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Careers at Extension Engine: Focusing on Transparency

We’ve talked about the importance of authenticity in the workplace for creating a healthy work environment. However, workplace culture is built on more than just the ability of employees to show up as their true selves at their jobs. There also has to be transparency in leadership, including during the interviewing and recruitment phases. 

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Finding Your Learning Experience Platform: Which Bells, Which Whistles?

As discussed in our previous post about the steps involved in choosing a learning experience platform or learning management system (LMS), the marketplace offers many off-the-shelf LMS options. This makes it seem as if the best option will be apparent once you and your organization have determined your needs. But it’s usually not quite so straightforward. An LMS that seems perfectly fine initially may not help you reach all of your goals, and it’s helpful to take a look at why that could happen.

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How to Rank Learning Experience Platforms: A Rubric

If you’ve read our previous post explaining learning experience platforms — also known as learning management systems (LMSs) — and how to choose one, you already know that there are numerous systems and that they differ in major ways. You also know the pitfalls you might find as you navigate various systems, as well as the advantages they may offer.

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How Does Employee Culture Affect Retention?

Recent studies have found that toxic work culture is the number one reason people leave their jobs. With increasing inflation, profits have gone down, so it might be impossible for smaller companies to issue much of a pay raise. Without even the offset of financial compensation, losing staff due to a negative employee culture could seem inevitable. 

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Stay Interviews: A People-Focused Practice

As part of our People Ops practice at Extension Engine, we conduct “stay interviews.” A stay interview is a two-way conversation between an employee and a People Ops representative. Feedback from employees is critical to the health and success of any company, so you should always seek to understand and analyze what your employees have to say about your organization. We’ve found many benefits to this practice and would like to share our knowledge and advice for holding those interviews.

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