August 24, 2021
By Kirsten Lora, Vice President Learning, Catapult Lately, the Catapult Learning team has noticed a trend that organizations will say, “We operate in many countries,” and when saying that are claiming, “We embrace diversity and don’t need a plan…
July 15, 2021
Each year, more than 650,000 prisoners in the U.S. are set free.  Historically, many employers, worried about lawsuits, workplace crime, and employee relations issues, were by default unwilling to hire people with criminal records.  A tight labor market, combined with a…
June 24, 2021
Getting Started Adjusting to significant change is difficult for both the organization and its employees. Using change management models is likely the difference between success and failure. Change models offer leaders specific guidelines to follow, greatly improving the chances…
June 23, 2021
Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate work issues, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.  As the quote below illustrates, it is an…
June 23, 2021
Great team members don’t necessarily make great supervisors. While it makes sense to promote employees who excel at their day-to-day tasks, first-time managers often find themselves floundering in their new role, making blunders that can quickly derail formerly successful…
June 23, 2021
One difficulty faced by most recruiters is how to balance the desire to provide great customer service to the hiring manager with the need to speak freely about real issues pertaining to the recruitment process. Conducting a brief job…
June 23, 2021
As a leader you play a critical role in maximizing the effectiveness of your organization’s workforce. One thing that robs us of our time is poorly-run, inefficient meetings. Such meetings serve as an organizational ‘drag’ and are viewed by…
June 11, 2021
Protecting an employer’s data and information technology systems may require specialized expertise. Depending on the particular industry and the size and scope of the business, cyber security can be very complicated. However, even the smallest business can be better prepared….
June 11, 2021
When implementing changes in your organization, never underestimate the importance of communication in making the transition successful.  Whether the change affects one unit or the entire organization, it is important to remember the components of communication and understand the…
June 10, 2021
Performance appraisals have been in use for more than 50 years as a standardized method for evaluating an employee’s job performance.  Most performance appraisals are conducted annually, but if job performance isn’t evaluated throughout the year as it happens,…
June 5, 2021
In today’s business world, information can be the key to the success or failure of a company. Details of acquisitions and divestitures, product launches or legal entanglements can be used to manipulate the overall value of the organization. Therefore,…
June 5, 2021
An announcement of a merger or acquisition will prompt some staff worry about being laid off, not getting salary increases and competing with unknown talent. Their anxiety about the transition reveals itself in their assignments and interactions with their…