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  • TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT TIPS Your learning and development team created, launched and delivered a new training program to address skills gaps in your customer service department. Now, six months later, the department manager has come back to you – it seems there is still an issue with the same skill set.

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  • TRAININGFOLKS AT RIDE FOR HEART The rain held off and the sun even peeked out as Team TrainingFolks took to Toronto highways on June 3 for the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart.This is the sixth consecutive year TrainingFolks participated in this event as part of our corporate social responsibility to give back to the community. Our riders, runner and walkers were happy to be able to rais...

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  • REMOTE WORK TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY Summer is just around the corner, bringing changes to most employees’ regular schedules. School is out, and some folks will have to deal with daycare and arrange to get their kids to camp, sports and other activities. Some organizations implement summer hours in which employees work extra hours Monday to Thursday with a shortened lunch and get a half...

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  • TOP TRAINING COMPANY LMS TIPS Your Learning Management System (LMS) allows you to manage all aspects of your organization’s learning and development program. This includes the creation, delivery, tracking and reporting for all training courses. A LMS can streamline your training program by automating many of the manual tasks your department has to manage -- as long as you're taking advantage o...

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  • TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY There are many common practices to follow when preparing for a job interview – dressing professionally, researching the company, and sending follow-up thank you notes to your interviewer. However, as a contractor, your job interview conversations may go a little differently than someone who is interviewing for a full-time role. Here are 5 valuable interview tip...

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  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE STRATEGY TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANYAs a customer, have you had this experience? You have an issue with a company and call customer service. You are bounced around through the automated phone system and sit on hold for an eternity. Once you finally reach a live person, they don’t know the answer to your question, so you are put on hold again, your blood pressure rising b...

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  • TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY It’s not possible to build a relationship with every recruiter you come across but picking and choosing a handful of recruiters to stay in touch with will prove beneficial to you in the long run. As a Learning and Development consultant, TrainingFolks’ recruiters cater to your niche, which makes it very important that you stay in touch with them and maintain tha...

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  • EMPLOYEE RETENTION PROGRAM TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY Finding top talent can be a challenge for many companies, but retaining the best employees can also be a struggle. There are many reasons employees leave – lack of opportunities for career advancement, not being supported by their manager, a negative company culture, or not feeling the company has a sense of purpose are just a few.

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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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