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Regulation is here to stay, but is beneficial

first_img Previous Article Next Article Regulation is here to stay, but is beneficialOn 5 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Regulation has become the taboo word. It never works and obstructsefficiency and free choice, runs the conventional wisdom. You only have tothink of the US labour market – lack of regulation has meant jobs galore. Except the story is a great deal more complicated in the US – evenparadoxically proving the opposite. Regulation works, and if we want efficiencyand justice it may be that the old belief that a mixture of carrot (thebusiness case) and stick (regulation) works, still stands. Take the explosion in women’s jobs in the US. Not only have women won thevast proportion of new jobs that have been generated over the last 20 years,they now hold 49 per cent of managerial and professional jobs, even though theyonly represent 47 per cent of the labour force. This figure will increase. By2030, analysts estimate that American women will constitute 54 per cent ofmanagement and professional occupations. Scaling the corporate ladder has donea lot to narrow the gender wage gap in the US. There is no doubt the US labour market has been opened to women because ofthe acute sensitivity of employers to being sued for discrimination. AnyAmerican business that earns a reputation for being sexist is not only going tobe taken to the cleaners for compensation, but will also suffer in themarketplace. It will lose business and talented female recruits. One of the myths is that the US labour market is lightly regulated. In termsof discrimination, its market is more savagely policed than almost any otheradvanced country’s – the secret of it creating so many jobs for women. Once regulation and litigation prized open the opportunity, American womenhave demonstrated that equal pay is not a cost but a necessity. It is notpossible to construct a high-performance workplace around embedded inequity inpay – and the US has shown the way. The successful business case has been created by the regulatory and legalenvironment rather than emerged as an act of generous voluntarism. It may betrue that the long boom in the US has generated demand for female labour, butit has been regulation that has made sure that so many of the jobs are decentlypaid. It makes a salutary story for employers on this side of the Atlantic whoargue that deregulation is the only way forward, and that all constraint onbusiness is job destroying. Nobody sane is going to argue for burdensome and excessive regulation. Butequally, nobody sane is going to argue for no or minimal regulation either. Wecan’t hope for firms to voluntarily behave properly simultaneously; there istoo much pressure to cut costs and go for immediate profit. Labour market regulation is not only here to stay, it can be verybeneficial. By Will Hutton, Chief executive, The Work Foundation Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

New York lawmakers get some answers on rent relief

first_imgWhile the state works to distribute the rest of its own $100 million in rent relief, efforts are underway to parcel out $1.3 billion in federal funds earmarked for the same purpose. That program will be overseen by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, not HCR.An OTDA spokesperson said that of the $1.3 billion in federal aid, $480 million will go toward fraud prevention and to gain efficiency.OTDA supervises a variety of safety-net programs, including ones that pay for food and heat. It oversees the state’s child support enforcement and determines eligibility for Social Security benefits.Tuesday’s hearing may have limited influence on the outcome of budget negotiations between the legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It is, however, one way to gauge what legislators are prioritizing, even if most will not be privy to the high-level talks.Sen. Julia Salazar of Brooklyn and Assembly member Yuh-line Niou of Manhattan emphasized their support for a state-funded landlord hardship fund. That provision was included in legislation the pair introduced last year to cancel rent, a policy vehemently opposed by the real estate industry. It never came to a vote.Legislators also expressed concern over whether landlords will be able to apply for rent relief on behalf of tenants. In the state’s first attempt at rent relief, landlords were not able to do so, but federal guidelines for additional rent relief mandate that landlords be allowed to handle the application paperwork if the tenant signs off.Contact Georgia Kromrei Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Email Address* RuthAnne Visnauskas (Twitter, iStock, NY.gov/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)Landlords and tenants expecting a rent relief check from New York state shouldn’t count on it before March, a state official said Tuesday.The admission came as lawmakers questioned RuthAnne Visnauskas, the leader of the state’s main housing agency, at a state budget hearing.Applications for the state’s second round of a rental assistance program implemented last summer were due yesterday. Visnauskas, who runs the Division of Homes and Community Renewal, told legislators it may take the agency a month to sift through the 15,000 new applications and begin to dole out the remaining $60 million.The division is also reevaluating 90,000 applications from the first round, which ended last year, to see if any renters who were turned away now qualify — which would spell relief for their landlords, too.ADVERTISEMENTVisnauskas attributed the shortcomings of the state’s first round of rent relief, which rejected most of the applicants, to “technical wonkiness.” The program was intended to aid only renters who could document their eligibility, based on pre-Covid rent burden and loss of income.Crafting a simpler relief program is “key to managing expectations on the landlord and tenant side,” said Visnauskas.Read moreThe nitty gritty on federal rent relief$1.9T package would extend eviction ban, boost rent reliefcenter_img Message* Share via Shortlink Tagsdivision of housing and community renewalNew York State Assemblynew york state senatelast_img read more

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Michael Murphy

first_img View post tag: Naval May 6, 2012 Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Michael Murphy View post tag: USS View post tag: DELIVERY View post tag: future Back to overview,Home naval-today Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Michael Murphy View post tag: Michael View post tag: Murphy Industry news The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) today from General Dynamics at their Bath Iron Works shipyard. Michael Murphy is the last DDG 51-class ship to deliver until the class restart ships begin delivering in fiscal year 2016.DDG 112 successfully completed combined super trials in the Atlantic Ocean in March. During the four days underway, Bath Iron Works and the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey tested the ship and its systems as required to prove operational readiness.“This delivery marks a very significant milestone for not only the crew of Michael Murphy, but also the Navy, the shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, and the local community in Bath, Maine,” said Capt. Mark Vandroff, Program Executive Office Ships’ DDG 51-class program manager. “This is yet another well-built and tremendously capable ship that will soon join the Fleet. It will be bittersweet to see the ship sail away this summer, but we look forward to delivering more of these key war fighting ships in the future.”The new destroyer honors the late Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions as leader of a Navy SEAL team in Afghanistan. Murphy was the first person to be awarded the medal for actions in Afghanistan, and the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War.Accepting delivery of DDG 112 represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy, and signifies Michael Murphy’s transition to operational status. A commissioning ceremony will be held this October in New York City.The DDG 51-class ship is a multi-mission, guided-missile destroyer designed to operate in multi-threat air, surface and sub-surface threat environments. The class of ship provides combat capability and survivability characteristics, while minimizing procurement and lifetime support costs due to the program’s maturity. The DDG 51 program continues to reinforce affordability and efficiency in its shipbuilding program with a commitment to deliver ships at the highest possible quality and to manage a seamless transition to the Fleet.DDG 113, currently under construction by Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., will be the first of the DDG 51-class program continuation ships. DDG 114, 115, and 116 are also under contract with BIW and HII and are expected to begin delivery in 2016.As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, Program Executive Office Ships, an affiliated program executive office of the Naval Sea Systems Command, is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all major surface combatants, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, and special warfare craft. The majority of shipbuilding programs currently managed by PEO Ships are benefiting from serial production efficiencies, which are critical to delivering ships on cost and schedule.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 06, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Accepts View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Mayor’s Message: Oct. 12

first_imgDear Friends,City Council last night approved four planning documents related to our flood mitigation and outreach efforts. These are requirements for the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS). Ocean City will be reviewed by the CRS program in December. We anticipate increasing our rating by one level and possibly two. That would mean an additional 5 or 10 percent discount for almost all flood insurance policy holders. I will provide further updates as this review process continues.   Council also approved a shared services agreement with the Ocean City Housing Authority, which operates under the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The agreement is a preliminary document that forms a partnership in expanding housing opportunities for low-income residents at existing complexes along Fourth Street and Sixth Street. The agreement also marks the continuation of our efforts to meet affordable housing obligations that were outlined in a settlement with the Fair Share Housing Center this summer. In the coming months and years, you will hear more as we work to make Ocean City affordable for all our year-round residents.I want to remind everybody that the Ocean City Fire Department’s Open House has been rescheduled for this evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the headquarters at 550 Asbury Avenue. The entire community is invited to this event, which coincides with national Fire Prevention Month and gives the community a chance to learn more about how our fire and police departments work and to enjoy demonstrations like a live burn and a helicopter landing.If you haven’t made it to the new Chili Chowder Fest in the past two years, you should check out the third annual event on Sunday at the Music Pier. Ocean City’s restaurants will be cooking their finest chilis and chowders from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Earlier on Sunday, thousands will participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on the boardwalk. See more information  on how to participate. On Saturday, we’ll welcome the Ocean City NJ Jeep Invasion with vehicles on display on the boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street.I hope you all have a great weekend.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

Meet the Women of the Dell EMC Partner Program: Sheri Hedlund

first_imgWhat is your current role/area of responsibility, and how long have you worked with the channel partner community?I have worked within the channel for more than 14 years. In my current role, I lead Dell EMC’s indirect sales execution.What are your goals for your company’s channel business over the next year?We’re fully committed to being the #1 channel partner in the industry. We’re enabling our partners to lead customers on a digital transformation to advance human progress, from the edge to the core to the cloud. Through our Dell EMC Partner Program, our partners are seeing exponential growth, fueling their business so that they can open more doors and invest in the future with us. Driving profitable growth is our sales priority and we’ll do it by enabling our partners to win new business, increase services, attach and sell a rich portfolio mix with rich incentives.Outside of your family, please name a woman you admire and why?I have always admired Audrey Hepburn for her many talents, beauty, grace, graciousness, and philanthropic contributions. Her early life was fraught with obstacles that most of us cannot comprehend, yet she never lost sight of what she was after, what was possible, and, most importantly, she never let go of what once was. This positive attitude gave her the ability to go after every opportunity and pursue a very successful career while keeping her values along with her legendary approach of graciousness and care toward every person she met.What advice would you give to other women in the industry? Or men?The importance of strong mentorship is absolutely invaluable.  Surround yourself with men and women who listen intently and offer candid, direct and constructive feedback vs. someone who only offers praise.  True mentors challenge you to get out of your comfort zone, stands by you when you fail, lifts you up and applauds your successes, and who sincerely cares about you as a person.  Mentors may change over time based on your needs and theirs, so it’s important to always establish an action plan together and agree on outcome expectations.Recently, I had the opportunity to join one of our strategic channel partners, AHEAD, as they launched their first Women’s Network event.  It was a room full of aspiring women and men who openly discussed their interests in #Diversity and #Inclusion.  One of the topics that had the greatest interest was in fact how to find the right mentors, and it occurred to me that making mentor/mentee connections may be as important as being a mentor myself, so I strongly encourage women and men, regardless of their position, to become active in being both a mentor and a mentee and also leveraging their network to help connect others to find the best guidance possible as we all navigate our careers paths.Please share some words to live by that have helped you throughout your career.Early in my career, one of my leaders taught me the art of executive communication.  While I was great at pulling together every supporting detail possible, she told me that I was too verbose and needed to work on my “so what” message so that I would be heard.  Still til this day, I focus on my “so what” which is the art of clear and concise communication.  When I’m working to deliver a meaningful and memorable message, whether it’s an internal presentation, a communication to my team or an end customer pursuit plan with a partner, I start by asking myself “so what’s the message I’m trying to convey”, “so what do I want them to hear”, “so what are the next steps”, “so what’s in it for you/me”.  Learning early on how to deliver the “so what” has really helped me be more valuable to my leadership, has driven me to be more relevant and has helped my contributions be more meaningful.The Hedlund family enjoys family time, travel and their shared love of music at Lollapalooza during Spring Break.What do you do for fun outside of Dell EMC? I have young kids, daughter is 9 and son is 11, so when I’m not at work you will find me busy running around with kids activities – basketball, football, swimming, dance camps, roller skating, trail walks, bike rides, ice cream and donut shops – all the things a typical kid enjoys!  For the occasional adult time, my husband and I enjoy good food and the Austin live music scene, and anything on the water.  Our vacations are generally centered around beach activities; and while we don’t do it often enough, we love deep sea fishing! This is the fifth post in our Meet the Women of the Dell EMC Partner Program series, which provides insight into what drives the inspiring women of the Dell EMC channel. Missed the first posts? Get to know Joyce Mullen (President, Global Channel, OEM & IoT, Dell EMC) and Cheryl Cook (Senior Vice President of Global Channel Marketing, Dell EMC), Julie Christiansen (Vice President, Global Channel Marketing, Dell EMC) and Mary Catherine Wilson (Senior Director Global Channel Marketing, Dell EMC) now.last_img read more

The April Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is live!

first_imgEDITOR’S NOTEPlay together, stay together: meet the BRO family.LETTERSDear readers: will you stand up for nature?QUICK HITSWardian shatters seven-day, seven-continent marathon record • Bike Share planned for Roanoke • Camping improves sleepFLASHPOINTCan the South ever be powered by 100% renewable energy?THE DIRT50 is the new 30 • Can elk coexist with landowners outside of the Smokies? • Louisville is home to world’s first underground bike park • High school mountain biking climbs higher in AppalachiaA BRIGHT FUTURE Despite a change in administration, solar energy is shining in the South.THE GOODSA.T. expert Zach Davis picks his favorite thru-hiking gear.TRAIL MIXOffstage, Steep Canyon Ranger bassist Charles Humphries III tackles big trails.WHY ADVENTURE MATTERSAdventure is not irresponsible, says A.T. female speed record holder Jennifer Pharr Davis. It actually makes you smarter and more socially engaged.ADVENTURE FAMILIESCan you be an accomplished athlete and a first-rate parent too? Meet five families redefining adventure—including the Quirins, whose one-year-old could become the first baby thru-hiker in 2017.RECREATE BY STATEYou’ve been to Shenandoah and the Smokies, but what about Hungry Mother or Frozen Head? Explore new terrain in this state-by-state guide to our region’s top parks.SOUTH BEYOND 6,000The 40 summits above 6,000 feet in Appalachia should be on every Southern adventurer’s bucket list. Which ones will you tick off in 2017? Two SB6K record holders share their favorites.last_img read more

U.S donates helicopters to help Guatemala fight drug trafficking

first_img The ongoing effort by Guatemalan security forces to modernize their equipment received a boost recently when the United States, the Central American country’s partner of choice in the battle against organized crime, donated six helicopters. The new equipment will help Guatemala in its battle against international drug traffickers, security analysts said. In January 2012, Otto Pérez Molina was sworn in as Guatemala’s president. During his inaugural speech, Pérez Molina, who spent 30 years in the Guatemalan Army, vowed to crack down on organized crime and drug traffickers. Guatemalan security forces have captured several important alleged traffickers since then: • In September 2013, Guatemalan anti-narcotics agents with the Public Ministry and investigators with the National Civil Police (PNC) captured Waldemar Lorenzana Cordón, who is suspected of being a high-ranking member of the Lorenzana drug trafficking organization. He is the son of Waldemar Lorenzana Lima, the alleged leader of the drug trafficking organization. He is known as “The Patriarch.” In recent years, the Lorenzana drug trafficking organization has collaoborated with the Sinaloa Cartel, which is led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, to smuggle thousands of tons of cocaine from Guatemala to Mexico and the United States. • In 2011, Guatemalan security forces captured The Patriarch, at the request of U.S. authorities, who suspect him of working with El Chapo. The Patriarch is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. In July 2013, a Guatemalan appeals court denied the last of The Patriarch’s legal motions to avoid extradition. An extradition date has not been set. • Also in 2011, Guatemalan security forces captured another of The Patriarch’s sons, Elio Elixander. He is wanted in the U.S. on federal charges of drug trafficking, conspiracy, and money laundering. No date has been scheduled for his extradition to the U.S. Improving operational capacity The donations of helicopter and other equipment were “a vote of confidence for Guatemala from the United States,” Pérez Molina said. The helicopters can seat up to 13 people and have 1,800 horsepower, officials said. They are the same model that U.S. military forces used during the Vietnam War. The helicopters will allow Guatemalan security forces greater mobility, Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla said. “We are setting the tone that we are a serious and responsible country that has the capacity to develop whatever process of receiving cooperation on these terms, to mobilize and keep them within the standards that the US demands,” López Bonilla said. “For us it is a great privilege to receive these six helicopters and be able to have greater mobilization.” The donations of the helicopters and other gear is not the first time the U.S. has provided equipment to Guatemala. In April 2013, the U.S government donated 42 vehicles, J8 Jeeps, to help Guatemala in the shared fight against transnational criminal organizations. The vehicles, which are worth about $5.5 million, were donated to the Ministry of Defense during a visit by Maj. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim, the commanding general of U.S. Army South. The Lorenzana family Guatemalan security forces have made good progress against the Lorenzana drug trafficking organization, but they must remain vigilant, Alarcón said. “Since Pérez Molina took power, the government has made some important captures,” the security analyst said. “However, the problem persists and what has happened is simply a reshuffle of the arrangement of forces between national and international drug cartels; new alliances and conflicts between these groups have increased.” Guatemala is a key transshipment point for international drug traffickers. About 90 percent of the cocaine that drug traffickers smuggle into North America passes through Central America, according to the United Nations Narcotics Control Board. New alliances and conflicts The helicopters and other donated equipment should help Guatemalan security forces seize more drugs, authorities siad. In 2009, security forces seized 6,936 kilos of cocaine, according to the Interior Ministry. Security forces seized less than half that amount – 3,292 kilos – in 2012, according to the Interior Ministry. Between January and October 2013, Guatemala security forces seized 2,236, kilos of cocaine, authorities said.center_img The donated helicopters will be used in training and in operations against drug traffickers nad other organized crime groups, López Bonilla explained. “Principally, there are two things that for us are really key,” López Bonilla said. “The helicopters are (available) for permanent training. And they will give us 24-hour operational capacity. The crews are ready to use night vision visors and have all the tools to fly during the night. We can be in any part of the country as needed, and are not limited by day or night.” The donated cranes will be used to build landing strips for helicopters and airplanes, Pérez Molina said. “We want to have a strong state that has the framework to stop drug trafficking and international organized crime,” the president said. By Dialogo November 17, 2013 Training and operations The donated helicopters are worth an estimated $11 million. The helicopters were not the only equipment the U.S. donated to Guatemala to help fight drug traffickers. The U.S. also provided night vision devices and other military equipment. In addition to the military equipment, the U.S. gave Guatemala cranes, which will be used to improve the country’s infrastructure. Altogether, the donated equipment is worth about $40 million, according to a press release by the Guatemalan government. The equipment should help Guatemalan security forces conduct operations against drug traffickers and other organized crime groups, said Adolfo Alarcón, a security analyst at the Guatemalan think tank ASIES. “Whatever help that strengthens the operational capacity of security forces in Guatemala is welcome,” said Alarcón said. “The [military donations] can help if they are utilized in the framework of a policy and an integral strategy for combatting this problem to modernize the security forces, which don’t have complete resources to stop international drug trafficking.” Drug seizures A vote of confidence last_img read more

How to engage multicultural consumers with payments strategies

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Attracting and retaining a diverse consumer group is vital to any community financial institution’s (FI’s) long-term strategy. The Hispanic market in particular offers a plethora of opportunities. Today, one in six consumers is Hispanic. FIs who strive to understand and appeal to this growing demographic will be able to tap into their $1.3 trillion of annual purchasing power.As CEO of TMG’s sister company Coopera, I am often searching for new opportunities to help our FI clients better serve the Hispanic market. I’ve found that payments products lend themselves well to serving a multicultural market. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I’d like to share an excerpt from a recent blog post I wrote about trending payment options and their prevalence among the Hispanic population.Debit CardsThe perception that “debit cards are dead” couldn’t be further from the truth among Hispanics. They are a prime target market for debit products. The preference for debit and prepaid cards applies whether Hispanics are banked, unbanked, native or foreign-born, Millennials or Generation Xers, consumers or business owners. continue reading »last_img read more

4 ways cash is being disrupted by digital

first_imgThe push toward a cashless economy is already well underway in some parts of the world. India’s prime minister issued a ban on the largest currency notes late last year, for example. The result of that action was an 86 percent reduction in paper money.Other countries have embraced their own cash-free campaigns. Cork, Ireland, launched a three-month pilot project to become the country’s first cashless city. Likewise, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark and Norway are on their way to becoming less cash-centric nations.Cutting cash means consumers must find another way to pay. Digital payments quickly become a go-to option. The “Cork Cashes Out” initiative boosted digital payments by 522 percent. On the other hand, card transactions only saw a 17 percent lift.While cash in the U.S. isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, digital is shaking up the payments landscape. Below are a few ways cash payments are being disrupted by digital. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

4 reasons your employees are bored by training

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wes Mallgren Wes Mallgren is Content Manager for cybersecurity training firm BrightWise. He has over a decade of experience directing animation for organizations like E*Trade, the NY Jets and Australian Gold … Web: https://www.bright-wise.com Details If the word “training” elicits a collective deep sigh among your employees, you’re not alone. But, all hope is not lost. There’s a reason most people dread traditional training activities. In fact, there’s at least four: 1. They Crave EntertainmentPeople live for stories. We love to binge on tales of heroes momentarily brought down by the bad guys and ultimately rising up to save the day. Your employees are people, people who very likely enjoy binging on heroic, dramatic and comedic tales. Traditional training assets (e.g. videos, articles, lectures, workshops) rarely tap into that desire to be entertained by a good tall tale, hence the resulting boredom. THE FIX: Modern training companies have developed a solution. It’s called enter-train-ment. Okay, I just made that up, but it’s a thing – a mashup of entertainment and training in a way that excites employees and makes them want to see what happens next. Look for providers that produce content that engages trainees in a narrative, features a continuity of characters and generally inspires employees to keep coming back for more. 2. They ‘Have To’ Do ItHave you ever noticed how something becomes instantly awful the minute someone makes you do it? Mowing the lawn can be sort of enjoyable… until you get a surprise call that the in-laws are coming in an hour. Reading that report on changing consumer behavior might be pretty interesting… until your boss asks you to present it to the board first thing in the morning. Sadly, employee training in highly regulated industries, like financial services, has fallen into the “have to” category. Increased examiner insistence on continual training has amped up compliance and cybersecurity mandates. No one loves a mandate.  THE FIX: Gamify the mandate. Add incentives that make it rewarding to participate in your training effort, and track those incentives publicly. You can take the high-tech route with intranet dashboards or simply add stickers to a handmade poster board in the break room. It will also help to talk less about the compliance burden and more about the “what’s in it for me” of training. Help employees see clearly how the content will make their job easier or more enjoyable. 3. They Are AdultsAdult learners are very different from the students they once were. They are self-directed and want subject matter that is immediately relevant. Traditional training models put a lecturer at the front of the room who takes on the role of teacher, providing the lesson, the assignment and telling attendees what to do at every step of the interaction. And, traditional content often skips over the relevancy piece of the pie, keeping attendees from seeing the tangible benefit of their attention. THE FIX: Empower your employees to learn at their own pace with on-demand content that is actionable and totally relevant to their lives. In many cases, you can still track and measure the learning, just as you would with traditional lecture or workshop-style engagements. The BrightWise platform, for example, allows credit union employees to view 3 to 5-minute cybersecurity awareness videos whenever they want. At the end, they take a quiz to measure their learning. The results live inside the same platform, accessible by HR, compliance, infosec – whichever department depends on them for reporting. 4. They Are BusyYour employees have full schedules. Fitting even their regular duties into the work week often requires a Herculean effort of cramming, shoving, pivoting, briefing and rescheduling. Requiring them to add one more thing, particularly if they don’t see the value and do not enjoy it, adds to their load. THE FIX: Work to change perception of training from burden to break. Host training parties, create training competitions, and eat snacks or move your bodies as you do it. Go outside for a session, hit up the local coffee place, gamify their participation – anything you can think of to make employees view training as a respite from their day. Above all else, keep it brief. Full-day, or even half-day training sessions have their place, but try to do them as infrequently as possible. Instead, lean on self-guided, micro-learning training options as often as you can. Understanding the ‘why’ behind the annoyance and frustration training often inspires is a first step toward transforming it for the modern workforce. With a fresh approach and on-demand content that enter-trains, training can actually become a cultural asset, something that reminding your staff why they love to work at their credit union.last_img read more