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The new training package you purchased from a trusted vendor has all the bells and whistles—a cutting-edge, immersive simulation; e-learning modules; and even live, inperson classes.

Motivating your employees to learn is easier when you understand how their brains work.

Going Up

Continuing last year’s resurgence, average training salaries rose 3.4 percent to $81,334 in 2013-2014, according to Training magazine’s Annual Salary Survey of nearly 1,100 readers.

Average training salaries rise by 3.4 percent in 2013-2014.

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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Mean Clerks

Rebuttals to some of the most commonly posited arguments for snooty service.

Should Leaders be Feared, Liked, or Respected?

If people respect you, they may disagree with you. Even worse, they might not really like you, but despite all of that, you will find they still will perform for you. Respect is not inherited because of your title, power, authority, or seniority; it must be earned.

Rapid Deployment of Enterprise Hazard Communications Training at Chesterfield County, VA

Chesterfield County’s safety officer partnered with the Center for Organizational Excellence’s safety trainers and curriculum development staff to custom design and develop a 30-minute online course authored in Adobe Captivate to educate employees on the symbols, terminology, and hazard expectations for a new global chemical labeling system.

What They Don’t Say Matters

When it comes to assessing comprehension of students, nonverbal feedback can speak volumes. What do you do when the training occurs online?

December’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 December’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

Smart Training: A Learner-Guided Approach

Rather than define learning as formal or informal, why not provide learners directions that guide them to learn job competencies—especially, through job-based experiences?

What Workplace Trends Are You Thankful For?

Consider doing a quick e-mail survey to see what your employees are most grateful for. It might tell you something about your company’s strengths and weaknesses.

Northwestern Mutual’s Fastrack Academy

Fastrack Academy provides financial representatives with an interactive forum designed to inspire higher production and professional growth. At the academy, participants enhance their existing sales skills by hearing from experts in the field and practicing their skills in a clinic setting.

New Hire Onboarding as a Driver of Employee Engagement

The most effective employee onboarding programs share several essential elements—Momentum, Enablement, Collaboration, Assimilation, and Connection—that breathe life into traditional administrative processes.

Are Expectations Too High for Women Execs?

How do you ensure women job candidates and employees are held to the same standards as men candidates and employees, and how can you teach women to not hold themselves to detrimentally exacting standards?

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