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Skills Testing in your Organization - Do they have what it takes?

  • July 21, 2020

When hiring new employees or managing existing ones, when you ask yourself "do they have what it takes?", what are you hoping to find? 

A culture fit? It's beneficial. Applicable job experience / education? Absolutely.  A great personality? Perhaps, but some aspects of a job can’t rely on disposition alone. What about the right skills? Skills aren’t just the words filling the last section of a resume in hopes of meeting an algorithm. 

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Why You, Too, Should Consider Utilizing eLearning

  • June 11, 2020
  • Lori Farrell
Whether it be an imposition of pandemic or simply a job perk, there's no denying the surge of remote work opportunities as we near the halfway point of 2020. As this trend continues, many employers are beginning to find that there is an increasing need for eLearning within their organization. The sky is the limit for what can be accomplished from anywhere and there are several benefits to making this shift.
By definition, eLearning is "learning conducted via electronic media, typically on the internet." What does this mean? This means that you are not limited to one type of course or category when it comes to educating your employees. Every organization is constructed of several moving pieces, which consist of multiple employees in a variety of roles. In just one role, there is so much to learn. Take a look at the below, using our imaginary employee Kevin:
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Buried Treasure: The Lost Data Points Training Leaders Should Uncover

  • August 06, 2019
  • Erin Gentry

By now, every L&D leader knows that data is crucial. But which data points are getting your attention and energy? Unfortunately, many training managers only measure learner attendance, completion, and maybe feedback scores for satisfaction if they have time. These numbers definitely tell a story, but not the whole story. This data can inform your communication and delivery of training initiatives at best, and send you on a dead-end treasure hunt that doesn't produce results at worst.

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The 10 Commandments of Content

  • July 30, 2019
  • Erin Gentry

Video, gamification, good 'ol PowerPoint. Creating custom learning material is only growing more and more confusing as we acquire more tools and research. We want to take the guessing game out of content creation, and also give you the tools you need to prepare training material that abides by best practices. Here are a few for compiling outstanding custom content.

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Learning is a Journey, Not an Event

  • July 23, 2019
  • Erin Gentry

As Learning & Development professionals, there are phrases we hear often that spin us into a flurry of planning, executing, hoping and praying. But what's just as important as these sentences? The unspoken additional context that goes with it:

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