Category: Training News

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

Privacy Training on Electronic Monitoring: A Case Study

When conducting privacy training on electronic monitoring, share the following case study with your employees: In this case, Janice Collins complains to her supervisor Bill Smith that one of her male co-workers, Jerry Bartolli, is viewing pornographic websites on the job. Furthermore, Collins says that Bartolli has been sending sexually explicit e-mails to several female […]

Get a Move on Training!

Why? Consider that brain research conducted in the past decade has found that moving from a sitting position to a standing position increases oxygen to the brain by 15 to 20 percent and that “more oxygen in the brain means better learning. It’s that simple,” says Sharon Bowman, president of Bowperson Publishing & Training ( […]

Are Your CMV Drivers coming up “ACES?”

Answer these quick questions to test your own knowledge about driving logs. Decide if each of these statements is true or false. Driver logs may be filled out at the end of each week. Logs must be turned in to the carrier at the end of each shift. Pre- and post-trip inspections should be logged […]

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. In fact, experiential learning opportunities provide students with a leg-up on those competing for jobs right out of college. However, warns Evelyn Gentry, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, there are downsides for employers that use unpaid interns, the most […]

Free Curriculum Covers Soft Skills for Young Workers

“Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” covers these topics: communication, networking, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and professionalism. “Dressing appropriately, showing up on time, and networking with co-workers are all crucial to finding and keeping a job,” said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. […]

Variety of Techniques Gives New Spin to Refresher Safety Training

Varying your techniques during refresher training will keep learners engaged. Here are a few suggestions on how to accomplish this: Do a demonstration (e.g., demonstrate the effectiveness of a steel-toed shoe by dropping a weight on it). Incorporate real-life accident or near-miss stories. Have learners pair off and do an activity, such as a joint […]

Ask the Trainer: Social Media Tools

A: Social media tools offer enhanced opportunities for learning outside of training courses, and companies are increasingly using these tools to support informal learning, says Jane Bozarth, author of Social Media for Trainers ( Social media can help learners stay connected—and keep the training topic in mind—long after a course is completed. Social media also […]

Study: Higher Training Spending Limits, More Counseling Yield Better Results

The study, which is the first long-term evaluation of the relative effects of alternative training models used under the Workforce Investment Act, found that combining support from training counselors with more flexible individual limits for expenditures on state-approved training would be cost-effective and increase the long-term earnings of jobseekers.  Specifically, U.S. jobseekers could realize potential […]

Firm Continues to Earn Accolades for Its Commitment to Learning

Late last year, PwC ( received three coveted Brandon Hall Excellence Awards. The firm earned the following bronze awards: Best Custom Content and Best Use of Video for Learning for its “Finding Black and White in Shades of Grey” course, which promotes a respectful work environment, and Best Onboarding Program for its “101: PwC Internship […]

Ask the Trainer: Physical Space

A: Content physical space where training takes place can influence how effective training is; yet many trainers do not take that into consideration when designing and delivering training, says Jill Greenbaum, Ed.D., coach, speaker, and author ( Ideally, trainers should know during the design phase where the training will occur and how many learners will […]