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training

Focus on Continuous Professional Development Helps Drive High Retention Rate

From day one, new hires at Secure-24 are immersed in a culture of learning, and they have a myriad of opportunities to learn and grow professionally throughout their career. “The thing people really love about Secure-24 is their ability to learn,” says Vice President of HR David Piwowar. 

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social media

How Do You Use Social Media Tools to Effectively Support Learning?

Is your employee training program missing the mark? Are you struggling to find new tools to keep employees engaged? Have you tried using social media? If not, you may want to give it a shot. “Learning has always been social, and it’s how we learn to do most things we do,” says Jane Bozarth, an […]

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The Benefits of Training Customers and Partners

The role of HR and learning leaders has been in an ongoing state of evolution for the past few decades. One of the most significant parts of this evolution has been for HR and learning leaders to move from the role of administrator to a business partner, one that is actively involved in business planning […]

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Painting the People Picture for Today’s C-Suite: 3 Tips for Employee Development

As HR leaders know all too well, you won’t find a résumé outlining a job candidate’s biggest achievements as “successfully working with people with wildly different personalities than their own” or “navigating difficult professional situations with strength and grace.”

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presentation

What Can Trainers Do to Improve PowerPoint Slides?

How can trainers improve their PowerPoint® slides to promote learning? Bruce Gabrielle points to four principles gleaned from cognitive science. “If you use these things, you will increase the learning effectiveness of your slides. If you do not use these things, you will decrease the effectiveness of your slides. No ifs, ands, or buts about […]

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mentor

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.

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Skills

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.

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Gamification

How are Companies Achieving Success with Gamification?

Gamification is about driving motivation, with the hope of engrossing us and mesmerizing us just as games do. In business, gamification isn’t about games developed for businesses, but the prudently calculated use of prevailing game design methods (design, action, fun, and competition) and procedures (leaderboards, points, and badges) to achieve a business outcome.

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coaching

Why Employee Coaching May Be Your Best Strategy

In the new Coaching Employees For High Performance report, it was found that 71% of employees who took advantage of learning opportunities were more motivated. What’s even more encouraging, 64% felt more equipped to do their job, 55% felt empowered, and 48% felt ready to take on more responsibility. As you can see, the power of employee coaching goes far beyond learning something new. Here are more real benefits to this training trend.

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