TrainingFolks Blog

5 Good Reasons to Do a Training Needs Assessment

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

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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

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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

TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY


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

How to Manage Your Millennials with Mentoring

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Jun 1, 2017 8:32:00 AM

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Technology is the biggest form of communication that millennials use today, both in their personal lives as well as in the workplace. As new tools are developed, millennials are the first ones to use them. However, what some people don’t know is that millennials also value face-to-face communication. They need more engagement than their employers realize which may be why some hiring managers find it difficult to find and retain millennials. 

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Topics: Millennial Workforce

TrainingFolks is a Company to Watch for Content Development

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

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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

BEST IDEAS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

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

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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

5 Corporate Technology Training Best Practices

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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The workplace continues to change rapidly as technological advancements seem to be never ending.  Software, social media and hardware are all part of this tech revolution and can pose some serious challenges for organizations that must offer technology training to remain up to speed and maintain their competitive edge.

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Topics: technology trainers

Is Mobile Learning Right for Your Corporate Training and Development?

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 4, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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Mobile learning or m-learning is a great way for organizations to keep their workforce in the know in an efficient and up to date manner.

This corporate training delivery tool also speaks to the changing learning styles and needs of an evolving workforce. For example, the average attention span of Canadians has gone down from 12 seconds in 2000 to eight seconds!1 This speaks to many challenges that Instructional Designers are faced with when it comes to planning their content and for facilitators and trainers to deliver longer format content.

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Topics: mobilelearning