By Cherish Bentley

Policy snooze stack

I am currently reviewing an induction guide at the moment and I want to ensure that it is the simplest document possible. Only what they need to know, then everything else we can give them along the way. It's often the simple stuff we actually overlook when someone starts. I have heard stories of new… Continue reading Policy snooze stack

By Cherish Bentley

Why policy and conversation should be bff’s

So I found myself a few weeks ago in a discussion on LinkedIn about the use of uniform policies and this guy wrote something along the lines of .. We work with adults, treat them like adults we don't need a uniform policy! Then plenty of others went on to put in their thoughts cheering… Continue reading Why policy and conversation should be bff’s

By Cherish Bentley

Making your employees use social media

It seems that every smart employer has a social media strategy of some sort. We acknowledge that communicating with our customers is what strong brands are all about these days.  More and more we are seeing employers involving their team members on social media, asking them to engage with hashtags and share what's going on at… Continue reading Making your employees use social media

By Cherish Bentley

Recruitment ads for zombies

Recently I spent a fair chunk of my time reading and reviewing recruitment ads across a variety of industries. What this has exposed to me is an across the board propaganda campaign to make jobs appear much better than they really are. There are a handful of companies that I came across who manage to… Continue reading Recruitment ads for zombies

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Success is heartbreaking stuff

The pursuit of your dream will be heart breaking. Now I am not saying that the journey isn't worth it, or that you should stop taking chances but you need to get that it's going to be the best and the worst experience. Yes that's it folks, success is what happens when you push through… Continue reading Success is heartbreaking stuff

By Cherish Bentley

Delete your LinkedIn contacts – they belong to us!

Ahhh LinkedIn, the great online world of professional networking. Would you agree to delete the contacts you may have made during your employment on departure if it was instructed by a workplace policy or your employment contract? Personally, I don't know how I feel about this.  However we are starting to see cases where employers… Continue reading Delete your LinkedIn contacts – they belong to us!

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Where do you start with elearning?

"what comes to mind when you think of eLearning"  - this was the question I put to a bunch of my friends who do not work in learning and development. Words like boring, plain, unappealing, basic and dry came up. I heard anecdotes of PowerPoints and slideshows, bad videos and clunky quizzes, awkward talking cartoons… Continue reading Where do you start with elearning?

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Video Games and Learning?

I am currently participating in a MOOC about Video Games and Learning which is  topic buzzing around my head (and the industry) at the moment. So what better way to learn more about this and gamification than seeing what the great world of the internet thinks. This weeks topic was all about learning what makes… Continue reading Video Games and Learning?