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The Week’s Best Reads in Training

 1. Three Ways to Create Innovative Leaders Michael Lurie’s article on creativity and innovation in leadership helps us better understand the thinking and the mindsets of successful leaders. I especially liked how he demonstrates this by providing solid examples of the true cost of missing out on training opportunities. 2. Not Investing in Employee Training […]

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Employee Engagement is Just as Important as Customer Engagement

Reaching customers and maintaining loyalty levels is pretty obvious as a necessary objective toward company success. Research firm Gartner estimates that customer engagement initiatives are underway at over 15% of Global 1000 organizations, run by leaders such as the chief innovation officer, CEO, CIO, head of digital marketing, or chief customer officer.   Yet while […]

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Why Are There Disengaged Employees?

We hear a lot about disengaged employees all the time, and how they are a serious business liability. However, we rarely hear about the reasons why disengaged personnel exist, and why they continue to be a major problem among all types of companies. So in order to rectify this problem, it’s important to not only […]

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The Importance of Treating Employees As Customers

We all know that large companies like Dell, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson and other take customer engagement and loyalty seriously. Research firm Gartner estimates that customer engagement initiatives are underway at over 15% of Global 1000 organizations, run by leaders such as the chief innovation officer, CEO, CIO, head of digital marketing, or chief customer […]

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A Good Performance Management Checklist

Employee performance management is a process for establishing a shared workforce understanding about what the organization needs to accomplish to achieve success. One key aspect of employee performance management is aligning the objectives of the individual’s role with the goals of the organization. The purpose of performance management is to develop a high performance workforce […]

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The Week’s Best in Training

1. Onboarding Essentials: What Really Matters to New Employees Ryan Sanders’ article about the importance of mentoring to new employees is critical. He proves that mentoring opportunities mean more to new employees than other perks of the job like free food. 2. The Missing Piece This  article by Koreen Pagano is about the importance of […]

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Rapid e-learning: What It is and How It Can Save You Time and Money

Rapid e-learning allows a business to create an e-learning experience for their employees without the usual massive costs involved. An ‘e-learning from a ground up’ perspective can become costly, as hiring programmers and artists can quickly rack up costs, on top of hiring experts to actually write the material for the learning experience. However, with […]

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4 Corporate Team Building Activities to Help Employees Excel

There are plenty of corporate team building activities out there, but it’s also important to keep in mind that, despite their differences, they each serve one main goal, and that one goal is to foster group cohesion. These activities can be carried out at a weekend retreat, or in an office cafeteria of appropriate size, […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Employee Engagement- The Key to Unlocking Your Team’s Potential

Employee engagement is one of the most useful ingredients in the running of a company. Unfortunately, most organizations tend to restrict open communication and honest feedback. Some do this without realizing it (and others with realizing it). How about spending five minutes a week checking in on each employee? This infographic by 15five proposes some […]

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How to Build Remarkable E-Learning That Will Impact Employees

Over the past several years in the workplace, we’ve seen a shift away from classroom-based training toward e-learning, or computer-based learning. Among the benefits that e-learning brings to training managers is that it’s not limited by strict time periods, which allows for both the learner to not be overwhelmed with too much information right away, […]

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