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Advantages and Disadvantages of Classroom Training

In yesterday’s Advisor, we looked at ways to be effective in classroom training sessions. Today, we look at the advantages and disadvantages of classroom training—plus explore a training resource that empowers you to conduct important training in 10 minutes flat.

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8 Steps to Conflict Resolution

Yesterday’s Advisor discussed why conflict resolution training is so important. Today, an 8-step conflict resolution process to give your employees, plus some great news—you can receive leadership training online for all your supervisors and managers!

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Do Your Employees Need Ethics Training?

Many organizations train their supervisors and managers on employee ethics. While it is imperative for those individuals to have a thorough understanding of ethics policies and codes of conduct, training for all employees will increase the likelihood that the policy and code are followed company wide.

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Develop Your Employees with Cross-Training

In yesterday's Advisor, we went over the benefits of cross-training your employees. Today, we'll look at how to implement a cross-training program—and preview a dynamic resource that helps you get training done quickly and efficiently.

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Do Your People Know the Five Levels of HAZWOPER Emergency Response?

How many employees do you have who are trained in emergency response? Today’s Advisor goes over the five levels of training for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)?

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Expert Advice on Handling Difficult Trainees and Questions

In yesterday’s Advisor, we presented expert advice on training strategies and techniques. Today, we get more expert advice on how to manage difficult trainees and difficult questions—plus present a safety training resource with a free offer.

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Do Your Safety People Know LOTO Training Requirements?

In today’s Advisor we feature questions about OSHA’s lockout/tagout (LOTO) training and other requirements recently received and answered by the safety experts at Safety.BLR.com.

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Diversity Training Exercise 2: True or False?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we offered a training exercise on the potential legal trouble from certain supervisory comments. In today’s Advisor, we’ll go through a true-false diversity exercise—plus, a new online diversity training resource.

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Avoid Common Barriers to Training Transfer

What are the most common barriers to training transfer, and how can they be avoided? In today’s Advisor, we get expert advice on this training challenge.

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You Could Get Sued for Lack of Adequate Training

In yesterday’s Advisor, we reviewed the facts of a lawsuit in which an employee charged his employer with negligence due to failure to provide adequate safety training. Today, we reveal the court’s ruling and examine an online library of safety training courses at your fingertips.

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How Do You Establish Effective Metrics for Your Training Program?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we covered the preparation phase of training, specifically in deciding on what and whom to train. Today, let’s cover the elements that will make that training acceptable and retainable—plus examine a dynamic safety training resource in PowerPoint™.

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Corporate Training Trends to Watch for in the Coming Decade

As businesses strive to stay competitive in a global marketplace, they must adjust their talent management strategies accordingly—including how they approach training—says Consultant Dominic Cottone. In today’s Advisor, Cottone shares his predictions for training in the second decade of the twenty-first century.

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Free Curriculum Covers Soft Skills for Young Workers

Trainers looking for career development exercises and activities designed to sharpen communication skills and other “soft” skills among young workers might want to check out a free curriculum recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

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Case Study: Can Supervisors Be Personally Liable for Untrained Employees’ Injuries?

In today’s Advisor, we examine a situation based on the true case of an employee suing her supervisor for negligence.

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What Makes an Effective Leader?

Leadership is an essential skill for all supervisors and managers. Truly successful supervisors and managers don’t “boss” their employees, they lead them. It’s through effective leadership that employees are motivated to perform at their best. It’s through effective leadership that goals are achieved and your department meets productivity, quality, service, and safety standards.

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Do You Use These 5 ‘Ps’ for Effective, Quick-Take Training Talks?

Today’s Advisor suggests that for some training goals—such as refreshers after a near-miss or reminders of seasonal hazards—shorter may be better and more effective at affecting employee behavior.

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A Handy Handout for Diversity Training

In yesterday’s Advisor, we looked at how one company promotes diversity through training and development programs. Today, we give you a handy training handout on diversity, and we showcase a fast-paced and effective way to train on key HR topics in 10 minutes flat.

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How to Balance the Power of Leadership

Yesterday’s Advisor offered a definition of leadership as expressed by historical leaders. Today, a discussion of leadership and power, plus some great news—you can receive leadership training online for all your supervisors and managers!

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Warning Signs of Ethical Dilemmas

Yesterday’s Advisor offered reasons for conducting ethics training company-wide. Today, training tips on recognizing ethical dilemmas, plus some great news—how you can receive a whole Library of online training to help with all of your employee training needs.

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Train Supervisors to Avoid These 10 Sins

In yesterday’s Advisor, we covered the first six sins that supervisors commit. Today, we go over the rest of the top 10 sins—and we check out a dynamic resource that helps you train your supervisors in dozens of key HR topics in 10 minutes flat.

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Do Your Supervisors Commit Any of These 10 Sins?

Sometimes it seems as though there are a thousand ways supervisors—with the best of intentions—can practically beg for a lawsuit. We’ve distilled it down into 10 major sins you can train your supervisors to avoid.

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Survey Says: Train Leaders on These Top 10 Topics

In yesterday’s Advisor, we related how leaders are becoming more engaged with employees by getting involved in training. Today, we examine the results of a recent survey on the top 10 coaching topics for various levels of leaders in the workplace.

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Train Drivers to Treat Seat Belts as PPE

Today’s Advisor provides official training information regarding seat belt use that is valuable for any of your employees who drive, which is probably just about everyone.

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‘They Never Told Me’

Ridiculous as it sounds, “they never told me” is a standard defense in employment lawsuits. It plays to the jury’s sense of fairness, and it plays pretty well. So train your managers to communicate expectations effectively.

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Train Employees to Give Great Customer Service to Coworkers

In yesterday’s Advisor, we learned how one company experienced great growth by focusing on customer service. Today, we focus on training employees to give their coworkers great service, and we showcase an entire online library of ready-to-use interactive customer service training courses.

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