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What Does the Science Say About Microlearning?

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“What, exactly, is microlearning? Does it work? Is this just the next popular trend, or is it supported by science?”

Microlearning: Examples and Benefits

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“Microlearning” has become something of a hot industry topic in the past few years. That’s not because it’s new—in fact, we’ve been creating microlearning content since 2004.

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Why Performance Reviews Call for Formal Feedback

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Performance reviews are still the most common and widely recognized way for supervisors and managers to develop their direct reports and to provide formal feedback.

When Workplace Learning Moves to the Kitchen Table

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If you have a family, a lot of learning already has moved to the kitchen table. This past spring, students and teachers alike adapted to using Zoom, storing assignments in the cloud, and working where they could. What happens when it is workplace learning that has to move to the kitchen table, too?

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Training Challenges in the Workplace, 2020 Edition

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I think it’s safe to say that every organization has had to make some adjustments and deal with a fair amount of uncertainty here in 2020. Personally, I can’t even count the number of emails and articles I’ve read that talk about “the new normal.”

Qualified by ej4: Job Hunting Tips to Help You Get Hired Quickly

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Hunting for a job has to be everyone’s least favorite task. Maybe you just graduated and you’re looking for your first real job. Maybe you’ve been fired, laid off, or furloughed, you’re in a toxic environment, or a dead-end position.

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Lockout Tagout Training Saves Lives

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An employee works to clear a jam on a conveyor belt, only to have their hand crushed when the conveyor belt suddenly lurches back to life. A maintenance person working on a pipe gets a blast of steam when a nearby valve automatically vents. An electrician working on faulty wiring gets a nasty shock. These are the kinds of dangerous situations that can be avoided with appropriate lockout tagout training and procedures. Compliance

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Mental Wellness Tips for Your Employees

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The COVID-19 pandemic has meant a change in routine for everyone, and change has a way of bringing some anxiety and stress with it. That has had some pretty big implications for our mental health. Companies should consider offering mental wellness tips to employees.

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Size of an Off-the-Shelf Content Library: Reading In Between the Lines

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Have you ever sat through a presentation for corporate training content where they talk about their library of off-the-shelf content? If so, how long did it take before the presenter gave you a statistic about how large that library was? Training & Development

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Presentation Skills Training: Start With the Right Questions

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Many employees will eventually be in a position where they need to present information to a group of people. Whether it's a casual presentation in a small update meeting or a more formal presentation on a stage or in front of a large group of people, presentation skills training will be helpful.

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Confidence Training for Managers: How to Build Confidence in Teams

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Confidence is a funny thing: Not only is it highly personal and hard to measure, it fluctuates throughout time depending on the situation. Those are two big reasons why managers should spend time on confidence training for their employees. Soft Skills

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How to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship

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A summer internship can really help bolster your resume while you are still in school. Internship’s can help you get exposed to jobs in your field and gain valuable experience. Not all students take full advantage of these opportunities so I wanted to share a few tips to help you get the most out of your internship. Human Resources

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How to Deal with Rude and Upset Customers

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Everyone who works in customer service or in a customer-facing job needs training for dealing with rude and upset customers. It’s even more important in today’s world of cell phone videos, social media, and the divisive state of our country.

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6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Tips for Cultivating Gratitude in the Workplace

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“Thank you.” Isn’t that nice to hear? Would you like to work for a company that makes cultivating gratitude in the workplace a priority? Yes, me too. Treating your employees with gratitude can pay off with stronger engagement.

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How to Use Online Training During a Home Quarantine

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Companies are temporarily closing brick and mortar offices and having employees work from home in efforts to slow the transmission of COVID-19. This raises new issues around productivity, communications, and processes. The benefits of online training are highlighted with a new twist during these self-imposed home quarantines. Training doesn’t have to come to a halt with employees being dispersed. Training & Development

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Five Elements of Transformative Compliance Training

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Most HR professionals see compliance training as something the organization has to do, under penalty of law. But what if it could actually bring value to your company, when done well? What if it could revolutionize your company culture and make your workplace safer, more productive, and ethical? Compliance

Concern for Employee Health at Home

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During an extended period of working from home, I get concerned about employee health and safety at home. This is especially important during the coronavirus pandemic quarantine with the added fear and anxiety we are all feeling. Training & Development

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Your Authoring Tool Isn’t Just For eLearning Anymore

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As people around the world work from home in quarantine, think about new uses for your eLearning authoring tool to fill your communication needs with video. E-mail is a dependable channel but it can lack the human touch that video can deliver. Webinars and video chat calls are useful alternatives but not everyone has access to those tools. Training & Development

Coronavirus Precautions for Employees

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Information about the coronavirus changes daily. Yahoo now has an entire tab dedicated to the topic in their navigation. Fears of the spread of the virus shut down the Louvre Museum. Communicating coronavirus precautions to your employees will help manage their fears so they can take preventive actions to be safe and give them peace of mind. Training & Development

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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

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Imagine your resume is sitting in a pile of 200 other resumes for the same position. How can you make your resume stand out? I am not talking about printing your resume on pink scented paper like Elle Woods in Legally Blonde! I will give you practical tips to help your resume and application stand out to hiring managers like myself

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How to Get into Sales

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Many people are selling right now and they don’t even realize it. You see, I believe that anyone can sell. You just need the right attitude and the right training to get into sales. Sales

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

How to Get an Entry-Level Job with No Experience

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I know it is so frustrating, we’ve all been there. No one really teaches you how to land that first entry-level job. You can’t get a job without experience and you can’t get experience without that first job. Soft Skills

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What is Adult Learning Theory and Why Is It Important?

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We often take for granted that people know how to learn. After all, we all had to learn while in school, right? But that can be a dangerous attitude to take when it comes to corporate training initiatives. School curricula are built on theories about how children and teenagers learn (and how much time they can dedicate to learning). Have you ever considered whether adults learn in the same way? Spoiler: They don’t!). Training & Development

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The Future of Training and Development is in Reshaping Mindsets

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What does the future hold for training and development? What are the trends, and how should you prepare? Those are great questions, and if you’re asking them, that means you are being proactive about preparing your organization for the future. Training & Development

How to Survive a Furlough

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It’s a sad state of the world we live in but furloughs are becoming a common business practice when companies are navigating tough times. We’ve seen furloughed government employees during government shutdowns. Now during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing thousands of furloughed non-governmental workers. Other

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Pandemic Planning and Training for Employees

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A pandemic is most likely one of the disruptive scenarios your crisis management team has considered in their planning process and hopefully training employees for this situation has been included. Training & Development

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How to Motivate Employees to Make Time for Training

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The #1 reason employees say they are not engaging in workplace learning is because they don't have the time. It is a common finding in many of our industry trend reports. It’s hard knowing how to motivate employees to make time for training. There have been many times when our company has met with a potential client, and they’ve wondered: “But how do we get our people to engage with this awesome new training tool (/software/process/LMS/etc.)?”. Training & Development

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7 Ways to Revitalize Your Employee Training Program

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Training’s Role Returning to Work After Quarantine

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Communities across the country are attempting to re-open and sending employees back to work. Our experience is unprecedented. As business leaders, we are in uncharted territories. We’ve never been through this before. There is no handbook or best practice for returning to work after quarantine during a global pandemic crisis. We are all figuring it out as we go. Training & Development

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Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

Based on a survey of more than 250+ external education teams, Skilljar has compiled this report on current trends including budgets, integrations, team structure, and more. In this report, see how companies across a variety of industries are building, optimizing, and measuring their training programs.