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Make Your Corporate Training More Like MacGyver

MacGyver is known for a style of creative thinking and problem solving that can get his character out of a tight spot with little more than chewing gum and a paper clip. That ingenuity and critical thinking can be directly applied to your learning and development programs for greater outcomes. How?


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How Do You Build an Awesome Marketing Team?

Your marketing team is the source of some of the most important work products in helping your business grow and your clients learn about your company in an ongoing marketing strategy. Chances are that without an all-star team of marketing experts, your business is missing out. But in the ongoing war for talent, how do you make sure you’re hiring

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In Charge Of Change Management?  Command The Chaos!

In order for businesses to stay competitive, change is inevitable. It is often received with hesitation and even resistance, but when handled correctly change is a great opportunity. It is an opportunity to start clean, to fix broken systems, to build more effective teams, and above all to be the best you can be. As we all know, knowledge is power, and preparing for the challenges of change management will help you be better able to overcome those challenges. If you are in charge of your company’s change management strategy, there are several complications you should be aware of to take better command of the chaos.


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What Do the U.S Navy and Corporate Training Have in Common?

The answer is the ADDIE model instructional systems design framework. If you are unfamiliar with the term, the ADDIE model is a training format that lists generic processes that many instructional designers and training developers use. It is represents a descriptive guideline for the building of effective training and performance support tools. ADDIE is made up of five phases: analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.The U.S. Navy’s version of ADDIE is called PADDIE+M, which addes a planning phase and a maintenance phase to the framework. Both are so similarly structured because they work toward outlining the process of ongoing educational development of their teams.


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3 Ways to Engage with Learners in Your Corporate Training Seminar

Learner engagement is one of the most important metrics by which you can gauge the success of any chosen training topic. Without engagement, the chances of your learners retaining and using their new skills and knowledge outside the classroom are limited at best. Make sure your employees can fully benefit from the important lessons their training offers by building engagement in these ways.


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These Strategies Will Help Keep Your Organizational Change Process Positive

Change and transformation is a normal but difficult period within the lifecycle of a business. There are any number of challenges that companies come up against when navigating their own change management, but there are a number of strategies that will work toward keeping your organization on the right track, through good times and bad. Here are just a few of those strategies to keep things positive.


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Leadership Skills That Can Help You Successfully Manage Change?

Change is a natural part of business, particularly in today’s fast-paced market. Whether you are dealing with mergers and acquisitions or fast changing technology, as a leader you need to help your employees deal with change in a manner which is as seamless and easy as possible. There are some leaders who are naturally better at this than others, but the skills are clear in those that know how to manage change well. Here are a few characteristics of leaders who are best able to help their business through turbulent times.


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Do You Have a “Formal” Informal Training Design?

Your company thrives off of a solid learning and development program. It’s how your employees get the skills and knowledge they need to grow within their roles, and how your business is able to do bigger and better things year after year. Chances are that you have a formal training plan in place (and if you don’t, you should create one). But have you thought about bringing in a more official strategy for your informal training opportunities as well? Here’s why you might want to formalize your informal training design as well.


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What Are The Benefits of Benchmarking Performance?

Performance is an ever-moving target. To evaluate your employee training based on their most recent performance (even the impression made over a period of multiple months), simply does not provide an accurate picture of their overall value. In order to avoid any unfair bias and to get a more accurate perspective of their performance, you must establish baselines, define best practices, and identify improvement opportunities throughout the year, in writing, to gain the most benefits possible from the process.


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Should You Use Pre-Hire Assessments?

In today’s world of digital job listings inspiring hundreds of applicants to submit their resume for one opportunity, screening out those who are not a perfect fit before they get to the interview stage can save companies from wasting precious time and resources when building their teams. From phone interviews to pre-hire assessments, companies are looking for the most helpful ways they can identify the industry leading candidates they want to hire. Here’s a look at whether pre-hire assessments can help you achieve your staffing goals easier this year.