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Cooperative Learning Theory Explained

If you’ve already read the strategies piece for cooperative learning, then you got a bit of a spoiler about cooperative learning theory. See, it’s indeed its own thing and I usually would contest the redundant name, but it’s justified this time, for one reason. While cooperative learning theory is just a variant of organizational learning […]

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Rules of Employee Management Training

Employee management training is a whole different ballgame from employee training for job performance. We all realize that by its very nature, this discipline is much more predictable in what the training needs will be, because management is all about leadership, decision making, change management, and logistical skills, as well as a solid grasp of […]

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Employee Soft Skills Training Topics

I have to admit, I feel a bit uneasy talking about this soft skills stuff. It’s not that I don’t think there is a lot of value, and that soft skills are quite important to employee and managerial success, but there is a lot of debate and, how should I phrase it, “ambiguity” about soft […]

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How to Best Train and Prepare Employees for Software Migration

Change is part of life in the business world. Increased competition in every industry, combined with the still slow recovery from the recession, drives companies to always look to stay ahead of the game. One such change is when a business decides to switch their CRM, ERP or any other type of enterprise software to […]

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Survey: Technology Training Programs Provide Recruiting Advantage

New Surveys Suggest Technology Training Programs Provide Recruiting Advantage Companies that invest in their employees’ professional development have an edge when recruiting IT professionals, new research from Robert Half Technology suggests. Sixty-eight percent of IT workers surveyed said the ability to acquire new skills is very important when evaluating a job opportunity. Additionally, 64 percent of respondents said they are very concerned […]

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What Really Gets to Learning Officers These Days? Professionals Chime in with Their Biggest Pain Points

I initiated an interesting discussion on LinkedIn earlier this week, not with the intended purpose of a blog post, but rather I was just curious – why not turn to experienced people involved in training/learning within organizations and ask them, what their 3 biggest pain points are rights now = what really bothers them?  Not […]

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Most Common Employee Training Issues

Employee training issues are one of the reasons that the mention of training gets an audible groan out of most people in leadership who have had the task thrust upon them. People are a difficult creature to train and to work with, and since people are so unique to their own experiences, it makes it a […]

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What are the Reasons Why Some Employees Fail to Realize Their Potential?

Yes, managers are faced with this question all the time – why are some employees, who on the surface seem to have very high potential, frustratingly not reaching it? And while I realize that workers are a diverse group, and personal reasons play a factor, I think there are clearly certain familiar patterns in observing […]

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VitalSmarts’ Impact Cloud Measurement Tool Aims to “Connect Training to Results”

Periodically, this blog has focused on company product releases or announcements that I think is interesting and noteworthy, and which I try to give a brief overview of the product news, and follow up with a senior company official to get some more insight into the larger picture. Last month, VitalSmarts, a Provo, Utah-based innovator […]

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What’s your Employee Education System?

As a business professional, possibly the head of your business, people probably often ask you what your company’s stance or approach on one thing or another is. “What is your business philosophy? What is your service motto? What is your revenue model?” So, you’re used to having a clear view and definition of these various things […]

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