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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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Time to MOOC Your Corporate Training

Corporate MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) or online learning portals offer skill-based courses that act as self-paced and on-demand miniature sessions and workshops. It’s learning at your own pace, where and when it’s convenient for you and on the platform of your choice (desktop and especially, mobile).

Strengthening Darden’s Diverse Pipeline

Full-service dining company Darden recognizes strength in diversity. As such, Darden provides targeted development for women and minorities through a variety of external conference, partnerships, and development opportunities.

Developing Learning Programs for Multicultural Audiences

Tips to consider when localizing your e-learning programs and assessing the cost, schedule, and consumption goals of your courseware. Taking care with these issues upfront will give your project a higher possibility of success.

August’s Top Reads

More than 11,000 business books are published every year—an overwhelming choice for busy professionals. Therefore, in partnership with getAbstract, Training brings you August’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

Do Tattoos Affect Job Performance?

How do you guide and train managers to approach hiring employees who deviate in personal appearance from what you and your customers or clients are used to?

Research Study: Social Learning Gains Momentum

One-quarter of organizations of survey respondents are engaging in truly “social” media for learning. They are leveraging things such as blogs, discussions, and other tools to make it easier to connect and share.

5 Tactics to Enlist Support to Advance Your Job Search

Often, executive positions slip through candidates’ fingers because they weren’t prepared to answer a question on the spot or they forgot who they met at a networking event. With these tools and resources, you’ll be able to avoid such faux pas, advance your search faster, and improve your chances of landing an executive position.

BP’s Petrophysics Accelerated Development Program

Petrophysics ADP was designed to develop and renew competencies critical to the description of oil and gas resources on all BP assets. The program was designed to enable petrophysicists to become true performers within two years.

Re-Energizing Career Management

Were you to be invited by your line manager to jointly explore how the organization matches up against your personal ambitions and how you see your career developing, what would be your reaction? And as a line manager, how would you feel about initiating such a dialogue?

Now’s the Time for Environmental Training

The ability of environmental training to deliver benefits rests on the development of a vibrant partnership between the learning and development, environmental, and business sectors.

Removing Obstacles to Achieving Corporate Goals

So the first of the reasons we fail to achieve our corporate goals is that we often attempt to implement them without following the best practices of change management. If a business is to grow and develop, it must consciously evaluate its failed goals against these current best practices.

Give Your Employees Tools to Ditch the Pitch

Pitches don’t hold customers’ attention. They are not persuasive. We have to stop making sales pitches and presentations. Instead, we must create persuasive conversations.

VAAA’s Project Management Fellows Program

The VA Acquisition Academy PM Fellows Program is a selective professional development initiative that leverages a learner-driven model on a blended platform to create holistic learning for aspiring mission-critical project managers (PMs). To date, 21 percent of Fellows received promotions in the first year of participation in the program.

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