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Contract Trainer Networking Skills-5 Ways to Build Contacts

Posted by Nisha Amin on Apr 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

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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Topics: contract trainer, corporate training tips, contract trainer success

How Technology Can Improve Your Employee Onboarding Process

Posted by Nisha Amin on Apr 19, 2018 8:27:00 AM

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 reasons why.

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Topics: employee onboarding, employee onboarding process, new employee onboarding checklist

3 TIPS FOR CONTRACT TRAINER PROFILE SUCCESS

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Apr 16, 2018 4:51:00 PM

TIPS FROM YOUR CORPORATE TRAINING COMPANY

LinkedIn is a tool that is mutually beneficial for both candidates as well as recruiters. It allows candidates to showcase their skills and enables recruiters to find the best fit talent for projects.

Here are several tips to help you enhance your LinkedIn profile so that recruiters can not only find you but make them want to contact you for their next opportunity!

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Topics: contract trainers, contract trainer, all star profile, contract trainer success

Discover the Top Instructional Design Interview Questions

Posted by Nisha Amin on Apr 12, 2018 8:53:00 AM

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 elements that will engage learners.

If you don't have these exact skill sets on your learning and development team and are not in a position to hire a full-time resource, consider a contract Instructional Designer. 

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Topics: instructional design companies, instructional design services, contract Instructional designer, instructional design interview questions

3 Ways To Lose Your Millennial Employees

Posted by Nisha Amin on Apr 5, 2018 12:27:45 PM

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 most successful companies will likely have to adopt new workplace practices if they hope to reduce the high cost of turnover.

Here are 3 common mistakes that organizations make when it comes to their millennial workforce.

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3 Ways to Create a Family Friendly Workplace

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 29, 2018 12:16:47 PM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY TIPS ON FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACES

Having 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 high cost of hiring and turnover, creating a family friendly workplace can help your bottom line by attracting and retaining good employees. Here are three ways to make your work environment more family friendly.

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Topics: employee onboarding, remote work, family friendly workplace

Boss versus Leader - Which are You?

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 22, 2018 11:52:23 AM

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 used interchangeably, there are some significant differences between the two. There is a good chance that the boss you loved was truly a leader.

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Topics: leadership development training, leadership development

5 Virtual Training Techniques to Improve Learner Engagement

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 15, 2018 8:47:00 AM

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 checking email, texting their friends, or falling asleep? And how do you keep learners engaged when they are in dispersed locations staring at their computer screens?

The good news is there are virtual training techniques you can use to improve learner engagement.

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Topics: virtual training, virtual classroom, virtual training techniques

Storming the C-Suite: The Importance of Women in Leadership Roles

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 8, 2018 8:33:00 AM

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 with women under-represented in boardrooms and C-Suites.

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Topics: leadership development training, leadership development, international womens day, women in leadership

Gone in a Flash: Planning Your HTML5 eLearning Conversion

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 1, 2018 8:46:00 AM

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 recent years, other technologies such as HTML5 have been launched as alternatives to Flash.1

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Topics: html5 elearning, html5 elearning authoring tools, flash to html5 conversion