SME Spotlight: Keisha O’Marde - HR Hot Topics Courses

Posted by Katie Sica on Aug 28, 2020 11:52 AM

This week, Skye Learning is once again featuring Keisha O’Marde, Head of Human Resources at Symmons Industries. O’Marde has earned her SHRM-CP® and PHR™ certifications and has an M.A. in workforce development and training. She has also worked domestically and internationally for organizations ranging from small start-ups to mature and global companies.

Skye is thrilled to include O’Marde in our HR Hot Topics courses, developed in partnership with HRCI. These courses cover a range of buzzworthy HR topics, such as employee well-being, marijuana policies, and diversity and inclusion.

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Access Control Best Practices

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Aug 27, 2020 2:33 PM

Audit functions are not only good for troubleshooting a system but also for analyzing logs that can help uncover malicious activity in the form of insider breaches or outsider intrusions. In an investigation, audit logs help verify whether the security policy was adhered to and how an employee may have been involved in a security violation. All root and administrator activities should also be logged, and the size of all logs kept to a manageable size. Actions that should be logged include user-level events, application-level events, and system-level events.

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5 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Aug 26, 2020 11:03 AM

Social media is a powerful marketing tool. Whether you’re looking to bring awareness to your brand, generate leads, or sell products, social media can help you achieve your marketing goal. Although social media marketing can widen your reach, it can also backfire if not done with care. Here are 5 social media marketing mistakes you’ll want to make sure to avoid.

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How’re We Doing?

Posted by Frank Connolly on Aug 20, 2020 12:25 PM

Like former New York mayor Ed Koch, who was famous for his catchphrase, “How’m I doing”, we here at MindEdge and Skye Learning are always looking for feedback from the public.

Comments from our learners, both positive and negative, help us work continuously to improve our courses and certificate programs. And so our question to the public is a simple one: What sort of impact are our courses having on the lives and careers of our learners?

The answer, based on the findings of our first Learner Outcomes survey, appears to be overwhelmingly positive.

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6 Stages of the Cloud Data Lifecycle

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Aug 19, 2020 12:04 PM

 

The common approach to meeting the challenges of managing data is to map the process of creating and using data to a lifecycle. This is sometimes referred to as data lifecycle management (DLM) or information lifecycle management (ILM).

 

The purpose of such an approach is to allow an organization to identify the distinct phases data goes through, and then within each step or phase, to identify different security controls that should be in place.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Dr. Jonathan Jefferson

Posted by Katie Sica on Aug 14, 2020 1:19 PM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Dr. Jonathan Jefferson, the Chief Academic Officer and Provost at Lesley University. Skye was thrilled to include Dr. Jefferson’s expert commentary in Introduction to Leadership, a course within the Certificate in Leadership.

Formerly, Dr. Jefferson was Chair of Lesley’s Business Management Division and a professor of management. He was Managing Director of Jefferson Consulting Group for almost eight years, where he managed a portfolio of $200 million and over 130 projects. He was also formerly Director of the United States Coast Guard Academy’s Institute for Leadership. He also served as Dean of Albany State University’s College of Business and Dean of Clark Atlanta University, among other former positions.

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5 Professional Skills to Develop during a Job Search

Posted by Felix Lecocq on Aug 13, 2020 4:24 PM

Looking for a new job is always stressful, even without a pandemic! Wading through pages of job listings and writing endless cover letters is exhausting work. And the job search is not easy on employers either—each corporate job attracts an average of 250 resumes that they have to evaluate! 

While you’re waiting for responses to your job applications, you might want to try supplementing your existing experience by learning a new professional skill. Not only might a new skill help your resume stand out in job applications, but it will also provide you with evidence of your proactivity that you can reference in your next job interview. Here are five skills for your resume that could help land you your next job!

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The Budget Cycle

Posted by Christine Vogt on Aug 12, 2020 11:29 AM

 

The budget cycle is the period of time between one budget and the next. It involves a series of steps that form a cycle.

 

The budget cycle involves the creation of the budget, its validation (by testing current versus expected performance), the examination of variances (actual versus budget performance), the implementation of any corrective actions, and the revision of the budget based on feedback.

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5 Need-to-Know Characteristics of Millennial Buyers

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Aug 5, 2020 12:54 PM

 

Buyers are evolving faster than sellers.

 

A major factor in the growing gap between buyer and seller is the rise of millennial decision-makers. There are more than 11 million Millennials worldwide on LinkedIn alone. Mobile technology, increased information, more market transparency, and data analytics are some of the elements shaping how Millennials make buying decisions for their organizations. Sellers must adapt to the following shifts in order to win the attention, business, and loyalty of millennial buyers. Check out our latest infographic for five need-to-know characteristics of millennial buyers.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Franky Descoteaux

Posted by Katie Sica on Jul 31, 2020 12:19 PM

 

Franky Descoteaux is a speaker, business coach, podcast host, video producer, and consultant for startup, growth, and crisis-stage businesses and nonprofits. She has launched four businesses and two nonprofit programs, coached a number of entrepreneurs, and managed several crisis turnarounds. Skye Learning was thrilled to feature Descoteaux in Introduction to Small Business Management, a course in Skye’s Certificate in Small Business Management.

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