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3 Ways to Create a Family Friendly Workplace

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 29, 2018 12:16:47 PM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY TIPS ON FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACES

Having children is one of the biggest decisions anyone will make – it impacts every aspect of your life, including your career. While people try to achieve work-life balance, it's certainly not easy. One study found that roughly half of all parents, both men and women, take a job for less money at a more family friendly employer.1

With the high cost of hiring and turnover, creating a family friendly workplace can help your bottom line by attracting and retaining good employees. Here are three ways to make your work environment more family friendly.

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Topics: employee onboarding, remote work, family friendly workplace

Boss versus Leader - Which are You?

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 22, 2018 11:52:23 AM

BOSS VERSUS LEADER - TAKE THE QUIZ

When you reflect on your career, you’ve likely had bosses you’ve loved and others you haven’t liked very much at all. You may have even left a job due to the negative relationship with your manager. Think back on each situation – what was it about the person that made them so great? Or made them so unbearable?

While the terms “boss” and “leader” are often used interchangeably, there are some significant differences between the two. There is a good chance that the boss you loved was truly a leader.

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Topics: leadership development training, leadership development

5 Virtual Training Techniques to Improve Learner Engagement

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 15, 2018 8:47:00 AM

VIRTUAL TRAINING TECHNIQUES FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

Your learning and development team has moved your in-class instructor-led training (ILT) courses to the virtual classroom and now it’s time to deliver. But virtual classroom training is a different experience from in-person. As a virtual trainer you don’t have the same visual cues such as people’s reactions and body language. Are learners checking email, texting their friends, or falling asleep? And how do you keep learners engaged when they are in dispersed locations staring at their computer screens?

The good news is there are virtual training techniques you can use to improve learner engagement.

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Topics: virtual training, virtual classroom, virtual training techniques

Storming the C-Suite: The Importance of Women in Leadership Roles

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 8, 2018 8:33:00 AM

THE IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #PressforProgress highlighting the urgent need for gender parity. The IWD organization cites the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report which shows that while women have made strides in healthcare and education, there is still a large gender gap in the workplace and politics with women under-represented in boardrooms and C-Suites.

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Topics: leadership development training, leadership development, international womens day, women in leadership

Gone in a Flash: Planning Your HTML5 eLearning Conversion

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 1, 2018 8:46:00 AM

HOW TO PLAN YOUR HTML5 ELEARNING COURSE CONVERSIONS

As a learning and development professional, you likely know that Adobe will be phasing out its Flash product by early 2020. For over 20 years, Flash was the most popular software used by developers to create games, videos and other multimedia content for online consumption. It has also been widely used for eLearning course development. In recent years, other technologies such as HTML5 have been launched as alternatives to Flash.1

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Topics: html5 elearning, html5 elearning authoring tools, flash to html5 conversion

Becoming the Boss: Tips for Millennial Leadership Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on Feb 22, 2018 8:38:00 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY TIPS FOR MILLENNIAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Millennials are the generation everyone has been buzzing about for years, with media debating the positive and negative characteristics attributed to this cohort. The role of millennials in the workplace has been a popular topic, as employers try to figure out how to integrate the work style of these employees into their organizations.

While the attention has been focused on millennials, many may not have noticed that Generation Z has been quietly growing up in the background, and the oldest members of this group are now entering the workplace. 

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Topics: leadership development, training millennials, millennial leadership training

The Value of Saying Thank You and Other Employee Recognition Ideas

Posted by Rachael Jones on Feb 15, 2018 8:47:00 AM

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION IDEAS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

Most organizations understand that creating a work environment where employees feel appreciated and valued can help with greater employee engagement and retention of top talent, a place where people truly love what they do. Unfortunately, a recent survey discovered that employee recognition in the workplace is getting worse.

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Topics: employee retention programs, employee engagement, employee recognition ideas

Maximize Learning Retention with the Magic of Microlearning

Posted by Rachael Jones on Feb 8, 2018 8:30:00 AM

LEARNING RETENTION TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

Have you ever crammed for an exam? Considering one study revealed that upward of 95% of students have admitted to cramming, chances are you have! Many articles have been written about why cramming doesn’t work for long-term learning retention – reasons include stress, lack of sleep, and not giving yourself enough time to truly grasp the information. Some of the reasons cramming doesn’t work in learning retention are also why microlearning can help.

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Topics: corporate training tips, microlearning, learning retention

How an eLearning Company Can Help Draft Your Dream Team

Posted by Nisha Amin on Feb 1, 2018 9:49:31 AM

TIPS FROM A TOP ELEARNING COMPANY


With the NHL and NBA playoffs heating up, many people are thinking about what makes a great team. Any sport brings together players who have outstanding skills in the different positions, fielding top players as they strive to win it all. 

The same goes for building business teams. To ensure your corporate training programs are successful in meeting the business objectives and closing the skill gaps, you need to bring your best people to the table. Assembling a group with diverse backgrounds, knowledge and expertise results in a stronger team.

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Topics: elearning company, elearning companies

Tips for Engaging Contract Training Consultants

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 25, 2018 8:13:00 AM

TIPS FOR ENGAGING CONTRACT TRAINING CONSULTANTS

When your learning and development initiative timelines are tight, and your team is working at capacity, engaging contract training consultants can keep your projects on track. It’s a good idea to find a training company partner before you have an urgent training need. To ensure the success of your project, here are tips for engaging with contract training consultants.

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Topics: contract training consultants, contract training teams, top training companies, contract training consultant