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  • TIPS FROM YOUR CORPORATE TRAINING COMPANY Networking events can be stressful, challenging and if not done right, ineffective. However, in the business world, it’s hard to run a successful business without networking. Finding opportunities as Contract Training Professionals means making the right contacts.  Here are 5 tips that you can apply to help market yourself better.

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  • EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY As more organizations are recognizing the benefits of a solid employee onboarding program -- greater employee engagement and productivity, improved retention rates, and reduced turnover -- they are investing in enhancements to their internal process. One way companies can improve the onboarding process is by using technology. Here are five re...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY TIPS FOR BETTER INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN INTERVIEW QUESTIONS As a Learning Leader, you are constantly being challenged to find new and innovative ways to improve the training experiences in your organization. This could mean creating more compelling content, introducing new modalities such as mobile learning, microlearning or gamification, or implementing eye-catching visual ...

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  • TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY According to Gallup, 21% of millennials reported changing jobs in the last year and it is estimated that millennial turnover costs the U.S. economy $30.5 billion annually.1 As Baby Boomers continue to retire, organizations need to attract more skilled millennial employees to fill the workforce gaps.  But millennials have unique needs in the workplace, and the m...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY TIPS ON FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACESHaving children is one of the biggest decisions anyone will make – it impacts every aspect of your life, including your career. While people try to achieve work-life balance, it's certainly not easy. One study found that roughly half of all parents, both men and women, take a job for less money at a more family friendly employer.1 With the...

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  • BOSS VERSUS LEADER - TAKE THE QUIZ When you reflect on your career, you’ve likely had bosses you’ve loved and others you haven’t liked very much at all. You may have even left a job due to the negative relationship with your manager. Think back on each situation – what was it about the person that made them so great? Or made them so unbearable? While the terms “boss” and “leader” are often use...

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  • VIRTUAL TRAINING TECHNIQUES FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY Your learning and development team has moved your in-class instructor-led training (ILT) courses to the virtual classroom and now it’s time to deliver. But virtual classroom training is a different experience from in-person. As a virtual trainer you don’t have the same visual cues such as people’s reactions and body language. Are learners ...

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #PressforProgress highlighting the urgent need for gender parity. The IWD organization cites the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report which shows that while women have made strides in healthcare and education, there is still a large gender gap in the workplace and politics wi...

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  • HOW TO PLAN YOUR HTML5 ELEARNING COURSE CONVERSIONS As a learning and development professional, you likely know that Adobe will be phasing out its Flash product by early 2020. For over 20 years, Flash was the most popular software used by developers to create games, videos and other multimedia content for online consumption. It has also been widely used for eLearning course development. In rec...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY TIPS FOR MILLENNIAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING Millennials are the generation everyone has been buzzing about for years, with media debating the positive and negative characteristics attributed to this cohort. The role of millennials in the workplace has been a popular topic, as employers try to figure out how to integrate the work style of these employees into their organization...

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  • Employee Recognition Ideas from Your Training Company Most organizations understand that creating a work environment where employees feel appreciated and valued can help with greater employee engagement and retention of top talent, a place where people truly love what they do. Unfortunately, a recent survey discovered that employee recognition in the workplace is getting worse.

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  • Learning Retention Tips From Your Corporate Training Company Have you ever crammed for an exam? Considering one study revealed that upward of 95% of students have admitted to cramming, chances are you have! Many articles have been written about why cramming doesn’t work for long-term learning retention – reasons include stress, lack of sleep, and not giving yourself enough time to truly grasp ...

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  • Tips for Engaging Contract Training ConsultantsWhen your learning and development initiative timelines are tight, and your team is working at capacity, engaging contract training consultants can keep your projects on track. It’s a good idea to find a training company partner before you have an urgent training need. To ensure the success of your project, here are tips for engaging with contract ...

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  • TOP TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS FOR YOUR NEW L&D PROGRAM Top companies recognize the importance of employee training in improving productivity and performance, to stay competitive in the marketplace, and even for retaining their best people. Once a training need has been identified, you want to be sure the program is effective in addressing the skill or knowledge gap. The first step in...

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  • REMOTE WORK TRAINING TIPS FOR MANAGERS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY According to the Gallup State of the American Workplace report, the number of employees working remotely in some capacity is increasing, and so is the amount of time they are working off-site, away from their managers and colleagues. The report data states that in 2016, 43% of employees were working off-site, up from 39% in 2012...

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  • WHY USE A NEW EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING CHECKLIST After an extensive recruitment and interview process you’ve hired that ideal employee. She has impressive skills, brings a positive attitude, and seems to fit well with your team and company culture. You’re anxious to get her up and running as quickly as possible! And you may be tempted to skip the new employee onboarding process. Do so at your own r...

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  • CUSTOM TRAINING TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY When learning leaders are presented with the task of developing a new training program, the first step is a needs assessment. This assessment helps to identify the business objective of the training and the knowledge and/or skills gap it is addressing. A question that is asked early on in the process is whether the new program can be covered by o...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICESWith the work environment becoming increasingly global and advances in online technologies, more and more people are connecting virtually with colleagues and clients. People are used to virtual meetings, whether for team status check-ins, training and even job interviews. While the technology allows employees across the country or around the globe to meet as i...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICESThe only thing that is constant is change, and the top companies recognize that change is inevitable as they continue to grow and evolve.In most cases, successful change initiatives are those in which the project leaders communicated the planned change and the benefits for end users early and often, and included a plan for any required training at the...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES You know the story – a skill or knowledge gap is identified in your company and the learning and development team is engaged to develop a new training program. Often the timeline is short and the budget is tight. As a learning professional, you understand the first step to a successful training program is a training needs assessment. But management...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES When your learning and development team needs extra resources to help with a high-profile training project, you want to work with a company you’ve built a good relationship with, a partner you can trust. That's why it pays to choose an instructional design company before you actually need one. Here are 5 good reasons.

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES Learning Leaders know that even the best managed training projects can be easily sidetracked. Some common issues include resources being reassigned to other initiatives, unexpected scope changes, and setting unrealistic timelines at the beginning of the project. When this happens, you need help – and fast! That’s why it makes sense for learning and...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES When you take a flight, do you watch the airplane safety video? Be honest. Many inflight safety videos are good examples of what NOT to do in corporate training videos. They are often boring and if you look around the plane, pretty much no one pays attention to them.Several years ago, Virgin America tried to address this issue by producing an anim...

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