Selecting the best sales training provider for your company’s needs isn’t easy. In simple terms, it’s a matter of finding the provider at the intersection of a number of critical learning areas. Let’s examine just three of them individually:
While the economy and the stock markets have crawled back to life, the sectors that drove the economy into the worst recession in decades -- mortgage and banking -- are still grappling with a tough issue in the aftermath: How to restore the public credibility and trust that the revelations of financial crisis utterly destroyed.
Retail companies have typically responded to the economic recession by cutting staffing and training departments in order to keep prices low. But in an interesting new piece in the New Yorker, James Surowiecki argues that having more and better-trained workers is a smarter strategy for retailers.
Social loafing occurs when individuals exert less effort in a group than they would by themselves. Scientific inquiry into this phenomenon has found that the mere presence of other people is enough to hinder efforts in tasks of great mental difficulty. Since many work goals require group efforts, social loafing should be a real concern for organizations.
E-Learning Solutions Allow Workers to Access Training Materials from Anywhere, at Any Time
With powerful new tools like learning management systems, building online training courses is easy.
Does e-learning have a direct influence on graduation rates — whether it's in high school or employee training? E-learning advocates will of course say yes, but a new study of high school graduation rates offers some new insights into an old question.
Most new employee training looks pretty much the same. A new worker joins the organization, and for the first week we put them in a training class, have them fill out piles of paperwork, and walk them through who's who at the company and teach them to do their jobs. Different jobs require different levels of new-hire training, but the formula is essentially the same.
Whether it’s delivering K-12 education to children in foreign countries or compliance training to multi-national corporations, e-learning is transforming how information is distributed.
When I first started as an education director, our company’s only training program was really routine and systems-focused. Employees used to groan and roll their eyes when I talked about it. People thought workplace education was a requirement — a chore — and über-boring. And it was.