Corporate Learning And Development

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September 2, 2014

Pre-boarding - The Vital Precursor to Onboarding

Organizations should put as much focus on “Pre-boarding” as they do on “Onboarding”. At the following article you will find out Why Pre-boarding is just as important as Onboarding when it comes to reducing staff attrition and time to effectiveness of new starters.
by Grant Williams
August 28, 2014

How and Why: Motivating Adult Learners

“I’m too old to be doing that.” “Technology is for those young college kids.” “I’m not in school anymore, so why do I need to take that online course?” Sound familiar? Adult learners can be reluctant to get started with e-Learning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t engage them. You just need a few tricks up your sleeve!
by Stephanie Ivec
August 21, 2014

How To Build A Trophy Winning High Performance Team 

You got just the right talent of high performing executives, yet the company’s overall performance isn’t up to the mark. Those ace players are either unable to tap that market segment, or strategize the action plan of production or lacking somewhere else. Hiring the right talent isn’t enough; it is crucial to deploy those high performers effectively so that they are in a position to perform as per their capacities. Build a dynamic High Performance Team and get the game going!
by Surabhi Paliwal
August 13, 2014

Learning Supports Employee Engagement

We all know the importance of employee engagement. Forbes reports a 6% higher net profit margin for companies with an engaged workforce, and a five times higher shareholder return over five years than companies without an engaged workforce. As Human Resources and Learning and Development department plan an engagement program, the following factors and the Q12 questions should be taken into consideration.
by Ruth Kustoff
August 5, 2014

Best Practices in Learning and Development

Studies in the US have shown that organizations that adopt eLearning experience cost savings of around 21% and also save learners’ study time. At the same time there is increased effectiveness and productivity – they see a 32% increase in the time between training and that training being implemented on-the-job. Unfortunately however between 50% and 80% of all L&D activities are what’s referred to as “scrap learning” because the lessons from that learning are never actually applied on-the-job. That amounts to a substantial waste of Learning and Development budget! So how does an organization provide L&D but do it well?
by Roberta Gogos
July 31, 2014

A Culture of Empowerment: Beat the 70:20:10 Problem and Secure ROI

You’ll have heard about the 70:20:10 problem by now. It’s a theory about the way in which we learn: only 10% of our knowledge comes from formal training, while 20% comes from observing others and a whopping 70% occurs when we roll up our sleeves at work and get stuck in. Up until now, organizations have failed to secure ROI on their training spend as they have been focusing on formal training and haven’t been cultivating a culture of empowerment to tackle the remaining 90%…
by Juliette Denny
July 16, 2014

What Type Of Video Should I Put In My eLearning?

The type of video you choose should match the learning objectives. For instance if the learning objective is, demonstrate asking open ended questions with customers ("How can I help you today?" as opposed to "Can I help you?"), a behavioral modeling video with questions asking the learner to choose a path is ideal.
by Chris Karel
July 14, 2014

Free Content Readiness Assessment Tool for Corporate E-Learning

Before you begin your corporate e-learning course, it’s essential to first stop and ask, “How ready is my content?” The state of your content, or your “content readiness,” impacts your project plan, resource needs, and, yes, your project budget. And unstable content can create a ripple effect that could cost you additional dollars for changes later in the project. Not to worry, though—we’ve got you covered with a free, downloadable Content Readiness Assessment Tool, along with these great tips from solution architect Erin Krebs and instructional design practice lead Catherine Davis.
by Erin Krebs
July 10, 2014

How To Dramatically Reduce Corporate Training Costs

In this article I'll discuss how transitioning from face-to-face corporate training to online corporate training can help you to dramatically reduce corporate training costs and even share some tips to help you get the most out of your eLearning investment. In addition, if you are still skeptical about converting your face-to-face corporate training into eLearning, I will give you some examples of big brands that made the big transition and got positive results in many respects.
by Christopher Pappas
July 6, 2014

Top 9 Online Corporate Training Mistakes You Should Avoid

Every online corporate training project comes with its own unique set of obstacles such as a tight deadline or the difficulty of organizing an abundance of training materials. These issues can make an online corporate training project challenging even for the most experienced instructional designers. No matter the challenges, there are a number of online corporate training mistakes that many projects have in common. So, before developing your next online corporate training course, have a look at this list of the top 9 online corporate training mistakes that you should avoid.
by Christopher Pappas