Turning Data into Learning Strategy

The Business of Learning
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It’s human nature for employees working through the diagnostic process, on a given project, to want to rush ahead and jump to solutions. It’s natural to try to arrive at conclusions intuitively, but while intuition, experience and opinions from team members have their place, there needs to be discipline around the process in order to [...]
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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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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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Certified has Become the Name of the Game in the Automotive Industry

Workforce Development
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Manufacturers and car dealerships recognize the importance of the driver-technician relationship as it relates to the repeat buying of a brand. That’s why those who sell cars and trucks often go to great lengths to promote the competence of their service departments and technicians. Today, “certified” is the buzzword dealers use to convey excellence in […]

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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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