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Reskilling Current Employees for Future Workforce Needs

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 23, 2017 9:35:00 AM

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Changes in the workforce such as the introduction of new technologies, a focus on work-life balance, and the unique work styles and learning profiles of Millennials are heavily influencing communication, training and overall workplace culture. To remain competitive, it is important for successful organizations to evaluate the skills and knowledge of their current employees to ensure they are well-trained for future business requirements.

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Topics: change management

The Key Benefits of Mobile Learning

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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As we get further into 2017, the corporate learning industry and its Learning Leaders are starting to look at new trends to help increase engagement and success of learning initiatives.

A key element to the success of any learning project is the delivery of the training material.  You can have the most compelling material but delivering it in the wrong medium could lead to dismal results.

One of the trending methods of such delivery is mobile learning.  Now although there is some growing popularity it’s important to keep in mind that although the market overall is absorbing more and more content on mobile devices, there is still room for a lot of growth when it comes to mobile learning in the corporate training world.

A Global Trends in Talent Development1 survey conducted in 2015 showed, that the highest use of mobile learning was only 16% across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  Only 5% of companies were using mobile learning in North America.1

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Topics: mobilelearning

How Microlearning Can Achieve Learning Objectives

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 9, 2017 9:16:00 AM

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Microlearning is one of a handful of emerging trends for the years ahead.  This makes sense seeing as how it lends itself to the larger changes taking place in the workforce. 

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Topics: microlearning

Losing Your Millennials?  Get the Right Training In Place!

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Ah the Millennials. 

For many Baby Boomers like me, they seem like a whole new breed of employee, colleague and manager across organizations in today’s marketplace.

Although this cohort has a number of unique work related characteristics, one that is by far the most frustrating is the lack of loyalty resulting in turnover. 

At first I have to admit, I was quite narrow-minded, concluding that Millennials simply did not have intentions to stick around once they secured a position, and were consistently looking for the next best thing in the meantime.

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Topics: Millennial Workforce

The Impacts of Social Media on Your Business

Posted by Nisha Amin on Feb 23, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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There is no doubt about it that technology has significantly evolved throughout the last few years. We have been introduced to smartphones, tablets, and social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Topics: social media training

Create Customer Service Excellence with e-Learning

Posted by Nisha Amin on Feb 16, 2017 10:06:00 AM

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The customer experience has never been as important to the outcome of a business as it is today.  With social media taking the lead when it comes to customers sharing their feedback on your brand or product, companies have little wiggle-room when it comes to an unsatisfied customer.

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Topics: eLearning

Successfully Managing Your Remote Workforce

Posted by Nisha Amin on Feb 9, 2017 12:53:08 PM

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Effectively managing remote employees is sometimes easier said than done for many managers.  This is due to things like a lack of technology to support remote workforces, communication barriers between the employee and the manager and in many cases, simply misunderstanding the nuances of managing those that are working remotely as compared to those that are in the office.

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Topics: Remote Workforce

Bad Hire or Bad Employee Onboarding

Posted by Nisha Amin on Feb 2, 2017 9:14:00 AM

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I’ve personally worked in a number of organizations where I’ve seen some of the best and some of the absolute worse onboarding processes play out!  Considering the cost and time that goes into the recruitment and hiring process, one would expect business leaders to spend the extra time on developing a strong employee onboarding process, especially since statistics show that companies lose up to 25% of their new hires in the first year!

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Topics: onboarding

Combat Employee Turnover with Employee Engagement

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jan 26, 2017 9:45:00 AM

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Finding top talent can be a challenge in itself for many companies. A lot of energy, time and resources go into recruiting the right candidate and onboarding them. However, there is something equally as important as identifying the right person. The ability to retain that talent is something that many organizations struggle with. Employee turnover ends up costing companies a lot of money and many managers don’t realize that employees don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. Gaining a better understanding of what exactly causes people to leave their jobs is important so that you can help prevent it in the future and keep your best employees!

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Ensuring Effective Instructor Led Training (ILT)

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jan 19, 2017 9:43:00 AM

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With the number of changes that the workforce continues to experience, the question around the effectiveness of Instructor Led Training courses (ILT) has become something to consider for Learning Leaders.

Millennials for example are looking for shorter format training as with microlearning as well as more technology based delivery seen with gamification

Remote workforces can make physical attendance challenging and expensive for the organization to accommodate.

And the growing demand for work-life balance makes hours in a day even more valuable, decreasing the enthusiasm of spending hours at a time in a closed classroom setting. 

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Topics: InstructorLedTraining