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Nisha Amin

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Successfully Managing Your Remote Workforce

Posted by Nisha Amin on Feb 9, 2017 12:53:08 PM


Effectively managing remote employees is sometimes easier said than done for many managers.  This is due to things like a lack of technology to support remote workforces, communication barriers between the employee and the manager and in many cases, simply misunderstanding the nuances of managing those that are working remotely as compared to those that are in the office.

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Topics: Remote Workforce

Bad Hire or Bad Employee Onboarding

Posted by Nisha Amin on Feb 2, 2017 9:14:00 AM


I’ve personally worked in a number of organizations where I’ve seen some of the best and some of the absolute worse onboarding processes play out!  Considering the cost and time that goes into the recruitment and hiring process, one would expect business leaders to spend the extra time on developing a strong employee onboarding process, especially since statistics show that companies lose up to 25% of their new hires in the first year!

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Topics: onboarding

Combat Employee Turnover with Employee Engagement

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jan 26, 2017 9:45:00 AM


Finding top talent can be a challenge in itself for many companies. A lot of energy, time and resources go into recruiting the right candidate and onboarding them. However, there is something equally as important as identifying the right person. The ability to retain that talent is something that many organizations struggle with. Employee turnover ends up costing companies a lot of money and many managers don’t realize that employees don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. Gaining a better understanding of what exactly causes people to leave their jobs is important so that you can help prevent it in the future and keep your best employees!

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Ensuring Effective Instructor Led Training (ILT)

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jan 19, 2017 9:43:00 AM



With the number of changes that the workforce continues to experience, the question around the effectiveness of Instructor Led Training courses (ILT) has become something to consider for Learning Leaders.

Millennials for example are looking for shorter format training as with microlearning as well as more technology based delivery seen with gamification

Remote workforces can make physical attendance challenging and expensive for the organization to accommodate.

And the growing demand for work-life balance makes hours in a day even more valuable, decreasing the enthusiasm of spending hours at a time in a closed classroom setting. 

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Topics: InstructorLedTraining

Trends in Corporate Learning Delivery

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jan 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM


Method 1:  Mobile Learning

The corporate learning industry and Learning Leaders are starting to look at trends that are geared towards increasing engagement and success of learning initiatives.

A key element to the success of any learning project is the delivery of the training material. You can have the most compelling material but delivering it in the wrong medium could lead to dismal results.

There are a number of trending delivery methods that many organizations will begin to actively use, if not doing so already this year.  These include mobile, video, classroom conference, and gamification.

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Why Do I Need A Training Needs Analysis Anyway?

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jan 5, 2017 9:36:00 AM


It’s an age old story. Learning leader Janet has to implement a new technology training rollout for global offices in the next six months. She’ll be dealing with varying languages, cultural norms as well as generational differences in her workforces. Janet is given a fairly tight budget and asked to have this marked as priority and started on immediately.

Janet feels the pressure of the looming deadline and the importance of the training in order to have everyone ready on the new system by the end of the second quarter and so, she begins the process of building out the training plan forgetting the cardinal rule to any successful training initiative – the training needs assessment.

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Topics: needs analysis, training needs assessment, training needs assessment questions, training needs analysis

Instructional Design Elements for Successful Learning

Posted by Nisha Amin on Dec 22, 2016 9:45:00 AM


Experienced instructional designers understand the importance of motivating and engaging their learners.  With the changing workforce comes a significant change in learning styles as well as available time for employees to spend on training and development initiatives.

The experts Instructional Design consultants here at TrainingFolks have been working with a number of tools to ensure effective programs are created, delivered and evaluated for our clients.  Here are some tools and tips to help with your upcoming projects. 

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Topics: Instructional design

Combat Business Challenges with Effective Leadership Development

Posted by Nisha Amin on Dec 15, 2016 12:45:00 PM


The business dictionary defines Corporate Leadership Development as, “Teaching of leadership qualities, including communication, ability to motivate others, and management, to an individual who may or may not use the learned skills in a leadership position.”

Teaching these skills however is not a onetime thing for successful organizations nor is it a cookie cutter approach.

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Topics: leadership development

Why Millennials Are Good For Business!

Posted by Nisha Amin on Dec 8, 2016 9:40:00 AM


Many Millennial workers get a bad rap. 

Seen as being quite entitled, a bit lazy when it comes to working hard and flight risks when it comes to new hires, the truth is that the Millennial workforce encompasses a number of positive traits that can significantly help an organization if nurtured correctly.

Much of the reason for not seeing the good is because the one thing that Millennials undeniably are is different from the Generation X or Baby Boomer worker that currently makes up the majority of the workforce.   By 2020 however, the global workplace will be made up of 50% of Millennials (that’s not too far away!).1

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Topics: Millennial Workforce

Effective Leadership Training Will Replace Bosses

Posted by Nisha Amin on Dec 1, 2016 1:45:00 PM


The need for organizations to allocate corporate training and development dollars towards effective leadership development has grown substantially in the recent years.  

While baby boomers or Generation X-ers may have been accustomed to the mentality of a boss versus a true leader, success or failure for organizations in today’s market place and going forward commands a very different approach to team management and leadership.

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Topics: leadership development consultant, leadership development training, leadership development