Category: Training News

The latest news, regulation updates, and best practices in the training field.

Survey Says: Skills Gap Costs Employers $1 Million Annually

It’s one of today’s most vexing economic puzzles: Why can’t employers find workers to fill their positions when approximately 7.5 million Americans are unemployed, and millions more are working part time because they can’t find full-time positions or have given up looking for work altogether?

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Freshen Up Your Training!

Yesterday’s Advisor revealed four methods for becoming a better trainer—and a key component was trainee feedback on your sessions. If those evaluations are telling you that you must breathe some new life into your training, here are some positive steps to take.

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4 Methods for Becoming a Better Trainer

Do you want to be a better trainer? If you had to rate yourself as a trainer, would you give yourself high marks, or low ones? Would your trainees agree with your self-assessment? In any case, there’s always room for improvement—take a look at these four ways to work towards becoming the best trainer you […]

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‘Upskill’ Current Employees Instead of Hiring

“Upskilling”—investing in the skills of front-line workers—has up-front costs, but it can save employers time and money in the long run, says Jaime Fall, director of UpSkill America at the nonprofit Aspen Institute.

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Competency-Based Training

As the name implies, competency-based training is a type of training that is focused on specific competencies or skills. Today, we take a look at this type of training and its benefits.

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