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The Importance of Practicing Presentations

From time to time, a worker may be called upon to give a presentation, such as a simple review of lessons learned to a small team following a group project or a pitch to senior executives in support of launching a new initiative.

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Learning Communities for Customers

Companies spend a great deal of time and money training their employees. But many also dedicate resources to training their customers, as well. A common strategy for this type of training is to use online learning communities for customers, which can include tutorials, videos, instruction manuals, FAQs, and other tools to help customers better understand […]

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Growing Careers: The G&W Electric Apprentice Program

As a family-owned company operating for more than a hundred years, G&W Electric has built a culture focused on employee success. Much like its customized products, the company uses the same approach by cultivating talent internally. To encourage professional growth, G&W Electric offers a variety of development programs to help employees reach their career goals, […]

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Training Doesn’t Cost—It Pays

Cost is one of the reasons many companies don’t provide more employee training, which is a legitimate concern. Costs for virtual and augmented reality training, for example, can add up. Even when training is low-tech, there’s a labor cost involved for the staff conducting the training, as well as the time commitment of the trainees […]

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The Importance of Capturing Institutional Knowledge

Ever wish you could just download everything your employees know or transfer their knowledge of company and customer history to their teams or successors? This idea of transferring knowledge is called capturing institutional knowledge. Employees gain more and more institutional knowledge the longer they remain in an organization and with increasing responsibilities and an increasing […]

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Transferring Public Learning Opportunities to the Virtual World

The transition from working on-site to working remotely in the COVID era has changed the workplace in myriad ways. One of the most obvious impacts has been the lack of in-person group time. While telecommunications technologies have been a savior for many companies and allow them to mimic much of in-office life in a virtual […]

The Importance of Cross-Training

Companies want their employees to be effective at and knowledgeable about their jobs, and many managers try to remove ancillary activities from employees’ plates to allow them to focus on their core job functions. For example, companies hire administrative staff so their managers, accountants, lawyers, etc., don’t need to spend time scheduling meetings or routing […]

The Importance of Developing a Learning Mind-Set

Being open to new ideas, constant lesson-learning, and curiosity make up a learning mind-set. Building a spirit of learning in yourself and others is a lifelong skill with great rewards. As a leader, learning to embrace an approach that encourages you and your team to keep moving down the path of learning, expansion, and growth […]

Recruiting: Pivot or Perish

2021 will be a defining year for hiring managers. What has largely been seen as a function of business continuity has now been catapulted into a business-critical role. If there is one thing companies have learned from the ongoing health crisis, it is the need to run business with minimal resources and maximum optimization. This would mean […]