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Rachael Jones

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Visit top training company at the I4PL 2017 Conference & Trade Show

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 2, 2017 8:01:00 AM


You're invited to join the TrainingFolks team at booth #501 at this year’s Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL) Conference and Trade Show being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, November 6-7, 2017.

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Topics: top training company, I4PL Conference and Trade Show

7 Key Areas for a Successful Employee Onboarding Program

Posted by Rachael Jones on Oct 26, 2017 10:56:17 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES

Once your company has attracted and hired top talent for your team, the most important part of the hiring process begins  employee onboarding.

Onboarding is the process of introducing a new employee to the company, culture and their role, helping him or her adjust to the social and performance aspects of the job to quickly become a productive, contributing team member. A strong employee onboarding program is essential for engaging and retaining new hires. 

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Topics: onboarding program, employee onboarding, employee onboarding process

Overcoming Corporate Training Challenges with Microlearning

Posted by Rachael Jones on Oct 19, 2017 8:57:00 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES

Does your company experience this corporate training challenge? With constant changes in information and technology, employees know they need to be continuously learning to deliver peak performance in their jobs. Yet they are so busy, they struggle to find time for learning and development.

Consider these stats:

  • 1% of a typical work week or just 24 minutes is all most employees spend on learning and development
  • To learn what they need for their jobs, 70% of employees access search engines and 50% to 60% look for online courses
  • 30% of employees do most of their work somewhere other than their employer’s location1
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Topics: corporate training, microlearning

Implementing Mobile Learning? Learn 5 Mobile Learning Best Practices

Posted by Rachael Jones on Oct 12, 2017 8:52:00 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES

With more employees using mobile devices and working remotely than ever before, developing mobility initiatives and strategies is becoming a top priority for organizations of all sizes.

Cisco’s 2015 Mobility Landscape Survey states that 69% of respondents agree or strongly agree that “over the next 10 years, mobility will impact our organization as much as the World Wide Web has over the last 20 years.”1

Further, “78% agree mobility is a strategic imperative for our organization’s success.”2 Since the survey was done, these numbers have likely continued to increase.

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Topics: mobile learning, mobile learning best practices

Is Your Corporate Training Engaging Your Millennial Workforce?

Posted by Rachael Jones on Oct 5, 2017 8:51:00 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES


It has been widely reported that a work culture supporting employee engagement leads to greater employee retention. The Gallup survey “State of the American Workplace” found that only one-third of employees are “engaged” at work – they love their jobs and work hard every day to improve their organizations. That means two-thirds of employees are not engaged – 51% are “just there” and 16% are “actively disengaged”, miserable in their jobs and destroying much of the good work done by engaged employees.1

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Topics: corporate training, Millennial Workforce, employee retention, employee engagement, millennials in the workplace

How to Move Instructor-led Training to the Virtual Classroom

Posted by Rachael Jones on Sep 28, 2017 8:55:00 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES

There are many good reasons for your company to move your Instructor-led Training (ILT) courses to a Virtual Classroom – saving money on travel costs, training geographically dispersed employees at one time, and recording sessions to use for future training.

But not all ILT programs are suitable for virtual delivery, also known as virtual Instructor-led Training (vILT). In others, some content may work virtually while other elements of the training will only work in-person. When adapting ILT courses for virtual delivery, here are the course elements you need to review.

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Topics: vilt, virtual classrooms, virtual classroom

Improve Technology User Adoption with Gamification

Posted by Rachael Jones on Sep 21, 2017 8:57:51 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES

When companies introduce new technology it is to improve productivity, streamline processes, and help employees work more efficiently. With all of these positive outcomes, you would think that most employees would be happy to adopt it. In reality, it is human nature to resist change, and getting employees to alter their daily routines is often a challenge.

Here are three ways to improve user adoption of new technology.

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Topics: Gamification, what is gamification, gamification in business

Microlearning for Easy, Accessible Corporate Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on Sep 14, 2017 9:17:00 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES

Emily was just promoted – she is now manager of the customer service team for student banking at a large financial institution. She is excited about her new position, and also a bit nervous as this is her first experience leading a team.

As a new manager, Emily wants to succeed and the first step is improving her management skills. She has been enrolled in her company’s three-day manager’s course which begins in two weeks – but she wants to start training now. With her days suddenly full of back to back meetings, when can she squeeze in professional development time?

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Topics: corporate training, microlearning

Company Changes to Attract, Engage & Retain Your Millennial Workforce

Posted by Rachael Jones on Sep 7, 2017 11:02:00 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES


There have been many studies, surveys and articles written about millennials in the workforce. This is not surprising considering that according to statistics, in less than 10 years 75% of the workforce will be made up of millennials. With this in mind, more and more companies are reviewing their workplace policies and practices to create a company culture that will attract, develop and retain millennials.

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Topics: Millennial Workforce, millennials in the workplace, millennial

Onboarding Best Practices: How to Decrease Your Employee Onboarding Time

Posted by Rachael Jones on Aug 31, 2017 11:46:20 AM

Onboarding Best Practices from a top training company

When new hires show up at your company on their first day, eager to get started in their new position, how are they greeted? Do they spend most of the day doing paperwork, waiting for their computers and cellphones to be set up, given documents to read while their managers are busy in meetings? Or do you have a formal employee onboarding program that makes them feel welcome and reinforces the decision to join your company?

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Topics: onboarding checklist, onboarding, employee onboarding, onboarding new employees