Formative Evaluation - Advanced Grant Writing

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Jun 7, 2021 2:40 PM

A grant proposal’s evaluation plan measures change. Formative evaluation measures include changes in policy, procedures, and processes.

Formative evaluation includes the following types of data collection methods that in turn show data that is measurable and demonstrates change over time:

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Key Items that Should Be Included in an Employee Handbook

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Jun 7, 2021 2:23 PM

Employee handbooks serve a crucial role in laying the foundation for an organization's policies and work environment. Handbooks are usually given to new hires on their first day and allow employees to get familiar with the norms of the organization. In addition to helping to onboard new employees, handbooks also allow an organization to standardize both old and new procedures.

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10 Tips for More Effective Emails

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Jun 4, 2021 1:28 PM

While new forms of virtual communication are constantly emerging, email remains a popular form of business communication. Whether you are solely communicating internally with colleagues or you are communicating externally with customers, the content of your email message matters. Often, neglecting to include enough relevant information in the original email leads to confusion among the recipients and unnecessary back-and-forth conversation.

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The Best Time to Send Email Marketing

Posted by Eileen Moynihan on May 28, 2021 10:52 AM

Nothing is worse than spending hours perfecting your email marketing, only for the open rates and click-through rates to be less than stellar. What is the key to creating emails that people want to read? Is it the content? The subject line?

Most of the time, it’s when you send an email that determines its success. Marketers want to catch email subscribers at a time when they’ll be most likely to open an email as it arrives.

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Pros & Cons of Hiring Independent Contractors

Posted by Skye Learning Team on May 27, 2021 12:27 PM

Companies sometimes hire independent contractors who are not full-time employees. This work arrangement provides flexibility for employers looking to hire workers only for projects with specific start and end dates. The contractors also have flexibility to choose which projects they want to take. Independent contractors are self-employed, may work on a project-to-project basis, and may be employed by more than one company or client.

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Video Conferencing Tips

Posted by Skye Learning Team on May 21, 2021 10:58 AM

Working remotely can feel isolating; however, video conferencing tools can make it easier to replicate in-person communication and connect with colleagues. Unfortunately, as with all technology, video conferencing programs do not always run as smoothly as you would hope.

Check out our latest infographic for some tips that can help ensure a smooth and successful video conference.

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How Your LinkedIn Profile Can Help You Land a Job

Posted by Eileen Moynihan on May 14, 2021 11:19 AM

In the business world, having a LinkedIn profile is like having a sharp blazer for interviews – it’s a must. LinkedIn acts as an online resume and a place to network with colleagues and others in your industry, so it’s a great resource for finding jobs, exploring career interests, and keeping in contact with former employers and coworkers.

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6 Benefits of Remote Work

Posted by Skye Learning Team on May 12, 2021 12:21 PM

Remote work is more commonplace today than at any time in history. Many companies are reevaluating their work models, especially in light of COVID-19. Technology is a motivating force in offering remote work options. Work once done in the office can now be done anywhere with a computer and an Internet connection. In addition, video chats, communication apps, and other programs (like document sharing) provide platforms for teamwork.

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10 Top Traits of Effective Team Members

Posted by Marco Martinez on May 7, 2021 10:46 AM

Dependability and communication are essential traits in team members. When these falter or do not exist, it can lead to a breakdown in group trust. While long-term projects typically support relationship building, short-term projects may not allow the time for personal relationships to grow. However, a commitment to shared goals and to one another allows stronger bonds to develop among team members, no matter the duration of the project.

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9 Characteristics of High Performers

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Apr 28, 2021 10:54 AM

Companies want to attract, develop, engage, and retain top talent. These employees have or are expected to yield the highest performance (as gauged by reviews, assessments, and other tools). High performers make the most valuable contributions to their companies and often have the following nine characteristics:

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