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Go Green! Why Now is the Time to Focus on Sustainability

Green Globe in Hand

Corporations, regardless of their size, have an ethical responsibility of citizenship and must consider this from a self-regulation standpoint within their own integrated business model. While the essential goal in the past business climate was to maximize profits, economic value will be judged differently to include newer variables in risk management brought forth by the acceptance of the realities of climate change. Risk Management policies are adding the concepts from the International Standards Organization (ISO). This is an organization that provides information, products, and services related to property and liability risk.

Jeff Dalto

Effective Training Visuals—Reduce Realism

This is the third in a series of blog posts intended to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering the effectiveness of the visuals they include. The first in the series was about organizing elements within a visual to ease perception. The second was about directing the eyes of the viewer to key parts of the visual. This time, we’ll focus on something that may seem counter-intuitive: reducing realism.

katie.hurst@opensesame.com

Lessons Learned: 25 Years After Exxon Valdez

Exxon Valdez

Today marks 25 years since the Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef near Prince William Sound in Alaska. On March 24, 1989, the crippled oil tanker released nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into the Sound, contaminating more than 1,300 miles of shoreline and severely damaging local wildlife. Prior to the Deepwater Horizon, the Exxon Valdez had been the largest oil spill in U.S history. The environmental and economic impact of the Valdez spill was a hard lesson, but one that has resulted in a number of changes over the past two-and-a-half decades around spill preparedness, tanker safety, and community involvement.

kate.cornelius@opensesame.com

Harassment: What You May Not Even Realize

Man Being Pointed At

Today is the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. While this year’s theme "The Role of Leaders in Combatting Racism and Racial Discrimination" is focused on political leaders, it also applies to your workplace! You can be a leader against harassment and discrimination in your office. You may understand the basics of harassment and it’s legal implications, but there’s one grey area getting much more attention recently you may not have even heard of: microaggressions.

kate.cornelius@opensesame.com

St. Patrick's Day Alcohol Safety

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, we’ve got the info you need to know about alcohol licensing, serving, and safety. Whether you’ll be serving or celebrating, make sure you’re prepared for the holiday with these tips from our alcohol safety courses!

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Love is in the air! How to Manage Office Romances

It’s Valentine’s Day! Which means romance is everywhere—even in the workplace. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 43% of HR professionals have reported office romances. Additionally, 40% of workers polled by Careerbuilder.com said they have dated a co-worker.

Office relationships are a necessary part of any thriving business. When they turn romantic, however, these relationships can affect more than just the employees directly involved. How can employers support their employees, while protecing their business, in such situations?

guestchrispearson@opensesame.com

Equality & Diversity: Still a Difficult Formula to Resolve for Many Organisations

Since becoming UK Law in October 2010, the Equality Act has received a great deal of press with recognisable discrimination cases in professional and international football, sports media, healthcare, leisure and the police, to name but a few.

katie.hurst@opensesame.com

Get Healthy in 2014: 80% off the "Wellness Works" Bundle

health plan

There are many factors involved with achieving a healthy lifestyle: exercise, eating right, emotional support and a positive mindset to name a few. To create a successful health program for yourself or your employees, you must address all of these factors concurrently. Fortunately, we've got the ultimate tool to start you on your health quest.

kate.cornelius@opensesame.com

Mental Health in the Workplace: Ensuring You Are ADA Compliant

Mental Health

Chances are, you’ve experienced significant work stress at some point, especially at this time of year. The holiday season can bring a whole new level of stress and worry at work; when the stress moves beyond typical holiday worry, do you know your responsibilities as an employer in dealing with mental health issues?

kate.cornelius@opensesame.com

Reduce Risk of Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure with Comprehensive Employee Training

Bloodborne Pathogens

Worried about bloodborne disease? Working in a high-risk environment? Get the knowledge you need to lower your bloodborne pathogen exposure risks with our tips and training! What are bloodborne pathogens? OSHA defines bloodborne pathogens as infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Pathogens are microorganisms including disease causing viruses, bacteria, funguses, and parasites.

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