What does training cost? Benchmarks for setting your budget

Posted on February 28, 2017 by

Before using any training materials, make sure they’re legal and appropriate. Of course you want people to be engaged and committed to it, but be careful that it doesn’t cross the line. Read on to learn what happened when some employees went a little overboard with their scenario-based training.

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Anti-discrimination training: How to harm when you’re trying to help

Posted on December 17, 2014 by

Want to encourage your employees to hold potentially discriminatory stereotypes about others? Probably not. But you might be doing just that. Read on to find out why.

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Onboarding: Don’t make that initial assignment TOO simple

Posted on December 3, 2014 by

You might want to think again about the “easy win” strategy for a new hire’s first assignment. Read on to find out more.

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Yes, you should space out your employee training — but do you know why?

Posted on November 5, 2014 by

Why does training employees at regular intervals work better than doing it all in a block? The answer isn’t as obvious as you’d think.

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Do you train your gray wolves exactly like your young lions?

Posted on October 15, 2014 by

Training older employees in exactly the same way you train younger ones is a recipe for inefficiency, according to recent research. Read on to learn more.

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Don’t be tyrannized by the “70-20-10” formula of organizational learning

Posted on October 1, 2014 by

Learning gurus prescribe a “70-20-10” mix of informal learning, social learning and formal training for best organizational results. Yet the reality on the ground is quite different. Read on to find out more.

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How about some basic training in workplace etiquette?

Posted on September 24, 2014 by

You train employees on a lot of things, but maybe they need some real basic training — in respecting their colleagues wish to get some doggone work done. Read on to find out more.

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When training employees, don’t be afraid of the emotional side

Posted on August 27, 2014 by

If your training simply presents facts and skirts emotions, it likely won’t have the impact you want. Read on to find out more.

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Training people for the benefit of others: What to do?

Posted on August 6, 2014 by

What can employers do about people who benefit from training but then take what they’ve learned elsewhere? Read on to find out about two starkly contrasting approaches.

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When training lags, is it because there’s not enough time?

Posted on July 23, 2014 by

HR pros are responsible for training and development, but many of them say they don’t have enough time to do it properly. Read on to find out what’s wrong with this thinking.

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