How Microlearning Can Help with Soft Skills Training

What is microlearning, and how can it help with your training initiatives? Stephen J. Meyer, the president and CEO of Rapid Learning® Institute (, defines microlearning as “bite-size single-concept learning for today’s short-attention-span workforce.” Read on for Meyer’s thoughts on how microlearning can help with soft skills training.

Were Training Opportunities Derailed on the Basis of Race?

An African-American railroad worker alleged that he was denied overtime and certain training due to race discrimination, and his employer denied the allegations. Read on to see what happened, how the court ruled, and the training takeaway for employers.

There’s Room for Improvement with Leadership Development

Every company agrees that well-prepared leaders are essential for business success, but how satisfied are you with the success of your leadership development efforts? If you are like most participants in a recent survey, you probably see a need for improvement.

Are Your Training Visuals Worth 1,000 Words?

As the old saw goes, a picture’s worth a thousand words. But this is only true in training as long as the pictures are used effectively. In today’s Advisor we’re getting some expert advice on using training visuals for maximum effect. Trainers have a tendency to avoid using pictures in training materials, but “all of the research on learning with pictures indicates that pictures used in combination with words create better learning,” says Jack Massa, owner of Guidance Communications, Inc.

4 Elements of Acceptable, Retainable, and Just Plain Effective Safety Training

Yesterday’s Advisor discussed the preparation phase of training, specifically what and whom to train. Today we present four elements that will make that training acceptable and retainable—in short, just plain effective.

Training the Trainer: Workplace Safety

Safety trainers must be experts in their subject areas, but they also must be adept at teaching those subjects. Transferring expertise to trainees is both a skill and an art—here are some tips on effective safety training.

A Hands-On Hand Safety Exercise

Yesterday's Advisor reviewed common hand hazards as well as provided some hand safety do's and dont's. Today we’re conducting a brief “hands-on” exercise (no pun intended) for your training.

Giving a Hand to Your Safety Training

We all have two hands, two feet, two arms, two legs, two eyes, and two ears. Of these bodily pairs, any can be injured on the job, but hands are particularly vulnerable—and not always easy to protect. Today and tomorrow, we’re taking a look at important hand safety information.

ManpowerGroup Report Examines the Skills Revolution and Learnability

The future of work is bright according to ManpowerGroup in its report The Skills Revolution, a survey of 18,000 employers across all sectors in 43 countries, published at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

Training Is Foundation for Success in Construction and Manufacturing Fields

In addition to proactively building their employees’ skills, some employers offer workforce development programs aimed at enhancing workers’ skills throughout their industry. In today’s Advisor, we’re taking a look at a few successful training initiatives.