Continual Improvement, Process Planning and Leadership Skills for 2013

Each Friday we highlight 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. The Wall Street Journal: Want That Promotion? Practice Your Job by Cal Newport There’s a difference between doing things you already know how to do and...

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Consistency in the Mentoring Process

This week’s observation: A common challenge many companies are facing is ensuring consistency in the mentoring and coaching process from one employee to the next. Even with standardized materials, the experience and effectiveness of a mentoring program can vary based on the skill level and attitude of the mentor or coach providing the guidance. It is...

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Soft Skills and Scrapping Goals

Each Friday, RPS will highlight 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. Workforce Management: Goal for 2013: No Goals by Ed Frauenheim Peter Bregman has a provocative essay at Harvard Business Review arguing that goals can do more harm...

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Bridging the Production and Skillset Divide

There have been some positive reports of late on the quest for the Unites States to become more energy independent. A recent story by Dow Jones, citing a new report from government energy officials, states that U.S. crude oil production is projected to reach 7.5 million barrels a day by 2020, an increase of more...

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Prevention is the Best Medicine

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: When it comes to safety and compliance training, all companies know that prevention is the best medicine....

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