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.

Study Reveals Plight of Middle-Wage Jobs

CLO Magazine

Just 25 percent of all new jobs added in the U.S. since 2010 fall in the middle-wage range, trailing the share of both high-wage jobs and low-wage jobs. 10 Research from the Federal Reserve shows that the share of middle-skill or middle-wage jobs in the U.S. While middle-wage jobs have been on the decline for a number of years, a new study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., per hour.

Launch a Corporate Online Training Program the Right Way in 3 Steps

TOPYX LMS

So, you’ve read the learning management system (LMS) reviews, tried out a few LMS demos, decided online learning is the training model you want to implement in your company, and purchased a learning management system. It’s time to launch it so that your employees and company can start benefiting from the investment as soon as possible. LMS/online training program launch time is a critical time for companies.

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.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

” Who knew that years later, this quote would become a battle cry for what I see happening in the LMS market? Recently, the concept of corporate learning ecosystems has grown increasingly popular — and with good reason. 2) Learning Experience.

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?

How to Brighten Your Corporate Training and Avoid It Become a Boring Training

Your Training Edge

The principal target of every such studying session is to improve professional skills of employees, which consequently boosts productiveness of organization as a whole. Being a real expert in the domain, you must thoroughly create your presentation. Classroom interactive training ideas.

What is the Fair Labor Standards Act?

OpenSesame

Employer or employee, it''s important to know how the Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act applies to you. For employees, we cover minimum wage and hour expectations, as well as youth employment guidelines. Right eLearning Solutions

How Much Does Informal Learning Actually Cost?

Dashe & Thomson

Current research indicates that 20% of learning is formal and 80% is informal, yet 80% of training budgets are spent on formal learning and only 20% on informal learning. A repot coming out of an ASTD research project supported by the U.

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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.

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.

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.

5 Tips How to Motivate Your Employees

Your Training Edge

A group of motivated employees will be the reason for success while the demotivated will take a company down. Of course, as an employee, it is difficult to stay motivated, focused and determined the kind of pressure which is built upon them. 5 Tips to Motivate the Employees.

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Lawsuit Highlights the Risk of Unpaid Training Time

CLO Magazine

Employment Law 360 reports that Hawaiian Airlines has been sued by a group of employees claiming that their mandatory unpaid 10-day customer service training course violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. Does the employee not perform any productive work during such attendance?

Justify the Learning Ritual

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie is the chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium and CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity. What are the differences in their performance?

14 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 18

Upside Learning

This time we decided to do our homework, pack our bags and take a trip down the school days. And if you are still caught in the traditional school approach, know why integrating technology in classrooms is not just the need for the hour but how can it benefit you.

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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.

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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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. Foreign Workers Are Properly Trained.

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Cultural Alignment

The Peformance Improvement

Whether that culture is aligned with the values and goals espoused by the organization is the question that all leaders must face. Often, the words that are published by the marketing department do not match how that organization treats its employees and their customers in practice. CEO Jelinek is quoted as saying, “We sell quality stuff at the best possible price. He speaks publicly about the need for an increase in the federal minimum wage.

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.

DIY Learning

Jay Cross

I’m writing a book on learning for oneself, without training. It’s for knowledge workers and bosses who have been told “You’re responsible for your own learning.” ” I imagine they feel like the dog who got on the bus.

A Must-Do Before Training Begins: Assessing Readiness

Mindflash

Trainers will often identify whether an individual has completed level one of a technical program before moving to level two — but just as often they fail to go back to basics of cataloging employee knowledge before training begins. He turned to me and said, “Start the car.”

Rate of Job Growth Expected to Grow Through 2017

CLO Magazine

The U.S. percent from 2013 to 2017, according to a new report, faster than the 2009-2013 period but still down from the pre-recession 2003-2007 period. 7 Job growth in the United States from 2013 through 2017 is projected to grow at a rate slightly faster than the preceding post-recession years. But for certain occupations and metropolitan areas, the outlook is much brighter. and the 52 largest metropolitan areas. The U.S.

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Training, mLearning, eLearning, Pay, & Blogs

Big Dog, Little Dog

Inside one of the buildings, you might have found the eminent leadership academic John Alban-Metcalfe. At the highest level we can separate mLearning into learning applied to mobile devices inside the classroom and those outside the classroom.

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.

Will AI Help Close the Skills Gap?

CLO Magazine

Forty percent of HR leaders believe artificial intelligence will help fill the skills gap. That’s according to a new study by Learning House and Future Workplace, which surveyed 600 U.S. “There’s going to be a training cost either way.”

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.

Corporate Tax Cut: What It Means for L&D

CLO Magazine

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017 is the biggest one-time corporate tax rate reduction in U.S. The rate dropped from 35 percent to 21 percent, leaving major corporations with money to spend. Indeed, some companies are investing in employees with the tax savings.

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Survey Reveals Best Jobs for 2014

CLO Magazine

Among the top jobs heading into the new year: software developer, market research analyst and training and development specialist. The list is based on occupations that grew 7 percent or more from 2010 to 2013, are projected to increase in 2014, and fall within a higher-wage category of $22 per hour or more. Financial Analysts Total employment in 2013: 257,159 jobs Added 17,060 jobs from 2010-2013, up 7 percent Median hourly earnings: $37.34

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.”

What It Takes To Be a Mall Santa

Mindflash

Thousands of malls around the United States are packed with professional Santas — jolly, reliable Santa Claus stand-ins who entertain children and families between now and December 25. So what does it take to succeed in the business? What Is The Pay Scale?

The True Cost of Informal Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Before I start I want to note that in a very few instances I've been accused of not helping the cause when I question some of the research on informal/formal learning. For example, late last year I blogged a post defending informal learning.

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Innovation in the Six: Toronto’s Tech Hub is Home to DoceboInspire 2018

Docebo

Toronto has emerged as a star among the world’s technology scene – a rise that’s poised to continue upward. Toronto was the only Canadian city to be named among the top 15 cities, which included cities such as Shanghai, Tokyo, London and Berlin.

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.

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.

Ranting on the Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning

Usable Learning

About two weeks ago, Cammy Bean blogged about the eLearning Guild’s latest salary report. In it, she referenced the significant gender pay gap: According to research results, men on average make $10k more than woman. Needless to say, that really ticks me off….

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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The $125,000 Teacher – And Corporate Counterpart

Wonderful Brain

This past Sunday 60 minutes featured a story that no doubt will contribute to the warm dialogues concerning the public schools, teacher unionism and tenure. [link]. The Charter School – TEP, The Equity Project – makes the case that paying teachers a substantial salary, somewhat on par with (my words here) what a high level Instructional Designer or Learning & Development leader earns, will improve student test results. Learning

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

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. About the benefits of peer-to-peer video-based learning.