Case Study: Innovators on Demand™ Collaborate to Conquer Compliance Training

Following the much anticipated and well-received launch of our newest talent management division, Innovators on Demand™, we are thrilled to share this staff augmentation success story featuring our friend and long-time partner — Bank of America. Keep reading to find out how our specialized and onboard-ready learning experts collaborated to conquer compliance training, and be... View Article

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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