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Nisha Amin

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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

How an eLearning Company Can Help Draft Your Dream Team

Posted by Nisha Amin on Feb 1, 2018 9:49:31 AM

TIPS FROM A TOP ELEARNING COMPANY


With the NHL and NBA playoffs heating up, many people are thinking about what makes a great team. Any sport brings together players who have outstanding skills in the different positions, fielding top players as they strive to win it all. 

The same goes for building business teams. To ensure your corporate training programs are successful in meeting the business objectives and closing the skill gaps, you need to bring your best people to the table. Assembling a group with diverse backgrounds, knowledge and expertise results in a stronger team.

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Topics: elearning company, elearning companies

5 Corporate Technology Training Best Practices

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

The workplace continues to change rapidly as technological advancements seem to be never ending.  Software, social media and hardware are all part of this tech revolution and can pose some serious challenges for organizations that must offer technology training to remain up to speed and maintain their competitive edge.

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Topics: technology trainers

Is Mobile Learning Right for Your Corporate Training and Development?

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 4, 2017 9:30:00 AM

TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

Mobile learning or m-learning is a great way for organizations to keep their workforce in the know in an efficient and up to date manner.

This corporate training delivery tool also speaks to the changing learning styles and needs of an evolving workforce. For example, the average attention span of Canadians has gone down from 12 seconds in 2000 to eight seconds!1 This speaks to many challenges that Instructional Designers are faced with when it comes to planning their content and for facilitators and trainers to deliver longer format content.

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Topics: mobilelearning

Training Millennials: Identifying the Needs of Future Leaders

Posted by Nisha Amin on Apr 27, 2017 9:20:00 AM

TIPS FROM YOUR GLOBAL TRAINING COMPANY

Millennials are quickly growing in size to become the largest cohort in the workforce. Statistics show that by 2025 organizations will be dealing with a workforce made up of 75% Millennials.1 With this in mind, successful companies gearing up for the future need to take a step back and really consider leadership development of this group, even though poor retention numbers characteristic of this group may serve as a deterrent. 

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Topics: Millennial Workforce, training millennials

How Effective Is Your Employee Onboarding Process?

Posted by Nisha Amin on Apr 20, 2017 10:20:00 AM

TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

Congratulations, you’ve finally found that perfect new recruit and the organization is excited to get moving.  This person should bring great value to the bottom line, ignite the team culture and help achieve the overall goals of the organization.

 

Nisha Amin, Director of Marketing, TrainingFolks

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Topics: TrainingFolks, training program, onboarding, onboarding program