Job shadowing as a training method

In his book Innovation Nation, author and former Harvard Business school professor John Kao argues that the United States, once the world’s leading innovator, should step up the pace to regain its innovative edge.  Elected officials from President Barack Obama to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer are singing the praises of the innovation economy as […]

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Talent development conversations done right

Individual leaders are in the best position to influence and develop talent — or shut it down. By having talent conversations, managers can give employees good reasons to be engaged, work effectively and build their skills. Importantly, a talent conversation is not done to someone but with someone. It is about building a relationship that […]

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Students learn faster by doing, not by watching

Learning is not a spectator sport Free, or very inexpensive, online courses have become a trend in education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) providers currently offer thousands of courses and have enticed millions of students to enroll. The format of MOOC is often lecture videos. However, a study published in the Proceedings of the Second […]

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10 reasons to invest in employee training

Reduced training costs One of the most significant advantages of online corporate training is that it actually reduces training costs. There will no longer be a need for printed training materials or even on-site facilitators, given that all of the information an employee will need can be found within the online training platform. While there […]

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5 tips to reduce corporate training costs

Conduct a thorough assessment to determine which courses and modules are absolutely necessary. Carefully assess the courses and training materials you are utilizing now to determine which ones are absolutely necessary and which ones can be omitted from your training strategy. Better yet, conduct employee surveys and an in depth needs analysis to determine if […]

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