April Roundup: Best of Blogs
We were pretty busy this April. And we know you were too. That’s why we’ve rounded up the top blogs from across Vector Solutions – including ones from our Commercial, Education, and Public Sector teams. From safety to learning to mobile training to proposed changes to legislation, we’ve got it all covered.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the very best April highlights from Vector Solutions.
Vector Solutions: How Mobile Training is Changing the Industry
“Today’s workforce is increasingly concerned with greater flexibility and work-life balance. Additionally, the use of smartphones continues to grow with an expected 2.5 billion users this year alone.
“How are these two trends related, you ask?
“The convergence of these two seemingly unrelated trends is redefining and reimagining the landscape of the learning industry in order to meet learners where they are – mobile. Or in other words, everywhere.
Read more to find out how mobile training and learning are related.
Convergence Training: How to Become a Learning Organization: An Interview with L&D Professional Michelle Ockers
“We’ve written before about what a learning organization is and what are some of their traits, and we’ve even talked about how to integrate safety departments into learning organization efforts (see this Safety & Learning Organizations article or this recorded Integrating Safety into Learning Organizations ASSP webinar).
“But we thought we’d shoot big and talk to an expert in the field to learn what organizations can do to become learning organizations: Michelle Ockers.”
Watch Michelle’s interview for simple steps on how to become a learning organization.
RedVector: 4 Key Things We Learned from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 25-Year Safety Report
“The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a report detailing 25 years of worker injury, illness, and fatality case data. The data now available from the BLS shows that workers overall are incurring fewer injuries and fatalities on the job, but that there is still work to do to make worksites safer.”
Read more to find out our 4 key takeaways from the report.
SafeColleges: What You Should Know About the Proposed Title IX Revisions
“In 2017, Secretary Betsy DeVos, at the helm of the Department of Education (DOE), rescinded the previous administration’s 2011 guidance on Title IX, also known as the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), with the promise that revisions for the legislation would be released soon.
“The purpose of the DCL guidance was to remind schools, any institutions receiving federal funding, of their obligations to prevent and address sexual violence under Title IX, which would be monitored by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).”
Read more to find out what the revisions to Title IX are, and how they compare with the current legislation.
TargetSolutions: Fundamentals of Reading Body Language for Law Enforcement
“The ability to interpret facial expressions, posture and other cues is crucial for police officers and anyone in law enforcement. Being able to read body language helps to defuse potentially deadly situations and gives police officers the ability to determine whether people are telling the truth or being deceptive. Let’s take a look at why this aspect of law enforcement is so vital.”
Read more to learn how interpreting body language is a key part of training for a police officer.