Kathy Irish

Kathy Irish

Kathy joined ej4 in 2007 as our first Instructional Designer. She has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resource Management, Training and Organizational Development. In addition to managing and planning ej4’s yearly new content development, Kathy also oversees all the production on updates (both legal and style-wise) to current off-the-shelf content.

Recent posts by Kathy Irish

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Benefits of Financial Literacy Training for Employees

By Kathy Irish on Apr 15, 2021 4:00:00 PM


Your employees have a life outside of the workplace. Stressors in their personal lives can affect their performance at work. Financial worries are one of the biggest stressors most of us face. Companies can go beyond competitive pay and benefits with training to help to alleviate this stress. There are many benefits of financial literacy training for employees.

Topics: Soft Skills
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8 Staff Training Ideas to Spice Up Your Learning

By Kathy Irish on Mar 18, 2021 2:15:00 PM


Are you a manager looking for staff training ideas for a specific team member? Or are you a training or HR leader looking to expand on your employee training and development program? Hopefully, these stories from our clients will help you spice up your staff training.

Topics: Training & Development
8 min read

Anti-Racism in the Workplace: Start a Conversation

By Kathy Irish on Feb 25, 2021 2:00:00 PM

As someone who is actively trying to understand my privilege, while learning how to address anti-racism in the workplace, I am on my own journey along the anti-racism continuum. I know that we are all unique human beings. Our life experiences shape our values and perspectives.  We’ve all struggled to overcome challenges in life. We’ve experienced heartbreak and joy, success and failure, happiness and despair. But not everyone has experienced racism.  

Topics: Compliance
7 min read

DISC Training: Getting the Most Out of DISC for Your Organization

By Kathy Irish on Feb 18, 2021 1:46:52 PM


DISC has been a tool in the learning and development space for over 20 years, and millions of people have taken a DISC assessment worldwide. That assessment is most effective when paired with DISC training so team members can understand what their assessment means...and how that understanding can help them communicate and collaborate.

Topics: Training & Development
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Employee Retention Strategies that Leverage Training

By Kathy Irish on Feb 11, 2021 2:00:00 PM

At any company, people will come and go. It’s a fact of life that people retire and move. Some people are passively recruited by another company, or they just decide to take their career in a new direction. You can expect a certain level of natural attrition but there are some simple employee retention strategies to counteract the preventable reasons people leave. That starts with training.

Topics: Human Resources
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How to Buy eLearning Content for Your LMS (And Not Regret It Later)

By Kathy Irish on Jan 5, 2021 3:17:27 PM

Buying eLearning content is easy, but shopping for content can be a nightmare. There are so many options and factors you need to consider to ensure you’re getting the right content for your LMS and your organization. And, by the way, if you do not yet have an LMS, you should know that when you buy our content, you get Thinkzoom, our LMS, for free!

Topics: Training & Development

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