What Do Employees Value? How to Increase Employee Retention

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Jun 29, 2017 9:15:00 AM


Most successful managers can tell you that there is a big correlation between happy workers and hard workers. Increased workloads, distrusting managers, and unclear goals within organizations have created work environments in which employees feel overworked, undervalued, and disengaged. Employers often have the misconception that paying their employees well will produce great joy and motivation that will result in better work. However, this is not usually the case. Many employers may be surprised to learn that money is not always the biggest motivating factor when it comes to productivity and happiness. 

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Topics: employee retention, employee retention programs, employee engagement

5 Good Reasons to Do a Training Needs Assessment

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 22, 2017 9:12:00 AM


There are many reasons why organizations need to plan a training program – to update employees on process improvements, the roll-out of new equipment or technology, to address changes in laws or industry regulations, the realignment of job functions due to restructuring, or to close the performance gaps demonstrated by particular employees.

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Topics: training needs assessment, training needs assessment questions

Why Your Organization Needs a Professional Translation Company

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 15, 2017 9:06:00 AM


Despite the development of new technologies and the improvements in translation tools like Google Translate, the field of professional translating is growing at a steady pace. So why do countless industries choose to use professional translators instead of taking the easy path of an automatic translation? Why use the skills of a professional translator instead of asking a member of your internal staff to do a translation?

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Topics: Translation, top translation companies

Making the Case for a Contract Instructional Designer

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 8, 2017 8:47:00 AM


The budget for the cybersecurity training program has finally been approved, and company leadership has flagged it as a priority. With your learning and development team stretched thin on other projects, you’ve decided the most efficient way to complete this training program is to hire a contract Instructional Designer (ID). If you need to make the business case to management for budget approval, here are seven good points to present.

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Topics: instructional designer, contract Instructional designer

TrainingFolks Walks and Rides to Create More Survivors

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 5, 2017 1:33:31 PM

The day was rainy and gloomy, but the smiles on the faces of the TrainingFolks team were sunny and bright as we gathered at the Enercare Centre early Sunday morning, June 4, for the Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart in Toronto.

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Topics: Heart&Stroke, RideforHeart

How to Manage Your Millennials with Mentoring

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Jun 1, 2017 8:32:00 AM


Technology is the biggest form of communication that millennials use today, both in their personal lives as well as in the workplace. As new tools are developed, millennials are the first ones to use them. However, what some people don’t know is that millennials also value face-to-face communication. They need more engagement than their employers realize which may be why some hiring managers find it difficult to find and retain millennials. 

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Topics: Millennial Workforce