• 5 Ways to Kick-Start Great On-the-Job Sales Training

    Is there a more critical function in most companies than enabling sales professionals to excel their jobs? After all, a high-performing sales force is the lifeblood of most organizations including non-profits. Most  businesses realize this already — but many often allocate sales training resources in the wrong areas. According to Bersin…

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    How to Train Millennials to Become Leaders

    The 75.4 million Millennials, those ages 18-34, are surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers, those ages 51-69, according to Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. That means that the Millennial generation is clearly heralding in and creating the next generation of leaders. Even more telling is that according to a…

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    Come See our CEO Donna Wells at #ATD2016!

    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…

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    Building Relationships While Onboarding

    Relationships in any capacity whether as friendships, acquaintances, significant others, and, yes, even employees, is based on trust, respect, support, and authenticity. Therefore, during new employee training, relationship building begins the moment the new hire interacts with Human Resources, management, and other staff and employees whether it is digitally, on the…

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    It’s Time to Get Personal in eLearning

    2016 will be the year of personalization in eLearning. As eLearning becomes more and more popular, students will demand more interaction, entertainment, and personalization. Going forward, a one-size-fits-all approach will no longer be the norm. Personalization in eLearning can mean a few different things from creating personalized learning plans and…

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    7 Safety Training Videos That Hurt to Watch

    Looking to help promote safe behavior and reduce the risk of accidents in your workplace? Like a lot of employers, you might be inclined — perhaps required — to create safety training videos for all new hires. A word of caution, however, before you start scripting, lining up your staff…

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    As a Course Creator, You Need These eLearning Tips

    Through eLearning, trainers enjoy the benefits of being able to effectively and efficiently teach trainees what they need to know. One of the key challenges with course material on your LMS is finding a way to gain the attention of your students. Below are a few resources to help you…

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    Become a More Valuable Employee in 2016

    If you haven’t already come up with a work-related resolution for 2016, here’s one to consider: Become a more valuable employee. Being more valuable to your company not only helps with job security, it could put you on the path to promotions and raises. It’s a nice position to be…

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    How to Easily Train People to Use Salesforce with Cirrus Insight

    Salesforce Spotlight – Cirrus Insight Now that our we are on the Salesforce AppExchange for our Salesforce LMS, we’ve been getting acquainted with the other awesome companies on the block. We are so glad to welcome Josh Loomis from Cirrus Insight Insight to our humble blog! If you don’t know…

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    How Animation is Effective in eLearning

    For today’s post, we want to welcome a very special guest from the UK – Liz Bark, Creative Director at Optimised Learning Ltd! Animation in eLearning eLearning courses offer the opportunity to access and optimise learning for busy learners who have little time to commit, broadening their skill set or refreshing…

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    Take Control of Your Personal Learning Journey

    A consistently-used criterion in the annual “best companies to work for” lists is the level of corporate investment in employee training. Yet, 81% of learners are responsible for managing their own personal development, according to a Training Zone infographic released earlier this year. There’s no real discrepancy between these two…

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    How Office Thermostat Wars Relate to Learning Preferences

    Disagreed with a co-worker over the room temperature lately? If yes, did you decide to put on (or remove) an extra layer of clothing and grin and bear it? Or did you engage in a contest of wills for ultimate thermostatic control? If you’ve dealt with ambient temperature disagreements—either passively…

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    Breaking Free: Use Blended Learning to Transcend Both Classroom and Online Training

    Traditional classroom training or online training—which is better? A strong case can be made for either method. But a stronger case can be made for transcending this either/or choice in favor of blended learning. With the innovative digital learning technologies released every day, you can use an LMS to blend online and…

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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. When it comes to looking for training for your own personal development, you’ll get more out of the knowledge and self-empowerment you gain through training…

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    They Say, “Be Agile”. What Does that Really Mean?

    It’s more-than-popular to talk about “Agility” in business lately. But what does “being Agile” really mean? And, if you’re not a software developer, what does it mean to “borrow concepts from Agile software development”? Let’s Get Technical: Definitions & Clarifications It’s important to note that Agile software development includes a…

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