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8Sep 2017

Federal Court Strikes Down Overtime Rule

Authors: |Compliance, Human Resources, In The Know|0 Comments

Last week, a federal district court in Texas struck down the Final Rule, associated with overtime, that was proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) under the Obama administration. According to the DOL, the rule would have expanded eligibility for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to approximately 4.2 million workers. In November 2016, the same [...]

5Sep 2017

Paid Paternity Leave – is it just a trending topic on Facebook?

Authors: |Benefits, Human Resources, Strategy|0 Comments

In August of this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg again made headlines, announcing his plans to take 2 months of paternity leave when he and his wife welcome their second daughter. This is not the first time that the tech leader has made headlines for his plans to stay home and assist with his newborn child.  In November of 2015, [...]

29Aug 2017

IS YOUR TRAINING “CHUNKY?”

Authors: |Human Resources, Learning & Development|0 Comments

While it may not be politically correct to call a person chunky, if someone describes your learning program as chunky, consider it a compliment. Chunking content into small, digestible pieces - a strategy referred to as microlearning - continues to grow in popularity, largely because there is evidence that it's an effective instructional technique. Here's why. Limited Short-Term Memory There [...]

22Aug 2017

SLEEP. LAUGH. LEARN. Can sleep and laughter facilitate learning? (Part 2 of 2)

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As noted in Part 1 of this two-part blog series, the answer to this question is yes. According to many memory, learning and cognition researchers, humor and sleep can be effective strategies for enhancing learning. We explored sleep as a potential learning strategy in Part 1.  Here in Part 2, we’ll explore how humor can be used to make learning [...]

14Aug 2017

SLEEP. LAUGH. LEARN. Can sleep and laughter facilitate learning? (Part 1 of 2)

Authors: |Learning & Development|0 Comments

According to a number of memory, learning, and cognition researchers, the answer is yes.  So, if you’re looking for evidence-based strategies to help make organizational learning stick, you may want to consider infusing humor into your learning programs, and also, letting your learners sleep on it. SLEEP A lot has been written about the potential health benefits of sleep. And [...]