Generation Z Are Not the New Millennials: How to Train Them

The first wave of Generation Z (born between 1995 and 2012) — also known as the iGen, Gen Tech, Gen Wii, Net Gen, Digital Natives, and Plurals — is entering the workforce, making them the youngest group behind Millennials to join your organization. According to research from Bloomberg, Generation Z will surpass their well-known predecessors... View Article

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5 Tips to Cultivate a Culture of Intrapreneurism

I recently read a press release about Peter Fukunaga being awarded Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year by the Hawaii Venture Capital Association.  The Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year creatively challenges traditions and assertively makes changes in their company culture to ensure fellow employees in their environment and their field are engaged and provides the platform... View Article


5 Reasons to Use Innovators on Demand®

Whether you are starting a new training project or attempting to scale up and conquer a redesign of existing training content, hiring a learning and development team member may not always be the best option. Instead, consider leveraging contingent workers to help see you through the ups and downs ahead. Related: Pros and Cons of... View Article


Is Training the Ultimate Employee Benefit for Millennials?

In case you haven’t heard, Millennials are now the largest workforce demographic. And, this generation is having a major impact on how companies compete to attract and retain today’s top talent. Spoiler alert: Throwing more money at this generation will not buy you loyalty or attract the most qualified candidate to your organization. What Millennials... View Article


5 Questions to Help You Find the Right Outsourced Training Provider

Before jumping right into identifying the right outsourced training provider, you first need to ask yourself why outsourcing might be the right solution for your organization. There are many reasons why a company may choose to outsource certain business functions; learning and development is one function where outsourcing often makes good business sense. Some of... View Article


What Our CEO, Debbie Wooldridge Is Loving This Month (+ Why You Will Too!)

Ah, February…the month of love, the Super Bowl (still a bit heartbroken over my beloved Chiefs!), and the mid-point of Q1 where you’re either feeling: Like you’re finally getting into the groove of the new year Like you’re still playing catch up from last year Let’s hope it’s the former! However you’re feeling about the... View Article


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


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