Tag: Topic Human Resources

Are You Creating “Thirsty” Learners Who Are Engaged in Training?

“There’s an age-old saying that ‘you can bring a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink,” says AmyK Hutchens, CEO of amyk inc. (www.amyk.com), a business strategy firm. Similarly, “you can’t force people to learn, but you can get them excited about it. You can get them thirsty. When they’re thirsty, they’ll drink.” […]

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How to Avoid 4 Common PowerPoint® Mistakes

A PowerPoint presentation can help reinforce concepts you convey during training, but the technology can also undermine your efforts—unless you avoid some common mistakes. Here are four to avoid: Don’t use too much text in your slides. If you squeeze too many words onto a slide, the audience may have trouble reading them or may […]

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Do Your PowerPoint® Slide Designs Enhance Learning?

“Since slides packed with long lists of bullet points result in “cognitive overload” for learners, Cliff Atkinson recommends that trainers design their presentations in a format that’s consistent with the way people think. Atkinson, author of Beyond Bullet Points (Microsoft 2005), says most learners can retain only three or four pieces of information at any […]

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Is It Time for a Review of Your Training Program?

Effective training enables your organization to comply with all legal requirements, thereby avoiding costly lawsuits, audits, and fines. Supervisors, who are the organization’s front line, play a particularly critical role in the training process. They must: Understand what training is required by law. Be familiar and comfortable with organizational policies and with employment-related laws. Adhere […]

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Don’t Forget Ethics Training

Effective training enables your organization to comply with all legal requirements, thereby avoiding costly lawsuits, audits, and fines. Ethics It takes only one employee, or even an agent of your company, to commit a crime, and your entire company may be held liable. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, with liability your company may face very […]

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How Do Your Training Programs Rate Against Other Companies?

Over 700 individuals participated in the April 2013 Training and Development Survey. Read on to see how the training programs your company offers stack up against those of other successful companies. Initial key highlights include: Top compliance training topics for employees are new hire orientation (79%), sexual harassment (75%), and discrimination (69%). For professional development […]

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Give Your Employees Ongoing Learning Opportunities

JJiffy Lube® International uses Web-based courses, coaching, instructor-led courses, and computer-based simulation to provide ongoing learning opportunities for employees at its franchises across the country. Web-based training courses are offered through Jiffy Lube University (JLU) for employees completing orientation and the certification process in 10 different areas, says Kenneth Barber, manager of learning and development […]

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Does Your Training Program Offer Ongoing Learning Opportunities?

Jiffy Lube® International uses Web-based courses, coaching, instructor-led courses, and computer-based simulation to provide ongoing learning opportunities for employees at its franchises across the country. Web-based training courses are offered through Jiffy Lube University (JLU) for employees completing orientation and the certification process in 10 different areas, says Kenneth Barber, manager of learning and development […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Classroom Training

Although technology-based training is becoming increasingly popular, training experts agree that it will never completely replace classroom training. At present, an overwhelming number of companies continue to use classroom training alongside an increasing amount of technology-based training, such as e-learning and computer-based training. Today, there is an array of techniques, methods, activities, and training aids […]

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How Effective Are Your Trainers in Classroom Settings?

Classroom training is a workplace learning strategy that removes employees from the work area and brings them together in a safe and appropriate environment, free from distractions, to teach skills, transfer information and knowledge, shape attitudes and behavior, and build competencies. Training in the classroom, of course, is only one of many workplace training options. […]

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