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What is Design Thinking and Why Should You Care?

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Adopt the “designer mindset” for more innovative problem solving. I’ve seen a lot of people writing lately about the need for design thinking in employee learning and development programs. The current discussion has made me wonder – “What exactly is design thinking?”

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Good Employee Onboarding Reaps Serious Rewards

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According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months in a new position. Half of all hourly workers leave new jobs within the first 120 days. And over 40% of the people who leave a company every year do so in their first six months.

Powerful Employee Learning for Small Businesses on a Budget

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No much money to throw around? Consider some low-cost training strategies. Small businesses don’t have a ton of money to throw at training. They have to fill skills gaps and onboard new people as efficiently as possible.

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Where Employees and Employers Don’t See Eye to Eye [Infographic]

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Many employers are claiming to have a hard time filling job openings. And there’s every indication that the job market is tightening. Here’s some insight into what attracts the top candidates (and it’s not always money).

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3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

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We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Here at Pract.us, we’re dedicated to making life easier for human resources managers, learning and development professionals, and business leaders.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

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We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Here at Pract.us, we’re dedicated to making life easier for human resources managers, learning and development professionals, and business leaders.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

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We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Here at Pract.us, we’re dedicated to making life easier for human resources managers, learning and development professionals, and business leaders.

Employee Engagement by the Numbers 2017 [Infographic]

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Employee engagement has held pretty steady in the last year, which means company efforts to improve engagement had had much impact so far. But we’ve also learned more about what employees want from their work and how to help them get it. Now we need to use this knowledge to make a difference.

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

21 Kinds of Informal Learning at Work [Video]

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Most of what we call “training” at work consists of formal classroom presentations, workshops, or videos for which we stop working and focus on the training. But most of learning we do at work occurs informally, through interactions and experiences while we’re doing our jobs.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

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We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Here at Pract.us, we’re dedicated to making life easier for human resources managers, learning and development professionals, and business leaders.

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How to Solve Accountability Problems at Work

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You don’t have to hate accountability. Try these techniques instead. As a manager, do you struggle with recurring performance problems? Are you trying to maintain quality with a growing team or grappling with organizational change?

After the Classroom: What Can You Do to Make Sure New Skills Become Old Hat? [Infographic]

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In the first blush of post-training excitement, your team probably feels like they have a new lease on their work and fresh skills to boost their careers. But what happens after a month – or six? Do those abilities stick around forming a foundation for even more development?

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

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We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.

6 Easy Ways to Create a Culture of Continuous Learning [Video]

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Companies with a strong culture of learning are more competitive, more flexible, and more efficient than their peers. And one of the hallmarks of a learning culture is that employees are always in “learning mode.”

5 Training Strategies to Improve Customer Retention

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Focus training at all levels of your business on making customers happy. Many corporate dollars today are directed at retaining customers and building loyalty. Once you’ve won a customer, it’s much less costly to keep them than win a new one.

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Think You’re Cut Out to Be a Mentor? Take This Quiz.

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Interested in mentoring? Learn if you have the right stuff. Steve Jobs, Sheryl Sandberg, Warren Buffet, Colin Powell, and dozens of other successful business leaders have had mentors help them hurdle challenges and knock out their goals. You may have benefited from having a mentor yourself.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

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We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.

20 Myths about Learning at Work [Infographic]

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Worker training has been around since Ogg first said, “Come on, kid, I’ll teach you how to make a flint spearhead.” And from those early days, we’ve been forming and sharing beliefs about the best ways to teach job skills.

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Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

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Your team learns informally all the time. You can support those efforts for more learning bang for your buck. When economic or business circumstances cause companies to tighten their belts, the first item on the chopping block is often training and development.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

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We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

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We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.

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3 Keys to Building a Culture of Accountability: Video

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Organizations with a culture of accountability have higher performance, employee engagement, and creative innovation than their competitors. Most executives recognize these benefits.

Get the Benefits of Employee Training with Lower Costs

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You can save money on a robust employee training program by using informal learning techniques. Well-trained employees are good for business. They perform better, stay in their jobs longer, and create happier customers. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get these benefits.

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20 Myths about Learning at Work: Part 2

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Myths about learning can be leftovers from past eras. In the first article of this 2-part series , we looked at 10 myths of learning at work. Many of those unsupported assumptions have been accepted by professionals in the learning and development field as well as by the general public for decades.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Why You Need More User-Generated Content in Your Training Program

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Staff training can be created by and for employees with user -generated content. You may have heard a lot about user-generated content (UGC) with respect to marketing.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

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We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.

How to Develop Your Team’s Creativity – For Any Type of Job

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Everyone has creative ability. It just takes some courage and room to practice. Larry Kim, founder of WordStream, believes that novel thinking will be a key workplace skill by 2020. And he may be right.

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Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

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Colleagues learning and sharing ideas. Most business managers know intuitively that we learn our jobs by doing our jobs. Many companies, who’ve recognized this fact, have started to consider how they can harness learning by doing in their training programs.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

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We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.

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Video: How to Create Training Your Boss Loves

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When budgets tighten training is often the first program to get axed. But what if you could create a program that clearly and demonstrably improves business results?

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What Training Opportunities Do Most People Have at Work? [Infographic]

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Ever wondered how your company stacks up against the market in training and development offerings? Here’s a look at how U.S. companies are doing in providing opportunities for employee growth. View full size ). News development employee training infographic training

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Effective Employee Training in 6 Key Steps [Infographic]

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Employee learning has less to do with slide presentations, flip charts, and quizzes than clear business objectives. If you want people to build the skills that make a difference to your success, start by defining that success. Here are 6 essential steps for any effective training program.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.