Category : human-resources

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Sometimes organizations will ask a trainer to calculate the ROI of a training initiative to justify a training budget. In this case, the benefit may need to be estimated if actual data is not available. Calculating ROI can also help training and development professionals recognize areas where they can streamline their efforts. This allows them to present a more cost-effective solution that is more likely to get stakeholder buy in.

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Investing in your Personal ROI without being Self-Centered

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a “what’s in it for me” attitude. As long as, I’d argue, that attitude doesn’t end there—in pure selfishness.

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Spearheading an Organizational Culture of Learning

Creating an organizational culture of learning is imperative.

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4 Ways to Use Professional Development to Keep Your Employees

We are very excited to have a special guest author on blogging with us this week!

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How to Make Your Online Training “Go Viral”

I’m not a marketer. I’m an educator.

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The 100 Day Plan: Driving Accountability to Ensure Success

Everyone, not just the President, could use a 100 Day Plan when taking on a new job or position. A thoughtfully created 100 Day Plan, supported by effective online training, can drive organizational accountability for ensuring new hire success.

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How to Determine Your Online Training Budget

As companies build a training department, there are many questions that come up. What training role should we hire first? Should we start with live training or online training? What learning technology should we choose? How much should we invest in the overall training function? How much of the investment should be spent on the different functions within the training department?

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Stop Conducting Training Surveys

Earlier this month, I wrote a blog post about five ways to make your training survey questions more effective. This week, I'd like to discuss whether we should do survey questions at all? Seriously. Part of me thinks we should not conduct training surveys at all. 

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INFOGRAPHIC - Transforming Cubicleville, USA: How Office Design Effects Productivity and Happiness

It's been found that full-time employees spend 33 percent of their waking hours at their workplace - that a third of your life spent at the office! It's no wonder, then, that your working environment can have such a big impact on your happiness and productivity.

Many startups have realized this and created gorgeous, open

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How to Empower Employees by Delegating Responsibility and Freedom

Managers often talk about "empowering" employees. Books are written about it. Studies show it improves productivity, quality, employee satisfaction, and customer service. We all know it's important, but the fact of the matter is that most of the time, when managers try to empower their employees, they miss out on a crucial component.

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