U.S. companies spend over $70 billion annually on training and an average of $1,459 per salesperson, which is almost 20% more than they spend on workers in all other departments and functions. Most of that sales training and learning material (nearly 80% in some cases) isn’t retained because it’s curriculum-based. And it’s consistently not yielding […]
When it comes to developing a solid company culture, it helps if you have a proper mission statement. After all, mission statements are not just for nonprofits anymore.
It’s not wise to ignore rude behavior in the workplace—and not just from a moral standpoint either. Workplace incivility also costs organizations money—and a lot of it.
Continuing from yesterday’s post, here are more details about how to make sure your training budget, programs, and initiatives remain intact if your organization starts downsizing.
According to research and reputable studies, blended learning courses and techniques offer companies a more cost-effective and efficient way to deliver engaging and successful learning content to their employees.1 But how should learners taking blended learning courses be evaluated so you know that real learning is actually taking place both inside and outside of the […]
Expanding on yesterday’s post—here are the remaining four things you need to do when compiling your tests and quizzes if you want them to be effective.
According to research highlighted in The New York Times article, tests can make us smarter because they force learners to recall and use material they’ve covered. And other research highlighted in a Scientific American article shows that tests make learning more effective and can boost learning initiatives.
Though it may sound like it, gamification does not mean putting fun ahead of work. Instead, it’s the process of using rewards, points, incentives, and other concepts taken from games to incentivize and motivate employees.
In late January, it was revealed that wearable activity trackers, such as Fitbit, were doing more than just tracking activity. These wearables were also sharing very sensitive military information, unbeknownst to its users. While wearables may pose a threat to your company’s secure data, could they potentially save your employees’ lives, too?
[The first part of this article appeared in the previous issue.] Show the C-Suite the Money and Benefits of the L&D Programs in Those Terms At the end of the day, members of the C-suite want to make sure your learning and development (L&D) programs make sense financially for your organization. They will weigh the […]