Top spending trends in training, in 2016

Article Author: By David Wentworth, Principle Learning Analyst, Brandon Hall Group Training is often one of an organization’s biggest budget line items. With business needs changing quickly and technology advancing even faster, companies are constantly reevaluating how they spend their training dollars. It also can be difficult to determine just how big the training function should […]

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Community Colleges Collaborate to Meet the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Training Needs of California’s Transportation Industry

By Jon Wollenhaupt To meet the challenge of keeping California’s workforce productive and highly skilled, the state’s community colleges are successfully developing multi-college partnerships designed to meet the regional and statewide workplace training and educational needs of employers. These partnerships refute past claims that the community college system is too large and cumbersome to meet […]

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Training needs assessments: the basics

The purpose of a training needs assessment is to identify performance requirements and the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by an agency’s workforce to achieve the requirements. An effective training needs assessment will help direct resources to areas of greatest demand. The assessment should address resources needed to fulfill organizational mission, improve productivity, and provide […]

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Gamification versus game-based learning

Author: Bryant Nielson The terms game based learning and gamification are often used interchangeably. Both of these eLearning concepts offer eLearning course and training program a number of benefits. In many of training sessions designed and applied by yourtrainingedge.com[1], an integrated learning experience has been ensured by taking into an account the differences between the […]

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How emotional intelligence affects the bottom line

Does your organization test employees’ Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ)? How about employees’ Intelligence Quotient (IQ)? It is imperative that leaders of organizations invest in their human capital. Once a baseline EQ and IQ is determined, one can determine where employees flourish naturally, and where coaching and personal development would prove beneficial – at the individual and […]

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How to be a productive learner

Author: Bryant Nielson Being a training and development trainer since last many years, I consider my success revolving not just around the learning and performance metrics, but also the people who are being trained and turned into a more productive entity for their respective firms. Here in this article, I would rather be shifting the […]

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5 corporate training trends you can’t afford to ignore

This article looks broadly at a handful of corporate training trends—still mostly technology driven—that organizations can no longer afford to ignore. Business-centric learning The idea of business-centric learning came onto many people’s radar last year, after the Brandon Hall Group did a survey showing that about 40% of businesses were developing their learning strategy in alignment […]

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Fluid talent development: a new talent development concept

By Deanna Scott and Eric Kurtz, College of Lake County & Global Corporate College   Talent development today is all about change in skills, competencies, and behaviors to support strategic business needs. Corporations are challenged with the path to change and the confidence that the change will match what is needed. To bring about real change […]

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