5 Steps to Developing and Implementing a Talent Management Strategy That Works

The focus throughout the corporate world, including within the realms of eLearning and training, is all about talent management.

As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, it’s no longer enough to simply focus on cutting costs. Employers are recognizing the skills gap between what they need and what’s available is their biggest downfall right now, and the solution lies in successful talent management. Continue reading

Why You Should Prioritize Talent Management

We’re facing a new environment in terms of the American workforce. In the years immediately following the recession, the ultimate goal of businesses large and small was simply to survive, and surviving meant cutting costs in any way possible.

It wasn’t a market that was friendly to employees—the threat of being laid off was lurking around every corner and employees were seen as a dispensable part of organizations. Continue reading

It’s Not All Fun and Games: The Top Gamification Mistakes

 

Gamification is a buzz word in today’s eLearning and corporate training, but it can really go beyond being trendy. When done correctly, gamification can increase the effectiveness of your eLearning materials, and ensure you’re getting the best possible return on your investment. Continue reading

Incorporating customer service training videos that work into your eLearning

Everyone loves a video right?

Of course, that would explain the popularity of sites like YouTube, and that popularity has led an increasing number of companies to ditch their live training demonstrations, and instead opt for videos. Videos are even easier to deliver through an eLearning system, because they can be incorporated with a variety of other tools and techniques to provide a rich, comprehensive training system.

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What is Blended Learning and How Can You Use It?

Blended learning is a big concept right now, because it combines elements of both eLearning and traditional classroom or live online training for instructional learning.

Many people feel combining eLearning and more traditional forms of learning is the best way to approach corporate training and development, because it really addresses a variety of learning styles, and the two different types of learning work to bolster and reinforce one another, versus working against each other.

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Labor Day and the State of the American Worker: Is Talent Management the Solution?

As many of us celebrate Labor Day it’s easy to chalk it up to another holiday that means a long weekend, but at its core, it’s about the American worker. The headlines pertaining to America’s workforce are mixed – some media outlets celebrate a significantly reduced unemployment rate from one that soared just a few years ago during the recession, while we see other headlines shouting of gloom and doom for the workers of today and the future.

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Are You Making These Mistakes with Your Customer Service Training?

Is it really possible to train employees on providing top-quality customer service? We think so—look at companies like Apple. They provide extensive training to their employees, and the result is a floor staff that’s friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

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The value of simulations for healthcare eLearning

If you’re creating training or development materials for the healthcare industry, simulations aren’t just optional—at this point, with all of the available technology, combined with a lack of overall resources of the healthcare industry, simulations have become a necessity.

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