TrainingFolks Blog

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 Company Ranked by PROFIT Magazine for 3rd Straight Year

Posted by Ashley White on Jun 12, 2014 2:01:00 PM

Global Training Company, TrainingFolks has once again been recognized as part of the annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, corporate training company, corporate training companies

Training Companies: Does This Conference Call Sound Familiar? (Video)

Posted by Ashley White on Apr 14, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Anyone that's ever had an office job knows conference calls can often be the pits. The constant beeps, the uncomfortable pauses, that guy who forgets to use the mute button -- the reasons to hate those dreaded meetings just goes on and on.  We are not suffering alone, we can all relate to Tripp and Tyler, who nails the struggles of conference calls in real life posted on youtube: 

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, corporate training company, corporate training companies, contract trainers, corporate training, corporate training consultants, training company, training companies, leadership development consultant, leadership development consultants, training consultant company, management training consultant, training and development company, training and development companies, best training companies, effective meeting, meeting habits, conference call best practices

TrainingFolks Awarded 2014 Training Outsourcing Companies Watch List

Posted by Ashley White on Apr 4, 2014 1:40:00 PM

For the third year in a row, TrainingFolks has been selected by TrainingIndustry.com for the Training Outsourcing Watch List! Applicants selected to the 2014 Training Outsourcing Companies Watch List demonstrated excellence in many areas, including:

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, corporate training company, corporate training companies, contract trainers, corporate training, corporate training consultants, training company, training companies, leadership development consultant, leadership development consultants, training consultant company, management training consultant, training and development company, training and development companies, best training companies

Best Training Companies Reveal Hidden Training Blind Spots

Posted by Ashley White on Feb 19, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Best Training Companies Speak Out: Uncover Your Training Blind Spots - Blind spot (noun) – a place or area where vision is completely or partially obscured or hearing is difficult or impossible.  How do you uncover your company's training blind spots?  You must look at your training offerings honestly, invite feedback and be willing to make changes.  

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, corporate training company, corporate training companies, contract trainers, corporate training, corporate training consultants, training company, training companies, leadership development consultant, leadership development consultants, training consultant company, management training consultant, training and development company, training and development companies, best training companies

Leadership Development in a Changing World

Posted by Lora Boiago on Nov 14, 2013 9:36:00 AM

Leadership development consultants have seen the new work environment is filled with improbability and dreamstime_s_7523628-2change.  The ability to adapt in this ever changing culture is now a job requirement.  In a world without change or innovation, Leadership Development Consultants would not be necessary.  But in a world where change and innovation is ever so intense, every leader must learn how to effectively perform in new and changing situations.  This creates an even higher demand for Leadership Development Consultants which proves to have an astounding ROI for companies.

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Topics: training consultant, training companies, leadership development consultant, leadership development consultants, management training consultant, leadership development training, management training program, learning and development tradeshow, management training

Training Consultants: Learning Styles and Strategies

Posted by Lora Boiago on Oct 4, 2013 8:54:00 AM

Introducing a new technology or strategic ideology across an organization can be a daunting task.  Training consultants are faced with many challenges when constructing corporate training programs, including a limited time frame, conflicting learning styles and differing learning strategies.  To accomplish desired results, consultants must make sure the learners are engaged and comfortable with the material and delivery.    

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, corporate training program, corporate training programs