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Make Training Your Teen Workers a Top Priority

It’s great for workplaces to have all these fresh faces and all that youthful energy and ideas. However, with the pluses come the minuses that result from teens’ lack of work experience. Incorporate the good without the bad by training your new teenage employees in all safety measures. To help you with this critical training, […]

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Survey Says: Some Workers Willing to Pay for Training

Conducted by Mindflash, the survey on employer training trends in the United States reported that most of the 200 survey participants believe that training improves their job performance. In fact, nearly 58 percent of the surveyed 18- to 60-year-olds indicated that training was helping them do their jobs much better, while about 38 percent said […]

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What Is Lecture Capture?

Today we are embarking on a special three-part question and answer session with Steve Rozillis, head of Customer Evangelism at Panopto. We will be discussing how technology has transformed the ability to capture lectures for later training.

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Do You Know about Presenteeism?

The concept of presenteeism is when employees are at work, but they are not as productive as they could be because they’re not feeling well. However, they’re not feeling sick enough to take a day off or they don’t have days off to take.

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Why Induction Training Needs to Be Inspiring

New employees should always be given an induction training of sorts, and this may be just a 1-day introduction, or if their role is complex, training may need to be a full week or even more. Ideally, all employees should be inducted in the same manner, although with geographical differences and perhaps conflicting schedules, remote […]

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State-of-the-Art Simulation Training Gives Employees Hands-On Experience

Many organizations are turning to virtual simulators to create realistic training scenarios and, in the process, help employees refine their skills and learn best practices. From computerized flight simulators for pilots to simulators that give healthcare professionals opportunities to practice lifesaving skills, the technology is proving to be a great benefit for a wide range […]

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Survey Says: Training Problems in Medical Industry

S4 NetQuest, a leading corporate learning services firm, recently conducted a survey on training quality among new hires in the medical industry. Over 700 medical professionals, ranging from nurses to medical technicians, participated in the survey, with 46% percent reporting that the training they received did not appropriately prepare them for their jobs. Other key […]

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Use Social Media to Help Train New Hires Effectively

Some companies tap into Facebook for this purpose, while others turn to a vendor to create an internal, customized portal with “a Facebook feel,” Vitale explains. Onboarding portals provide new hires with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with management and various departments before their first day and afterwards. This is particularly helpful in decentralized organizations, […]

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Placing a Focus on Emphasizing Strengths, Not Overcoming Weaknesses

If you think about the typical performance evaluation, where does the focus generally lie? When evaluating employees on a scale of 1–5 (where 5 is high), do managers tend to spend most of their time talking about the items they rated 4–5, or the items they rated 1–3? Most, perhaps unfortunately, tend to focus on […]

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