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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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The Olympics of Business

The Olympics are a metaphor for understanding what is happening throughout the world in terms of the global economy. But how do we ensure that not only does our team stay in the game but also that we win our share of medals? The starting point is the alignment of the organization to a higher purpose that inspires and to which people are willing to give their total commitment.

Orkin Embeds Workflow in Learning

Orkin needed its employees to leave the classroom prepared to perform the job. In response, Orkin University integrated several emergent methodologies and technologies (embedded workflow, flipped classroom, Orkin Global Learning Network, and mobile tools/resources) into its newly revised Commercial Sales curriculum.

Empathy: A Critical Capability

We probably don’t highlight empathy enough in our training sessions. Think of what we want others to learn in our business training programs and how key empathetic understanding is: managing people remotely, global leadership, managing across cultures, virtual teamwork, collaboration, working in a matrix. To do any of these things well requires an ability to “put oneself into another’s shoes.”

Hard Truths About Soft Skills

How do you ensure your managers understand the importance of both hard and soft skills, and are able to recruit and develop employees accordingly?

Mentoring as a Leadership Development Tool

The Crawford Mentoring Model defines a central framework that targets individual needs, economic realities, and strategic goals. The framework incorporates three components: a process map, roles and responsibilities of participants, and a measurement system tied to a continuous improvement cycle.

Supercompetent Speaking: Inject Passion and Enthusiasm Into Your Presentations

Most people would prefer to listen to anything presented enthusiastically over even the most important information presented dully. Under the right conditions, you and your audience can feed off each others’ passion and excitement, and you’ll create something special that will change their lives—and yours.

Jamming with Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark wanted to hear its employees’ thoughts and ideas on what the company could do to accelerate culture change and take its business to the next level. And so, in partnership with IBM, K-C created a collaborative experience for its people called “The “One K-C Jam.”

Restore the Connection With Your Staff

With the advancement of technology, we are able to accomplish more with less. But with all the demands, we must never forget the human touch: That connection with our associates and customers can provide the valuable information that allows us to continuously improve our product and our organization.

3 Ways to Use Video for Effective Employee Training

Video can facilitate more effective training and higher levels of retention through live Webcasting and dynamic on-demand training modules that employees can watch and process at their own pace.

Ready to Attract Millennial Talent?

Their focus on having a fulfilling life outside of the office means younger workers will be most drawn to companies that enable flexibility.

Too Busy to Bother?

Even if being busy means delivering slower service, this doesn’t automatically mean delivering lower service. Customer service reps can be slammed and still provide attentive service. Here’s how.

3 Benefits of Making Role-Play Part of Training

Role-play long has been a common training method among military branches, emergency response groups, and companies where quick decision-making is highly valued. Over the last few years, it seems role-play has been incorporated more often in business training curricula, and for good reason. Here are some benefits of and tips for role-playing.

Training magazine Ranks 2014 Top 125 Organizations

Training magazine recognized the 2014 Training Top 125 winners with crystal awards and revealed their rankings during a black-tie gala held last night during the Training 2014 Conference & Expo at the San Diego Convention Center.

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