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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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  • 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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