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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