5 Resources to Help You Cultivate Professional Development

While we can’t believe fall is already here, we are looking forward to the month of October because we are launching our newest staff augmentation division, Innovators on Demand™. You won’t want to miss out on this new way for learning leaders to augment and empower teams with Extra Hands You Don’t Have to Hold™. Until then,... View Article

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19 Tips for the Best Professional LinkedIn Profile [PLUS 4 Bonus Tips]

More often than not, our LinkedIn profile takes the backseat behind professional development and daily work to do’s. When we sign off at the end of the day, the last task we want to tackle is updating our online portfolio. But whether you’re in search of work or comfortable at a job you’ve had for... View Article


A PowerPoint Tip to Make Your Slides More Professional

Following our recent webinars, How to Design Your PowerPoint Slides Like a Pro and How to Bring Your PowerPoint Training to Life with Better Animations and Transitions, we received some great feedback regarding the tutorials and freebies we gave away during the live sessions — so much that we thought to turn a popular question into a... View Article


The Top 4 Soft Skills You Need To Ace An Interview

First, let’s tackle “soft skills” themselves — what are they? Soft skills are desirable qualities that are often intangible and difficult to quantify, but just as important as any to be demonstrated during the interview process. Examples include the ability to work with others, a good attitude, common sense, and empathy. Last month, we were... 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


6 Learning Blog Posts to Propel You into Fall

As the summer comes to a close, we are stocking our desks with freshly sharpened pencils and new stacks of sticky notes for Q4. But before we charge full steam ahead, we’re taking a minute to review all that August had in store for you right here on the blog. From a webinar replay to helpful... View Article


How to Avoid Project Complications and Keep Things Simple

I was recently chatting with one of our instructional designers, John, who kindly pointed out, “I think we are trying to complicate a one car parade!” Later in the conversation, he mentioned that the quote he had recited to us was something his high school football coach used to shout to the team, and it... View Article


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


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


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