5 Ways Managers Can Learn to Make Contributions to the Bottom Line

One thing that the majority of CEOs seem to have in common is that they agree there is a shortage of new talent. CEOs that recognize this shortage also realize that this means that they have to invest in training, development and a Learning Management System (LMS) now so that they can develop existing employees to promote from within the company. The focus then becomes what managers have to learn in order to close the skills gap, so these managers can be effective in contributing to the success of the business. Continue reading

How Does Your Training and Development Program Measure Up?

A recent Training and Development Survey (April 2013) surveyed over 700 individuals about the training programs at their companies. The results allow you to understand the training taking place at other companies, so you can then compare to see how your training and development programs measure against other companies. Continue reading

How to Provide Ongoing Learning Opportunities to Your Employees

It happens more often than companies like to admit. They send their employees for training. They put a huge dent in their training budget to cover the cost of the trainer, the course materials and the travel expenses for employees to attend the training. Employees attend the training but one or two years later, it is as if the training never occurred.

Part of the problem is that training is an ongoing process, not just a one-hit wonder. Use these strategies to provide ongoing learning opportunities to your employees so that education is a continuous process. Continue reading

7 Ways to Improve Knowledge Retention During Training

Employees often find inspiration during training sessions. When they walk away from the training for the night or at the completion of the training, however, they often do not retain the information, skills, and knowledge that training taught them. You can use these seven techniques to help improve knowledge retention during and after training. Continue reading

10 Ways to Present a Compelling Case for Business Training

You can easily identify there is a need for business training in your company. Convincing upper management or employees the training is a necessity can be a bit more complex. Use these 10 ways to present a compelling enough case to convince everyone that business training can benefit the company as a whole. Continue reading

What can I learn from this experience?

I am not going to write a traditional blog post. This one is not about how to create online training. It does not deal with the intricacies of Learning management systems or the complexities of e-learning software. This topic is based on an audio book I recently listened to on Audible. The book is ‘Mindsets: How we can learn to fulfill our potential‘. Continue reading

The Contemporary Global Classroom – Changing Nature of Workplace Training

One of the concepts that can be most readily associated with the contemporary business world and economic environment is that of flexibility. The methods and modes of working, which were rigidly set around certain structures and hours, are increasingly being superseded by set-ups that more readily meet the demands of the contemporary marketplace. This is also very much the information age; thus, workplace training today can draw on information from a variety of different sources, and be of a scope that is truly global in nature. Continue reading

5 Affordable Forms of Employee Training And Development

Training options and development programs for employees can bring uncountable benefits to the employees and the business as a whole. Especially in today’s economy, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to shell out the money to pay trainers or for training courses that employees can attend. Fortunately, several affordable options are available for employee training and development that tips the cost-value scale that training can provide. Continue reading

5 Ways to Deliver Successful Online Training

Grabbing and retaining the attention of training attendees is one of the biggest challenges companies face in delivering successful online training. You can provide extremely valuable and useful information to share with attendees, but if you are unable to retain the attention of the attendees, then all of your hard work is for naught. Use these five tips as a guideline to build and distribute an online training program that is sure to keep attendees glued to their computer screens. Continue reading

3 Steps to Running Successful Computer Based Training Sessions

Computers make the business world go round. In some instances, the success of an entire business can depend upon computers and computer systems that make up the business network. With so many employees using computers as part of their daily work tasks, it makes sense that computer based training sessions can be a successful way of training and developing employees. Now, the key accomplishment is to run successful computer based training sessions. You can accomplish this by implementing these three fast and simple steps. Continue reading