01
FEB
2014

Building an Engaged Workforce

[starrating] A sound working environment within the company is very important to ensure that the employees stay dedicated towards their work and fulfill the target as well. Engaging the employees in the work is helpful in numerous ways and that is why the companies are taking measures
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12
JAN
2014

How to Create a Positive Learning Environment to Maximize Learning

You can have the best training material and delivery method, but if I don’t like the training environment or am not motivated to learn; chances are that I will walk out of that training room with very little new knowledge or skill. “Creating a positive learning environment is the key
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12
JAN
2014

Six Steps to Assessing Staff Training Needs

Well-trained employees ensure your business success, as such, it’s crucial that any gaps in potential and actual skill levels of the employees are identified and bridged quickly to maximize their potential. Once you identify the employee skills gap in light of business potential, you
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12
JAN
2014

Return On Investment (ROI)

UNDERSTANDING WHAT ROI IS AND HOW IT’S USED TO HELP BUSINESSES IMPROVE THEMSELVES Just how important is a return on investment (or ROI)? Well, it’s so important that many organizations are gradually more concerned in measuring the return on investment than the typically used training
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12
JAN
2014

Tips for Facilitators

Good facilitators share common characteristics: 1. Be prepared 2. Have clear objectives and goals 3. Clarify meeting expectations 4. Allow participants to learn from one another 5. Expect participants to be engaged 6. Enforce positive and respectful interaction 7. Summarize and clarif
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12
JAN
2014

Characteristics of the Adult Learner

Workplace training experiences are more likely to be successful if they are built upon the needs of adult learners. Researcher Malcom Knowles identifies some vital principles of adult learning: -Adults need to be actively involved in the learning. -Adult learners are self-directed -Ad
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12
JAN
2014

Facilitating Content Flow

Although there are many ways to introduce content, a typical flow is as follows: · Challenge: This can be in the form of a question, a thought provoking story, an example, a set of facts or statistics, a shared experience, a metaphor, etc. Give enough background to launch a healthy an
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12
JAN
2014

Upfront Tasks

Early in your training session the facilitator must clarify basic housekeeping concerns as identified below. Although they are necessary, you don’t want to burn too much time on these or gobble of prime learning time. 1. Establish ground rules or working agreements so that all partici
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12
JAN
2014

Before the Workshop Begins

Before any kind of workplace learning event, from team meetings to professional development workshops, the facilitator must take care of some basics before it begins: 1. Survey the location before the session to ensure there is adequate lighting, disability access, parking (if the ses
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12
JAN
2014

Android App

Just launched the “Training and Development” App for Android. For now, it’s available for FREE download from Google Play and Opera Mobile Store. Please give it 5-star rating. You can download it from Google Play or Opera
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