The Team at Invista Performance Solutions just visited a very well-known Tacoma area non-profit with a highly visible public face to their services.  Their leadership expressed deep concerns over the tangible rise of threats of violence and intimidation against their staff during the pandemic.  Their staff have even been stalked by irate area residents, unhappy…

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Are Your Managers Doing These Critical Things? Tips for Enhancing Employee Engagement & Motivation Employee engagement is so important to all organizations as it has a profound impact on creating a better workplace culture, reducing staff anxiety, increasing productivity, building a better work and customer relations, all which impact the organization’s bottom line. The first…

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$15.4M are available to offset your company costs for worker training through the Job Skills Program (JSP) matching grant. The funds are for companies and non-profit organizations who need customized training and development for their new or existing workers and are administered through your local community and technical colleges. How does this JSP Program work? Your company works…

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  Organizations need capable leaders and IPS has been on the forefront of that development process for a decade. We have delivered thousands of hours of training to supervisors and managers on their leadership journey through dozens of courses at over 100 companies. We have addressed many of the core competencies which the research indicates…

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Why is Resilience Training needed now more than ever? Today more than any other time in history, we are dealing with the unknown.  The norms we counted on to make our lives predictable and within our control, have been challenged.  This places our human drive to survive on alert! Our brains are designed to see…

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Little Known Federal Funding for Producing Companies Everyone knows that, for all its benefits, trade brings with it, low cost imports. Domestic companies, may then find themselves facing severe price competition. However, few know that for decades the Federal Government has offered a surprisingly accessible and effective benefit for such companies. That benefit is a…

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During this time of shelter in place restrictions we are seeing a wide variety of activities move from in-person to virtual interactions. Since we are unable to hold traditional in-person job fairs to connect the unprecedented number of unemployed individuals with employers who do have jobs available, the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) is…

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Recent events in the United States clearly demonstrate the magnitude of the racial divide that currently exists in our society, our institutions and organizations, our cities, and towns, and even in our families. In the midst of this strife, meaningful dialog is not only possible but necessary for healing and peace. The fear and resentment…

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Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project.” This definition doesn’t tell the reader much about the day to day work and responsibilities of a project manager. While each organization…

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