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  • Employee New Hire Training: A Tale of Two Employees

    Employee New Hire Training: A Tale of Two Employees
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    When I think of all the employee new hire training I've experienced in my career, a famous quote comes to mind:

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...”

    Although I’m sure Charles Dickens didn’t intend his words…
  • Don’t Just Listen! – Make Sure They Know You’re Listening!PDF Link

    Don’t Just Listen! – Make Sure They Know You’re Listening!
    Take the advice of a good friend of ours, a Long Islander and exceptional speaker named Don Balducci. “Think about your BEST friend. Picture that person in your mind’s eye. Now, with that person in mind, think about WHY you regard them as your best friend.” Specifically, what is it about them that makes you…
  • Identifying High-Potential Talent

    Identifying High-Potential Talent
    Talent development professionals recently reported an increase in demand for high-potential employees, according to a recent survey conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.…
  • Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water: Should instructor-led training be tossed? Part 3

    Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water: Should instructor-led training be tossed? Part 3
    This article is the final part of a three-part series. The first segment discussed how the idiom “don’t throw the baby out with the bath water” is analogous to threats to instructor-led training. Additionally, the seven problems inherent in using traditional instructor-led training today and how ILT’s problems impact training’s stakeholders were discussed. Part Two…
  • Getting Referrals Without Asking For Them

    Getting Referrals Without Asking For Them
    Asking for referrals like anything can be tough for even the most confident consultant or trainer.…
  • Suppliers in the Certification Development Marketplace

    Suppliers in the Certification Development Marketplace
  • First-Time Managers: "It’s Not Me, It’s You"

    First-Time Managers: "It’s Not Me, It’s You"
    Have you ever been dumped before? If so, what was the excuse? Whether you want to admit it or not, the answers to these two questions are more than likely: 1. “Yes” 2. “It’s not you, it’s me”…
  • The Sum of Its Parts: Understanding the True Value of Accounting Certifications

    The Sum of Its Parts: Understanding the True Value of Accounting Certifications
    According to a recent Manpower Group survey, in the last two years accounting and finance jobs were the fifth hardest positions to fill in the U.S. This is not surprising. Highly specialized fields, like accounting, provide many challenges for human resource executives who do not come from accounting backgrounds. As a result, many struggle to…
  • Is Training In Vogue or Indisposed? Part 5/5

    Is Training In Vogue or Indisposed? Part 5/5
    If there is one thing that sellers generally can talk about, it is their product or service offering. In fact, they are so fond of telling customers what they know that they often show up and pour out the information instead of gaining a good understanding of the customer’s needs or goals.…
  • Helping Managers Support Performance-based Learning

    Helping Managers Support Performance-based Learning
    Performance-based learning offers many benefits to organizations by completing a cycle where development and performance assessment go hand-in-hand and the knowledge and skills learned are applied where the needs are felt.…
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