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.


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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Are You Using the EdTech Technologies that the Experts Assume You’re Using?

The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education has just been released. The report covers technology and trends on the five-year horizon (2015-2020) for higher education institutions, and is widely used by educational leaders and policy makers internationally to guide decisions. Since one function of higher education is to prepare its students to …

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