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How Effective Are Executive Coaching Programs?

In addition, 12% reported that their executive coaching programs are “ineffective,” according to the survey of 230 organizations by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association (www.amnet.org) that offers advisory services and tailored learning programs. “The mixed grades for coaching aren’t unexpected when compared to the effectiveness of other executive and leadership development opportunities,” […]

Top Organizations Invest More Time, Financial Resources in Training

Organizations increased their spending on employee development by 9.5 percent in 2011—to a per-learner average of $800, according to The Corporate Learning Factbook® 2012: Benchmarks, Trends and Analysis of the U.S. Training Market from Bersin & Associates. The firm also reported that large businesses nearly doubled their investment in social learning—to an average of $40,000. […]

Was Failure to Attend Half of Training Classes Grounds for Termination?

What Happened “Christopher” worked as a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Canton Fire Department for 11 years before being hired by the Nimishillen Township Fire Department, where he was employed in the same position for 12 years. The Nimishillen Township department required its firefighters to attend at least 50 percent of all trainings offered annually, but Christopher […]

Ask the Trainer: Storytelling During Training

A:  Stories help learners remember key points from training sessions, reinforce the content, and help new trainers feel more poised and comfortable, says Mark Satterfield, founder and CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing, LLC (www.GentleRainMarketing.com), and author of Unique Sales Stories: How to Persuade Others Through the Power of Stories. “People remember stories,” he says. “People are […]

Ask the Trainer: Weekend Training

A: According to BLR legal editors, there is no federal law that would prohibit an employer from requiring an exempt employee to attend a training session over a weekend, especially where the training is necessary for the employee to perform the job. However, the company should consider any union contract, individual employment contract, or policy […]