Business Training

The strategic value of business training to change outcomes and impact the bottom-line is unquestioned. However organizations need better resources to fully take advantage of business training. Our writers discuss business training strategies, methodologies and resources.

7 Microlearning Myths Dispelled

Microlearning is buzzing around like it’s the new kid on the learning and development block. But is microlearning new? What qualifies as microlearning? Is it only for millennials? Does it replace all other styles of learning? In a 2017 survey by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), out of almost 600 talent development professionals surveyed, 38 percent used microlearning and an additional 41 percent planned to implement it within the next year.  Although microlearning is becoming more popular as a method of delivering education and training, confusion surrounds this method.

Read on to discover seven microlearning myths dispelled.

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Building a Business Case for a New Learning Management System

If you think your business is ready for a learning management system, it may be up to you build a business case showing why it’s beneficial for your organization. So how do you start building the business case for a new learning management system? Continue reading

Training Your Employees to Prevent PR Nightmares

Decades ago, the idea of a PR disaster was one that was rare. There, of course, were companies that suffered under the weight of bad press, but not in the way that companies do today. It seems like every day there is a new disaster affecting businesses around the world. So have businesses gotten less ethical and more sloppy or is there something else to the never-ending barrage of negative PR? Continue reading

The Importance of Ongoing Training and Follow-Up

With a shortage of skills and talent being something businesses across industries are confronting, there is a tremendous focus on training and development. Unemployment is low, certain skills are in high-demand, and for many employees, they’re in the driver’s seat.

Good employees have plenty of opportunities, and one of the best things employers can do when there are situations like this is focus on their training and development initiatives. Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Corporate Apprenticeship Programs

U.S. employers are facing a major issue right now. They don’t have the talent they need. The skills gap is one of the biggest things driving forward business decisions, and it’s difficult to solve for most employers. Without successfully being able to source skilled talent, businesses risk falling behind in terms of innovation and competitiveness. One option to address the issue is the development of a formal apprenticeship program. Continue reading

Strategic Ways To Create Employee Performance Goals

Helping Your Employees Succeed

Every company doesn’t just want successful employees – they need them. Corporate success is dependent on individual employee success. A key strategic objective for employers should be setting and helping employees reach goals. Every individual employee’s success contributes to the larger success of the company. That is why employee development goals should be priority items for every company. Continue reading

Promoting collaborative learning in your training materials

One of the biggest advantages of utilizing multimedia and eLearning as your corporate training medium is the fact that you can include so many unique components, including collaboration.

Yes, you can include collaboration in traditional classroom training, but when it’s part of your eLearning it can be done regardless of where employees are located, in an efficient and effective way.

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Quicken Loans Comprehensive Training Leads to Big Pay-Offs

In the past few years Quicken Loans has garnered a lot of attention—primarily for leading the effort to revitalize downtown Detroit. Along with that, it is consistently ranked as one of the best companies to work for in the country. Get smart and learn how Quickens loans training can best help your workplace.  Continue reading

Retraining vs. Firing: Which is more beneficial for your organization

When you’re heading up a business and you see a problem, or you’re simply not getting the profits you’d like to, the first inclination can often be to fire someone—or many someones.

What’s important to remember is that firing may not always be the best option—not just from an emotional standpoint, but also from a financial perspective.

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