#RedBranchWeekly: How to Train Like the U.S. Navy

Best Practices, Employees, Employer, Hiring, HR, Recruiting

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Don’t worry, we know that training employees as if they were in the Navy would be a little much! However, one of our clients posted about using gamification in the training process and how it improved trainee engagement in the Navy. So chances are it would work for employee training too! Don’t miss out on the great content our clients published this week! We welcome your thoughts in the comments below and encourage you to share this post with your social friends!

This week in the #RedBranchWeekly:

You’re Micromanaging Your Team Right Into the Ground

We all know that stress can cause an array of health problems, decrease productivity at work and stifle employee engagement. Just about every negative effect that stress at work produces, translates to an impact on the success of the organization, and micromanagement is a bigger culprit than you might think.  Read more…

5 Special Ways to Stand Out to Candidates

Have you ever applied to a company only to find a communication barrier on the recruiting end? Or, in the very least, tried to look at a company career page and find it hard to navigate? That would be an example of poor employer branding. A company who is candid with candidates about their company and the application process is more likely to have happy employees.  Read more…

The Why Behind the Eye: The Formula for Workplace Stress

We’ve established that employee turnover is costly, it’s on the rise and it’s preventable…so what’s the problem here? The issue seems to be that employers don’t know how to prevent it. In order to fix a problem, you have to know what it is.  Read more…

Webinar Recap: The Changing Face of the CHRO

Recently our client, HR Acuity, hosted a webinar on the changing face of the Chief Human Resources Officer. The webinar session got down to the nitty gritty of why employee relations is the next big thing to conquer! If you missed out on this webinar, then you also missed out on a sneak peak of what the future holds for CHROs, including the expanded role and increased focus on managing risk. Don’t worry, we have the webinar slideshare available for you on the HR Acuity site.  Read more…

6 Ways to Find Best Fit Talent

Finding good candidates isn’t hard. Finding qualified applicants can be difficult. However, finding the best-fit talent, both in culture and in skill-set, can be excruciating. Your recruiters do all they can, but the candidates you want just don’t flood your company doors. So how do you make them come to you? Use these 6 tips to optimize your job posting and recruiting efforts.  Read more…

How the U.S. Navy Improved Training with Video Games

Some organizations are taking the 3 dimensions of gamification more literally. The Navy for instance, needed fast, quality training in a real-time setting. What did they turn to? 3D games. After the implementation of the new training program, the Navy saw a 50% improvement in recruit performance. It was apparent that the trainees were more highly engaged in the training because they barely even glanced at the supervisors.  Read more…

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