Organizational Employee Core Competencies Best Practices

One of the more annoying concepts to contend with in training are organizational employee core competencies, and how to measure them. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I hate things like buzzwords and superfluous jargon, and this here is a prime example of the latter. Oh yes. But, the meaning behind this term

Prediction: L&D Specialist Jobs to Increase

Put this in the optimism category and something to be hopeful for. In an article published earlier this week on the AOL jobs site, Debra Auerbach references a report put forth by Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., with the five industries that are expected to grow the fastest between 2013 and 2016, along with examples of the

What Lessons Learners Can Take from Einstein

This post first appeared (very slight changes were made) in April of this year, in the ASTD Career Development blog.  The lessons are very much relevant to Training Station readers, so I post it here for your reference. Albert Einstein was one of the most successful scientists of all time, whose discoveries radically changed the

Some Important Learning Definitions

Definitions are difficult sometimes, particularly when you’re dealing with a topic as abstract and , well…hard to define such as learning.  Knowledge is transferred and absorbed in many different ways.  Even more so in an age of hyper-speed technology, where access to information is available at any time, from any location, through a wide range

Infographic: The Future of Learning is About Personalization

Ever wonder about what the future holds? No, I’m not talking about science fiction or some sort of religious prophecy. KnowledgeWorks,  a foundation that provides innovative tools, training and assistance to school leaders, teachers and community stakeholders, recently released the following infographic on the future of learning.       The inforgraphic, which can be

Accelerating Time to Competence of Customer Service Representatives – Part 2

Part 2 of 2: Continuous Learning and Performance Support  In the first article of this 2-part series, I wrote about the importance of employee engagement as a way of getting the most out of customer service representatives, and getting them up to speed as quickly as possible.  In part 2 below, I examine what a

New Paper Calls for Adapting to Learning Changes

This was interesting to me. L&D teams must redefine their role to resolve a growing tension between how individuals want to approach learning and how organizations want to deploy it, according to a new white paper from Hemsley Fraser, the learning and development company. ‘Learning is Changing’ highlights the fundamental changes that have occurred in the