Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Andrea Davenport

Posted by Katie Sica on May 22, 2020 12:49 PM

Andrea Davenport is Human Resource Director for Avedis Zildjian Company, a musical cymbal company and the oldest family-run business in America. Previously, she was Human Resource Manager for Dunkin’ Brands and Director of Human Resources for Ninety Nine Restaurants.

Skye Learning was thrilled to include Davenport in the PHR® Exam Prep Course and in Introduction to Supervision. In addition to her professional background, Davenport has an MS in HR and has earned the PHR® and SHRM-CP certifications.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Daniel Quinn

Posted by Katie Sica on May 18, 2020 11:24 AM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Daniel Quinn, a subject matter expert for Skye’s Certificate in Web Design. Skye was thrilled to feature Quinn, who provides expert commentary and live coding demonstrations in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Daniel Quinn is a freelance end-to-end web designer and developer who creates, designs, and develops websites, with a specialty in WordPress, at DQuinn.net. He delivers websites and services to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and established brands like GLAD.org, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Harvard University Press.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Dax Grantham

Posted by Katie Sica on May 8, 2020 10:44 AM

Dax Grantham is a small business attorney and the owner of Grantham Law in Woburn, MA. Skye Learning is thrilled to feature Grantham as a subject matter expert in Law for Small Businesses.

Grantham provides legal services to business and individuals across eastern Massachusetts, primarily offering general counsel services to emerging small businesses. He also practices in the areas of business/corporate law, personal and business bankruptcy, and business litigation. He has practiced law for nearly twenty years.

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Best Communication Medium for Negotiations

Posted by Christine Vogt on May 7, 2020 1:06 PM

Negotiations occur in many different settings. We negotiate with family members, friends, and business associates. Negotiations happen so frequently that we often don't even realize when they occur.  Negotiations occur because people value things differently. 

People are not born with negotiation skills. They must be learned. We engage in many informal negotiations every day; however, in a business setting, more formal negotiations occur. In fact, negotiation is the norm for high value transactions.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Dr. S. Atyia Martin

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 24, 2020 11:14 AM

This week, Skye Learning is thrilled to spotlight Dr. S. Atyia Martin, an expert for the AEM®/CEM® Prep Course (U.S. version). Martin is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) with nearly 20 years of experience in emergency management, public health, intelligence, resilience, and homeland security. She was worked for the government, the private sector, and the nonprofit sector. Currently, she is CEO & Founder of All Aces, Inc., a consulting company that advances racial equity and builds organizational resilience. Martin is a distinguished senior fellow for the Global Resilience Institute.

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Learner Feedback: Introduction to Emergency Management

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 24, 2020 10:28 AM

Skye Learning’s Introduction to Emergency Management course provides an overview of fundamental concepts, including the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. See what a learner has to say about the course:

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Hitendra Patel

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 22, 2020 12:58 PM

Hitendra Patel is an innovative thought leader, keynote speaker, and author. He has taught innovation and strategic growth to over 5000 MBA students, including at Hult International Business School and the University of Toronto. He is also Managing Director of the IXL Center, a global innovation management consulting firm.

What’s more, Patel is Board Director for the Hult Prize Foundation, Board Director and Founder of Pollux Automation, a partner and member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and more. Patel has also published numerous books, including Greenovate!, Connectivate!, and Healthovate!

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8 Job Search Tips for New Grads During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 20, 2020 1:13 PM

Graduating college is an exciting time, but many students report anxiety in the months leading up to graduation. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has heightened this anxiety for new graduates, many of whom are transitioning to online learning and worried about the present state of the economy. Luckily, companies are continuing to hire and adapting to remote work practices.

Are you a new graduate planning to enter the workforce? Read the eight tips below to help you strategize for applying for jobs during the coronavirus pandemic:

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Most Economy-Proof Career Tracks

Posted by Patrycja Charubin on Apr 20, 2020 11:49 AM

Graduation season should be an exciting time, but for many 2020 graduates, celebrations and ceremonies have been replaced with feelings of fear and uncertainty. Is the career track you chose four years ago going to withstand this recent pandemic? When will companies start hiring again? When will it be safe to go to work? There are many questions, with very few answers. But even if your anticipated career track has changed course or your potential job leads have grinded to a halt, all hope is not lost.

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10 Ethical Myths

Posted by Christine Vogt on Apr 15, 2020 11:11 AM

We have seen that there are many factors at play in shaping behavior in the workplace. Nonetheless, the question remains: How is it that decent people can behave in an unethical manner in business?

Research suggests a number of reasons. The KPMG Forensic Survey polled a representative sample of American workers and found that pressure for results was the most often cited reason for misconduct. Another interesting finding from the KPMG survey was that only 34% of respondents said a desire for personal gain prompted unethical behavior.

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