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In the early 2000s, the Field Training department of Farmers University set out to develop the ideal learning experience for its agents, a project that ultimately would lead to the establishment of the University of Farmers in 2003.

Carefully considering all the pluses and minuses will secure the best ROI for the program.

Performance support tools—whether traditional in the form of mentoring and coaching or technologically advanced and online—can be workforce game-changers. When your employees find themselves stumped in the middle of a challenging task, these tools give them a place to turn for quick, just-in-time answers.

Performance support tools—whether traditional in the form of mentoring and coaching or technologically advanced and online—can be workforce game-changers. When your employees find themselves stumped in the middle of a challenging task, these tools give them a place to turn for quick, just-in-time answers. The challenge is understanding the support tools available today and which are right for your employees.
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Do you have training knowledge, experience, or expertise to share? Submit a session proposal for Training magazine’s 38th annual Training 2015 Conference & Expo (Feb 9-11, Atlanta). If your session is accepted, you’ll receive a 3-Day Conference registration for free (value $1,495). Submission deadline is Monday, June 16, 2014.

Training at Your Fingertips

Performance support tools—whether traditional in the form of mentoring and coaching or technologically advanced and online—can be workforce game-changers. When your employees find themselves stumped in the middle of a challenging task, these tools give them a place to turn for quick, just-in-time answers. The challenge is understanding the support tools available today and which are right for your employees.

What’s the Big Deal About Big Data?

Big data can be daunting, but its analysis is making significant differences in organizations. By analyzing complex data sets across functional silos, organizations are gaining insights to help catalyze change, improve access to experts, speed onboarding, retain talent, and identify root causes for complicated issues. It improves the learning environment, and even the Learning & Development organization itself.

13 Tips for Choosing a Coach

Companies often are unsure what to do and what to think about hiring a coach as the act of coaching in general requires so much to consider. Here are some factors to keep in mind before making a decision.

Florida Blue’s Sales Talent Management Program

Florida Blue’s Sales Talent Management Program immerses students in a variety of knowledge, behavior, and skills-based courses and activities aimed at increasing retention of knowledge, driving desired sales competencies and behaviors, and enhancing skills essential to any sales role at the company.

Developing Leaders: Creating an Effective Strategy for the Future

Ultimately, leaders need to be upfront and honest, possess true business skills, be able to build relationships, have a strong presence, be honest, and be receptive to feedback. To do this effectively, organizations must be ready to develop and execute responses to several key questions.

The Importance of Active Listening

Whether you are meeting with your boss, your subordinates, your peers, a potential client, or an adversary, tuning in to what is really being said is essential. Since everyone listens based on their own values, it is easy to make incorrect assumptions if you don’t validate.

The Shape of Talent

For many years, the corporate world has relied on two proxies to measure individual talent. The first is credentials, which provide a convenient estimate of the facts a person has mastered or the knowledge an individual possesses. The second is a person’s technical skills, which usually are assessed by previous work experience. But could there be more?

Leadership Development and the Fog of War

In its Mission Command philosophy, the U.S. Army distinguishes between risk and uncertainty. Risk relates to known hazards, while uncertainty is the result of unknown or ambiguous hazards resulting from the complex and highly interactive makeup of military operations, complex human beings, and a thinking enemy. What can businesses learn from the military to mitigate uncertainty?

Novo Nordisk’s Hiring Blitz

Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI) embarked on the most complex and second largest expansion in its history, with a goal to hire 600 employees in just 12 weeks. Utilizing a combination of in-person and WebEx training, the Hiring Blitz was designed to prepare numerous stakeholders to recruit top talent during this expansion. As a result, NNI filled 95 percent of the 600 roles, and all but 1 percent are still with the company today.

A Need for Environmental Test Training

Military service, manufacturer, and laboratory training directors often face a laboratory staffing problem: When they hire newly graduated mechanical and electrical engineers for these laboratories, they often must provide them with specialized training as environmental testing rarely is taught in universities.

Don’t Tell Me, Show Me!

When trainers actively engage video as a tool for training, they will be able to more efficiently equip their trainees with the skills needed to be successful. A variety of solutions are available for trainers to create affordable videos in-house. One is screencasting, which allows users to record their screen, including anything from presentation slides to training documents.

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