How E-Learning Can Fill the Soft Skills Gap

The bulk of training dollars is spent on teaching employees job functions, such as how to use specific equipment or follow set processes to create products and services.

And yet, when asked what makes their employees valuable, most business owners cite a completely different skill set than straight technical and functional skills.

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Employee Training and Startups: Start with Function

Sir Richard Branson doesn’t mince words about the importance of training in startup businesses.

In a blog posting called How to Train Your Employees published on www.entrepreneur.com, the founder of Virgin Group with its 400 companies around the world lays out his strategy:

The first goal of any new business is simply to survive. One of the best ways to do this is by hiring excellent people who believe in your company and share your goals, and then by helping them to learn and improve their skills. This isn’t optional.” Continue reading

Five Strategies to Engage Employees Who Aren’t Receptive to E-Learning

It is a misconception that the primary reason your workers aren’t responding to e-learning opportunities is because they are resistant to change. That may be true in some cases, but the overwhelming reason is they don’t feel they have the time. Continue reading