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Top Training Company TrainingFolks Receives an A+ from BBB

Posted by Ashley White on Apr 15, 2015 11:33:00 AM

 

 

For the fourth year in a row, the BBB has determined that top training company TrainingFolks receives an A+ rating for meeting and/or exceeding BBB accreditation standards, which includes a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.

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Topics: training consultants, instructional designers, facilitators, TrainingFolks, training companies, BBB

Storyboarding Best Practices from Top Instructional Design Consultants

Posted by Ashley White on Mar 18, 2015 10:25:00 AM

 

Most top instructional design consultants know the importance of having a solid design plan in place before jumping into the development stage.  This will help ensure a higher rate of a success for corporate training programs.  When eLearning is being developed, instructional design services should include a visual storyboard.  This will save money, time and avoid clients from being surprised and/or disappointed by the end product.  A visual storyboard can be an essential step and bridge the gap between what is envisioned and what will be. Read More

Topics: corporate training companies, corporate training, corporate consulting, instructional designers, training companies, instructional designer services, instructional design companies, instructional design company, contract training, how to hire instructional designer, Tips, instructional design consultant, storyboard

TrainingFolks Rides To Create More Survivors

Posted by Ashley White on Mar 4, 2015 2:42:00 PM

FACT:

 More than 866,000 North Americans die each year from heart disease and stroke - one every seven minutes

 1 in every 4 deaths is related to heart disease

  About 47% of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside a hospital. This suggests that many people with heart disease don't act on early warning signs

As one of the top training companies we are pleased to give back and raise funds to support researchers who are working on breakthrough treatments that save lives and improves survivor recovery.

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Topics: TrainingFolks, training companies, Heart&Stroke, RideforHeart, Becel

14 Top Tips from Industry Leading Instructional Design Consultants

Posted by Ashley White on Feb 19, 2015 12:11:00 PM

In today’s business environment, instructional design consultants are constantly challenged with the reality that organizational development and change is inevitable.  Over the past couple of years, almost every training company has been pulled into a massive vortex of chaotic change and lean times.

The training companies that survive will be the ones that have realized that instead of fighting the force of the vortex, it’s far better to get up to speed with it and learn how to implement change quickly.

 

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Topics: corporate training companies, corporate training, corporate consulting, instructional designers, training companies, instructional designer services, instructional design companies, instructional design company, contract training, how to hire instructional designer, Tips, instructional design consultant

Guidelines to Hiring the Right Instructional Designer

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 20, 2015 10:30:00 AM

What does an instructional designer do?  With over 15 years of experience, TrainingFolks has hired thousands of Instructional Designers across the globe. Our ability to find, qualify and select the right candidate is critical for time sensitive projects and has made us a go-to instructional design company for a multitude of Fortune 500 organizations. As a training company we understand your desire to hire an individual that encompasses the necessary skill set, brings the required experience and seamlessly fits into your organization.

The TrainingFolks team can help you navigate through the challenging process by defining the role and providing the information necessary to guide you through the hiring process.

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Topics: corporate training companies, Instructional design, corporate training, corporate consulting, instructional designers, training companies, consulting services, instructional design companies, instructional design company, contract training, Articulate Studio, Articulate, how to hire instructional designer, Captivate, Tips, training solution

Corporate Training - Improve Your Supply Chain Management

Posted by Ashley White on Jan 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Many companies used to consider the supply chain management operations a necessary cost of doing business and not a key driver of financial results.  In today’s increasingly global economy, it’s becoming increasingly common for businesses to use international suppliers.  This adds to the already difficult execution process.  The importance of a top-notch supply chain management operation is evident and bottom-line performance has been shown to directly link to the effectiveness of the supply chain management. Many Fortune 500 organizations utilize instructional design firms to add value by supplying subject matter expertise and a variety of learning methodologies including Virtual Instructor-Led Trainers (vILT) to streamline their current supply chain operations.

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Topics: training consultant, corporate training, custom training, corporate consulting, training companies, vilt, virtual instructor led training, consulting services, contract training, Tips, Best Practices, supply chain management, training solution, global supply chain management

Training Companies Mission: Effective Onboarding Checklist

Posted by Ashley White on Dec 4, 2014 8:30:00 AM

When it comes to building employee engagement, success and satisfaction onboarding is a crucial piece of the puzzle.  Our research has shown that there is a clear correlation between effective onboarding and improvements in employee performance and reductions in turnover.  Creating a robust onboarding program can be daunting and you may find you need to enroll the help of highly experienced training consultantsA review of our best practices suggests the following activities as a foundation for managers as they embark on the journey of creating an effective onboarding program for their employees.

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Topics: training consultant, custom training, contract trainer, training companies, custom learning solution, consulting services, corporate onboarding process, Tips, Best Practices, onboarding checklist, onboarding, onboarding program

Training Companies Discovered: 4 Benefits of Gamification

Posted by Ashley White on Nov 12, 2014 3:21:00 PM


 Definition:  gam·i·fi·ca·tion ;ˌ(ɡāmifəˈkāSHən/)

noun               

the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service.

"gamification is exciting because it promises to make the hard stuff in life fun"

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, training company, training companies, training and development companies, best training companies, blended learning onboarding program for new employ, training program, Gamification

Top 5 Most Read Training Company Blogs

Posted by Ashley White on Sep 26, 2014 1:58:00 PM


We’re excited to bring you a roundup of our most read blog posts. As an award winning and top training company, we live, breathe and sleep training. As we pour our morning coffee, we think about all training curve balls that you may be facing. Our water cooler conversations may consist of the words compliance training, organizational development, technology user adoption and virtual instructor-led training. Maybe some of you in the learning and development space can relate, but one of our favorite things to do is bring you practical training solutions and powerful insights around the topic of organizational change.


  1. Corporate Training: Top 5 Trends For Training Programs
  2. Top 5 Custom eLearning Development Programs/Authoring Tools
  3. 7 Steps For Best Practices When Implementing Instructional Design
  4. Corporate Training Tips for Creating a Blended Learning Onboarding Training Program for New Employees
  5. 5 Public Speaking Tips All Training Consultants Should Know

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, training company, training companies, training and development companies, best training companies, training program

Training Companies Reveal - The Real Advantages to using an LMS

Posted by Ashley White on Aug 22, 2014 2:02:00 PM


 For some training consultants, there may be some lingering questions around implementing a new LMS, “Why should my organization implement a blended learning course or eLearning course via an LMS?  What quantitative advantages would it bring to my current training solution and outputs?

LMS

Should we consider hiring a contract LMS Administrator to manage our new LMS?

If implemented correctly, an LMS can be a powerful training solution that can take an organization to the next level of operational efficiency.  Learning Management Systems save organizations, training consultants and instructors valuable time and money by enabling them to easily manage the training of large groups of learners through a web-based environment - anytime, anywhere accessibility.

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Topics: training consultants, training companies, blended learning, training program, LMS, Learning Management Systems, LMS Administrator