Diversity is a vital component of HR regulation

Why should your HR department ensure diversity?

Diversity in the workplace is an important part of understanding and employee collaboration.

Diversity in the workplace is an important part of understanding and employee collaboration.

The Human Resources department has a responsibility to not only encourage diversity, but also strengthen it.

First, what exactly is diversity? In simple terms, according to Business 2 Community, diversity is the differences between communities, including age, ethnicity, gender, religion, and culture, among many others. Why is it important?

Maintaining a diverse workforce has a range of benefits for both workers and office environments.

A lack of diversity can: Continue reading

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Four things to keep in mind for optimal succession management.

The path to leadership succession begins with company ideals and HR.

The path to leadership succession begins with company ideals and HR.

One of the most important issues an HR department will handle is succession management.

Succession management is a vital component of an organization’s success. Organizations must identify, develop and support the leaders that will become the future face of the company.

Recent global research from Korn Ferry found only 36 percent of company leaders are satisfied or very satisfied with their company’s succession management program. 23 percent said they have a solid group of “ready now” candidates.

“Succession management programs often fail because they’re static; programs must look beyond a snapshot in time of current talent and business needs to create an ongoing, systemic, yet agile, succession management approach,” said president of Korn Ferry’s Leadership and Talent Consulting business RJ Heckman.

For optimal succession management, keep these four tips in mind: Continue reading

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The importance of OSHA compliance in the workplace

Ensure your workers are safe on job sites by following OSHA standards.

Ensure your workers are safe on job sites by following OSHA standards.

Is your workplace completely OSHA compliant?

Remaining compliant within the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a vital component of any workplace.

Under this act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace, in addition to workers having a range of rights.

Under OSHA law employers have a responsibility to follow these rules, in addition to many others: Continue reading

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Importance of utilizing mobile training initiatives

Mobile learning is the next frontier for employers to explore.

Mobile learning is the next frontier for employers to explore.

Mobile training is becoming an important facet in the job market.

If you’re not using mobile technology in your workplace, you’re missing out in more ways than one.

A responsive learning management system is more important now than ever. According to a recent Tech Trends 2013 Elements of Postdigital report, a “mobile only” future is just around the corner. If you’re not utilizing mobile now, both your company and your employees are being held back from their full potential. Continue reading

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New Courses Released in June

Several new courses on MasteryTCN’s courseware platform were released this month.

Creating Safety in Welding Operations

Welders face many on-the-job hazards such as hot metal, intense light, and heavy equipment. This online safety training explains what the dangers and precautions are welders can take to control or eliminate the risks of personal injury and damage to property.

 

Understanding and Controlling Ergonomic Risk Factors

Repetitive tasks often result in musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which are the cause of 34 percent of all injuries resulting in lost work time. Teaching employees what the symptoms of MSDs are, how they can minimize the risk of an MSD on the job, and why it is important to comply with the safety measures your company has put in place is the goal of this video-based training.

OSHA Recordkeeping for Managers and Supervisors

In this detailed training program for managers and supervisors, the importance of record keeping as dictated by OSHA is shown. This program shows how more information can help a manager or supervisor give detailed record reports and solve a lot of record keeping issues. Regardless of what industry, it is important to know which OSHA record keeping requirements apply, and this video helps clarify.

Driving Safety: The Basics

Driving safely is simple, but important to consider. This training points out the importance of paying attention to the road, focusing solely on driving, and not being distracted by other things while driving.

 

Introduction to Investigation

Unfortunately, accidents are a part of life; things don’t always go as planned. It is important to learn what actually happened at an accident to help workers perform more safely in the future. Offered in this course is an outline of the basic tasks involved in a good investigation. These include gathering data, documenting the scene, interviewing witnesses, handling data, and preparing work products of investigation.

For the full listing of courses published by Mastery, click here!

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