Learning Effectiveness

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Next Gen Training: Decoding the Newest Generations

Millennials are still spoken about like they are mysterious unicorns; as though they are rare sightings that are not fully understood. However, there are approximately 80 million Millennials today, and they are currently the largest generation in the workforce. In fact, the oldest members of Gen Y are actively moving into leadership roles, so understanding how they work is essential if your company is going to thrive.

If you are struggling to decode the newest generations, here’s what you need to know.


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Next Gen Training: What’s Different About How the Newest Workers Learn?

While it may seem strange that how people learn shifts with each generation, it is true. Today’s newest workers grew up with technology, altering their expectations regarding how information should be shared and presented. By understanding what makes them different, you can adjust your learning and development (L&D) programs to accommodate their needs, ensuring they get the most from the experience.


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Return on Expectations vs. Return on Investment

As a metric for learning and development programs, Return on Expectations measures how successfully a training program meets its objectives, typically based on changes in employee motivation and performance after completing a course.


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Top 10 Podcasts for Learning & Development Professionals 2018

As listening to podcasts has become an increasingly favorite activity, competing with radio, the number of podcasts devoted to learning and development has grown. At Clarity Consultants, we’ve cut through the noise and identified 10 of the most informative and interesting podcasts for L&D professionals.

Here is our selection, in no particular order. All listed podcasts are available on iTunes and may be available on other platforms.


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Good Talent Management is a Byproduct of Effective Leadership Training

Integrating leadership training into your organization requires time, attention, and diligence. By following these best practices, you can craft a plan that increases learning effectiveness and improves your overall success rates.


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Top 10 Pinterest Boards for Learning & Development Professionals 2018

We searched Pinterest and found what we feel are the Top 10 Pinterest Boards for learning and development (L&D) professionals. These boards are collections of valuable resources on instructional design, e-Learning trends and tools, and corporate training practices.

Here are our favorites, in no particular order:


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Top 10 YouTube Channels for Learning & Development Professionals 2018

Instructional designers know that video is one of the best tools for learning. So what better place to find up-to-date learning and development (L&D) information and insights than YouTube?
We wanted to find out which YouTube channels had the best content for L&D professionals, so we did our research and compiled the following list of what we think are the most interesting and useful channels.


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Employee Retention Series: Lay The Groundwork To Retain Your Top Talent With Strategic Onboarding

Employee retention is a much sought-after goal for any growth-minded business. To drive those high retention rates, you need to invest in the strategic talent development and processes that develop high performing employees. Onboarding is a surprisingly important part of that strategy in part because those first couple months are critical in retaining new employees. Here are a few things you can do to improve your onboarding process and lay the groundwork to retain your top talent for the long term.


Top 10 Blogs for Learning & Development

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Top 10 Blogs for Learning & Development Professionals 2018

Introducing the Clarity Communications list of the best 10 Learning and Development (L&D) blogs. A great blog provides solid content that makes the important points of a topic easy to grasp. To make our list, a blog must be interesting and entertaining while at the same time providing useful information. Each blog on our list is useful for anyone in the field who wants to further their understanding and sharpen their skills.


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Employee Retention Series: How Can Ongoing Training For Your Employees Actually Benefit Your Business?

In business, there is a consistent battle between working toward long term goals and achieving short term benefits. Learning and development programs are often front and center in the battle between these two priorities. But they are not necessarily conflicting priorities.