Posts by RPS


Standardizing Global Training Processes

The Business of Learning
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Each week Raytheon Professional Services (RPS) will highlight a trending issue with importance to the training industry. These observations are the product of ongoing conversations with customers, analysts and professionals within the business and training communities. This week’s observation: The standardization of global training processes is a major initiative for companies who conduct business in different […]

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Five Reasons to be Thankful for Corporate Training

Workforce Development
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As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we thought it would be a fun exercise to look at some of the top reasons why we should be thankful for corporate training and, by extension, training professionals. It can be easy to sometimes forget about training as we become absorbed in daily operations and focused on getting […]

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Training for the 140 Character Attention Span: How Learning Professionals Can Keep Up

Technology & Learning
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Attention span is defined as the length of time a person can concentrate on a task, activity or idea without becoming distracted or having the mind wander off. This is a consideration that learning professionals must constantly be aware of when designing a training course for their audience. How long do we have to get […]

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How Training Can Help Hospitals Manage Better Under the Affordable Care Act

The Business of Learning
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Hospitals are already facing slim margins – an average of about 3 percent, according to the American Hospital Association. How can they afford to turn to outside experts to help them implement a training system that reduces unwanted variability, mitigates risk and increases efficiency, especially at a time when they are focused on new Affordable […]

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Mobile Divorces Flash…And What It Means For Training

Technology & Learning
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It’s no secret that HTML5 has taken over when it comes to digital content development for mobile devices. In November of 2011, Adobe announced that it would no longer continue to develop their Flash Player for mobile device browsers. What does this mean for training professionals? It means that anyone developing eLearning content intended for […]

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Standardized Variation – The Key to Multilingual Training

Technology & Learning
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While “Standardized Variation” may sound like an oxymoron, it may also hold the key to effective multilingual training. The topic has emerged as an important consideration for trainers when  developing a standardized course master that ensures consistency across the entire training population, while also accommodating the appropriate cultural variations of local audiences. Too much standardization […]

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