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Becoming the Boss: Tips for Millennial Leadership Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on Feb 22, 2018 8:38:00 AM

Becoming the Boss: Tips for Millennial Leadership Training

Tips from Top Corporate Training Company

Millennials are the generation everyone has been buzzing about for years, with media debating the positive and negative characteristics attributed to this cohort. The role of millennials in the workplace has been a popular topic, as employers try to figure out how to integrate the work style of these employees into their organizations.

While the attention has been focused on millennials, many may not have noticed that Generation Z has been quietly growing up in the background, and the oldest members of this group are now entering the workplace. 

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Topics: leadership development, training millennials, millennial leadership training

The Value of Saying Thank You and Other Employee Recognition Ideas

Posted by Rachael Jones on Feb 15, 2018 8:47:00 AM


Most organizations understand that creating a work environment where employees feel appreciated and valued can help with greater employee engagement and retention of top talent, a place where people truly love what they do. Unfortunately, a recent survey discovered that employee recognition in the workplace is getting worse.

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Topics: employee retention programs, employee engagement, employee recognition ideas

Maximize Learning Retention with the Magic of Microlearning

Posted by Rachael Jones on Feb 8, 2018 8:30:00 AM


Have you ever crammed for an exam? Considering one study revealed that upward of 95% of students have admitted to cramming, chances are you have! Many articles have been written about why cramming doesn’t work for long-term learning retention – reasons include stress, lack of sleep, and not giving yourself enough time to truly grasp the information. Some of the reasons cramming doesn’t work in learning retention are also why microlearning can help.

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Topics: corporate training tips, microlearning, learning retention

Tips for Engaging Contract Training Consultants

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 25, 2018 8:13:00 AM


When your learning and development initiative timelines are tight, and your team is working at capacity, engaging contract training consultants can keep your projects on track. It’s a good idea to find a training company partner before you have an urgent training need. To ensure the success of your project, here are tips for engaging with contract training consultants.

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Topics: contract training consultants, contract training teams, top training companies, contract training consultant

Top Training Needs Assessment Questions

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 18, 2018 8:39:00 AM

Top Training Needs Assessment Questions for your New Learning Program

Tips from your Corporate Training Company

Top companies recognize the importance of employee training in improving productivity and performance, to stay competitive in the marketplace, and even for retaining their best people. Once a training need has been identified, you want to be sure the program is effective in addressing the skill or knowledge gap. The first step in any successful learning and development initiative is a training needs assessment. Learn more about the top training needs assessment questions.

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

WFH: Remote Work Training for Managers

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 11, 2018 8:08:00 AM


According to the Gallup State of the American Workplace report, the number of employees working remotely in some capacity is increasing, and so is the amount of time they are working off-site, away from their managers and colleagues.

The report data states that in 2016, 43% of employees were working off-site, up from 39% in 2012. In addition, the number of employees who spent 80% or more of their time doing remote work was 24% in 2012, and increased to 31% in 2016.1

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Topics: Remote Workforce, working remotely, workforce training, training for managers, remote work

Improve Your Onboarding Program - New Employee Onboarding Checklist

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 4, 2018 8:49:00 AM


After an extensive recruitment and interview process you’ve hired that ideal employee. She has impressive skills, brings a positive attitude, and seems to fit well with your team and company culture. You’re anxious to get her up and running as quickly as possible! And you may be tempted to skip the new employee onboarding process. Do so at your own risk!

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Topics: employee onboarding, employee onboarding process, new employee onboarding checklist

Choosing Custom Training or Off-the-Shelf

Posted by Rachael Jones on Dec 28, 2017 11:23:01 AM


When learning leaders are presented with the task of developing a new training program, the first step is a needs assessment. This assessment helps to identify the business objective of the training and the knowledge and/or skills gap it is addressing. A question that is asked early on in the process is whether the new program can be covered by off-the-shelf training or if custom training is the better choice.

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Topics: custom training, custom training solutions, customized training programs, customized training

Thank You for Partnering with Us as Your 2017 Training Company

Posted by Rachael Jones on Dec 19, 2017 8:08:00 AM


Season's Greetings

from the TrainingFolks Team

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Topics: corporate training, training company, best training company

Attending Virtual Meetings? Get Effective Meeting Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on Dec 14, 2017 1:10:10 PM


With the work environment becoming increasingly global and advances in online technologies, more and more people are connecting virtually with colleagues and clients. People are used to virtual meetings, whether for team status check-ins, training and even job interviews. While the technology allows employees across the country or around the globe to meet as if they were in the same room, effective meeting training can help to ensure more successful meetings.

Here are 7 training tips for more effective virtual meetings (and in-person meetings as well).

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Topics: leadership development, effective meeting training

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