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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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End-User Training: An Afterthought or the Key to ERP Success?

According to Gartner Research’s study, “The Justification of IT Training,” “companies spending less than 13 percent of their enterprise resource planning (ERP) project costs on training are three times more likely to fall short of their business and project goals than organizations spending 17 percent or more.”

Are We Witnessing the Death of Professionalism?

We do live in a different world today, but we can’t just toss out all the “old rules.” In many ways, we need to revisit the “classics”—such as please and thank you—and amend them for our current lifestyle. Bumping up your professionalism while standards are on the decline will make you stand out from the crowd in the best way.

Cartus’ Summer Intern Program

Interns are given the same four-week training as a new full-time Expense Analyst, effectively preparing them to help process the increased summer volume, as well as offset absences due to vacations. Some 30 percent of interns from the last three years subsequently have been hired as either full- or part-time employees.

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

Listening and Leadership

Great leaders are effective communicators because they are great listeners. All effective communication begins with wanting to be a good listener and valuing the person who is doing the talking.

Talent Management 2014: Sharp Contrast Between Urgency and Readiness

Brandon Hall Group’s State of Talent Management 2014 research identifies a sharp contrast between the ultra-urgency of today’s human capital issues and organizations’ capability and readiness to respond. Here are insights, recommendations, and advice on four critical trends regarding how high-performance organizations (HPOs) are reimagining and re-cutting their talent strategies.

Tips for Creating an Environmental Training Program

Everyday workplace activities cause a host of problems that bedevil businesses and government bodies, for whom worsening air quality, water quality, fisheries, and recreational values give rise to public complaints and growing community concerns. In response, environmental training to directly address these problems is growing apace.

HCSC’s Advanced Leadership Experience

ALE is a director-level, competency-based program first piloted in 2011 to address the need to engage and retain critical leadership talent. ALE moves through three distinct phases over the span of 11 weeks and allows for up to 60 concurrent participants.

What Happened to All the General Managers?

We have become a society of specialists. Developing deep expertise in a specific field, many leaders have never been exposed to the full end-to-end enterprise. To build the general managers of the future faster, we must simulate stretch assignments and challenges in immersive ways and condensed time frames.

Boss’ Anger Control: Limited to Middle and Upper Management?

A report, released last week by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association, reveals that low-level workers take the brunt of many managers’ anger. How do you help ensure adequate manpower is allocated to each area of your company, and how do you train managers to effectively handle a harried environment?

Best Practices for Maximizing ROI on Social and Digital Learning

Incorporating current technology and advanced practices into training programs helps engage employees better with platforms using methods that truly resonate with their preferences. This ultimately enhances the skills necessary to boost productivity and job performance.

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