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Training Leaders & Managers today are used to training staff and NOT getting support from employee's direct management in regard to training reinforcement.

Ayear ago, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer ignited a firestorm of controversy when she eliminated the company’s telecommuting option. Best Buy and Hewlett Packard soon followed suit with their flexible work programs.

 Working from home can drive employee engagement and performance, but companies first must provide telecommuting training and reinforcement.

Understanding principles in an employee handbook or an e-learning program can be difficult, but not because the content is hard. It’s difficult because it’s just so boring and detached from employees’ day-to-day lives. Some companies are finding storytelling can bring to life learning content that now exists only on the page or screen.

Employees not grasping your trainers’ lessons? The content may need a kick-start from storytelling. Illustrative anecdotes go a long way to helping learners get the point.

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Top 10 Hall of Fame Outstanding Training Initiatives (July/August 2014)

For the first time since the creation of the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame in 2008, Training magazine required all Hall of Famers to submit an Outstanding Training Initiative that would be shared with our readers throughout the year. Here are the details of Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and SCC Soft Computer's submissions.

L&D Best Practices: July/August 2014

Training magazine taps 2014 Training Top 125 winners and Top 10 Hall of Famers to provide their learning and development best practices in each issue. Here, we look at mentoring and competency maps.

PART 4: MasTec Tackles the LMS

How this utility infrastructure construction company designed and developed a customized learning management system (LMS) to manage its new training programs.

Training on the Move

Some people like walkabout sessions to stay in shape and get creative juices flowing. Can it work for training?

Playing for the Same Team

While independent contractors often pinch-hit for employees in the corporate world, they don’t always receive the same training as the rest of the team. It can make a big difference.

Motivation Is About Feelings

There is no secret to motivation. It is about the engagement of the human spirit—the ability to capture the aspirations of the individual and provide a vehicle and environment for the fulfillment of those aspirations.

Morrison – TouchPoint’s Supervisor Training Series

Morrison – TouchPoint’s face-to-face Supervisor Training Series: Establishing Your Roots as a Manager program aims to reinforce company vision and culture, equip hourly supervisors with the tools they need to become better leaders in their current positions, and help hourly supervisors grow into higher leadership positions in the organization.

Experience Design and Virtual Teamwork

A successful virtual team experience will be one in which the overall quality of team touch-points bridges distance to help generate valuable working relationships and outstanding results. The overall team experience is one members would be happy to repeat because they found it productive and enjoyable.

Understanding the Art of Conversation in Customer Service

The best conversationalists are top‐notch listeners. They are the individuals who understand that talking and conversing are not the same thing. They seek at all times to keep dialogue—not just noise—going.

Employee Morale Not in Bloom? Try a Workplace Garden

Would your company consider starting a workplace garden? The possibilities for morale boosting and lessons learned are immense when a garden blooms—tap into the growth potential of your employees, so to speak.

Motivating All Employees in Lean and Green Savings

By connecting Lean and Green programs to employees’ passions (whether for trees or business competitiveness) and training them in profitable sustainability strategies, you can bring nearly all employees together for a common cause: benefit for the organization and the environment.

Supercompetent Speaking: Are You Trying Too Hard?

According to some researchers, when you focus too hard on anything, you run the risk of experiencing the “ironic effect” and doing exactly what you’re trying to avoid.

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