The Top 3 Reasons to Engage an Established Niche Training Vendor

“Let’s go out and grab some lunch” — a common refrain heard in offices every day, followed almost immediately by the question, “Where do you want to go?” This innocent question can fuel a whole debate often ending up with one or more people feeling a bit dissatisfied once the meal is over. Why? Because... View Article

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The Future of L&D IS Augmented But Not in the Way You Think

CalTech Regional Bank is implementing a custom mortgage servicing platform. They have 35 branches throughout the southwest with more than 500 employees who will be affected by this implementation in their daily work to meet the needs of home loan customers. What CalTech didn’t account for in its project charter was the impact of this... View Article


How to Calculate Your Learning and Development ROI With Ease [FREE Template]

It seems almost strange to think that you have you to justify the dollars your company spends on training employees to be successful. I mean isn’t it common sense? Well, let’s see! Related: How to Prove Your Learning Department is Indispensable Imagine This Scenario Merchant Bank Services is preparing to launch a brand new system for... View Article


5 Unique Generation Z Characteristics & How to Train Them

It’s happening! Just as we are finally starting to recognize and make changes in our companies to ensure we attract and retain Millennials — Generation Z has officially come knocking at our office doors! “Also known as iGen, Centennials, Gamers and Founders, the oldest members of this emerging generation are 20 years old,” says Jason... View Article


How to Identify Intrapreneurs in Your Company & Why You Should!

As a manager, you are likely constantly looking to identify responsible team members who can turn ideas into profitable, finished products through assertive risk-taking and innovation. These are the people who are huge contributors to the success of your department. What you might not know is that there is a name for this type of... View Article


What I’ve Learned in the Last Two Years About Managing Millennials

A little over two years ago, I had an eye-opening discussion with a prospective client. We were talking about how the same training programs that had once been so successful for her organization just didn’t seem to be hitting the mark any longer. She wanted to know what they were missing, so I asked some... View Article


How to Prove Your Learning Department is Indispensable

Ask a group of ten learning and development team members from different companies what their biggest frustration is and my guess is that most will say — budget cuts!  Why? Because in most companies, training cost is seen as a liability, not an asset! Although you and I know that employee training is vital to... View Article


Today’s Learning Jargon Explained: What You Need to Know Now

Let me tell you a story of when my lack of knowledge on learning jargon led me astray. You may have experienced a similar did-that-really-just-happen moment in your early days of training. Well, the world evolves and so does our learning lingo. Joy! In an effort to help keep both your and my own foot... View Article


8 Ways Your Learning Organization Can Help Attract the New Workforce

In the coming years, the unique makeup of our workforce is going to transform into something we have yet to experience in our world history. Baby Boomers (which is the generation most likely to make up company leadership) are finally finding themselves ready and able to retire. In fact, 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every... View Article


10 Questions to Help You Find Your Passion

“If you organize your life around your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger — something that matters.” – Blake Mycoskie This is a great quote, and it is very true! But what if you aren’t sure what your passion is supposed to be? Is... View Article


10 Tips for Training Future Millennial Leaders

There is an international phenomenon taking place. It’s called global aging, and the impact will be evident in the next few years. By 2030, 20% of the U.S. population will be age 65 or older, resulting in a dramatic decline in the supply of labor. Large numbers of the most experienced workers will exit the... View Article