Is Your Team Applying Its Training In The Workplace? If Not, Have You Asked WHY NOT?

 One of the best ways to ensure that employees apply what they learned in a training course is to conduct pre- and post-course interviews. These help teams prepare for the training and then apply what they’ve learned. So, why don’t companies see more widespread adoption of newly acquired skills? It’s simple. Often, the critical follow-...

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Rapid Knowledge Transfer

In a 2011 Trends report, Deloitte highlighted that the oil and gas industry has “lost a generation” and is now facing a severe shortfall of experienced managers and leaders. In response, oil and gas companies are taking ownership of the problem and investing heavily in the training and development of emerging talent. Global rotational programs...

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Connecting Formal and Informal Learning

By Maria Behrendt Maria Behrendt, based in Frankfurt, Germany, will be contributing on a regular basis to a new feature debuting soon on the RPS blog known as Global Perspectives. Here she and other experts from Raytheon Professional Services (RPS) will share their observations and perspectives on key issues impacting the training industry in their...

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2013 Global Trends in Training Part 4: Death of the Classroom?

Mark Twain once famously said, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” As we begin 2013, the same can probably be said for the classroom training experience and the role of the professional instructor. While technology continues to bolster the value of training and improve the classroom experience in high consequence industries such...

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2013 Global Trends in TrainingPart 2: SMEs to the Rescue

The concept of transferring knowledge from experts in a particular field to a new generation of workers is really the base upon which training programs are built. Subject matter experts – or ‘SMEs’, as they are known in the training industry – are in high-demand as they play a critical role in the development of...

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