Category: Training News

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

Training Myths and Facts

Training is subject to many myths. Here are just two: 1. Myth: Any person with subject knowledge can do training. Fact: A person may have good subject knowledge but may not be able to conduct training. Being a subject expert does not mean someone is a good trainer. Unlimited employee HR training—one low cost—no setup, […]

Is “Talent Management” a Top Priority for You in 2013

Only half of major organizations regard talent management as a top priority, according to a recent Right Management survey. For 13% of organizations, talent management is a secondary priority, and for the balance, not a priority at all, according to the survey. The survey asked respondents, “How much of a priority is talent management to […]

Evaluating E-Learning Programs

First, consider these facts about this exciting new training method: The use of e-learning in the workplace has grown considerably in the past few years. A large number of companies in the United States and worldwide are currently using or experimenting with some form of e-learning to train their workers. Still relatively new to the […]

Top 10: Training Daily Advisor Year in Review

Could Taking on Unpaid Summer Interns Lead to Trouble Under the FLSA? Unpaid internships are viewed universally as great opportunities for students to acquire valuable job skills and experience. However, warns Evelyn Gentry, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, there are downsides for employers that use unpaid interns, the most notable being potential violations of the FLSA. […]

Use Employee Surveys to Measure Engagement with Training

The answer to the question of how to motivate and engage employees is locked away in the employees, and in their values, beliefs and needs. Each of us has a unique set of motivational drivers. Unless a leader can align with these, it will be difficult to motivate and engage employees over the long term. […]

Study Ties Strong Learning Culture to Business Advantages

That is among the findings of a study from Bersin & Associates ( The study, entitled, High-Impact Learning Culture: The 40 Best Practices for an Empowered Enterprise, found that the majority of organizations that have built strong learning cultures are market leaders with highly productive employees and satisfied customers. “This is the first research to […]

Top 7 Training Daily Advisor Articles: Leadership Edition

What Makes an Effective Leader? Leadership is an essential skill for all supervisors and managers. Truly successful supervisors and managers don’t “boss” their employees, they lead them. It’s through effective leadership that employees are motivated to perform at their best. It’s through effective leadership that goals are achieved and your department meets productivity, quality, service, […]

Study Recommends Investing in Training for Frontline Workers

In a business brief, the National Network for Sector Partners (NNSP) explains how profiled employers achieved significant bottom line benefits by undertaking innovative training and career development efforts that are targeted at their lower-skilled, lower-wage workers. From Hidden Costs to High Returns: Unlocking the Potential of the Lower-Wage Workforce is based on structural interviews with […]

‘Lean’ Into More Effective Training

Just as “Lean” has helped cut waste in manufacturing and other industries, it can help training departments reduce waste and make training more effective, says Todd Hudson. In today’s Advisor, Hudson shows how to apply “Lean” principles to your training program. The basic concept of Lean in the corporate learning context is that “people should […]

Are Your Employees ENGAGED in Training?

Trainers need to spend more time thinking about how they are going to teach than what they are going to teach, says Vicki Halsey, Ph.D. (, author of Brilliance by Design: Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and ENGAGE (Berrett-Koehler, 2011), and vice president of applied learning at The Ken Blanchard Companies. Trainers tend to […]