Employee Actualization - A Necessary Component of the Workplace?

Posted by Braden Norwood on 1/23/20 9:00 AM

As a business owner or manager is it is important to make sure you’re meeting the needs of your employers. Now, you may be thinking well I pay them, isn’t that enough? Well, maybe for some employees it is, but likely not. Being a good manager means helping employees achieve actualization.

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Topics: actualization, happiness, needs, satisfaction, Tips + Tricks

User Experience (UX): Using the Wrong Words

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 1/16/20 9:00 AM

I recently read this great article I thought would be beneficial to share with our readers. Here's a link to the article if you care to read it. While all the information is great, there's far too much info to try to cram into one blog. That said, I want to focus on one element I believe all of our readers can relate to: UX Writing.

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Topics: continuing education, continuing education online, designation, language, platform, Tips + Tricks, user-centric, words

Ethical Maturity

Posted by Braden Norwood on 1/9/20 9:00 AM

Have you ever been faced with what seems like an impossible choice? I’m not talking about deciding what to have for dinner or where to go on vacation. I’m talking about something a bit more… ethically demanding. Of course, we have all had to make those kinds of decisions at some point or another, and while no two peoples’ moral dilemmas are the same, the human experience is one fraught with ethical quandaries.

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Topics: art, continuing education, Ethics, mobile-friendly, video games

The Infamous YouTube Rabbit Hole

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 1/2/20 8:00 AM

It's rare to find a person who cannot relate to falling victim to the infamous "YouTube Rabbit Hole." This tends to have a negative connotation associated with it because people find themselves turning to time wasters countless hours watching mindless content from fail videos to sports clips to funny animal shots.

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Topics: Tips + Tricks

When Learning Saves Lives

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 12/26/19 9:00 AM

Have you ever been at the doctor's office and found yourself wondering why they always seem to refer to themselves as a "Medical Practice?" Well, you are probably not going to like the answer. It has to do with the fact that diagnosing ailments and providing treatment is not always done correctly. This is the reason you often hear patients asking for a second opinion. There's another word, "opinion," that leaves room for error, much like the word "practice." Therefore, professional learning in the medical world is of the most importance.

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Topics: continuing education, Doctor, Dravet Syndrome, Healthcare

Autonomy in the Workplace

Posted by Erica Bass on 12/19/19 9:00 AM

Some of the most productive, profitable businesses in the world are challenging organizational norms and reaping formidable returns from empowered employees by providing them with autonomy at work. What can we learn from these companies, which include names like Amazon, Google, and Netflix?

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Topics: continuing education

Hands-on Learning... Virtually

Posted by Erica Bass on 12/12/19 9:00 AM

Learn by Doing

Here at VTR, we believe that we give our learners a competitive advantage in today’s workplace because with our courseware, they learn by doing... virtually. Distance learning can be fun too!

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Topics: continuing education

Mental Fatigue in the Workplace

Posted by Erica Bass on 12/5/19 9:00 AM


We all experience mental fatigue in one way or another, whether we realize it or not. Have you ever had a brain lapse and experienced a scenario similar to the one below?

I take a seat back at my desk and glance down at my to-do list; I open my browser back up and navigate to Analytics… oh, wait.

I look down at the to-do list again… expense reports, right! Expense reports… I toggle through the files and open last month’s to use as a template. Ooo, nuts.com! I haven’t put in our snack order for next month yet, and it’s already… *clicks to open calendar* Oh yes, the 28th… *starts shopping online for office snacks*

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Topics: Tips + Tricks

How to Write a Blog

Posted by Erica Bass on 11/28/19 9:00 AM


As Switchfoot once sang, “If we’re adding to the noise, turn off this song.” If you don’t have a topic and an angle for blog writing, you are noise. Go brainstorm! 

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Topics: Tips + Tricks

Why Business Automation is Worth Your Time

Posted by Erica Bass on 11/21/19 9:00 AM

Could Your Job Be Automated?

Chances are, even as far as technology has come, your job couldn't be automated... BUT something you do on a regular basis probably could be. According to a 2017 McKinsey Global Institute study , less than 5% of all occupations are candidates for complete business automation using current technologies. However, the same study estimates that nearly 50% of all current tasks humans are paid to perform could be automated using already-existing technologies. Okay, so... what does that mean for us, the people whose tasks could be automated?! The answer is... a few things.
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Topics: career guidance, In the News, technology, Tips + Tricks, efficiency