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National Safety Month – How to Make your Organisation a Safe Place

National Safety Month – How to Make your Organization a Safe Place

The National Safety Council (NSC) designated June as National Safety Month. Their aim is to reduce the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.

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IT Training: Why the Delivery of eLearning is Just as Important as the Content Itself

IT Training: Why the Delivery of eLearning is Just as Important as the Content Itself

This post originally appeared on CIO.com

IT is a highly competitive and fast-changing industry that demands continuous learning to retain and upskill top talent while simultaneously delivering business value. Whether it is IT operations, cloud services, data analytics, software development or DevOps, eLearning has proven to be an effective and efficient way for IT professionals, especially administrators and developers, to regularly enhance their skills.

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Ageism in the Workplace

Ageism in the Workplace

This is the second post in our series on Unconscious Bias training where we examine discrimination in the workplace and discuss how best to tackle this growing problem. Previously, Norman Ford discussed why raising awareness of prejudices is the first step towards a solution.

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DevOps – Out of the IT Shadow

DevOps - Out of the IT Shadow

I know the title sounds like something out of a bad movie but in the spirit of good faith, stay with me.

The DevOps market size is expected to grow from $3.42 billion in 2018 to $ 10.31 billion by 2023.

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New Business Skills Course Collection: A Contemporary Learning Experience for Modern Learners

New Business Skills Course Collection: A Contemporary Learning Experience for Modern Learners

The effective execution of business goals and strategies is mission critical for every organization. And yet, why do so many organizations fail in this?

Most often it stems from one of three things:

  • A breakdown in interpersonal relationships (communication or motivation, for example)
  • Failure to understanding (problem-solving or business acumen, for example)
  • Failure of competence (project management or negotiation skills, for example)

In short – the failure is a result of an employee lacking key business skills and competencies.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Python Is So Popular

Top 5 Reasons Why Python Is So Popular

Python was named 2017’s IEEE Spectrum number one programming language. Yes, it was a close call with C, Java, and C++ right on its heels, but still, Python nabbed the number one spot.

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It’s National Safety Month – Do You Have An Emergency Action Plan?

It’s National Safety Month – Do You Have An Emergency Action Plan?

June is National Safety Month, which aims to reduce leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.  The National Safety Council’s theme this year is No 1 Gets Hurt.

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How To Address Unconscious Bias In The Workplace

How To Address Unconscious Bias In The Workplace

The question of bias is at its heart a complex and difficult one. Regardless of how open-minded we claim to be, the truth is human nature, society and culture have all come meshed together to produce stereotyping and prejudices that inform how we behave towards one another.

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Tips on How to Study and Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam

Tips on How to Study and Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam

I recently saw the Avengers: Infinity War movie, and it reminded me of the most recent iteration of the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. The record-smashing film features almost every character from the Marvel universe, just as now every possible security term and keyword is showing up on the laundry list of objectives for this latest version of the Security+ certification exam.

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Why L&D Professionals Must Engage in Their Own Learning and Development

Why L&D Professionals Must Engage in Their Own Learning and Development

As a child, I was taught my times tables with the technique known as rote learning or rote repetition – depending on who you talk to – or as I thought of it then, our class singalong.

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