21 November 2023
This is part three of a series about the elements of a presentation that should be included for the three types of learners. Previously, we covered auditory learners (those who learn by hearing) and visual learners (those who learn by visual elements). Kinesthetic learners, also known as tactile learners, thrive when they can actively participate and engage in the learning process. These learners benefit from hands-on activities and physical movement to help them understand and...
31 October 2023
Learning how your employees learn could be the best use of your time yet. By understanding the three learning styles, leaders can maximize effectiveness not only in training but also business in general. There are three types of learners: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic. In a previous article, I shared with you a learner who was so Auditory, she knitted a whole Teddy Bear in our 4-week class and was almost perfect on her exams. It was this inspiring situation that...
24 October 2023
In preparation for an impending economic downturn, McKinsey emphasizes the significance of focusing on employee development as a strategic advantage. According to recent research from the McKinsey Global Institute, companies that prioritize both human capital development and effective workforce management tend to outperform their peers in terms of profitability and resilience, while also excelling in talent attraction and retention.
10 October 2023
Do you know if your team needs training? A training analysis involves a systematic process of gathering information and assessing various factors to determine the training needs of individuals or a group of employees in an organization. Here are three key components typically involved in a training analysis:
3 October 2023
According to a recent ADP Research survey, 40% of respondents now place career advancement on their priority list, marking a substantial increase from the previous year's 23%. In fact, it surpassed the importance of flexible working hours.
26 September 2023
What is manufacturing day? It is a national day where high school students can learn about modern-day manufacturing, career options, and more. Students can visit a local facility and envision their future careers. They can connect current classroom learning to on-the-job skills. Careers in manufacturing today are much different than years ago. Today, the manufacturing industry utilizes technology to create and build the latest and greatest products.
19 September 2023
Learning how your employees learn could be the best use of your time yet. By understanding the three learning styles, leaders can maximize effectiveness not only in training but also business in general. There are three types of learners: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic.
12 September 2023
Organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of cultivating their internal talent to future supervisors. Transitioning from an individual contributor to a manager requires a shift in mindset and skillset. Many organizations have come to realize that simply promoting high-performing employees to managerial roles isn't enough. Instead, a systematic approach that combines training, mentorship, and ongoing development is essential.
12 September 2023
As I sit in a hotel room in Texas the day before the start of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) annual conference, it made me pause to consider how much better this is than going virtual during the pandemic. Don’t get me wrong, there are benefits to learning virtually, and I can learn from both virtual and in-person classes, but there is something different about an in-person conference.
29 August 2023
Creating a comfortable and engaging learning environment is crucial in the corporate classroom. Icebreakers play a vital role in fostering connections, breaking down barriers, and setting a positive tone for learning.
8 August 2023
Enhancing your skills and knowledge is crucial for your professional growth and overall job performance. However, persuading your leader to invest in training can sometimes be a challenging task. Develop a convincing value statement to support ongoing employee education by highlighting the following benefits of employee training:
18 July 2023
There are now numerous apps available that can enhance the learning experience for both trainers and learners. These apps provide innovative ways to engage learners, create interactive lessons, and track progress effectively. In this article, we will explore the five best apps for teaching that are revolutionizing education.
30 June 2023
Workplace literacy refers to the fundamental skills employees need to have to fulfill their work functions and manage the demands of their jobs. Don’t assume great conversation skills equal reading and writing levels. That employee may hardly be able write their name or read a simple sentence.
27 June 2023
I have a confession. I’m a “Techie” (Not a Trekie for your Star Trek fans!). I love all kinds of technology! I was just entering college when the internet took the world by storm in the late 90’s. I’ve always understood technology to be a way to make our lives easier. In recent years, technology has revolutionized the field of education. With the introduction of instructional technology, trainers are now able to engage learners like never...
20 June 2023
A lack of soft skills appears to be a bigger problem than most organizations expected. Many of the college graduates today were going to school during the heyday of the pandemic – studying and attending class remotely. Because of the pandemic, many lost out on personal growth with social skills. This could be a problem not just for current graduates but also for future graduates over the next few years. What are organizations doing to onboard these...