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Most of us have the technology capability in our living rooms to watch a whole season’s worth of TV shows in one day and to watch other shows whenever we like via on-demand channels and our DVRs.

We watch TV programs sans commercials “on demand” and have instant access to information 24/7 via the Web. Today’s employees want that same flexibility when it comes to training.

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A Training reader sent me an article about a study done at Washington community colleges, which showed that more students drop out and fewer get a passing grade when they take a class online than when they take it in a classroom.

E-learning can be an inexpensive alternative to classroom training, but does it yield the same results?

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Technology as Trainer: Klick Academy and Klick Talks

Digital health agency Klick uses the “technology as a trainer” philosophy to embed data-driven training into its culture and everyday operations. Genome helps Klick identify when someone needs to learn a particular skill. That triggers an automated process that takes the team member’s unique profile into account.

Supercompetent Speaking: Broadcasting a Presentation

A virtual presentation is still a presentation, so do everything you would for a live event, including interviews, conference calls, audience discovery, research, assessments, and add polls and questions to engage the audience. Practice is especially important, given the technology involved.

Succession Planning: For Impact, Not Box-Checking

Succession planning can be the lifeline of talent development and retention, especially when connected to selection process and strategy. Here are some do’s and don’ts for building a robust succession plan.

A Lesson in Customer Loyalty

Loyalty is not about the perks; loyalty is an emotional feeling you get from those who care about you as a person.

Establishing Clinical Foundations at PPD

Global contract research organization PPD’s Clinical Foundation Program (CFP) for clinical research associates (CRAs) is a six-day, comprehensive program focusing on theoretical knowledge and practical application skills for monitoring clinical trials.

Next-Generation Learning Content Strategies

Today’s employee learning and development initiatives need to shift from preparing employees to solve known problems, to preparing employees to fill jobs that don’t exist yet. How do we do that? We have to rethink learning content in order to shift the strategic focus of employee development to reflect the broad influences of demographics, technology, behaviors, and future needs of both employees and the organization.

Think Ethics Training Has to Be Boring? Think Again

Humor does not interfere with your ability to educate. The same techniques that keep people watching a TV show after they really should be going to bed can be used to make people focus on your training longer than they otherwise would.

On the Move: Our Increasingly Temporary Workforce

Does your company use temporary employees? If not, why not? If so, how do you integrate them with your full-time, permanent employees to ensure uninterrupted productivity?

How Much Agreement Is Enough?

One of the common excuses for not taking action on ethics issues is that it’s hard to reach agreement on just what is the right course of action. How much agreement about ethical issues should we seek? And how much is enough?

When Did Competition Become Taboo?

A concept becoming ever more prominent in America today is the idea that today’s youth somehow are victimized by competitive contests in which we differentiate between winners and losers. But learning to lose with humility is just as important as winning with grace.

Breaking Bad Performance Management Habits

Enacting positive change does not require an overhaul of the performance management system. In the long term, it may be worth making more fundamental changes to streamline your system; however, there is no need to wait for these longer-term changes to happen. Take action today by kicking three bad habits that hold back your organization.

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.

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