Gamification: Tech trend or here to stay?

March 25, 2015

Highlights from the L&D Hangout with Fistful of Talent Gamification helps learners engage in content in a deeper more meaning for way. Skeptics out there think gamification is going to be a passing trend, but according to M2 Research, it’s growing. In fact, gamification is projected to grow to $2.8 billion by next year. We…

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ICYMI: Deloitte ditches performance rankings

March 20, 2015

In case you missed it volume three! The hottest headlines covering workplace culture, performance and management. Performance review overhaul Do you dread your performance review? Do you question its authenticity and impact on your team? Do you find it outdated and meaningless? According to research, only 23% of HR pros surveyed say they’re satisfied with their…

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Avoiding a job burnout: How to reignite your passion for work

March 17, 2015

Feeling burnout this time of year isn’t uncommon. It’s been a long (and for some of us very snowy) winter. We are all desperate for spring, sunshine and some inspiration. Experiencing a job burnout is also not that uncommon. If you are fortunate enough to be unfamiliar with the term job burnout, it’s defined as…

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#ICYMI: Gen Y Update — Your opinion on Millennials is all wrong

March 13, 2015

In case you missed it (ICYMI), here’s the quick and dirty on the hottest topics covering business and workplace culture circling the internet this week! Gen Y Update: Your opinion on Millennials is all wrong… Hold the phone, the stereotypes you think to be true of Millennials might have been proven wrong. A recent report…

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Unplugging: A Lesson in Mindfulness

March 10, 2015

In my quest to make 2015 a year of living more joyously, authentically and gracefully, I thought I should jump on the bandwagon of the hottest (and maybe oldest!) health trends out there — mindfulness. Mindfulness, a meditative practice dating back thousands of years, has roots in Buddhism. Meditating encourages you to focus on the…

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Meridian and Fistful of Talent Launch Live, Interactive Learning and Development Hangout Series

March 10, 2015

Industry experts team up to debate employee development and the future of the workforce Herndon, VA – March 10, 2015 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading learning technology provider, today announced the launch of The Learning and Development Hangouts, a live, virtual video series exploring the hippest topics in learning and development. The Learning and…

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Cheers to you! Happy International Employee Appreciation Day

March 6, 2015

According to the Internet, today is International Employee Appreciation Day. So cheers to all of us! We have all seen dozens of articles, blog posts and twitter rants on the disengaged, unmotivated workforce. We know the hard truth: 70% of U.S. workers are disengaged. We also know that happy employees lead to hefty profits. But…

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Women Who Rule the World

March 3, 2015

Women are having a bigger impact in the world than ever before. In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2015, I started thinking about all the incredible women who are changing the way we see the world, not just in business, but in charitable, social and political endeavors. There are phenomenal females spearheading change…

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ICYMI: Workplace stress is killing 120,000 people a year

February 20, 2015

In case you missed it (#ICYMI). Here’s the skinny on this week’s stories covering workplace culture and behavior. Work-related stress is fatal. A recent study from Harvard Business School and Stanford Business School is making serious headlines both on and offline. The study found health problems stemming from job stress can lead to fatal conditions…

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Building Your Personal Brand

February 19, 2015

Personal branding isn’t reserved for all-star athletes, celebrities and reality TV stars trying to make a quick buck. You don’t need an empire to differentiate yourself, you just need to get a little creative. The fact of the matter is, people like doing business with people, not companies. So let’s take a page out of…

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Eat. Pray. Work.

February 10, 2015

I am getting ready for vacation and asked a few friends for book recommendations. I wanted something fun (and dare I say trashy) that I won’t be humiliated to be seen with reading at the pool or beach.   A friend of mine recommended Eat, Pray, Love, a book that I love (not so much…

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Workplace epidemic: Knowledge hoarding

February 2, 2015

We’ve all seen the Fast Company and Inc. articles detailing the personality traits and characteristics of unbearable coworkers. Obnoxious people and their distracting tendencies are in no short supply. Each office is filled with the ramblers, the loud talkers, the procrastinators, the over-sharers, the dominators and the easily offended. But the one group that gets…

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Keeping Resolutions (and Avoiding Oreos!)

January 22, 2015

For most people January 1 means kicking off the New Year with a fresh start or a clean slate. This is the time that people (including myself) seize the chance to set a new goal and create a resolution for themselves. Whether it be a healthier diet, working out more, practicing mindfulness (more about that…

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Meridian Knowledge Solutions Welcomes Jeff Kristick as President

January 5, 2015

LEARNING TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS LEADER FURTHER ACCELERATES COMPANY’S MARKET EXPERTISE Herndon, VA – January 5, 2015 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading learning and performance technology provider, today announced that Jeff Kristick, a proven business leader in human capital management (HCM), has been appointed as President of the company. Kristick will lead a growth plan focused…

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Meridian Wins Best of Elearning! Award for Fourth Year in a Row

December 12, 2014

Herndon, VA – December 12, 2014 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading provider of adaptable, web-based software for developing, managing and optimizing organizational skills to increase workforce productivity, today announced that the Company won the prestigious Award of Excellence in the Best Learning Management System (Enterprise) category from Elearning!, as part of the 10th Annual…

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Inspiring Change in the Federal Workforce

December 9, 2014

Government agencies and military organizations are under intense pressure to build, train and sustain their workforces. To support this critical initiative, federal agencies must continually and meticulously assess their workforce by asking if they have the right people with the right skills in the right jobs at the right time.   Successful agencies are achieving…

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5 Things to Talk About on Your Lunch Break

December 3, 2014

Can you believe that only one and five employees admit to taking a lunch break? And, 39% of employees say they eat lunch at their desk, and 28% of employees seldom take a break whatsoever.   It’s time to reclaim the lunch break.   Step away from the computer, grab some grub with a friend…

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4 Easy Ways to Say “Thanks” to Your Employees

November 24, 2014

November is one of my favorite times of year. The crisp air wakes you up and snaps you to attention. The beautiful fall foliage in the DC metro area (and I’m sure everywhere else!) is breathtaking. And, of course, there’s Thanksgiving.   November is a time to take inventory and be thankful for all we…

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Workspiration: 25 Quotes to Jump-start Your Day

November 20, 2014

The days might be getting shorter, but they certainly feel longer. With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s proving more and more difficult to stay focused and get motivated. As cheesy as it sounds, I often turn to inspirational quotes to get me in the work state-of-mind.   Here are 25 motivational, leadership and business quotes…

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Stacy Sakellariou Joins Meridian Knowledge Solutions as Vice President of Marketing

November 18, 2014

LEARNING INDUSTRY VETERAN TO ACCELERATE GROWTH TO LEARNING MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE LEADER   Herndon, VA – November 18, 2014 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading learning and performance technology provider, today announced the appointment of Stacy Sakellariou, as Vice President of Marketing. This appointment further strengthens Meridian’s management team as Sakellariou brings over 20 years of…

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