29 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

Trusting someone means that you think they’re reliable, you have confidence in them, and you feel safe with them physically and emotionally. We know how important trust is in every relationship. This session can help your leaders (and your team members) learn how to build trust in the workplace and how to repair it when it's been broken. In this program, individuals will be able to understand the impact of their behaviors on eroding trust and identify those aspects that need attention…

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May 2021

Technical Skills: Job Descriptions – A Valuable Resource in Risk Mitigation and Compliance

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

A job description is valid only to the extent that it accurately reflects job content and serves many HR purposes.  The job description is a critical tool for recruiting, training, evaluating, as well as a host of other HR activities.  It also helps explain actions to third parties who are assessing the organization’s compliance with various state and federal regulations.  The process of creating job descriptions often fails due to a lack of collected data.  In fact, most job descriptions…

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Job Search Webinar

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FREE

Wanting guidance and encouragement as you look to advance your career?  HR Answers holds a monthly Job Search Webinar where ideas and tips can be exchanged, best practices discussed, and most of all where you can receive moral support during this challenging process.  We will assist you by reviewing your resume and cover letter and go over some of those tough interview questions where you may be stumped for good answers.  Come join us for an interactive dialogue with other…

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Technical Skills: Compensation Fundamentals I – Market Analysis and Salary Surveys

May 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$119.00

Do you know if your organization is paying employees competitively?  Market analysis salary surveys is really the only way to answer this question. What is the difference between direct market analysis and salary survey market analysis?  Is one or the other better?  What information should be collected and how do you determine a compensation? We will answer these questions and more. Sign up for Compensation Fundamentals II and learn about Philosophy, Structure, and Policy. Learning Objectives: Why do a market…

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Success for Beginning Supervisors (a series)

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - June 17 @ 5:00 pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays: May 25, 27; June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17 1:00pm to 5:00pm This series will be held via Zoom!  You will receive Zoom meeting information prior to the first session. An interactive series covering all the topics, issues and situations new supervisors or existing supervisor with no formal training need to know. This program covers the following areas: Understanding the supervisor role and responsibilities; How to set the stage from day one; Managing employee perception;…

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Soft Skills: Emotional Intelligence

May 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

Simply stated, Emotional Intelligence is a set of a competencies that enhance your ability to relate positively to others. According to the World Economic Forum they have added emotional intelligence as one of the top 10 skills needed for success in the 2020’s. Recognizing, understanding, and managing emotions at work is critical to success in the workplace. Our emotions are integral to our work and personal lives. Instead of trying to ignore or downplay them, why not harness them and…

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June 2021

Technical Skills: HR Compliance – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

While we can’t make you an expert in this webinar, we can make you aware of the primary compliance components of Human Resources and share some insight into mitigating these risks.  This is all about getting the right red flags to pop up.  Half the battle if knowing there is something to know. Learning Objectives: What are the laws governing Human Resources? Where are the highest dollar risks in Human Resources? What resources are available to assist you?   Click…

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Technical Skills: Conducting an Effective Internal Investigation

June 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$119.00

No matter how carefully an organization tries to manage its employee relations and its application of policies, there will be some concerns raised and reports made.  It may be that an employee has an accident and the cause is unknown.  It could be that an employee raises a concern about sexual harassment or retaliation.  It might be that an employee alleges other employees are involved in the use of illegal substances.  It may be that a supervisor is said to…

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Job Search Webinar

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FREE

Wanting guidance and encouragement as you look to advance your career?  HR Answers holds a monthly Job Search Webinar where ideas and tips can be exchanged, best practices discussed, and most of all where you can receive moral support during this challenging process.  We will assist you by reviewing your resume and cover letter and go over some of those tough interview questions where you may be stumped for good answers.  Come join us for an interactive dialogue with other…

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Technical Skills: Compensation Fundamentals II – Philosophy, Structure, and Policy

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

Does your organization have a compensation philosophy or can you answer the question “what does pay do for us?”.  If not, you are missing one of the most important keys in setting expectations around pay.   Your philosophy should outline the goals that your pay structure and policy are designed to meet.  Without all three your pay practice may be inconsistent or unintentionally discriminatory.  Join us for an overview of these three important pieces to compensation. Sign up for Compensation Fundamentals…

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Soft Skills: Change – You Must Be the Change Before You Can Expect the Change

June 30 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

Every change management program is driven by its employees. The better you can communicate the vision, plan, and associated benefits, the more successful the initiative will be.  Skills in communication, vision, consideration are imperative to success. Learning Objectives: Emotional Intelligence and communication How to reflect commitment and remain flexible How to walk the path so others will follow   Click HERE for the full list of Soft Skills webinars being offered. REGISTER HERE Registration Information Space is limited and registration…

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July 2021

Job Search Webinar

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FREE

Wanting guidance and encouragement as you look to advance your career?  HR Answers holds a monthly Job Search Webinar where ideas and tips can be exchanged, best practices discussed, and most of all where you can receive moral support during this challenging process.  We will assist you by reviewing your resume and cover letter and go over some of those tough interview questions where you may be stumped for good answers.  Come join us for an interactive dialogue with other…

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Technical Skills: Conducting Employee Opinion Surveys

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

Employee opinions matter.  If employees are not happy, they may seek other employment or grumble to co-workers.  Employers need to know what employees think and want, but getting information is sometimes difficult and always challenging.  This workshop will address the many ways employee opinions can be obtained and used.  Highlighted topics include: When to use Focus Groups instead of surveys; How to design questionnaires to get the best information; How to communicate to employees before and after survey process; What…

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Soft Skills: Routine Maintenance on Time and Stress Management

July 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

The current state of affairs has left many of us reeling and, at times, traveling at a breakneck speed.  Our emotional engine may break down along the way and if not handled appropriately, can lead us off course and create challenges for our jobs and health.  We need to learn different ways of coping with stress and managing our energy in times of high stress.  Sometimes we need to apply the brakes and not allow our feelings to determine our…

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August 2021

Personal Improvement: Credibility and Integrity

August 5 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

Success at work depends on your credibility. At its core is integrity which is what makes others rely on you at work. It is also a quality of being trusted and believable. Credibility is crucial in business and it reflects your value and abilities. It also increases your influence and enables you to have greater access to bigger opportunities. Whether people at work listen to you and take you seriously or constantly ignore you may well depend on your credibility. Building…

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Job Search Webinar

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FREE

Wanting guidance and encouragement as you look to advance your career?  HR Answers holds a monthly Job Search Webinar where ideas and tips can be exchanged, best practices discussed, and most of all where you can receive moral support during this challenging process.  We will assist you by reviewing your resume and cover letter and go over some of those tough interview questions where you may be stumped for good answers.  Come join us for an interactive dialogue with other…

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Soft Skills: Building Rapport and Enhancing Relationships

August 25 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

The importance of rapport should never be underestimated.  It is crucial for all those who work with others in any capacity. It underpins all our communication and affects our ability to gain trust and build long term relationships with co-workers, new clients, or customers. Rapport can be defined as ‘communication, relationship, and connection’. It’s when you believe that you share the feelings of another person. Rapport can develop quickly during a conversation or interaction, especially when people recognize interests that…

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September 2021

Technical Skills: Corrective Action

September 2 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
$119.00

One of the most awkward supervisory issues is the corrective action process.  Because it involves confrontation and conflict, supervisors are often more tempted to avoid these discussions.  In no other activity is it so important to do it right every time.  In today's fast-changing legal environment, it is difficult to know how and when to discharge, as well as document, and how to avoid violating the law.  Failure to have solid employee coaching and corrective action and documentation practices can…

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Job Search Webinar

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FREE

Wanting guidance and encouragement as you look to advance your career?  HR Answers holds a monthly Job Search Webinar where ideas and tips can be exchanged, best practices discussed, and most of all where you can receive moral support during this challenging process.  We will assist you by reviewing your resume and cover letter and go over some of those tough interview questions where you may be stumped for good answers.  Come join us for an interactive dialogue with other…

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Technical Skills: Employee Leaves – Protected, Discretionary, Paid or Unpaid

September 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$119.00

Employee leave is one of the most difficult and administratively heavy tasks an organization must take on.  How big do we have to be for that to apply?  Is that paid?  Does it run concurrently? How much protected time does an employee get?  What qualifies them for more leave?  These are just a few of the questions we will break down.  Providing a clear picture of required and discretionary leaves, paid and unpaid leaves, protected and unprotected leaves and when…

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Soft Skills: Positivity (No More Negativity)

September 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

Positive leaders, positive work environments, and positive engaged employees produce positive results.  We all know that nothing affects employee morale more insidiously than persistent workplace negativity.  It zaps the energy of your organization and diverts critical attention from work and performance. Negativity occurs in the attitude, outlook, and talk of one individual, or in a crescendo of voices responding to a workplace situation. Negative people are not going to change on their own and employers cannot continue to allow them…

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October 2021

Technical Skills: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): How to Standardize the Process and Not the Outcomes

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

The American’s with Disabilities Act is often a source of mistakes for even the most seasoned HR professional.  Each situation is unique however the process should not be unique to each situation.  In this webinar we will cover a standard process and resources to help you navigate the part of the process that can be unique like determining what information is needed and from whom, determining the reasonable accommodation, and finally, communication.   Click HERE for the full list of…

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Soft Skills: Teamwork

October 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

Organizational success often depends on how well people work together.  A team of people isn't just a group of people in the same place at the same time.  True teamwork results in positive outcomes that everyone contributes to and feels good about. But if teamwork is so wonderful, why doesn't it always work?  Effective teams are a lot more complicated than they look.  They take a concerted effort, an understanding of group dynamics, and a lot of "people sense." Organizations…

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November 2021

Technical Skills: Prevention of Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Copy

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

The unfortunate truth is we are still training on this topic.  And we will until the social norm becomes treating everyone with dignity and respect.  As HR professional we are frequently faced with the need to hear concerns and complaints regarding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  Our role is to understand what these terms mean from a legal liability standpoint and from a professionalism standpoint, and they are not the same thing.  Join us for an overview of compliance, process, and…

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Personal Improvement: Building Rapport

November 3 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

Have you ever known people who have a knack for connecting with others? No matter who they meet, they can strike up a conversation and manage to create a sense of trust and understanding within minutes. It does not matter your profession or industry knowing how to build rapport can bring you future opportunities. Building rapport is critical in business. It is one of the foundational elements of success in the workplace It is your tool for nurturing strong relationships…

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Soft Skills: The Art of Negotiation

November 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

In today's business, the Art of Negotiation is critical in reaching agreement on a wide range of business concerns.  Every day there are issues to resolve and agreements to make.  Whether it is with employees, co-workers, vendors or customers, each individual must know how to negotiate well.  This program is designed to increase participants’ ability to identify the real issues and explore several methods of successful negotiation.  This interactive session will feature: Information about how to determine what people "have…

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December 2021

Soft Skills: Motivation

December 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$179.00

In today's multigenerational and diverse workplace, employees have increasingly different motivators. There are motivational triggers that vary from person to person and generation to generation. It is clear that one size does not fit all. Understanding the passions, drivers, and the “what gets me out of bed each day” for your employees is critical because employee motivation and business results go hand in hand. Motivated employees are proven to drive business impact and outcomes. Motivated employees are also incredibly contagious.…

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