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L&D BEST PRACTICES: Strategies for Success (Sept/Oct 2015)

Training magazine taps 2015 Training Top 125 winners and Top 10 Hall of Famers to provide their learning and development best practices in each issue. Here, we look at Best Buy’s tips to win in virtual training and Western Union’s strategy for developing people manager capabilities.


Innovative training programs often use games and simulations. They can be new and exciting but may not appeal to all employees. Some tips that can up the engagement factor.

Rethinking IT Development

Today’s organizations need a new breed of business-focused IT professionals with an expansive education and broader view.

The Art of Talent Science

HR now has the luxury of bolstering its talent intuition by aggregating job candidates’ data into sophisticated applications to be measured against the attributes and conditions of the top performers in specific positions.

Tracking Informal Learning

Observation, collaboration, and interaction with others are key ways employees learn their jobs and company culture, but can you measure how well it works?

Wearables at Work

Are your employees ready to wear smartwatches, glasses, and more on the job? And are you ready to train them on it?

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