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The Impacts of Social Media on Your Business

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

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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

Trends in Corporate Learning Delivery

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jan 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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Why Do I Need A Training Needs Analysis Anyway?

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jan 5, 2017 9:36:00 AM

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It’s an age old story.  Learning leader Janet has to implement a new technology training rollout for global offices in the next six months.  She’ll be dealing with varying languages, cultural norms as well as generational differences in her workforces.  Janet is given a fairly tight budget and asked to have this marked as priority and started on immediately.

Janet feels the pressure of the looming deadline and the importance of the training in order to have everyone ready on the new system by the end of the second quarter and so, she begins the process of building out the training plan forgetting the cardinal rule to any successful training initiative – the needs analysis.

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Topics: needs analysis

Instructional Design Elements for Successful Learning

Posted by Nisha Amin on Dec 22, 2016 9:45:00 AM

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Experienced instructional designers understand the importance of motivating and engaging their learners.  With the changing workforce comes a significant change in learning styles as well as available time for employees to spend on training and development initiatives.

The experts Instructional Design consultants here at TrainingFolks have been working with a number of tools to ensure effective programs are created, delivered and evaluated for our clients.  Here are some tools and tips to help with your upcoming projects. 

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Topics: Instructional design

Combat Business Challenges with Effective Leadership Development

Posted by Nisha Amin on Dec 15, 2016 12:45:00 PM

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Topics: leadership development