TrainingFolks Blog

6 Ways to Keep Training Participants Motivated

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Jun 19, 2018 11:13:00 AM


TRAINING CONSULTANT TIPS

Whenever there is an organizational change or a new roll out of products, services or technology training is essential for employees. As a trainer, you may have noticed that although employees may be required to attend training sessions, they may not always be the biggest fans of them.

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Topics: corporate training programs, contract training consultant

Don't Skip the Training Needs Assessment

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jun 14, 2018 9:59:03 AM

TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT TIPS

Your learning and development team created, launched and delivered a new training program to address skills gaps in your customer service department. Now, six months later, the department manager has come back to you – it seems there is still an issue with the same skill set.

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Topics: training needs assessment, training needs assessment questions

How Your LMS Can Streamline New Employee Onboarding

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jun 7, 2018 10:32:11 AM

WHY USE AN LMS FOR EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING


A study by Gallup found that only 12% of employees strongly agree that their organization does a great job onboarding new hires.1 There is definite room for improvement!

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Topics: LMS, learning management system, employee onboarding

How Training Consultants Can Show Not Tell

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Jun 6, 2018 4:26:49 PM

TIPS FOR CONTRACT TRAINING CONSULTANTS

In this digital era, we want things to be quick and easy. Imagine how boring life would be if all we had was text – no photos, illustrations or videos.

The power of visuals is that they can help capture your audience in a way that simple black and white text cannot. They help reinforce key concepts and keep learners engaged throughout a course.

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TrainingFolks Rides, Runs and Walks for Heart

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jun 4, 2018 1:47:32 PM

TRAININGFOLKS AT RIDE FOR HEART

The rain held off and the sun even peeked out as Team TrainingFolks took to Toronto highways on June 3 for the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart.

This is the sixth consecutive year TrainingFolks participated in this event as part of our corporate social responsibility to give back to the community. Our riders, runner and walkers were happy to be able to raise funds for this very worthy cause that has touched so many of us.

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Topics: TrainingFolks, Heart&Stroke, RideforHeart

Adaptive Learning: A Truly Customized Training Experience

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 31, 2018 1:20:23 PM

CUSTOMIZE CORPORATE TRAINING WITH ADAPTIVE LEARNING

A challenge with traditional one-size-fits-all training is that it doesn’t address the difference in skills and knowledge of learners, or the generational and geographical diversity that can impact the ability of learners to master a topic.

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Topics: learning retention, adaptive learning, learning engagement

The Value-Add of a Contract Instructional Designer

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 23, 2018 4:22:36 PM

TIPS FOR HIRING A CONTRACT INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER

As a Learning Leader, you’ve likely faced the situation of having a large or high-profile learning and development program land on your desk when all your instructional design resources are at capacity, and you need to find top talent to take on the project. 

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Topics: instructional design consultants, contract Instructional designer

Training Employees for Remote Working Success

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 17, 2018 12:21:55 PM

REMOTE WORK TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

Summer is just around the corner, bringing changes to most employees’ regular schedules.

School is out, and some folks will have to deal with daycare and arrange to get their kids to camp, sports and other activities. Some organizations implement summer hours in which employees work extra hours Monday to Thursday with a shortened lunch and get a half-day or full day off on Friday. Summer is also “construction season” which means much longer commute times for many.

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Topics: Remote Workforce, working remotely, remote work

Thinking About Becoming a Contract Trainer?

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on May 15, 2018 10:37:52 AM

TIPS FROM YOUR CONTRACT TRAINING SPECIALISTS


If you’ve been working in a permanent, full-time learning and development job, going contract can be a huge change. Before you make the leap to a contract training professional role, here are five key things you should know.

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

Are You Making the Most of Your LMS?

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 10, 2018 8:17:00 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY LMS TIPS



Your Learning Management System (LMS) allows you to manage all aspects of your organization’s learning and development program. This includes the creation, delivery, tracking and reporting for all training courses.

A LMS can streamline your training program by automating many of the manual tasks your department has to manage -- as long as you're taking advantage of all the features. This allows your L&D team to focus on planning, developing and implementing your training activities instead of maintaining and administering them.

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Topics: LMS, learning management system