Category: General Training

This category is a home for L&D topics that aren’t specialized enough to fit anywhere else.

5 Soft Skills Your Employees Need to Learn in 2018

Most businesses understand the importance of soft skills training. It boosts productivity and retention rates 12% and delivers a 250% return on investment based on higher productivity and retention, according to research highlighted in this Forbes article. [Note: we covered the five “hard” skills in a previous post.] Here are the five soft skills your […]

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3 Ways You’re Unknowingly Stressing Out Your Trainees

Learning something new can be exiting, but for a lot of trainees, it can be stressful, too. They want to perform well and earn high marks, and they want to look more competitive. So, don’t make training harder for them than it needs to be. Below are three ways you’re stressing out your trainees, even […]

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How Content Curation Helps Everyone in Your Business

 According to a webinar survey conducted by Learning Café, 81% of learning professionals claim content curation is a part of their current learning strategy, while 78% feel that learning and development professionals must incorporate content curation as a new skill. And here are a few reasons why you’ll want to consider content curation in your […]

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Encouraging an Ownership Mentality in Your Employees

Ownership is a concept that is often difficult to engrain in employees, particularly junior or newer employees. It’s easy for employees to catch a case of not-my-jobism when they haven’t been taught the importance of ownership. This is a problem in any business environment, but it can be particularly damaging when it impacts customers. For […]

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How to Implement an Effective Learning Culture for Your Company (Part 1)

AWhile a lot of executives may tout the importance of learning and development programs, very few encourage sincere learning cultures to exist inside and across their organizations. In fact, according to studies highlighted by the Society for Human Resource Management, only one in ten companies has a true learning culture. Each year, hundreds of billions […]

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Good Training Is Great, But Bad Training Can Be Devastating

Effective training can have significant, positive impacts on a company’s bottom line, and we encourage all organizations to implement training programs for their employees. However, it is not the case that some training is always better than no training. In fact, poor training can be extremely counterproductive. Here are just a few of the potential […]

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Training to De-Escalate Arguments, Fights, and Meltdowns

Travel can be stressful, especially when that travel involves taking flights from one location to another. After the time and hassle of getting to the airport, navigating security and dealing with often-delayed or even canceled flights, passengers are crammed into small seats with dozens of other passengers who just experienced the same stress. That can […]

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When Must Employees Be Paid for Training?

There’s still a lot of uncertainty across industries about when you must pay your employees for training hours. Businesses know that underneath the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) they’re responsible for compensating their employees for all the hours they’ve worked. But when does training fall underneath the umbrella of “hours worked”? Does it apply to […]

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Cybersecurity Training Part III: When a Potential Threat is Discovered

[Part 1 and Part 2 of this article appeared in the two previous issues.] The financial impacts of cybercrime are expected to reach $6 trillion annually by the year 2021. It’s a massive issue facing individuals, governments, and businesses alike. When it comes to the business world, it’s important to train all employees on how your […]

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Cybersecurity Training Part II: Awareness of Types of Threats

In the previous post, we discussed the significance of cybersecurity threats in the modern workplace and the importance of putting together a sound cybersecurity policy that includes training for employees. In that post, we looked at the first step in this process: educating employees on the importance of cybersecurity and the scale of the threat. […]

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