Mitigate Workplace Violence With Foundational Compliance Training

November 4, 2022

According to a study cited by the CDC, within a 27-year span, approximately 17,865 people were killed due to a workplace homicide. The rate of workplace violence incidents range depending on occupation. From 2015-2019, corrections officers were ranked with the highest rate of nonfatal workplace violence cases, with an average rate of 149.1 occurrences per…

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Proper LMS Training is a Game-Changer for Federal Prison Personnel

November 2, 2022

It is apparent that federal prisons and correctional facilities are experiencing detrimental staffing shortages. Just a few months ago, the Federal Corrections Complex in Florida cited a 14% vacancy among employees in its correctional department. There are many possible causes to this staffing shortage which could include retiring workers, difficulties with attracting and retaining workforce,…

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How To Measure Employee Performance With Customized Reporting

November 1, 2022

It can often be difficult to measure employee performance and determine if L&D programs are effectively working within an organization. When an LMS is deployed, it is crucial to develop analytics that parallels your programs in order to uncover valuable insights. An LMS provides many benefits to L&D programs, but arguably one of the most…

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Attract and Retain Public Safety Workers Through Digital Transformation

October 17, 2022

As we approach 2023 there are many challenges that are prevalent within public safety organizations. A reliable and secure learning management system can address some of those concerns: Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce As public safety workers are retiring or approaching retirement, organizations are re-evaluating their learning and development processes. With an LMS in…

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Essential Features To Look For In Blended Learning Solutions

October 6, 2022

It’s been established that blended learning is a fantastic fuse to support today’s workforce. Not only does it increase learning effectiveness, but it also decreases the overall costs of the curriculum. A blended learning environment couldn’t be possible without a hybrid learning LMS with capabilities to support your ever-changing L&D needs. A hybrid learning LMS…

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Rethink your First Responders L&D Program Strategy

October 3, 2022

During the pandemic, first responders put their lives on the line and have experienced more than the typical challenges such as: • Lack of personalized and relevant content material • Skill attrition and loss of proper knowledge • Burnout caused by consistent training and skill requirements As technology advances, first responders are more susceptible to…

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Training and Upskilling: Two Critical Components for DOC

September 20, 2022

The pandemic has undoubtedly sparked the desire for remote work and the need for organizations to re-think their ways of keeping employees engaged and advancing their skillsets. Along with the transition to hybrid work this has posed some threats, especially cybercrime. Cyber criminals and hackers have taken full advantage of government agencies that have remained…

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How Training Can Alleviate Quiet Siege Within Correction Facilities

September 15, 2022

What correction facilities never prepare for is lack of personnel. But given the pandemic and the many challenges associated with it, this is the new reality. As employees are quitting or retiring some state prisons are experiencing upwards of 70% staffing shortages. With this increase in employee retirement and the pursuit of other careers, Correction…

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How Strategic Consulting Can Help Fine-Tune Your L&D Program

September 15, 2022

There are many actionable steps that organizations can take to make training and development successful and sustainable on their own. Truth be told, asking for help from an expert can take your organization’s Learning and Development to the next level. By partnering with a Learning Management System, you have the learning and development experts at…

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How To Incorporate Learning Into The Flow Of Work

September 8, 2022

A common misconception about training is that learners must sit down and complete large chunks of training all at once. Successful training can have many different faces, although it all comes down to how well the learners retained their knowledge and if they can apply it to their daily activities. One of the most beneficial…

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How To Maximize Learning Paths to Cultivate Internal Talent

September 1, 2022

The right LMS is one that contributes to the long-term success of the organization. To maximize your workforce and build exceptional teams that exceed expectations, an investment must be made to create personalized learning paths that make the material more relevant and relatable. With the right learning management system in place, you can efficiently and…

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How to Define Successful Hybrid Learning for Your Organization

August 25, 2022

Successful learning may look different depending on the industry, organization, or even the person completing the learning. Learning has taken on a new landscape thanks to the help of technology.  This creation of a hybrid learning environment merges the complexity of the two environments, physical and virtual. This results in a program that is customizable…

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7 Signs That Your Current L&D Program Is Overwhelming (And Tips To Lighten The Cognitive Load)

August 18, 2022

When it comes to learning in the workplace, there are endless amounts of topics and competencies that are available and encouraged to be learned. With such a vast availability of knowledge and education, training can easily become overwhelming. Red Flags your Training Program is Causing Cognitive Overwhelm  Information Overload: Employees feel a sense of frustration…

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Insights in Blended Learning in Corporate Training

August 5, 2022

Earlier this month, Meridian’s very own Nancy Dietz discussed blended learning on Brandon Hall Group’s revolutionary podcast, Excellence at Work. This podcast came after a joint webinar between Meridian and BHG earlier in 2022, as well as following Meridian being awarded the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award in 2021 for our work with Johnson Controls.…

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Cohort Based Learning Fosters Business Evolution

June 14, 2022

Organizations are scrambling to find new ways to address employee engagement and innovation at work. In a tight market, it’s crucial to ensure your workforce is ready and skilled to pivot with the constant flux of modernizing your business needs. As the shift to hybrid working environments increases, it’s easy to overwhelm your workforce with…

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Apply Adult Learning Theory to Training and Development Strategy

April 26, 2022

Corporate or professional training and development strategies should consider the fundamentals of learning theory for adults. Most people understand the simple relationship between teacher and student, assuming you went through some formal education. The curriculum was prescriptive, with the student taking explicit direction from the teacher and completing work at regulated intervals. This is the…

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3 Common Compliance Training Challenges

March 8, 2022

Compliance training challenges stem from the organizational culture as well as the nature of compliance. Compliance regulations are always changing and sometimes those changes are swift, causing organizations to quickly churn out solutions to do whatever it takes to stay compliant. Most organizations rely on formal training to help them pivot quickly as it enables…

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2022 Corporate Training Strategies: Realignment

January 13, 2022

In 2022, we have lessons from 2021 combined with cautionary tales of catastrophic proportions from 2020. Looking ahead, we should take stock in the things we can proactively build today to manage a future catapulted into the unknown. Planning for the future can often feel daunting. 2020 and 2021 accelerated the future, forcing many people…

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3 easy ways to implement Design Thinking into your training program

December 14, 2021

In a recent webinar, “Human-Centered Learning: Leveraging Best Practices from Software Design,” Sean Osborne, our SVP of Product and Growth Strategy, along with our Lead User Experience Designer, Alan Underwood, introduced the concept of “Design Thinking” and how you can apply the concept and method to your training programs. The topic created a lot of…

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Benefits of Blended and Hybrid Learning

November 18, 2021

The corporate learning and development landscape has dramatically evolved in the past few years. As organizations grow, there has been an increasing need to deliver training that best meets the needs and capabilities of a diverse workforce. While many L&D professionals recognize that training cannot be a one-time event, they often run into time, cost,…

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