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In response to COVID-19, many learning and development (L&D) efforts have shifted to virtual learning systems.  However, both during- and post-pandemic, technology can help create efficiencies for training employees. L&D Trends Current L&D technology trends include: Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)—These technologies can offer immersive training experiences, and they have started to receive… Read more »

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A well-crafted incentive program motivates your employees to take steps toward improving their health—resulting in a positive return on investment (ROI) for you. To design an effective wellness incentive, consider the following steps. Determine what employee actions you want to increase or decrease with the use of an incentive. To determine which incentives to use,… Read more »

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Media coverage of workplace violence tends to misrepresent the scale and nature of the problem. While the dramatic, isolated incidents often publicized are shocking, most workplace violence consists in less newsworthy – but equally worrisome – activity, including threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening behavior. And while failing to adequately prevent and… Read more »

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The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) requires employers to provide a safe work environment for their workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for creating workplace safety standards and enforcing compliance with the OSH Act. OSHA enforces compliance with the OSH Act by conducting inspections, gathering evidence and imposing penalties… Read more »

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On Jan. 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The guidance is intended to inform employers and workers in settings outside of health care of the risks of being exposed to or contracting COVID-19 at work. This guidance is meant… Read more »