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Tops tips to keep your employees happy in the new world of work

By Lisa-Anne Ferris, PhD on September 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM

The media is flooded with talk about how much the workplace is changing – with more focus on remote working, automation and e-commerce than ever before – but one aspect of our working world that will remain constant is the need for employees to be satisfied and engaged. That’s why, despite all the disruption of Coronavirus, we’re celebrating International Week of Happiness at Work and thinking about what organizations can be doing right now to give their employees the best possible experience, every day.

Topics: Upskilling Reskilling Engagement
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3 Ways that UPskilling is an Effective Alternative to DOWNsizing.

By Lisa-Anne Ferris, PhD on September 3, 2020 at 6:45 AM

Winning companies consistently show similar traits in their operations that contribute to success. Key among them is the implementation of a strong learning culture. Even in times of crisis or a downturn in the economy, these organizations recognize the importance of upskilling their workforce to keep existing talent relevant and their companies competitive.

Topics: Upskilling Reskilling
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3 Ways an Organization Can Turn a Crisis into an Opportunity to be Better, Stronger, and More Innovative.

By Lisa-Anne Ferris, PhD on August 27, 2020 at 7:15 AM

At some point, every organization faces a major event that tests its “bouncebackability”.

Topics: Upskilling Reskilling
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Could Upskilling Be the Answer to the U.S. Nurse Shortage?

By Lisa-Anne Ferris, PhD on August 20, 2020 at 1:21 PM

For decades now, the U.S. has been facing a mounting crisis in healthcare. There are not enough nurses, and specifically Registered Nurses (RNs), to meet increasing need. Nurses make up 50% of the healthcare workforce and by 2022, nursing will be the most in demand profession in the U.S. With a physician shortage projected to reach 46,900 to 121,900 by 2032, nurses are increasingly being tapped to fill gaps in care. All this would appear to bode well for career security in the nursing field, so why are there not enough nursing practitioners prepared to meet patient demand?

Topics: Upskilling Reskilling
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3 Talent Strategies Your Company Should Follow in an Economic Crisis

By Lisa-Anne Ferris, PhD on August 13, 2020 at 11:17 AM

During an economic downturn most organizations look at ways to tighten budgets and reduce spending. Unfortunately, layoffs are too often used as a first layer cost-cutting measure. While the severity of a downturn as well as the industry an organization inhabits can make downsizing inevitable, this article explores three scenarios in which an alternative approach may be applied.

Topics: Upskilling Reskilling