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WFH: Remote Work Training for Managers

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

REMOTE WORK TRAINING TIPS FOR MANAGERS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

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

WHY USE A NEW EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING CHECKLIST

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

CUSTOM TRAINING TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

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

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES


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

How Effective is Your Training for Important Change Initiatives?

Posted by Rachael Jones on Dec 7, 2017 12:01:29 PM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES

The only thing that is constant is change, and the top companies recognize that change is inevitable as they continue to grow and evolve.


In most cases, successful change initiatives are those in which the project leaders communicated the planned change and the benefits for end users early and often, and included a plan for any required training at the beginning of the change management process. 

Unfortunately, more often than not, the need for training in these projects is identified too late in the process, or is an afterthought. 

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Topics: important change initiatives, organizational change contract trainers

To Win the Finish Line Start with a Training Needs Assessment

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 30, 2017 10:22:34 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES

You know the story – a skill or knowledge gap is identified in your company and the learning and development team is engaged to develop a new training program. Often the timeline is short and the budget is tight.

As a learning professional, you understand the first step to a successful training program is a training needs assessment. But management may decide it isn’t necessary and want to skip this important step to save money and meet the deadline.

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Topics: training needs assessment, training needs assessment questions

Why Hire an Instructional Design Company Before You Need One

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 22, 2017 11:50:33 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES

When your learning and development team needs extra resources to help with a high-profile training project, you want to work with a company you’ve built a good relationship with, a partner you can trust. That's why it pays to choose an instructional design company before you actually need one. Here are 5 good reasons to outsource instructional services.

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Topics: instructional design companies, instructional design company, instructional design services

5 Tips for Selecting the Ideal Instructional Design Company

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 16, 2017 1:14:09 PM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES

Learning Leaders know that even the best managed training projects can be easily sidetracked. Some common issues include resources being reassigned to other initiatives, unexpected scope changes, and setting unrealistic timelines at the beginning of the project.

When this happens, you need help – and fast! That’s why it makes sense for learning and development teams to partner with a trusted instructional design company they can count on for assistance at a moment's notice. 

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Topics: instructional design companies, instructional design company, instructional design services

5 Corporate Training Lessons from Airline Safety Videos

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 9, 2017 10:13:55 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES

When you take a flight, do you watch the airplane safety video? Be honest.

Many inflight safety videos are good examples of what NOT to do in corporate training videos. They are often boring and if you look around the plane, pretty much no one pays attention to them.

Several years ago, Virgin America tried to address this issue by producing an animated safety video featuring wacky characters. The voice over was delivered in a mildly sarcastic tone, as if to say, “Yeah, we know you’ve seen this a hundred times but we still have to show it so at least we can try to make you smile”.

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Topics: corporate training, corporate training programs