Innovators on Demand™ — A New Way to Empower & Augment Your Learning Team

Today we are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest division, Innovators on Demand™! Introducing Innovators on Demand™ Since 2001, we have proudly collaborated with learning teams at top Fortune 500 companies to develop custom learning solutions. While our signature team-based outsourcing service is one our clients have known and loved for years, our... 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


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


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

When you’re working with your head below water, it can be hard to take a breath and think clearly. As a learning leader, you could really use an Extra Pair of Hands You Don’t Have to Hold™ (or five!) but the lingering question of “Is staff augmentation right for my learning organization” might be keeping... View Article


How to “Make It Work” with Staff Augmentation

Staff augmentation — often shortened to “staff aug” or referred to as contingent workers, temporary talent, out-tasking, or as we like to call it — Innovators on Demand™ — is an outsourcing strategy utilized by learning organizations to quickly scale their internal project team to meet a certain business objective. Or, as we like to... View Article


How To Ensure The Right Hire

Wouldn’t it be great if we could look into the future and see if our next hire is excelling six months down the road? Will they really be the best fit for our organization? Who we hire has a profound impact on our business. A bad match costs time, money, and sometimes even morale. How... View Article


3 Ways Staff Aug Can Save You Time and Money

In my last blog, I talked about three different scenarios you could find yourself in and how staff aug might be the right solution. I’ve already dispelled some myths about staff augmentation resourcing, but I wanted to take it one step further by sharing some real-life staff aug success stories. Related: The Surprising Truth & 3... View Article


The Surprising Truth & 3 Myths Busted About Staff Aug

Have you ever encountered one of the following situations?  Betsy, one of your instructional designers, has been put on bed rest a month earlier than expected to go on maternity leave, which means she will be on leave for 90 days. John, a learning project manager, gets a promotion to a new position in October... View Article


Staff Aug, Outsourcing, and Choosing the Best Fit for YOUR Needs

If you don’t have a well-loved and trusted training supplier that you work with today, I know it can be scary to hand over your precious learning and development project to outsourcing strangers. But don’t worry, I have some great questions you can start contemplating before you engage with a new supplier!  Training Development Resource... View Article