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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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In Need of a Mentor? Join the Club

Does your organization have a fully functional, well-used mentoring program? How do you help make it easier for mentors and mentees to work together?

7 Best Practices for Employee Training

Following these tips will help ensure your training session will not only meet all the course objectives but also yield satisfied participants who believe the experience was worthwhile on many levels.

Driving Sales Performance: Think Mobile, Analytics, and Game Mechanics

Intuitive Surgical tested out a game-based, data-driven mobile platform that delivers a stream of simple, scenario-based challenge questions to field personnel every few days. This approach helped the organization reach more sales reps than previous solutions and drove significantly higher user engagement.

Easing Psychological Distress in the Workplace

Staff turnover, elevated sickness absence rates, and reduced output found among psychologically distressed workers yield substantial business costs. In the years to come, workplace programs that can be shown to enhance employees’ psychological well-being and behavioral functioning will come to be viewed less as an indulgence and more as an investment with considerable cost-saving potential.

Surprise: The Elixir of Life

People who both successfully manage change share two dominant characteristics: perspective and priorities. One healthy and smart perspective in this changing world is to always be ready for surprises. As we peer into the future, the only sure prediction we can make is: We will be surprised. And how boring would life be if we weren’t?

Baylor’s Service Care Bundle Training

When Baylor’s newest hospital in McKinney, TX, opened its doors, the Emergency Department (“E.D.”) volume was 40 percent higher than expected. This led to longer E.D. wait and hospital discharge times, and low patient satisfaction. In response, the McKinney team implemented Service Care Bundle Training, which was conducted by leaders during staff meetings and via recorded Webinars.

Avoiding the Matrix Blues

The quality, speed, and execution of key decisions is the source of value creation in a matrix, and structures and processes can enable or inhibit this. As such, it can be helpful to focus attention on four factors and how they affect decision effectiveness in a matrix: purpose, governance, culture, and operations.

Adaptive Learning: A Game-Changer for Corporate Training?

In its current form, e-learning is a content distribution tool, not a teaching tool. To dramatically improve learning outcomes, a different approach is needed. Enter adaptive learning, an educational method that uses computers to adapt the presentation of educational material according to students’ learning needs, as indicated by their responses to questions and tasks.

Bonuses: Are You Motivating Enough People?

How does your company handle incentives and bonuses? Just for salespeople and top executives? Do you see the value of using bonuses to incentivize a wider swath of employees?

6 Things Good Business Leaders Do to Motivate Teams

Effective leaders understand their people. They provide a firm foundation of expectations from the outset of a mission. They take steps to “get the word out” to everyone. They provide clear direction and follow-up as appropriate. They embrace the power of innovation in their teams. Above all, they take care of their people.

Supercompetent Speaking: Presenting to Small, Elite Groups

Small group presentations are common and may include training seminars and workshops, pitches to new clients, sales presentations, business proposals, reports to management, and project updates to your colleagues or clients. You’re usually standing just a few feet away from your audience members, which means you must always keep in mind that what works in the ballroom may not work in the boardroom.

Case Study: Adobe EchoSign Speeds Kforce Job-Seeker Placements

Kforce is a professional staffing and solutions firm that specializes in hiring for financial, accounting, health-care, technology, and government organizations. To place consultants with its clients faster, Kforce implemented Adobe EchoSign, an automated electronic signature and Web contracting solution, to speed up the contracting process and place job-seekers with more efficiency and speed.

The Bulletin Board Rule

What happens to seemingly intelligent people when it comes to writing e-mails or engaging in any kind of electronic communications? They say and do things they would tell their employees, colleagues, friends, and loved ones never to do. And they get caught. And the consequences can be (and have been) devastating.

What Happens When You Add Big Data to L&D?

Traditional learning and development often relies upon transfer of learning measures, and leaders in L&D constantly are extrapolating all available metrics to determine levels of business impact or ROI.

Storm Warnings

If you are reading this in North America, chances are you’ve been buffeted by some unusually forceful weather in recent weeks and months. Flooding rains, raging blizzards, gusting winds, and frigid temperatures—extreme weather seems to have become the norm this winter.

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