Tag: Training

3 Ways to Get Employees to Adopt a New Learning Technology

Even if a new learning technology has the potential to save your company millions of dollars every year and has the potential to teach your employees everything under the sun, it won’t matter if that potential isn’t actualized. In other words, everyone in your organization will have to actually want to use a new learning […]

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Promoting and Reinforcing Company Values

Company culture is a difficult concept to define. It encompasses the sum of an organization’s values, beliefs, processes, and habits, as well as the collective behavior and personalities of managers and employees. Because of its many sources and influences, it can be difficult to change corporate culture. But one component of a company culture that […]

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Training for the #1 Leadership Lack: Decisiveness

A common trait of great leaders—whether in the military, business, politics, or any other field—is the ability to act decisively, to survey a situation, and to make a timely decision on how to move forward. And yet, decisiveness is precisely the element of leadership many people struggle with the most. It can be incredibly intimidating […]

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Providing a Virtual Reality Training Experience Through 360-degree Video

Imagine providing an opportunity for employees to take part in “real-world” training virtually. It’s not the stuff of imagination any more. Through 360-degree video organizations can provide an immersive experience for employees to participate in training in settings that might otherwise have been cost prohibitive or not even possible.

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Webinars—Best Practices for Training

Webinars can be a very cost-effective way to train staff in one or many locations. In today’s economy, they can ensure that critical training needs are met within budget constraints. Webinars also make it possible for employers to develop and deliver content over and over again without the need for a live presenter to meet […]

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Have Streaming and Online Services Really Been a Game Changer for Training?

Yesterday we began our special three-part question-and-answer session with Steve Rozillis, head of Customer Evangelism at Panopto, concerning contemporary methods of capturing training sessions. Today we’ll look into why it’s so important to store lectures and what streaming and online services have brought to the table.

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Why Gamification Works

Does your company use gamification as part of its training and development processes? If not, it may be losing out because gamification applies the elements and mechanics as used in gaming but in a nongaming manner.

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Training to Prevent Sexual Harassment Suits

A substitute school custodian said she was pressured to have sex with a foreman in exchange for more hours and then retaliated against for refusing his advances and lodging a sexual harassment complaint. This case demonstrates the importance of training employees and supervisors on sexual harassment prevention and on protocols for reporting harassment.

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Should You Train Your Employees for Medical Emergencies?

Are you considering providing medical training to your employees? Often, the focus of training is on employee development. But an increasing number of employers are starting to see the value of medical training when it means employees are able to react appropriately if a medical emergency occurs on the job.

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Participant-Driven Learning: Changing the Approach to Training

“Participant-led/participant-driven learning is having the ability to take control of what, and how, you learn,” says Chris Douglas, Vice President of training for Fierce, Inc., a leadership development and training company. “When it comes to leadership training, participant-led learning allows personal preferences to influence how these skills are learned and applied. For example, an individual […]

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