3 Reasons Why Organizational Change Initiatives Fail

Posted by Nisha Amin on Oct 18, 2018 11:20:00 AM


Let’s face it, no one loves change.

In many cases it’s the fear of the unknown. 

What will this change mean for me?’ is usually the first and most important question for employees.

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Topics: change management, organizational change contract trainers

A Healthy Dose of Microlearning in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Posted by Nisha Amin on Oct 4, 2018 1:28:00 PM


The pharmaceutical industry is constantly innovating. Changes in technology, processes and procedures mean that to keep current, industry professionals must re-skill and up-skill to comply with the strict regulations in these fields. In such a fast-paced environment with increasingly complex subject matter, training can be a challenge.

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Topics: microlearning, elearning company, elearning designers

How To Answer, "Do You Have Any Questions for Me?"

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Oct 1, 2018 3:43:18 PM


An interview is not only a chance for the hiring manager to get to know you, but also a chance for you to get to know them, the company, and the day to day challenges and responsibilities of the role you are applying for.  Asking well thought out questions at the end of your interview demonstrates your strong interest in the position as well as your desire to excel in the role.  In contrast, if you don’t ask any questions, your interviewer will assume that you’re either not interested in the role or that you haven’t done your homework.

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Topics: contract trainer success, interview questions, hiring learning consultants

Developing Stronger Workplace Teams

Posted by Nisha Amin on Sep 27, 2018 3:48:00 PM


Effectively managing a team means more than just ensuring that day to day activities run smoothly.  A large part of maintaining a healthy and productive team and employee base requires quality employee and team development. 

As a Learning Leader, you already know that team building is important to the organization but how can you explain the importance to other team leaders or senior management who may feel that a team retreat is not effective use of budget or time?

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Topics: employee development, team development, Everything DiSC Workplace

How to Answer, "Tell Me About Your Employment Gap"

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Sep 21, 2018 9:44:17 AM


Interview Series Part 1

Many people worry that a career gap is a career death sentence.  Sure, it may not be the ideal situation to be in when you’re getting asked about it at your interview- but there are ways to answer the question without bombing the interview.  Rest assured that it is still possible to get hired after a gap in employment, even one that was several years long!

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Topics: contract trainer success, contract training consultant, interview questions

Keys to Hiring the Right Instructional Designer

Posted by Nisha Amin on Sep 20, 2018 10:30:00 AM


Assessing Your Next Instructional Designer Candidate

Finding the right Instructional Designer for your organization means finding someone that can think big picture but also see the granular details, work independently but also communicate effectively with SMEs and developers, has the skills to read through in-depth content that can be jargon-heavy but translate it into simpler verbiage that resonates with your larger employee base.

Hiring someone that can do all of this plus has the knowledge of your specific industry or subject matter can be quite the task!What are some key ways to help find the right person for the job?

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Topics: instructinal designer, instructional design interview questions, instructional design consultant

Is Executive Search For You?

Posted by Nisha Amin on Sep 13, 2018 10:38:00 AM


Finding the right executive candidate is easier said than done and the cost of recruiting the wrong executive into your organization can have major impacts across the board.

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Topics: executive search

What's the Real Problem?  How a Needs Assessment Answers That.

Posted by Nisha Amin on Sep 6, 2018 3:32:00 PM




How many situations have you been in as a learning professional where you've seen a project completed and are then unpleasantly surprised at the post training results?

If you're thinking back to one such situation as you read this, don't worry, you're not alone.

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Topics: training needs assessment, corporate training programs

5 Tips for Preparing to Leave for Vacation

Posted by Nisha Amin on Aug 30, 2018 3:56:00 PM


Does coming back from vacation make you feel like you never really left?  With the last week of the summer holiday upon us, you may be getting ready to have a final getaway.  Help your employees to prepare for their planned vacations and even more importantly for coming back to a stress-free environment.  While formal corporate training on this topic may not be necessary, sharing a quick checklist, sending out an email or talking through tips at your next meeting can all help to get them thinking and implementing some key changes in preparation.

Check out these top 5 tips for returning to work after vacation.

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Topics: work vacation, back to work

How to Answer, "Why Do You Want to Work Here?"

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Aug 24, 2018 11:02:43 AM


Interview Series Part I

You’ve just finished telling the hiring manager a little bit about yourself as a professional. Then they ask the question you’ve been waiting for- “So why do you want to work here?” You may think that this is such an obvious question to answer. You need a job, and they have an open position that needs to be filled. It’s as simple as that, right? Well, not exactly.

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Topics: contract training consultant, contract trainer success, interview questions