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Training ROI: Investing in Training

Complimentary Webinar: Training ROI: Investing in Training Date: Thursday, February 09, 2017 Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Constructing a Culture of Learning by Empowering Your Team

Free On-Demand Webinar: Constructing a Culture of Learning by Empowering Your Team Sponsored by Adobe. FREE HRCI & SHRM CREDIT PROVIDED  Sponsored by Adobe

Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about? Learning Experience, Learning Culture, Gamification, Badges and more

Complimentary Webinar: Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about? Learning Experience, Learning Culture, Gamification, Badges and more

Badges, Levels, Leaderboards, Accolades! Gamifying the learning experience

Free On-Demand Webinar: Badges, Levels, Leaderboards, Accolades! Gamifying the learning experience

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Learning can be made fun, and learners can be kept engaged for longer, by applying game-design thinking to non-game applications. These gamification techniques aim to tap into learners’ basic desires such as competition, achievement, rewards and status, which drives deeper engagement, higher completion rates and stronger results.

10 Strategies for Building a Talent Pool that Makes Recruiting Easy

There’s no doubt about it. Competition for top talent is fierce these days. So the question is what can you do to entice the best and brightest professionals to seek out your company? Today’s smart employers are ever vigilant (and diligent) in developing talent pools and pipelines by employing both offensive and defensive recruitment strategies.

How to Choose The Most Effective Training Techniques

There are numerous methods and materials available to help you prepare and equip employees to better do their jobs. In this exclusive white paper we take a close look at each of the myriad techniques, and examine their advantages and disadvantages. We also explain how you can combine the various methods into an effective blended learning approach. Use it to help you become a trainer who makes learning an engaging and enjoyable experience for your trainees. Employees will look forward to learning new skills and reinforcing old ones, and managers will look forward to the increased profits that your well-trained workforce will produce.

12 Tips to Engage Employees in Safety Training


"Here are 12 tips that trainers can follow to encourage employee involvement in safety training:"

  1. Hold formal safety meetings on a regular basis.
  2. Supplement those meetings with brief, informal sessions.
  3. Keep meetings to a reasonable length.
  4. Plan well in advance and have an agenda for each meeting.
  5. Make sure you have full management support for training efforts.
  6. Bring in managers from other parts of the facility and outside experts to speak with learners.
  7. Mention recent safety records and trends.
  8. Encourage “How my safety training saved me from …” statements.
  9. Hit the highlights and save some details for Q&As.
  10. Get employees involved through demonstration or discussion.
  11. Sum up the main points and close on an upbeat note.
  12. Send employees out with a handout to reinforce the training message.

Ask the Trainer: Social Media Tools


"Q: What are some typical challenges that trainers face with social media tools, and how can they address those challenges?"

A: Social media tools offer enhanced opportunities for learning outside of training courses, and companies are increasingly using these tools to support informal learning, says Jane Bozarth, author of Social Media for Trainers (www.bozarthzone.com).

Top Organizations Invest More Time, Financial Resources in Training


"Organizations increased their spending on employee development by 9.5 percent in 2011—to a per-learner average of $800, according to The Corporate Learning Factbook® 2012: Benchmarks, Trends and Analysis of the U.S. Training Market from Bersin & Associates."

Organizations increased their spending on employee development by 9.5 percent in 2011—to a per-learner average of $800, according to The Corporate Learning Factbook® 2012: Benchmarks, Trends and Analysis of the U.S. Training Market from Bersin & Associates.

The firm also reported that large businesses nearly doubled their investment in social learning—to an average of $40,000. “Companies are using social learning to drive innovation in their learning organizations,” said Josh Bersin, chief executive officer and president, Bersin & Associates (www.bersin.com). “By allowing users to actively interact and share knowledge, organizations are both empowering users to teach one another and are actively encouraging conversations that organically foster creativity and problem solving.”

What Employers—and Employees—Can Do to Help Close the Skills Gap


"More than half of U.S. workers feel pressured to develop additional skills, but only about one-quarter of them have gained new skills through company-provided formal training in the past 5 years."

That was among the findings of “The Accenture Skills Gap Study,” an online survey of more than 1,000 employed and unemployed workers recently conducted by Accenture (www.accenture.com).

The study also found that 52 percent of survey participants have acquired technology skills in the past 5 years, but significantly smaller percentages have updated their problem-solving skills (31 percent), analytical skills (26 percent), and managerial skills (21 percent).

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