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.

The Value of Effective Onboarding and How to Incorporate It Into Your eLearning

Onboarding is really a broad term that encompasses so much of what employees need to know when they become part of an organization. It’s the knowledge and skills, yes, but it also speaks heavily to the corporate culture and socialization required for an employee to become a valued part of a company. Continue reading

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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Effectively designing eLearning for a global audience

Our world is one that’s almost entirely impacted by globalization, particularly in terms of business and corporate organizations.

Many companies have employees not just across the country, but across the globe, so how do you tackle the challenge of providing training and development that speaks to a diverse international audience?

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Top 5 tips for creating case studies that pack a punch

Case studies are an incredibly valuable component to add to eLearning, when they’re well-written, but how do you go about writing one that’s going to be both engaging and effective?

You want the message to be powerful, and you want it to be something that resonates with employees in a way that’s going to have a long-term impact on their behavior and decision-making skills.

Top 5 tips for creating case studies that pack a punch

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Why Leadership Training is a Good Employee Retention Tool

Why Leadership Training is a Good Employee Retention Tool

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Statistics show that about 50 percent of people worldwide moved to a different employer within the past year. In the United States alone, 45 percent had transferred to another company and 34 percent are thinking about leaving. Without a sound staff retention plan, employers could end up losing the remaining 21 percent of employees who may not even be committed or loyal to the company.

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3 Ideas On How to Train the Millennial Generation

Each generation of workers has its own characteristics. For those workers that fall in the millennial generation, the characteristic that seems to set them apart is that they live and work in a faster-paced world than the generations that came before them. This directly translates to how this generation needs to train, learn and develop as well. 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

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

5 Ways Business Training Tools Go beyond the Training Session

Training courses and sessions come equipped with a full line of videos, handouts, workbooks and more. There is no, or very little, doubt that creating training materials can be beneficial supplements to training courses and sessions that help enhance the learning of the attendees. Training tools go beyond the training session too. Discover at least five ways attendees can use training materials long after the training session is over. Continue reading