Rachael Jones

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Balancing Work from Home and Working in the Office After Covid-19 

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 30, 2020 2:30:00 PM

Balancing WFH and Working in the Office After Covid-19 

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it, especially in the workplace.  For the last few months, many employees have found themselves in the position of working from home exclusively. Some may have had prior experience working remotely, while for others this was a completely new challenge.  

 

As many regions across the country start efforts to reopen, employees may find themselves back in the office very soon. These changes are likely to be implemented gradually, allowing for many to have a blended model where they shift between working from home and working in the office. 

 

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Topics: back to work, covid-19 work from home, work from home best practices, work from home

What to Look for When Hiring a Virtual Instructor 

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM

What to Look for When Hiring a Virtual Instructor 

With the increased number of employees now working from home, many organizations have had to quickly adapt. Work doesn’t stop, and neither does the need for hiring and onboarding new employees, upgrading or implementing new technologies, or rolling out a new cultural change initiative.

 

To help meet these demands, there has been an increase in hiring contract Virtual Instructors. Here are some tips to help you determine what you should look for in a Virtual Instructor, what level of Instructor you should hire, and how to evaluate their performance 

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Topics: virtual instructor led training, hiring a virtual instructor

Why is Employee Onboarding Important?  

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Why is Employee Onboarding Important?  

It’s no overstatement to say your company’s system for onboarding new employees is the most important step you’ll take toward building a solid workforce. Getting started on the right foot has more benefits than just improved employee relations.  

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Topics: employee onboarding, Employee Onboarding Training Program

Does eLearning Work?  

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 10, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Does eLearning Work?

Introduction to eLearning

Electronic-based training or eLearning has changed the face of teaching.

eLearning is a learning system that is typically accessed via the internet using your smart phone, tablet, or computer. It gives the participants the option to learn anywhere, at any time.

According to the Association for Talent Development (ATD), the number of companies offering the majority of their learning material as eLearning is expected to increase 50% by 2022.

Critics however, question whether training through electronic devices is as effective as training delivered in a traditional classroom setting.

Do the pros outweigh the cons?

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Topics: eLearning, elearning developer, Does eLearning Work, elearning service provider, eLearning Development

Can You Make Virtual Instructor Led Training Fun?

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Can You Make Virtual Instructor Led Training Fun?

 

Many of us can say that at some point we have endured a long, drawn out training session where it seems that not much gets accomplished.

Now that most classroom training is postponed and is being converted to Virtual Instructor Led Training (ViLT), you should ensure that these sessions leave your team feeling excited, invigorated and motivated.

If you are planning to make your Virtual Instructor Led Training engaging, interactive or even fun, the answer is that you may not be able to make it ‘fun’ exactly, but you can definitely inject it with some much needed energy so that people feel involved, engaged and motivated.

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Topics: vilt training tips, Virtual Training Interactive, Virtual Instructor Led training Best Practices

Announcing the 2020 Training Industry Top Training Companies Lists: Training Outsourcing

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 1, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Announcing the 2020 Training Industry Top Training Companies Lists: Training Outsourcing

We’re very pleased to announce that we have been selected by Training Industry as a

Training Outsourcing Watch List Company for 2020!

This is a great achievement for us, and is testament to the hard work and effort of the TrainingFolks Team.

RALEIGH, N.C.—May28, 2020— Training Industry today announced its selections for the 2020 Top Training Companies™ lists for the training outsourcing sector of the learning and development market. Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, prepares the Training Industry Top 20 report on critical sectors of the corporate training marketplace to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies.

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Topics: training company, best training company, training awards

Selecting a Training Company to Implement Technology and Change

Posted by Rachael Jones on May 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Selecting a Training Company to Implement Technology and Change

As a Leader, you likely have goals to implement strategic initiatives that keep your business running or more so implement new ideas that compete in a world of innovation, growth and constant change.

It’s likely your new technology or project has a goal to increase profitability, find synergies or fix a problem you deal with. If this goal isn’t achieved, you learn from it and try something else.

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Topics: Change initiative, Technology and Change

The Top 7 Benefits of Virtual Instructor Led Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on May 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM

The Top 7 Benefits of Virtual Instructor Led Training (ViLT)

Modern technologies make virtual training easier, cheaper, and as effective as in-classroom training. Yet distance learning is still a growing industry and as such, some of its benefits aren't as widely known as they could be.  

We're here to help make those benefits a little more clear. We're experts in distance learning and want to share the key learning advantages of the virtual classroom with our prospective clients. 

Whatever you need to teach your employees, whenever you need to do it, virtual training can be the way to go. Ready to learn more about how virtual training can help to improve your business? Then keep reading!

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Topics: vilt, virtual instructor led training, prepare vilt, Virtual Instructor Led training Best Practices

How Can I Improve the Value of Salesforce Training?

Posted by Rachael Jones on May 13, 2020 9:30:00 AM

How Can I Improve the Value of Salesforce Training?  

You’ve decided to use Salesforce, great! But do you know how to use it? 

Helping organizations grow and thrive is what Salesforce does. Think of Salesforce as the command center for your business - a customer relationship management platform (CRM). Salesforce provides a solution to manage your sales, marketing, customer service and more, all in one place! 

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Topics: salesforce training, salesforce trainer, salesforce, What does salesforce do

Keep Development Going, with Virtual Instructor Led Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on May 6, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Keep Your Team’s Development Going, with Virtual Instructor Led Training (ViLT) 

Many of us have had to quickly adapt to the new reality of working at home and although this can be a challenging adjustment for many, the development of your people should still be a clear priority. 

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Topics: vilt, virtual instructor led training, virtual training team

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