The Ultimate L&D Guide to Interviewing Staffing Vendors

So you’ve considered the benefits of staff augmentation, and the allure of adding Extra Hands You Don’t Have to Hold™ to your maxed-out training department sounds almost too good to be true. Hmm…skeptical. And rightfully so! As a responsible training manager, you’re often asked to wear many hats, including risk management, vendor manager, and learning leader,... View Article

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Pros and Cons of Hiring Contractors vs. Employees

One of the biggest hurdles you’ll encounter when expanding a business is the age-old question: Which should I hire — contractors or employees? The answer may be simple. If you need someone with a specialized skill set for a short period of time, then staff augmentation or, as we like to call it — Innovators... View Article


How to Overcome Procrastination and #UnlockInnovation

Today’s Tiny Topic is all about procrastination. You know, that thing we all like to put off talking about. I certainly have no magic cure… but I do have a few nuggets to offer my fellow procrastinators. Hopefully at least one of these pieces of inspiration will speak to you, propel you in the right... View Article


5 Blog Posts to Help You Beat the Heat and #UnlockInnovation

If you are shocked that your calendar already says “August,” join the club! We cannot believe the summer is coming to a close, but until it’s over, we’re going to keep enjoying the warm rays and good reads. With all that fun in the sun, we know it’s easy to fall behind on the many... View Article


Webinar Recap: How to Bring Your Powerpoint Training to Life with Better Animations & Transitions

If you missed our recent webinar, “How to Design Your Powerpoint Slides Like a Pro,” you’ll definitely want to tune in before catching up on yesterday’s webinar, “How to Bring Your PowerPoint Training to Life with Better Animations & Transitions.” In this continuation from our first Powerpoint webinar, Master Instructional Designer, Kesha, and Freelance Graphic... View Article


3 Free Resources for the Instructional Designer

Do you ever feel that you are constantly creating content and turning everyone else’s visions into a reality, resulting in creative burnout? In design work, it’s easy to hit a wall when it comes to inspiration. Today’s Tiny Topic gives three free resources to help instructional designers hit the reset button and get creative. Add... View Article


Is Staff Augmentation Right for Your Learning Organization? [+Quiz]

When your learning team’s demand grows beyond capacity (faster than you can say “we need help!”), it’s time to consider your outsourcing options. Should you contract out your content development for ongoing support, or bring on temporary talent in house to provide your internal team some short-term relief? When you’re working with your head below... View Article


6 Top Books for the Learning Professional

We’ve shared our favorite learning podcasts and Ted Talks. Now it’s time to share the 6 top books for the learning professional! So often we are on-the-go and reach for our earbuds to multi-task these learning activities. But sitting down with a good book can have its fair share of benefits. If you stand to... View Article


How to Be Bold with Your Powerpoint Slides

There are many components that go into a PowerPoint presentation. The information you’d like to relay, brand standards, design elements, the list goes on! In one of our recent webinars, How to Design PowerPoint Slides Like a PRO, I teamed up with our Freelance Graphic Designer, Cortney, to focus in on the design aspect of... View Article


12 Blog Posts to Help You Spring Into Summer

The rays are finally warm enough for laid-back weekends by the pool and summer nights at the beach. Anytime in between (at the work desk, of course!), you’re dreaming of each. With the turn of the season, it’s easy to only think about kickin’ back to relax with the perfect summer picnic plate in hand.... View Article


Meet ttc: Nicole Whitney

Today, I have the pleasure of introducing our newest Innovator, Nicole Whitney! As a fellow golden dog momma who also enjoys a great mystery/thriller — I felt like a kindred spirit hearing her story. You might feel the same instant connection when you discover where you’ll find her at weddings, how she recovers from setbacks,... View Article


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