Onboarding: Training Beyond the First Week

Raytheon Professional Services recently conducted some research in partnership with Training Industry Inc. We surveyed 210 learning leaders about the effectiveness of their organizations’ training and came away with some interesting insights. Among the training practices we explored was onboarding: the process through which new employees acquire the skills, knowledge and behaviors they need to...

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Improve Training Outcomes: Actively Involve Participants

Key stakeholder support is crucial to the success of a training program, and so is the buy-in from those enrolled in the training. Trainees need to understand the purpose of the training and what their role is, both in the session and in implementing the teachings post-training. Those in charge of the training need to...

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The Knowledge Transfer Struggle

I recently spoke with a gentleman at a large manufacturing company who manages a sizeable team of engineers. Many of his team members are nearing retirement; he has an average of two or three retiring each year. To disseminate knowledge throughout the team, his employees developed step-by-step job aids or manuals and participated in job...

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The Right Training at the Right Time

Each Friday, RPS highlights five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending amongst your industry peers. Chief Learning Officer How to Select Learning That Fits Your Business by Robert Hosking As job roles change and workers take on expanded responsibilities, it has...

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Efficiency Personified or Less Than Optimal Performance: Where Does your Training Administration Fall?

Global training programs present a complex set of challenges. It can become very difficult, if not impossible, to address these challenges when training administration needs are not adequately addressed. Fortunately, some companies have learned that they can employ specialist providers to assist with learning support processes and the complexities of administrative work. This enables organizations...

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