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How to Test the Effectiveness of Training Technology

The training and L&D technology industry is now worth billions of dollars and continues to grow each year, and it’s becoming clear that multiple organizations are beginning to rely on a variety of training and L&D technology as more options continue to flood the marketplace.

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8 Design Elements for Top-Notch Mobile Learning Apps

App-based mobile learning will be one of 2019’s most lucrative mobile learning trends, contributing substantially to the industry’s projected growth and worth of $70 billion. However, not all mobile learning apps will prove lucrative if they aren’t designed and developed with the user in mind.

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The Importance of Cultivating Talent Outside Your Organization

In this new era of self-service learning, learning as a service (LaaS), and very low unemployment rates, whether it’s easy to accept or not, experts are indicating that leaders must consider cultivating talent outside of their own organizations to continue to prosper in the next decade or so.

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Offering New Hires Probationary Periods

Probationary periods allow employers to see whether a new hire is capable of successfully fulfilling the duties of the job he or she is being hired for, but they can also be used as tools to weaponize at-will employment—in which employees can be terminated or quit at any time—if they aren’t implemented correctly.

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Debunked: 4 Excuses for Not Offering Employees L&D Programs

Executives and working professionals outside of the learning and development (L&D) industry may not always fully understand the importance and impact of L&D, and it’s not unusual for L&D professionals to hear excuses about why these programs aren’t necessary or can’t be executed, especially from executive leadership teams.

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3 Important Facts About Smart Learning Environments

Smart learning environments are set to become the future of modern-day workplaces—and sooner than you think. These environments will become even more important to explore as you prepare your employees for the fourth industrial revolution.

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Should Learning a Second Language Be a Part of Training?

In today’s globalized world of business and commerce, most corporations and enterprises are internationally based, along with nearly 60% to 70% of small businesses, which should be no surprise because e-commerce practices and the Internet make it easier than ever to connect with other business entities and internationally based customers.

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Should You Offer Employees More than the Required Minimum Wage?

Currently, as per federal law, employers are required to pay employees at least $7.25 per hour, although many state laws (and some cities and counties) have different minimum wage requirements. However, many federal lawmakers and citizens want to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour because they claim that workers making less than […]

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Are Workers in Control of Their Own Training? Should They Be?

With the gaining popularity of self-service learning, learning tools driven by artificial intelligence (AI), mobile learning, and learning as a service (LaaS), many learning and development (L&D) professionals are probably starting to wonder whether workers should be in control of their own training or if they already are in control of their own training. The […]