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SkillSoft Spotlight Course of the Week ~ For Supervisors

Positive Atmosphere: Establishing an Engaged Workforce

July 15, 2020 8:34 AM

SkillSoft Spotlights focus on just-in-time online learning to help you more masterfully manage yourself personally and professionally, improve your effectiveness in managing your work, and support you in skillfully leading your teams. Each course is 30 minutes or less and is curated to provide tools, strategies, and practices to accelerate your success.

This week's spotlight course is Positive Atmosphere: Establishing and Engaged Workforce (23 min)

An engaged workforce creates a positive work environment that boosts productivity, encourages creativity, and helps you engage and retain talented employees. This in turn will make your organization more profitable and innovative, and will strengthen your employees’ work ethic.
In this course, you'll learn about the benefits of engaging your workforce and of establishing a positive work culture. You'll learn how to recognize common qualities of engaged employees, understand what drives employee motivation, and recognize commitment challenges. You'll also learn how employee engagement links to the bottom line by reducing turnover.

Participants will learn to:
  • identify key interpersonal characteristics of an engaged workforce
  • recognize the advantages to an organization of an engaged workforce
  • recognize the effects of low staff turnover
  • identify elements of a strong work ethic
  • recall key traits of engaged employees
  • identify common challenges of engagement in the workplace
  • recognize tactics for creating an engaged workforce

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