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9 Tips for New Year’s Goals that Stick

9 Tips for New Year’s Goals that Stick

By: Courtney Templin Happy New Year! I have found that New Year’s resolutions seem to be like mayonnaise, olives, and mac computers, you either love them or hate them. New Year’s resolutions have gotten a negative reputation for being ineffective, and I’m here to save...

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Great or GRAY Expectations?

Great or GRAY Expectations?

According to a recent Gallup poll, less than four in ten young employees say they even know what’s expected of them at work. Are your employees struggling with gray expectations? We surveyed managers around the world and found these to be SOME of their greatest...

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BOOK to School: Page Turners for Professional Development

BOOK to School: Page Turners for Professional Development

By: Courtney Templin I always loved the vibes of “back to school” when growing up. Sharpened pencils and crisp crayons, blank notebooks, and the nervous excitement of so many new things right around the corner. I get these vibes around this time at work too. After the...

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It’s Not ‘Quiet Quitting’ It’s…

It’s Not ‘Quiet Quitting’ It’s…

Countless news outlets are reporting on the latest workplace "phenomenon" on Quiet Quitting, but what is it exactly? First, it doesn't mean someone is actually quitting their job. Quiet quitting can be anything from logging off at exactly 5pm each day, to doing the...

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L&D Is More Than Just Training

L&D Is More Than Just Training

One of the greatest joys of working for a training company is supporting and sharing in the success of our learning & development partners. Whether we are supporting their people with soft skills training, executive coaching them on their leadership skills, or...

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Finding Your HR Community

Finding Your HR Community

By: Courtney TemplinPresident of JB Training Solutions HR Community. I often hear that HR can be a lonely place…but it also can be a thriving, connected, and energizing place. That is what I have found with my Chicago SHRM community. An amazing network of friends...

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#COMPlicated: Communicating Compensation

#COMPlicated: Communicating Compensation

By: Courtney TemplinPresident of JB Training Solutions Compensation. It’s often deeply personal, sensitive, and complicated. AND your managers have to talkabout it. The good news is that compensation conversations have the opportunity to build trust,reinforce a team...

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Your Leadership Bucket List

Your Leadership Bucket List

By: Courtney TemplinPresident of JB Training SolutionsPresident of Chicago SHRM What’s on your bucket list? I shared at the beginning of the year that I am working through a new bucket list, so I can keep adventure, new challenges, and curiosity at the forefront....

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Celebrating Women’s History Month 2021

Celebrating Women’s History Month 2021

March is Women’s History Month! Originating as Women’s History Week in Santa Rosa, CA in 1978 to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8. It was officially extended to a monthlong celebration in 1987. The JB team is celebrating by bringing our personal and...

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Things You Should Know About Harassment

Things You Should Know About Harassment

Everyone reserves the right to work in a workplace safe from harassment.  Several states, including the state of Illinois, are mandating sexual harassment training for all employers by the end of 2020. If you haven’t gone through the...

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