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How to Answer "What's Your Greatest Weakness?"

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Aug 17, 2018 4:43:03 PM

CONTRACT TRAINING PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

Interview Series Part I

Many people roll their eyes when they get asked this question (hopefully in their heads and not actually in front of the interviewer). Why do interviewers continue to ask this question?

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Topics: contract training consultant, contract trainer success, interview questions

How Training and Development Affects Recruitment

Posted by Nisha Amin on Aug 16, 2018 3:22:00 PM

TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

In many organizations there is one team tasked with recruiting and hiring key talent to help achieve corporate goals and a separate one that is focused on developing that talent once they are part of the organization.

Can these teams work together to further productivity and success? The answer is yes, and this has become even more prevalent with the make up of the current and future workforce. 

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Bye Bye Bad Onboarding

Posted by Nisha Amin on Aug 9, 2018 3:49:00 PM

TIPS FROM YOUR CORPORATE TRAINING EXPERTS

Does this look like a recent new hire you brought on board?   If so, you're not alone!

Poor employee onboarding continues to be a real issue in organizations worldwide regardless of size.  The interesting thing, is that something that is so critical to the retention, productivity and overall engagement of new hires simply does not receive the kind of attention that it should.

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Topics: corporate training tips, employee onboarding, new employee onboarding checklist

How to Answer "Tell Me About Yourself"

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Aug 8, 2018 3:44:00 PM

TIPS FOR CONTRACT TRAINER SUCCESS

Interview Series Part 1

Most of the time, employers like to start the interview off with this mystifying question. For what seems like it may be a very simple question to answer, this question can make your palms sweat if you aren’t prepared.

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Topics: contract training consultant, contract trainer success, interview questions

Email Etiquette in the Workplace

Posted by Nisha Amin on Aug 2, 2018 5:46:00 PM

TIPS FROM YOUR CORPORATE TRAINING EXPERTS

WHY EMAIL OVERLOAD HURTS!

Email overload.  You’ve likely dealing with it right now and its not going to get any better unless something changes.

It is expected that the world will exchange 246 billion emails a year by the end of 2019 and a large portion of these email exchanges are done in the workplace.

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Topics: training for managers

Upcoming Training Industry Events You Don't Want to Miss

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Aug 1, 2018 10:04:00 AM

CONTRACT TRAINING PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS 

Bummed that you missed out on the conferences that took place earlier in the year? Don’t fret. It’s not too late to still attend an L&D Conference before 2018 is over.

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Topics: contract training consultant

Employee Onboarding 2.0 - Returning from Mat Leave

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jul 26, 2018 11:34:00 AM

TIPS FROM YOUR CORPORATE TRAINING EXPERTS

I recently returned to work from maternity leave and wow, it was a huge adjustment! 

Trying to refocus on KPIs, international communication and general adult conversation was a huge change from focusing 100% of my energy on caring for my son for almost a year.  Fortunately, my employer had developed an excellent return to work plan.

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Topics: employee onboarding process, maternity leave

A Trainer's Guide to Self Reflection

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Jul 24, 2018 2:35:17 PM

CONTRACT TRAINER SUCCESS TIPS

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day activities involved with training, leaving yourself no time at all for self-reflection. However, self-reflection is an important part of growing as a trainer. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, self-reflection is “the activity of thinking about your own feelings and behavior, and the reasons that may lie behind them.”

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Topics: contract training consultant, contract trainer success

Minimize the Training Forgetting Curve

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jul 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM


TIPS FROM YOUR CORPORATE TRAINING EXPERTS

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Topics: corporate training, forgetting curve

Create Star Players with Strategic Employee Onboarding

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jul 12, 2018 11:01:00 AM

 

TIPS FROM THE CORPORATE TRAINING EXPERTS

New employees who experience strong onboarding are 69% more likely to remain at a company for up to three years. 

Poor employee onboarding can lead to the loss of 60% a company’s entire workforce over 4 years

Onboarding programs can increase employee performance by up to 11%

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Topics: onboarding checklist, employee onboarding, employee onboarding process