Tag: Training

What You Need to Know About Learning Decay in the Workplace

According to a Bridge study about knowledge retention from training, 70% of employee respondents admitted to forgetting something they had been taught during a training within 24 hours of learning it.1 And because so many organizations invest so much time and money developing their training programs, this number is quite alarming. Is there a way […]

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Can AI Help Demonstrate Business Impact of Training?

Artificial intelligence (AI) represents the ability to leverage technology in ways that allow that technology to learn and improve over time. Already, in markets like manufacturing, AI is being used to streamline processes and perform tasks that can free up employees to focus on higher-impact work. In HR, AI has been identified as a tool […]

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Employees Want More Training—What Are You Offering?

There is a conception among employers and employees alike that training is something employees try to avoid. It’s an extra responsibility, it isn’t effective, etc. However, in an article for HR Executive by Michael J. O’Brien titled, “The Upskilling Disconnect,” O’Brien discusses a Randstad survey showing what appears to be a disconnect between employers and […]

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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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The Promise of Augmented Reality for Training

Most of us have found that it’s easier to learn something you can see first-hand. Reading instructions from a manual is only so helpful. Adding a few images can make a big difference, and actually observing a task being performed first-hand is even better. Because of this, many organizations record their training events so those […]

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Lonely in L&D Land? How to Prevent Feelings of Isolation

Lonely? Sometimes being an L&D (Learning and Development) manager can promote feelings of isolation. You’re in charge of everyone else’s learning, development, and growth, but what about your own? Below are a few things you can do as an L&D manager to prevent feelings of isolation. And as you do them, you’ll also be boosting […]

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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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Internal Versus External Trainers: Which Is Best for You?

Effective training of employees is key for any business. Your staff needs to understand the industry you operate, how your specific business operates within that industry, and how their efforts contribute to success. To develop and nurture well-trained employees, it certainly helps to have effective trainers. But should you develop trainers from within your organization […]

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3 Ways to Get Employees to Adopt a New Learning Technology

Even if a new learning technology has the potential to save your company millions of dollars every year and has the potential to teach your employees everything under the sun, it won’t matter if that potential isn’t actualized. In other words, everyone in your organization will have to actually want to use a new learning […]

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