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Rachael Jones

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How to Take Your Training Online with Customized eLearning

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jul 20, 2017 8:47:00 AM


More and more companies are discovering the benefits of choosing eLearning for the delivery of their training programs. eLearning allows for maximum course flexibility, improved learner engagement, and greater reach, especially for organizations with a dispersed workforce. Training can be delivered on-demand as required, and travel costs are reduced.

Whether you have existing training programs or need to develop new courses and require a customized eLearning solution, here are a few tips for taking your training online.

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Topics: custom eLearning solution, custom eLearning development, custom eLearning, elearning developer

How Microlearning can Reinforce Cyber Security Awareness Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jul 13, 2017 8:55:00 AM


Doesn’t it seem like every week there is yet another cyber attack reported in the news? The companies being harmed by these attacks are not smaller businesses with limited security budgets, but top international companies. It just shows that no organization is safe from cyber criminals. That's why it's more important than ever for organizations of all sizes to conduct cyber security awareness training.

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Topics: microlearning, Cybersecurity Training, cyber security awareness training

How to Choose between Customized Training Programs & Off-the-Shelf

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jul 6, 2017 8:47:00 AM


Have you ever sat in a training course and wondered why you were even there? The content was not engaging, the subject matter was not relevant to your industry, and the examples had nothing to do with your position. Chances are you retained little of the material presented and it did not have a long-term, positive impact on your job performance.

When implementing training in your organization, you can develop a customized training program or purchase an off-the-shelf course. But how do you choose? The best type of training depends on the needs of the organization and the target audience. 

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Topics: custom training, customized training programs, customized training

5 Good Reasons to Do a Training Needs Assessment

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 22, 2017 9:12:00 AM


There are many reasons why organizations need to plan a training program – to update employees on process improvements, the roll-out of new equipment or technology, to address changes in laws or industry regulations, the realignment of job functions due to restructuring, or to close the performance gaps demonstrated by particular employees.

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Topics: training needs assessment, training needs assessment questions

Why Your Organization Needs a Professional Translation Company

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 15, 2017 9:06:00 AM


Despite the development of new technologies and the improvements in translation tools like Google Translate, the field of professional translating is growing at a steady pace. So why do countless industries choose to use professional translators instead of taking the easy path of an automatic translation? Why use the skills of a professional translator instead of asking a member of your internal staff to do a translation?

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Topics: Translation, top translation companies

Making the Case for a Contract Instructional Designer

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 8, 2017 8:47:00 AM


The budget for the cybersecurity training program has finally been approved, and company leadership has flagged it as a priority. With your learning and development team stretched thin on other projects, you’ve decided the most efficient way to complete this training program is to hire a contract Instructional Designer (ID). If you need to make the business case to management for budget approval, here are seven good points to present.

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Topics: instructional designer, contract Instructional designer

TrainingFolks Walks and Rides to Create More Survivors

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 5, 2017 1:33:31 PM

The day was rainy and gloomy, but the smiles on the faces of the TrainingFolks team were sunny and bright as we gathered at the Enercare Centre early Sunday morning, June 4, for the Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart in Toronto.

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Topics: Heart&Stroke, RideforHeart

TrainingFolks is a Company to Watch for Content Development

Posted by Rachael Jones on May 29, 2017 9:20:00 AM


For the sixth consecutive year, TrainingFolks has been selected by Training Industry as part of their 2017 Content Development Companies Watch List. Training Industry publishes this list each year, as part of its mission to monitor the training marketplace and identify top providers of training services and technologies. 

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Topics: content development watch list

Improve Training Retention with Microlearning

Posted by Rachael Jones on May 25, 2017 8:54:00 AM


If your company is like many, you’ve probably invested a lot of time and money in creating, implementing and managing your learning and development program. The question is: do you know how effective it is? Are the learners not only understanding the information but also retaining it? Are they able to put the learning into practice in their daily jobs?

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Topics: microlearning

Protect Your Company with Cybersecurity Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on May 18, 2017 8:52:00 AM


With the recent Ransomware cyber attack, thought to be one of the biggest in history, many organizations have been scrambling to update their internal security measures. “Security experts said the attack appeared to be caused by a self-replicating piece of software that enters companies when employees click on email attachments, then spreads quickly internally from computer to computer when employees share documents.”1

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Topics: Cybersecurity Training