Microlearning: definitions, pros and cons

In late 2014, the internationally-known US-based L&D analyst Bersin by Deloitte published an infographic that indicated that today’s workers and “modern learners” have a mere one percent of their working week to devote to professional learning and development. Assuming a 40-hour working week, that equates to 24 minutes each week or 4.8 minutes per day when they […]

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A comprehensive outline of training format types

On-the-Job Coaching Training Delivery On-the-job coaching is one way to facilitate employee skills training. On-the-job coaching refers to an approved person training an employee on the skills necessary to complete tasks. A manager or someone with experience shows the employee how to perform the actual job. The selection of an on-the-job coach can be done […]

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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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