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OSHA: Home Depot didn’t train employees on use of powered industrial vehicles

Company cited 120+ times in the past five years
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Home Depot USA Inc. has been cited for six, including two repeat, one willful and three serious safety violations, at its home improvement store on North Kimball Avenue in Chicago. The repeat and willful violations involved lack of training and maintenance for powered industrial vehicles.


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Eight tips for “training your brain”

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1) Think positive- Positive emotions enhance the brain’s function, leading to creativity and strategic thinking. 2) Focus- Know which places and particular times of the day are the most conducive for you, and designate important tasks for those moments.


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Know the strengths & weakness of employees with learning disabilities

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Everyone brings different strengths and talents to their job. However, it is also fair to say that individuals with and without learning disabilities (LD) will find certain job-related tasks to be difficult and even problematic. The following is a list of some of the specific ways that your learning disabilities can interfere with success at work:


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The Army says it’s over-reliant on distance learning

Blended learning – classroom and online – is the answer
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In its rush to embrace progress and technology, the Army, the Defense Department and organizations across America adopted distance learning, at least as far back as the 1990s, when computing power and the Internet promised to connect people and institutions in virtual ways that were previously unimaginable.


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Five trends for training programs

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Corporate emphasis on training: Many companies are operating with lean staff, due to attrition and not replacing staff, and also downsizing during the last few years due to a difficult economy.


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Barriers to successful training

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Organizations don’t rely on the science of learning and training. Many are ignorant about what it is know about learning and training and development. Organizations have myths about training. An unskilled employee attends training, when they return there is the expectation of an immediately changed, improved, skilled worker. That’s an incorrect expectation. Companies in general have simplistic views of training.


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Are educational conferences still delivering?

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Blogger and futurist Seth Godin had a great post the other day about the importance of listening. And maybe that’s what associations should be doing more of when they talk about the next generation of their annual meetings, conferences and conventions—listening. As association professionals, we have lots of clever ways to talk to members through our communications and live events, but are we really listening to what they have to say?


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Are webinars still relevant?

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When the economy crashed, the meeting planning industry took a hit. At the time, many organizations were forced to rethink the traditional meeting format. Enter in virtual meetings and webinars. Now that the economy is slowly getting better, so is the ability to bring back face-to-face meetings. Ironically, it coincides with webinar platforms performing at their highest level to date. This leaves webinar operators pondering a very important question: During this day and age, where do webinars belong?


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Trends in continuing education

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The field of continuing education (CE) and lifelong learning is going through a major transition in response to the new economy and the demands and interests of learners in the new economy.  As with other businesses and industries, technology continues to be one of the big drivers of change in CE today.


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Give yourself a career boost: lifelong learning

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Job search got you down? Stuck in a dead-end position? Maybe it's time to learn something new. There is a skills gap in the marketplace. In a 2013 study, only 15% of hiring managers said nearly all or most job seekers had the skills and traits their companies look for. There's no better way to make yourself more attractive to a potential employer than to master something new.


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