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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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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.

Join the E-Learning Revolution

I'm an optimist by nature. I might worry, but deep inside I expect things to work out. If not immediately, then a little later. But if anything were to change my nature, it might be the sorry progress of e-learning. It seems we are increasingly tolerant of making poor use of the learner's time and potential.

Can Big Data Deliver Added Value?

Technologies such as the printing press and the steam engine were catalysts in creating step changes in the societal, political, and economic landscapes of their respective eras. Today, we find ourselves in the midst of a particularly prolonged period of instability as worldwide adoption of disruptive innovations such as the Web browser, social media, and the smart phone have converged to create a global digital nervous system that is profoundly redefining how we connect, communicate, coordinate, collaborate, and take collective action.

Helping Trainees Succeed Overseas

I was having brunch recently with the former VP of sales for one of the world’s most prestigious and elegant hotels, which is based in Singapore. As we got to talking, he mentioned that he was asked to be the VP of sales for a brand new hotel that was considered one of the top hotels in the world. I mentioned that one of the areas I work in is the training and development of expatriates for international assignments. His reaction was one I have heard more than 50 times: “I wish I had known you before I went to Asia.”

Focus on Norway

A country famous for its islands, forests, and fjords, Norway never ceases to amaze the world, especially during the Winter Olympics. Her graceful athletes usually win countless gold medals based on their great skill and connection to the land. This country has a population of approximately 5 million and is blessed with natural resources. Your organization will benefit greatly by doing business in this Scandinavian paradise. Building your training capacity here can benefit your company in myriad ways.

How To: Use Focus Groups for Rapid Needs Analysis

Almost all Learning and Development professionals have experienced the demand, “we need the training delivered yesterday!” This has led to the development of a range of rapid prototyping design and development methodologies—techniques that require a strong needs analysis in order to be successful. As Peter Drucker wryly noted, “There is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency something that should not be done at all.”

Fostering the Strategic Employee Lifecycle

Today’s business landscape requires that companies foster the development of new ideas, tap into critical employee thinking and knowledge, and enable the synergy of teams to revolutionize their existing business in order to establish an effective roadmap for a strategic employee lifecycle.

Building a Strong Brand for Career Success

For companies smart enough—and lucky enough—to sustain a strong brand, that brand is a gold mine. For a great brand, customers will drive the extra mile, pay the extra dollar, and refuse to consider lower-priced “me too” offers from competitors.

Career Steer

While not yet back to the levels seen in a buoyant economy, a substantial majority (72%) of respondents to a BlessingWhite survey believe they personally have the biggest control over their next career move (as opposed to their manager or the company they work for).

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