January 2017 L&D News
JANUARY 4, 2017
We’ve scoured the web for all of the cutting edge learning and development stories and curated them for you in one, easy to read newsletter. Take a look! Clarity News
Feedback is Essential in the L&D Process Playbook
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Feedback is arguably the holy grail within the world of corporate training and development. It's often high value, actionable, and comes at a low cost of acquisition.
Change Management Series: Lead People Through Change, Don't Just Manage the Change
JANUARY 31, 2017
Change is a difficult time for both organizations and individuals. It takes strong leadership to navigate through disruption successfully. But luckily, good leadership is definitely achievable, as long as you approach the task with an open and receptive mindset. Change Management
Performance Consulting Is More Than Training Delivery
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
If you are unfamiliar with the term, performance consulting is becoming a more important focus for organizations committed to making sure they are accomplishing their goals with as little wasted effort or resources as possible.
Building a Business Case for Customer Training
Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.
Should You Use Pre-Hire Assessments?
MARCH 21, 2017
In today's world of digital job listings inspiring hundreds of applicants to submit their resume for one opportunity, screening out those who are not a perfect fit before they get to the interview stage can save companies from wasting precious time and resources when building their teams.
Keep Your L&D Flexible Especially Because of These Drivers for Change
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Your ability to stay flexible , especially in your efforts for Learning and Development , are critical to allowing your business to have those quick-twitch reflexes to react and operate across different organizational landscapes. Businesses are a constantly evolving.
Where Are You? Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, or Adjourning?
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Bruce Tuckman is known for producing the single most quoted models of group development way back in the 1960s. But what held true then still has importance to team models today.
Change Management Series: How Do You Foster Partnerships in Your Business?
JANUARY 17, 2017
In part 2 of our series on Change Management, we would like to talk about partnerships and how they can help you grow your business. Just as in your individual career, your business thrives on the partnerships you develop.
Take Charge of your eLearning environment
Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.
These Strategies Will Help Keep Your Organizational Change Process Positive
APRIL 18, 2017
Change and transformation is a normal but difficult period within the lifecycle of a business.
Are You Using Microblogging as an Effective Learning Technology Tool?
DECEMBER 13, 2016
Your employees are often the single greatest training resource available for new hires. But sometimes, it’s hard to get that one-on-one facetime that is so critical to helping people learn the ropes.
How Are You Doing in the War for Talented Instructional Designers?
MARCH 9, 2017
Have you heard there’s an industry battle going on right now? Perhaps you’ve experienced it firsthand. There’s an ongoing war for the best and brightest talent across multiple industries. Do you know how to out recruit your competition ?
Change Management Series: What Are Some of the Top Conflict Resolution Skills?
JANUARY 24, 2017
Conflict resolution is an important set of skills to help employees and management perform at their best when working with other individuals. Nobody works in a vacuum, and we often depend on our interactions with others to get our jobs done.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.
Big Data and Your HR Training & Development Should Be Best Friends
DECEMBER 27, 2016
Big data means big business in today’s highly competitive job market. If you’re not making use of your information, you could be missing out.
Agility Is Essential in Corporate Learning
MARCH 7, 2017
Much like the business world, the realm of corporate learning is experiencing a high-speed transformation. This trend toward more agile production, design, and leadership development is critical in creating the kind of responsive and flexible atmosphere that gets better results quickly.
How Can You Use L&D for Ongoing Employee Training?
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Today’s hiring managers are fighting against an obstacle that has plagued the recruiting process for years, the skills gap. College graduates and even experienced professionals are lacking the latest skills and training that is required to meet the quickly changing demands of their employers.
What Are The Benefits of Benchmarking Performance?
MARCH 28, 2017
Performance is an ever-moving target. To evaluate your employee training based on their most recent performance (even the impression made over a period of multiple months), simply does not provide an accurate picture of their overall value.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
Leadership Skills That Can Help You Successfully Manage Change?
APRIL 11, 2017
Change is a natural part of business, particularly in today's fast paced market. Whether you are dealing with mergers and acquisitions or fast changing technology, as a leader you need to help your employees deal with change in a manner which is as seamless and easy as possible.
Success Story: A New Factory, a New Training Methodology, a New Beginning
JANUARY 25, 2017
Our story begins in 2013, when a major global pharmaceutical firm launched a technology transfer project from one of its US factories to a new factory being constructed in Europe.
Self-Assessments That Will Help You Better Develop Your Leadership Skills
MARCH 14, 2017
Leadership is about more than evaluating the effectiveness of your team. Sometimes, leadership is about assessing your own effectiveness and making appropriate changes to grow.
Change Management Series: Plan to Succeed!
JANUARY 10, 2017
Change management is the art and science of managing the transformation and development that is inherent to business processes. It requires the controlled identification and implementation of necessary adjustments, such as succession, staffing, business strategy, and so on.
[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development
Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.
Experimentation and Innovation Should Be Continuous in Your Training Program
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Your learning and development process is critical to your long-term success as an organization.
Creating a Learning Culture in Your Organization
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Pop quiz: Is your organization a culture of learning , or a culture of nonlearning? The answer to this question is likely aligned with how successfully you feel your company is performing at any given time. What is a learning culture?
3 Ways You Should Engage with Learners in Your Corporate Training Seminar
APRIL 25, 2017
Learner engagement is one of the most important metrics by which you can gauge the success of any chosen training topic. Without engagement, the chances of your learners retaining and using their new skills and knowledge outside the classroom are limited at best.
Do You Have a "Formal" Informal Training Design?
APRIL 5, 2017
Your company thrives off of a solid learning and development program. It’s how your employees get the skills and knowledge they need to grow within their roles, and how your business is able to do bigger and better things year after year.
The complete eLearning journey
As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?
Working Effectively as a Virtual Consultant
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
If you’ve been hired to work on a home-based assignment, then you’ve entered the world of working virtually. Here are some tips to make the transition to virtual work as smooth as possible. Career Development
Are MOOCs for You?
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
You, like many businesses, may find yourself in the situation where budget is tight for investing in training and development programs. But you also know that failing to increase your knowledge base (and that of your team) can drag your company down in a competitive business landscape.
6 Pervasive Corporate Training Pitfalls
APRIL 20, 2017
Remember when you were new to learning and development? If you really are new, congratulations and welcome to the field! If you’ve been around for a little while, I want you to think back: what do you wish you could tell your former self about what he/she is getting themselves into?
5 games every e-learning professional should play
APRIL 2, 2017
You can narrow down someone’s age by whether they include spaces in their file names. If they do, they’re under 40. That is a sweeping declaration, and quite possibly true. Here’s another one… Gamers are a sub-culture dominated by young men.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.
The changing skill set of the learning professional
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride.