Prepare to Fail: The Hallmarks of Ineffective Onboarding Programs

Prepare to Fail: The Hallmarks of Ineffective Onboarding Programs Ever hear the saying “If you fail to prepare, you should prepare to fail”? Of course you have. And chances are, you’ve experienced this at some point in your life. Whether you’re going for a big interview, delivering an important presentation at work, or you’re planning to run a marathon, preparation is …

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5 Considerations for Using MOOCs for Corporate Training

5 Considerations for Using MOOCs for Corporate Training MOOCs, for those who may not be familiar with the concept, are Massive Open Online Courses. Online access to learners is unlimited and the principle purpose of this type of education is to facilitate open communication between those who are teaching and those are learning. The potential of MOOCs (Massive Open Online …

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Blended Learning 2015: What does it look like?

Blended Learning 2015: What does it look like? Blended learning has changed. No longer is defined by classroom training with online learning components added to it. As new technologies emerged and learner behaviour and attitudes have evolved, blended learning models have taken new shape and form. In 2014, Interactive Services ran a comprehensive research campaign to gather survey-driven data on …

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5 Ways to Make Training Real in the Workplace

5 Ways to Make Training Real in the Workplace There is no doubt about it – training is most effective when it reflects what employees experience in their day-to-day jobs. Every training programme should bring learners as close to what they experience in their work environment as possible. In this way, they identify with their training and it transfers knowledge …

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5 Considerations for the Gamification of Corporate Training

5 Considerations for the Gamification of Corporate Training An increasing number of organizations are turning to gamification. It has been tried and tested at corporate level to increase learner engagement and has met with varying degrees of success. In 2014, Gartner reported that by 2015, 50% of organizations managing innovation processes will gamify aspects of their business. Furthermore, in a …

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Corporate Training Insights: Is Classroom King Again?

Corporate Training Insights: Is Classroom King again? The classroom is dead! Many of us thought it, many were even shouting it from the rooftops, but it simply isn’t true. Despite a major focus by organizations on technology in recent years as the way forward for corporate training, research is telling us that classroom training is very much alive and well. …

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Mobile Learning in Corporate Training: Tablet vs. Smartphone

Mobile Learning in Corporate Training: Tablet vs. Smartphone The world is obsessed with mobile!We just can’t seem to live without it, right? If we’re not texting family or friends, we’re sharing the latest news updates or checking out the latest app we’ve downloaded – it’s fair to say, we’re on our phones round the clock! Considering our level of mobile …

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How Did Your Corporate Compliance Training Vendor Perform This Year?

How Did Your Corporate Compliance Training Vendor Perform This Year? Over the course of six weeks this summer, Interactive Services asked the question “How is corporate compliance training performing today and how can we improve?” We conducted one-on-one interviews with over sixty learning and compliance professionals who shared both their organizations’ successes and personal frustrations with the state of corporate …

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Corporate Training: 5 Rules for Hiring Contract Training Consultants

Corporate Training: 5 Rules for Hiring Contract Training Consultants In today’s competitive world, training employees so they can perform their roles effectively is vital to the success of any organization. This means a strategic effort in enhancing training and development must be a top priority. Finding and retaining good people with the right skills to develop training for your employees …

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eLearning Trends: Blended Learning 2.0

eLearning Trends: Blended Learning 2.0 The following article was published on eLearning Industry blog on May 8th, 2014. Organizations globally are recognizing that blending different training types is the most effective and cost efficient way to improve performance. But what does the blended learning look like in 2014? Introducing Blend 2.0 Interactive Services has engaged in the development of blended …

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