The latest news, regulation updates, and best practices in the training field.
Training News | Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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.
Training News | Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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.
Training News | Friday, February 17th, 2017
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
Training News | Friday, February 10th, 2017
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 News | Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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.
Training News | Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
What are openers and closers, why should trainers use them, and what can trainers do to ensure that they are using these tools effectively?
Training News | Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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.
Training News | Monday, February 6th, 2017
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 News | Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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!
Training News | Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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.