From Hourly to Anywhere

CLO Magazine

Companies have been providing employees with financial support to pursue advanced training and expand their company-relevant skills for decades. But Amazon, the e-commerce giant that generated $178 billion in revenue last year according to MarketWatch, is taking a different approach.

Your Complete Guide to the FLSA

KnowledgeCity

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) came to be in 1938 to protect workers from unfair work practices and is specifically designed for organizations that conduct interstate business. Who is Subject to the FLSA? The business and its employees must be located in the United States.

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CARES Act offers tax, workforce relief for businesses and employees

CLO Magazine

To help stabilize the U.S. economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act aims to boost the economy with $2 trillion in tax and non-tax emergency aid for individuals and businesses. Up to 100 percent of the loan is forgivable.

How to Measure the Impact of Training on Your Bottom Line

CourseArc

In conversation, we use terms like “great”, “exceptional,” or “very useful” to express opinions, such as what we think of a Christmas or gift or the performance of our favorite team. The goal of any training is to reliably produce improved outcomes.

Invest in your business, invest in your staff

Yarno

It’s about the benefits of workplace training, so obviously it turned up on our radar. Read on below… The current retail context Times, as ever, are tough. And all businesses have one huge cost looming over them: staff. It’s an obvious cost to cut. an hour.

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The Business Burden of a Better Economy

CLO Magazine

The risk of another recession isn’t gone. It’s at the gym doing pushups. Fortunately, for the time being, the U.S. An astounding 71 percent of chief financial officers expect the business environment in the U.S. to improve over the next three years.

Is Your Training Transferring to the Workplace?

KnowledgeCity

As companies rely more and more on their team’s knowledge, skills and abilities; we must ask: How well is your training transferring to the workplace? The True Cost of Training and Development. How do you measure the success of the training?

Walmart Gives Employees Access to Affordable Online Degrees

CLO Magazine

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, launched a new education benefits program May 30 as an investment in its 1.4 Through the program, Walmart is subsidizing the cost of tuition, books and fees to their employees to $1 a day.

Increasing Productivity Results In Business Growth: Research Reveals Secret To Making More Money

WalkMe Training Station

Everyone seems impossibly busy. This fact is a cause of frustration not just for business leaders, but for employees too. It makes logical sense that increasing productivity results in business growth. Some would say the secret to business growth is efficiency. Efficiency, writes Michael Mankins in Harvard Business Review, is about “doing the same with less”. Productivity, by contrast, is about “doing more with the same”.

Reinforce Learning Through Storytelling

Mindflash

Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin. Trainers bring a full tool box to reinforce content: small group work, role plays and a myriad of experiential learning techniques. It’s really hard to monitor a role play across the range of formats for delivering training today.

Labor Relations for a Healthy Workplace

KnowledgeCity

Both employers and employees must understand their rights in the workplace. The effects of changes are wide-reaching and will trickle down to even the smallest of companies. Labor relations is defined as the relationship between an employer and a union or labor organization.

A Paycheck Away, Our Learning Game For Change, Was a Game Changer

Bottom-Line Performance

We hosted a public game play session of “A Paycheck Away” as part of the Spirit and Place Festival last Friday, November 9th. You see, a major component of the A Paycheck Away experience is discussion that happens before and after the game. Contact us to learn more.

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Amazon Decides to Split HQ2 to Handle Tech Talent Shortages

KnowledgeCity

Amazon suggested that it could spend more than $5 billion on its HQ2 during the next 17 years with operations matching its original headquarters in Seattle. However, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the online behemoth is backing out of its massively hyped HQ2 investment that had city and state leaders going to any lengths to secure the chance of having Amazon call their metropolis its second home. Kolko told The Journal. “If

Why is Compliance so Hard? And Why it Doesn’t Have to Be!

Enyota Learning

For large organizations with a distributed workforce, compliance training is a key focus area. This is necessary to ensure employees are educated on the laws, regulations, and policies that apply to their day-to-day job responsibilities. Compliance training is essential for several reasons - to ensure compliance that drives better process adherence and performance, to avoid legal liability for violations, and to add business value and ensure competitive advantage.

8 Advantages to Hiring Your Team Internationally

Your Training Edge

A British study from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research says hiring your team internationally allows your business to become more efficient! We live in a society where the labor market has increasingly become international. Did you know?

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Come See our CEO Donna Wells at #ATD2016!

Mindflash

Sometimes organizations will ask a trainer to calculate the ROI of a training initiative to justify a training budget. In this case, the benefit may need to be estimated if actual data is not available. Think about the last time you purchased a cellphone.

Interview: Jeff Fermin at Officevibe

Mindflash

The company’s mission is ambitious: “to help people grow and gain motivation to succeed in the office, make healthy lifestyle choices, create an eco-friendly workplace, give back to philanthropic causes, and have them collaborate with their colleagues in and out of the office.”

Are you training your remote workforce? 67% say they want more.

TalentLMS

A 2015 study by Stanford University pointed out the benefits of employees working remotely — such as less time spent commuting, lower costs, and greater autonomy. Over the years, experts have given advice on how to be more productive at home, and on remote work trends.

Why Compliance is so Hard? And Why It Doesn’t Have to Be?

Enyota Learning

For large organizations with a distributed workforce, compliance training is a key focus area. This is necessary to ensure employees are educated on the laws, regulations, and policies that apply to their day-to-day job responsibilities. Compliance training is essential for several reasons - to ensure compliance that drives better process adherence and performance, to avoid legal liability for violations, and to add business value and ensure competitive advantage.

Why Self-Paced Learning is Key to Successful L&D

Kea

The fourth industrial revolution is very different from the first. That was when employees would work for 12 to 16 hours a day, under dangerous and dirty working conditions, with the sun as the only source of light. The pay wasn’t even sufficient to meet their basic needs, while wages for women was one-third of that for men. Today, the work environment is all about learning, growth and self-actualization, at least in terms of one’s career.

Selling Courses Online – $0 to $13,000 / Month

Academy of Mine

We’re often asked “how much money can you make selling courses online “? However, we thought it would be helpful to outline the progress that one of our clients made over the years. They spent the time to develop a high quality course content and they spent a long time promoting the course. The client has provided their metrics for us, but they wish to remain anonymous. All we can say is that they offer courses in the creative field.

How Manufacturers Build Skills Through Apprenticeship, Industry Partnerships

CLO Magazine

A lack of advanced skilled workers has made it hard for manufacturers across the country to build a qualified workforce. based in Sarasota, Florida, realized it had to create an apprenticeship program to build the workforce it needs. The Atlantic Mold and Machining Corp.

The future of work: 5 key trends for the next 10 years

Edume

The rise of the gig economy in the last decade led to a rise in the number of people working on a project-by-project basis. Another alluring attribute is the prospect of becoming self-governing. The gig employee knows why project-based work is attractive.

Seismic Shifts in Hiring

CLO Magazine

The 12-year-old full-service software development firm in Boulder, Colorado, used to offshore most of its development to Armenia, but in 2013 they decided it was time to bring the work back in-house. Most software development is learned on the job anyway,” Magyar said.

Putting the Future of Work in a Global Context

General Assembly

Six countries’ skill-building programs and policy initiatives in the age of automation. In the U.S., despite surging stocks and historic GDP growth, people’s incomes and wages haven’t kept up and income inequality continues to accelerate. Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Apprenticeships in the U.S. by the Numbers [Infographic]

Pract.us

Some are developing apprenticeship programs in which employees learn while they earn. These programs have long been overlooked in the U.S., Here’s a glance at today’s state of apprenticeships by the numbers. The US has seen marked growth in apprenticeships.

Sharing the Simple Life Transformation Through Courses, Books, and More with Veteran Gary Collins

LifterLMS

Sharing the simple life transformation through courses, books, and more with veteran Gary Collins in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. He had an expensive house at the time that was killing him, as it cost a lot of money and time to maintain.

How To Retain Top Talent And Reduce Employee Turnover

Bluewater Learning

It’s no secret that the economy is doing well, and with unemployment rates at historic lows, professionals have the choice to stay at their current jobs or search for greener pastures. But what’s the full business impact of this trend? Offer & Encourage Training.

The New Face of Apprenticeships

CLO Magazine

Most would associate apprenticeships, a teaching model that combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction, a development strategy for the construction industry. The Ultimate Learning Job. The return is good for employers, too.

5 Unlikely Incentives That Help Keep Talent On Board

TalentLMS

This was doubly true for regular companies, meaning ones without boatloads of cash lying around or easy access to VC money to spend in “acquihires”, wages way above market average and ridiculous staff incentives, as “unicorn” startups are known to do.

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Why You Should Embrace The Gig Economy For Strategic Advantage

EI Design

Embrace the gig economy work structure for a strategic advantage over out-dated workflow practices. The Gig Economy: Gain A Strategic Advantage By Embracing It. As Learning and Development (L&D) makers, we compete for talented employees, their effort, and time. The Problem.

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s a busy time of year. The onset of fall has a funny way of drawing our attention to how quickly the year is whizzing by, and invariably we’re playing catch-up. In this webcast, you’ll learn: Three best practices for creating new videos. According to the U.S.

Big Niches and Creating an Ecosystem Around Your Tribe with Avery White of Third Person Creative

LifterLMS

Avery shares his story of how he went from a degree in computer engineering to running an online ecosystem of artists and an education platform online. In the online education space it is important to capture attention and encourage engagement. Welcome to the show, Avery.