Company gatherings and office parties are often the subject of criticism and skepticism. On the one hand, there is a potential risk, and many employers express reservations over the potential for unprofessional behavior and potential legal or reputational impacts, especially when alcohol is involved.
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Developing a training program and the associated materials can be a tedious task. And it’s tempting for efficiency-minded training staff to avoid doing unnecessary work by recycling those materials year after year.
Businesses in the United States compete in a top-notch, knowledge-based economy against both domestic and global rivals. For the most part, competitive advantage is based not on having the best machinery, the most productive land, or the greatest access to natural resources but on having the best people: the smartest, the most driven, the most […]
We talk a lot about the importance of training, and it certainly is important; however, we thought it would be appropriate to address a common pitfall many organizations encounter when it comes to employee development and organizational change: adhering to the misconception that training is a silver bullet to solve company ills.
Documentation is something every company struggles with. It takes significant time and effort to put together comprehensive documentation on company-specific information such as how homegrown software or other tools work; which positions are responsible for which tasks or are the best resources for particular issues; industry-specific knowledge; etc.
Employee training and development efforts are an important part of many organizations’ business strategies, and for good reason. Effective employee training can increase employee effectiveness by teaching them new skills and processes. But employee training initiatives are also effective tools in employee retention efforts.
Employee training can be time-consuming, and employees in any field are incentivized and encouraged to find efficiencies wherever possible. It’s therefore not surprising that many companies end up using the same training materials year after year.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is sweeping the nation! So much so that almost half (45%) of U.S. employers say they plan to increase employee training budgets as AI and automation change the nature of some jobs and create opportunities for new ones. On the flip side, however, only 16% of employers say they expect to reduce […]
When it comes to employee training, it’s important to have a clear idea of what trainees are expected to gain from the training process. This could include specific skills—how to operate a forklift, how to complete the monthly accounting checkout, etc.—but it can, and should, also encourage the development of what some would call soft […]
Training is a key component for any business in any industry in any economy. But when it comes to our modern knowledge economy, effective employee training is simply essential.