Category: Training News

The latest news, regulation updates, and best practices in the training field.


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 (rapidlearninginstitute.com), 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.

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.

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.

Trainer Tip: Using ‘Openers’ and ‘Closers’ Effectively

What are openers and closers, why should trainers use them, and what can trainers do to ensure that they are using these tools effectively?

Posttraining Mock Robbery Leads to Employee Distress

Posttraining exercises can be very valuable in providing opportunities for employees to apply what they have learned and for management to gain insight into ways to improve future trainings. However, you don’t want to physically or psychologically injure employees in the process. Read on to see what happened when a mock robbery—that the employees weren’t told about—led to a lawsuit.

The Best Source of Company Knowledge Your Training Program May Be Ignoring

It’s becoming more common for companies to invest in learning management systems or a wide array of other cutting-edge training programs. But a recent survey suggests these companies might be overlooking one of the most valuable training resources at their disposal: their own employees.

Training Your Seasonal Customer Service Team

Yesterday’s Advisor presented 3 tips for improving your information technology (IT) training; today we’re taking a look at best practices for training seasonal customer care representatives. While the holidays may be over, the busy summer season will soon be here!

Three Tips for Boosting Your IT Training

How effective is your information technology (IT) training and development program? In today’s Advisor, we have 3 tips for getting a bigger bang for your IT training buck.
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