Social Learning: Current Trends and Future Challenges?

Workforce Development
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No discussion on learning innovation could possibly leave out social learning. This form of learning is fast becoming mainstream as interactions at work increasingly replicate those in our social lives. “Social collaboration is one of the most natural and effective ways people have used to share and apply knowledge, so it is common sense that […]

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Did You Learn What You Needed to Know?

Workforce Development
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There are all sorts of metrics and formulas to evaluate the success of training programs, but perhaps the most effective method is by asking one simple question: did you learn what you need to know in order to complete the job? For bottom line businesses such as automotive service departments where there are no areas […]

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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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Training Toward Strategic Initiatives

The Business of Learning
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Let’s begin with a question that every training executive should be consistently asking themselves. Does our company’s current management training program align with our business strategy and goals? If the answer to this question is anything but an emphatic yes, it’s time to re-examine your training plan and shift priorities.  Business conditions change quickly and […]

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The Best Rewards are Earned

The Business of Learning
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At Raytheon Professional Services (RPS), we are not in the business of congratulating ourselves. In fact, our best work often goes unnoticed by the public, but is reflected in the excellence of the job done by one of the many professionals we train around the globe. Whether it is the increased proficiency in an ER […]

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