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

Read More

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


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


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


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


5 Cool Ways to Make Team Motivation Soar in the Dog Days of Summer

Are you feeling the heat this summer? When the dog days are far from over and talent shortages are soaring (like those warmer temps), the business world keeps on sizzlin’… and you might be left wondering — how can I keep my team focused and motivated? Not to mention — how do I juggle the overwhelming... 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


Top 10 Tweets and Takeaways That Will Ease Your #ATD2018 FOMO

#ATD2018 week may be over, but if you’re like us, you’re still combing through your notes, following up with your new contacts, and processing all that there was to learn. Fortunately for us, nearly our entire employee team was able to attend last week’s fun —including our Mix & Mingle event, which was a huge... View Article


What Do You Really Need to Include in Your Learning Plan?

Today’s Tiny Topic idea was inspired by one of our tiny but mighty Senior Instructional Designers, Charlotte Donaldson! Thanks to our team for continuing to inspire us to #UnlockInnovation. Grab a notebook and let’s get ready to dive into guided notetaking! Lecture…try as we might to avoid it, it can be a necessary component of... View Article