Category: Training

Employees are valuing career development more than ever—it’s a sign that the company is willing to invest in their future. How are businesses approaching training today? What are their pain points, and what topics are being addressed in training?

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What is the Skills Gap Costing Your Company?

It’s one of today’s most vexing economic puzzles: Why can’t employers find workers to fill their positions when approximately 7.5 million Americans are unemployed, and millions more are working part-time because they can’t find full-time positions or have given up looking for work altogether?


Sales Training Should Focus on Both Business Objectives and Customer Problems

We would like to offer a declaration—an inflexible line in the sand, if you will. It is foundational to the value of sales training and the professionals who proudly call themselves sales trainers. It is as follows:
Every sales trainer has to enable two outcomes—increase revenue year over year and protect revenue year over year.


Simulations Help Prepare Rescue Teams for Emergencies

Hands-on practice reinforces training content and helps participants perfect their skills—before they need to use those skills on the job. In the case of rescue teams, that practice can mean the difference between life and death.


3 Ways to Crowdsource Your Company Mentorship Program

A good mentorship program has many benefits. It keeps employees engaged and makes them willing to stay with the company for a longer period of time. It’s a benefit many Millennials are hoping to experience as they make their way through their professional careers. In fact, a 2016 Gallup study, How Millennials Want to Work and Live, found 87% of Millennials believe professional development is important within a job.


Mentor Sued for Sexual Harassment Points to Lack of Training as Excuse

A male scientist allegedly expressed his interest in having a sexual relationship with a female graduate student on numerous occasions while mentoring her on remote research excursions deep in the woods of Alaska. The student later sued him and the university where she was pursuing a doctorate degree, alleging hostile work environment.


New Study Delivers 42 Years of Evidence That Leadership Development Pays Off

Criticism of leadership development programs often stems from the lack of hard data measuring how the programs affected leaders’ behavior and the company’s bottom line business metrics. In fact, less than 8% of CEOs ever see the business impact of their leadership development programs or the return on investment (ROI), according to a recent LinkedIn […]


Instead of Hiring, ‘Upskill’ Current Employees

 “Upskilling”—investing in the skills of front-line workers—has upfront costs, but it can save employers time and money in the long run, says Jaime Fall, director of UpSkill America at the nonprofit Aspen Institute.