The Daily Mindflash

The Mindflash Knowledge Sharing and Online Training Blog.

Expert advice, best practices and more for the most valuable assets of your business - your people.


Elevate Your Management Skills: Quick Start Guide to Training Your Employees Yourself

Managers are often measured on their team’s results. And when a manager’s team includes trained employees with small skills gaps, such a team can often deliver better results. Couple this fact with the additional fact that job candidates typically cite the ability to work with a manager they respect and from whom they can learn …

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On Tying Training to Employee Retention

“Ponder this: Do your people have to leave to learn something new?” This question is the heading for the chapter entitled “Enrich: Energize the Job” in Beverly Kaye’s and Sharon Jordan-Evans’ book Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay.  And, as the question implies, providing learning on the job is a powerful …

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7 Digitally-Enabled Learning Techniques Scrutinized and Categorized

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Industry terms come and go. New terms crop up, while other terms disappear. Sometimes terms remain, but their meaning changes over time. The online training industry is no exception, and if you don’t use the “right” or “latest” term, others may not see you as an industry expert. One such interesting term is “digitally-enabled learning”, or …

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Corporate Learning & Development: Third of Ten Critical Talent Issues in 2015

The 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report from Bersin by Deloitte details the current top 10 HR trends and highlights what business leaders need versus what HR is delivering. Of all the trends catalogued in this latest report, I was intrigued by data and suggestions presented on Trend Number 3: Learning and Development (L&D). From …

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Could Competency-Based Online Training Address the Skills Gap?

Universities traditionally confer degrees based on “seat time”—the number of credits (often, 120 credits for undergraduate degrees) that a student earns with a passing grade. Whether the student earns an “A” in every course, or a “C” in every course, he gets the degree. But, will he be successful on the job, especially as a …

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