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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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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES Once your company has attracted and hired top talent for your team, the most important part of the hiring process begins – employee onboarding. Onboarding is the process of introducing a new employee to the company, culture and their role, helping him or her adjust to the social and performance aspects of the job to quickly become a productive, con...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES Does your company experience this corporate training challenge? With constant changes in information and technology, employees know they need to be continuously learning to deliver peak performance in their jobs. Yet they are so busy, they struggle to find time for learning and development. Consider these stats: 1% of a typical work week or ju...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES With more employees using mobile devices and working remotely than ever before, developing mobility initiatives and strategies is becoming a top priority for organizations of all sizes. Cisco’s 2015 Mobility Landscape Survey states that 69% of respondents agree or strongly agree that “over the next 10 years, mobility will impact our organization as...

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  • It has been widely reported that a work culture supporting employee engagement leads to greater employee retention. The Gallup survey “State of the American Workplace” found that only one-third of employees are “engaged” at work – they love their jobs and work hard every day to improve their organizations. That means two-thirds of employees are not engaged – 51% are “just there” and 16...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES There are many good reasons for your company to move your Instructor-led Training (ILT) courses to a Virtual Classroom – saving money on travel costs, training geographically dispersed employees at one time, and recording sessions to use for future training. But not all ILT programs are suitable for virtual delivery, also known as virtual Instructor...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES When companies introduce new technology it is to improve productivity, streamline processes, and help employees work more efficiently. With all of these positive outcomes, you would think that most employees would be happy to adopt it. In reality, it is human nature to resist change, and getting employees to alter their daily routines is often a cha...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES Emily was just promoted – she is now manager of the customer service team for student banking at a large financial institution. She is excited about her new position, and also a bit nervous as this is her first experience leading a team. As a new manager, Emily wants to succeed and the first step is improving her management skills. She has been enro...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES There have been many studies, surveys and articles written about millennials in the workforce. This is not surprising considering that according to statistics, in less than 10 years 75% of the workforce will be made up of millennials. With this in mind, more and more companies are reviewing their workplace policies and practices to create a company ...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES When new hires show up at your company on their first day, eager to get started in their new position, how are they greeted? Do they spend most of the day doing paperwork, waiting for their computers and cellphones to be set up, given documents to read while their managers are busy in meetings? Or do you have a formal employee onboarding program tha...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES When your company decides to convert some of the Instructor-led Training (ILT) courses in your training program to Virtual Instructor-led Training (vILT), a couple of key roles your learning and development team will need are Instructional Designers and vILT Trainers. But if vILT is new to your team, consider engaging a contract instructional design...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES As our jobs become busier and attention spans shorter, many Learning Leaders have been presented with the challenge of finding ways to make their companies’ training programs more impactful. One training format that can help meet this goal is eLearning. 

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES One of the advantages of implementing cloud-based technology is that software updates are made automatically by the provider so the service is “always up-to-date” with no need for your in-house IT department to get involved.One of the disadvantages of implementing a cloud-based technology is that software updates are made automatically by the provid...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICESIf your company is searching for a learning management system (LMS) you likely know about the many benefits – how much faster and easier it is to create and deliver learning content, manage training programs, track course completions, and report on results. That is great news for learning leaders.But even with all the helpful and convenient functional...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES More and more companies are discovering the benefits of choosing eLearning for the delivery of their training programs. eLearning allows for maximum course flexibility, improved learner engagement, and greater reach, especially for organizations with a dispersed workforce. Training can be delivered on-demand as required, and travel costs are reduced...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES Doesn’t it seem like every week there is yet another cyber attack reported in the news? The companies being harmed by these attacks are not smaller businesses with limited security budgets, but top international companies. It just shows that no organization is safe from cyber criminals. That's why it's more important than ever for organizations of a...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES Have you ever sat in a training course and wondered why you were even there? The content was not engaging, the subject matter was not relevant to your industry, and the examples had nothing to do with your position. Chances are you retained little of the material presented and it did not have a long-term, positive impact on your job performance.When...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICESMost successful managers can tell you that there is a big correlation between happy workers and hard workers. Increased workloads, distrusting managers, and unclear goals within organizations have created work environments in which employees feel overworked, undervalued, and disengaged. Employers often have the misconception that paying their employee...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES There are many reasons why organizations need to plan a training program – to update employees on process improvements, the roll-out of new equipment or technology, to address changes in laws or industry regulations, the realignment of job functions due to restructuring, or to close the performance gaps demonstrated by particular employees.

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICESDespite the development of new technologies and the improvements in translation tools like Google Translate, the field of professional translating is growing at a steady pace. So why do countless industries choose to use professional translators instead of taking the easy path of an automatic translation? Why use the skills of a professional translato...

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  • TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY The budget for the cybersecurity training program has finally been approved, and company leadership has flagged it as a priority. With your learning and development team stretched thin on other projects, you’ve decided the most efficient way to complete this training program is to hire a contract Instructional Designer (ID). If you need to make the case...

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  • The day was rainy and gloomy, but the smiles on the faces of the TrainingFolks team were sunny and bright as we gathered at the Enercare Centre early Sunday morning, June 4, for the Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart in Toronto.

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES Technology is the biggest form of communication that millennials use today, both in their personal lives as well as in the workplace. As new tools are developed, millennials are the first ones to use them. However, what some people don’t know is that millennials also value face-to-face communication. They need more engagement than their employers re...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICESFor the sixth consecutive year, TrainingFolks has been selected by Training Industry as part of their 2017 Content Development Companies Watch List. Training Industry publishes this list each year, as part of its mission to monitor the training marketplace and identify top providers of training services and technologies. 

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