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. ” Career Choice is a tuition assistance program launched in 2012 that specifically targets Amazon’s hourly workers. Many employees were hired on the spot.

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.

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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. The act requires employers to pay a federal minimum wage to employees, pay overtime for more than 40 hours worked per week and follow child labor regulations. Who is Subject to the FLSA? The business and its employees must be located in the United States. The U.S.

How can you remain profitable post-COVID-19? Invest in your workforce, particularly leaders

CLO Magazine

One steady state is where employees feel supported by the company, hence they work hard and are loyal, making the company more profitable. This gives the company the financial capacity to continue to support its workers, making this a self-reinforcing steady state. The other potential outcome is one where employees feel unsupported by the company. They will produce less and be less loyal, thus increasing turnover and making the company less profitable.

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. But these same words cannot be used in the corporate world when it comes to justifying the value that any investment — like eLearning — brings to your organization. The goal of any training is to reliably produce improved outcomes.

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 This post covers which businesses fall under FLsA and what employers should know regarding its requirements.

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. Here is the scenario: You have taken the initiative and spent $1,200 per employee for learning and development training. Your team spent time away from their jobs to obtain the training; factoring in employee wages and productivity losses.

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. According to Dan Clark in Big Dog, Little Dog: The True Cost of Informal Learning , the trouble with this research is that although the comparative percentages for formal and informal learning are correct, information on what is actually spent on each is based on weak research.

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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 The company partnered with Guild Education, a Denver-based leading education benefits platform, to offer affordable online associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in business and supply chain management to all full-time, part-time, salaried store, supply chain, home office and Sam’s Club employees who have been with the company at least 90 days.

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. When a company orders training, they do expect that it will improve their workers’ skills and knowledge, but will not tell you how you should organize the studying process to make it efficient. Being a real expert in the domain, you must thoroughly create your presentation. Top learned concepts.

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. In any format the best trainers connect the audience to the topic by sharing great stories. Each effectively feeds the other. It’s in the News.

How To Implement A Captivating eLearning Re-Engagement Campaign

KnowledgeAnywhere

you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re a manager, supervisor, or HR professional trying to get all your employees trained or cross-trained. With varying schedules and actual work to get done, we know it can be a challenge to get all your staff together under one roof, much less all in one room to finish training. By investing in training, you’re investing in your people, and ultimately your entire operation. Is your staff too busy or pressured to learn right now?

How Will California Assembly Bill 5 Change Gig Worker Training?

Litmos

Last year, I wrote a blog post about the ways gig economy workers can be enticed to take voluntary training. Training and the gig economy can be a difficult mix for several reasons, but that reality might be changing. . The bill was gaining national attention, and it appeared other states might follow suit. . AB 5, which went into effect at the start of 2020, formalizes the distinction between independent contractors and employees.

Why companies are turning to Virtual Reality to engage and train employees faster

STRIVR

Employee training traditionally involved a blended approach, including scalable methods like manuals and videos as well as in-person methods like classes, on-the-job training and 1:1 mentorship. All of these methods can be useful for certain types of learning, but many organizations have discovered tradeoffs. Defining Immersive Learning. Immersive Learning offers the chance to practice many times in a virtual environment so users become proficient in new skills.

Why companies are turning to Virtual Reality to engage and train employees faster

STRIVR

Employee training traditionally involved a blended approach, including scalable methods like manuals and videos as well as in-person methods like classes, on-the-job training and 1:1 mentorship. All of these methods can be useful for certain types of learning, but many organizations have discovered tradeoffs. Defining Immersive Learning. Immersive Learning offers the chance to practice many times in a virtual environment so users become proficient in new skills.

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. We’ve play tested this game several times with groups of all shapes and sizes, and the results of game play showed us just how powerful game based learning and “games for change” can be. You see, a major component of the A Paycheck Away experience is discussion that happens before and after the game.

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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.

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. Besides this, we have uncovered some cool resources, reports and findings that will keep you abreast of the latest happenings. Then, can an iPad replace the smartboard and help cut down on cost?

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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. Lack of holidays, free-time to spend with family and low wage makes them indifferent towards the company goals. Some Famous Companies and The Employees Motivations Tactics. 5 Tips to Motivate the Employees.

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Cultural Alignment

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

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. According to court papers, trainees learned things like federal regulatory requirements and how to use a standard airline software system. … For its part, the airline argues that the lead plaintiff “was well aware the course was unpaid before she started.”

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.

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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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. It’s DIY learning coupled with Modern Workplace Learning. Later, the text and patterns from the book may become a playlist of exercises and/or a deck of cards. DIY Learning

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! You can worry about the skilled workers in your own country all you want but you can’t refute the claims of a government-backed study. We live in a society where the labor market has increasingly become international. International Teams Are Easier on the Pocket. Did you know?

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A chief of learning and positive thinking

CLO Magazine

Mara didn’t begin life planning to shake up the corporate world of learning and development. Like many learning leaders, she initially planned to become a teacher like her mother and father. It was great work, she says, but it wasn’t paying the bills.

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. Calculating ROI can also help training and development professionals recognize areas where they can streamline their efforts. This session is a must for anyone in the field of training and development who creates or runs training initiatives.

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.

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. Business leaders and even boards of directors are looking for radical shifts in approaches and processes — and learning and training are ripe targets to be examined. Does leadership training actually create and keep better leaders — with better business results?

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

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. My first day in the driver’s seat of the family Ford began in front of our house with my dad on the passenger side. He turned to me and said, “Start the car.” I replied, “I don’t know how to start the car.”

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.

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. He's giving a lecture to an assemble "some of the worst examples of leadership can come at the top of organisations", and citing such sources as Charles Handy while proceeding to debunk the myth of the charismatic leader. Also see, iPods for Learning. Teaching in the digital world, part I: technology is not always your friend - Science Blogs.

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. We didn’t just read the article, however, we also decided to delve into to hard facts and stats on the actual relationship between investment in staff training, and the overall benefits to the business. Read on below… The current retail context Times, as ever, are tough. Wage costs are humongous. The average retail worker is on $19.92

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