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Online Assessments: Are you ready?

Posted by HRDQ on 02/19/2018 to People Skills Training, Workplace Learning
The HRDQ Assessment Center offers a host of proven and reliable assessments that measure skills and behaviors on core topics such as communication, personality style, coaching, influencing, and managing change. Combined with the ease-of-use and advanced functionality of a web-based delivery system, HRDQ’s assessments provide valuable feedback that serve as a catalyst for improving personal and interpersonal productivity.
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Be Indispensable: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Solution-oriented and proactive, indispensable people know the key to their success is to work smarter, not harder. They take ownership of their jobs, go above and beyond the call of duty, add value to their teams, and perform well under pressure. And with the right training, a healthy dose of practice, and some experience, you can help to transform your workforce from irreplaceable to indispensable. 
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Five Things Every Supervisor Needs to Know

What makes a supervisor great? While there’s not a quick or simple answer to that question, there is a certain skill set learned through time and exposure, that makes supervisors more effective. But with increasing pressure being placed on supervisors to perform, organizations can’t afford a long learning curve for   supervisory skills training. So as a trainer, what can you do to set your supervisors on a course for success?  
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Conflict is everywhere. Here's what you can do about it.

Conflict is present in all aspects of our lives. A person’s personal, professional, and emotional health is greatly affected by how successfully they manage conflict. Some people thrive on it, while others shrink away. No matter what your individual tendencies are, you must understand them in order to interact successfully with others. 
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Learning to Play. Playing to Learn.

Positive buzz, measurable results, and improved performance top every trainer’s wish list. It’s also the key to getting management buy-in and achieving professional success. But you won’t get there with lecture-style training or e-learning programs where rows of chairs face forward or the only activity taking place is the clicking of a mouse.
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Successful communication styles starts with knowing your personality style

What is   communication style? When asked many people think of two or more people engaged in conversation. But communication is a multifaceted series of actions and interpretations, simultaneously more complex and simple than conversation. Four different forms of communication are verbal, paraverbal, body language, and the use of personal space. All four forms send messages to other people. 
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Active Training Resources for Experiential Learning

Everyone has their own learning style. The trainer's challenge is to provide effective training across all styles – and we believe the solution is Experiential Learning activities.
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Playing Up Your Style for Better Communication

Ask anyone in an organization and it won’t take much for them to identify a coworker they feel they work well with and another they find challenging. The reasoning behind this has a lot to do with personality styles, after all, some combinations are more complementary than others. If your organization wants to make meaningful improvements to their relationships, there’s no better place to start than personality style. It’s the foundation of interpersonal skills development, and vital to effective communication.
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How to be a-MAY-zing!

Posted by HRDQ on 02/19/2018 to People Skills Training, Sale!, Workplace Learning
In May, we'll make it easy for you to fill the soft skills gaps in your organization, and make employees A-MAY-ZING. Stock up on your upcoming training for all topic areas, while solving the most complaints from managers:
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The Most Important Workplace & Teamwork Skills

Great teamwork skills are essential Critical thinking skills are highly sought after by recruiters. Execs rank it as the most important workplace skill and the U.S. Department of Labor has labeled it the foundation of problem solving, decision making, creativity, strategic planning, and more. While people generally grasp critical thinking’s underlying theory and recognize it as a high-value skill, they often fall short in applying it to everyday tasks and situations. A survey conducted by SHRM and The Conference Board found that among employees with a four year college education only 28%—a little better than one in four—were rated excellent critical thinkers.
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