To the Aspiring Contractor, Expert Freelancing Tips from Our Team

So, you are thinking of freelancing – the allure of being your own boss, choosing the projects you want to take, and having the flexibility to work from home is quite attractive. However, it’s not for everyone. Make sure you take an honest inventory of the way you naturally function. Do you like change? Are... View Article

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Emotional Intelligence: The One Skill You Need to Stand Out, Plus Tactics to Boost It

What are you looking for in a contractor? What are your gold standard requirements? What makes a freelance contractor stand out? I’m consistently fielding these questions and I suggest that the answer is simple – high emotional intelligence (or emotional quotient [EQ]). According to Talent Smart, 90% of high performers have high EQ, while a... 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 Secrets to Guarantee a Stand Out Professional Resume

Resumes are a first impression – words on a page that illustrate what YOU bring to the table. Whether you’re an employee or a freelancer, your resume is one of the most powerful marketing tools at your disposal. Here are some professional resume tips and tricks to help guarantee a stand out resume. #1: Update Your... View Article


Top 10 Tweets and Tips That Will Ease Your #LSCon FOMO

Although we would have loved to make it to the Learning Solutions 2019 Conference and Expo, we are living vicariously through all the posts across social media. From inspiring keynotes to insightful workshop sessions, we have scoured the web (Twitter, specifically) for the best tweets and tips that will ease your #LSCon FOMO. This year’s... View Article


4 Ways to Futureproof Your Learning Career

The evolution of our economy and social construct is now moving at a faster pace than at any other time in history. New industries are emerging every day while others are becoming obsolete. In the past, people could stay with a company for a long period of time, which allowed them to really hone their... 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 5 Learning & Development Conferences to Attend in 2019

Conferences are the place to be. Why? Because they provide the opportunity to network with fellow professionals and gain information tailored to your specific field. The hard part is deciding which conferences might suit your unique needs and which ones are worth your time and budget. Regardless of your role in the learning and development... View Article


The Ultimate Gift Guide for Training Professionals

‘Tis the season for showing the ones on your nice list how much you care! From subscriptions to memberships, conferences, professional development books, and everything in between, there’s something here to make everyone on your learning list cheer (including a few freebies!). Whether you’re looking for holiday inspiration for your coworker or yourself — unwrap... View Article


4 Leadership Certifications that Will Benefit You and Your Team

This timeless quote by Jack Welch sums up the right frame of mind for aspiring leaders perfectly — As a respectable learning and development professional, you will likely find a time in your career where it is in your team’s best interest (keywords here — your team), and consequently your own, for you to discover... View Article


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