Onboarding: It’s more than just new hire paperwork

February 2, 2016

Onboarding is more than having a new hire fill out a stack of HR forms on their first day. In fact, that should happen before they even step in the front door (there are a lot of great software providers out there that help you automate and begin the boring, time-consuming paperwork process before their…

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Extended Enterprise: What does it mean and why does it matter?

January 27, 2016

Often we are quick to think of our learning technology as a cost center; a necessary evil to onboard employees, get people up to speed, maintain compliance, etc. However, those examples of how you can use your LMS are just the tip of the iceberg. Learning and training programs shouldn’t be confined to your internal…

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ICYMI: How to improve learning skills, get out of a career rut, and transfer knowledge to millennials

January 22, 2016

We live in the 24 hour, 7 days a week, constant news cycle. So, it’s hard to stay on top of the latest trends, research and advice on workplace trends and business culture. Or is it? In case you missed it (ICYMI), here’s three of my favorite articles this week that are all about how…

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How to Become a Learning Leader in 2016

January 21, 2016

Resolutions for Your Learning and Development Function In order to be successful and stay competitive, organizations need to re-invest in their learning strategies in 2016.   We sat down with Kris Dunn, CHRO at Kinetix and Founder of Fistful of Talent, to get his insight into the top 5 areas that Learning and Development organizations…

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ICYMI: How to become an agile learner, give honest feedback & more

January 8, 2016

In case you’ve been busy with your nose against the grindstone this week, don’t worry! We’ve been trolling the internet looking for the top articles on leadership development, learning and workplace culture. In case you missed it, here are the top articles that sparked our interest this week.   4 Ways to Become a Better…

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Top 5 Mantras for 2016

January 5, 2016

It’s easy to begin a new year focusing on all the things you want to change… healthier body, less stress and an improved work life balance. Now is the time to take a minute to focus on the progress you made last year and then challenge yourself to set the bar a little higher for…

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ICYMI: 3 Things to Talk About On New Year

January 1, 2016

Happy New Year! Here are our top three favorite blogs you can talk about as you celebrate!   Leadership Lessons from Wildly Successful People There is no doubt there are a lot of life lessons we can learn from the world’s most successful people. Each year, Harvard Business Review interviews 10 celebrities from outside the typical…

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Top 12 Blogs of 2015

December 31, 2015

Time flies when you’re having fun! A little over a year ago when we re-launched the Meridian blog we had one goal in mind: create fun and engaging content that sticks. We didn’t want to be a boring, corporate blog filled with content about Meridian. We wanted the Meridian blog to be a resource that…

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New Year, New Learning Resolutions

December 30, 2015

When it comes to our personal lives getting fit, organized and healthy are always top our list of New Year’s resolutions year after year. When it comes to our work life, we’re always looking for ways to advance our careers, manage time more wisely and be better leaders.   If you haven’t figured it out,…

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ICYMI: 20 Things You Can Do To Help Your Career Before the New Year

December 18, 2015

Hard to believe it, but we are less than two weeks away from 2016! With a New Year comes resolutions, expectations, and (hopefully!) new opportunities. Whether you are feeling content in your current position or looking to make a move, the New Year is the perfect time to gain perspective and reprioritize your career goals…

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Graduating to a Corporate University

December 16, 2015

Establishing a corporate university takes more than slapping a shiny new logo and brand on your existing organizational development program. It takes a thought out strategy, executive sponsorship and a company culture that embraces corporate learning.   You don’t have to be a big Fourtune 100 company to establish a corporate university. Organizations of all…

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ICYMI: What amazing bosses do differently

December 11, 2015

  Take a break from your holiday shopping and dig into our favorite articles this week. In case you missed it (ICYMI), here’s this week’s top articles on leadership, management and company culture.   What Amazing Bosses Do Differently Job satisfaction is so heavily reliant on relationships we build with our bosses. In today’s ever…

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5 Things to Talk About On Your Lunch Break

December 4, 2015

In case you missed it, it’s hard keeping up with all of the news and trends. We have you covered. Before you head out to lunch, here are 5 trending topics that will make you look like a smarty pants!   This just in: 211,000 jobs added in November Friday morning the Labor Department announced…

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Gratitude at Work

November 24, 2015

A study of gratitude conducted by the Templeton Foundation showed that people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anyplace else. It’s an interesting finding given that statistics show that half of employees switch jobs to gain more recognition, and the power of gratitude is a powerful workplace motivator. An American Psychology Association…

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How to Develop Future Leaders

November 23, 2015

There’s a big difference between managers and leaders. Leaders listen, motivate and lead by example. They know how to gracefully navigate through difficult and often uncomfortable workplace situations.   Training and developing future leaders is consistently ranked as a top priority. Leadership training goes beyond communicating what leadership styles are important. You can’t just throw…

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#ICYMI: How to avoid workplace stress and careless mistakes

November 20, 2015

The frenzy of the 2015 holiday season is fast approaching. With tight work deadlines, holiday commitments and endless shopping lists, it’s easy to get stressed out. Inspired by the Meridian Health Fair Day that took place in our office this week, I went out in search of this week’s top articles on reducing workplace stress…

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Preventable Disaster: The Cost of Non-compliance

November 17, 2015

If you’re struggling to manage compliance, you’re not alone. From high-risk industries, like life sciences and manufacturing to boutique agencies and technology startups, compliance touches markets and organizations of all size. Virtually every organization has to manage a slew of constantly changing domestic and international laws and regulations.   The cost of non-compliance isn’t cheap;…

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#ICYMI: Why Organizations Don’t Learn and How They’re Wasting Money in the Process

November 13, 2015

Learning and development isn’t a lofty goal organizations are hoping to achieve; it’s a vital component of business. It didn’t take a lot of digging this week to back up that argument. In case you missed it (ICYMI), here’s why organizations struggle with learning and how they’re wasting money in the process. Why organizations don’t…

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The difference between being at work and working

November 11, 2015

“Understand the difference between being at work and working.” — Unknown person   I saw that quote the other day and it reminded me of a really awkward comment that an executive tweeted a few months ago. In 140 characters (I’m paraphrasing here) the tweet said something about how they looked at their employee’s calendar…

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#ICYMI: What keeps CEOs up at night?

November 6, 2015

Kick back, relax and get caught up with the latest news everyone will be talking about at happy hour. In case you missed it (ICYMI), here are three articles covering cringe-worthy leadership styles, the things that CEOs worry about the most and how to apologize without looking weak or rude.   What keeps CEOs up…

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