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Dollar General

The Tennessee discount retailer earns the top spot on the 2019 Training Top 125.

LeadingRE

Mastering the art of leadership development, accelerating the training of its agents, and increasing employee retention and productivity helped Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) mark a year of milestones.

Best Buy

Laser-focused on growth and innovation, Best Buy is well on the way to fulfilling its multi-year vision called Best Buy 2020 – Building the New Blue. Training continues to play a crucial role in helping the retailer achieve this vision and was instrumental in moving the needle on Best Buy’s three main corporate strategic goals for 2018:

Training technology and innovation have been game-changers for Best Buy as it implements its multi-year growth and customer experience strategy.

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Social Learning Starts with Online CoPs

By Brandon Williams, Consultant, The Educe Group If you build it, will they really come? Drive the adoption of enterprise-wide social learning technology by creating thriving online communities of practice. What Is a Community of Practice?

Will the Customer Service Process Ever Be the Same?

By Joe Cortez, Interactive Media Specialist, Signature Worldwide Technology has driven us into some new, unforeseen territory in the last few years. Before, when you had a problem with a company (or its level of perceived service), you would have to call an 800 number and navigate through a touch-tone menu of options just to speak to someone who hopefully could resolve your problem. Today, instead of dealing with the company directly, you can express your dissatisfaction through a public medium such as Facebook or Twitter.

Case Study: New Hire Scorecards at Discover Financial Services

As balanced scorecards have become increasingly common tools used to manage entire businesses, many training and development professionals have tried to adapt them for use in our profession. For example, ASTD developed its Workplace Learning and Performance Scorecard in 2006, and Ajay Pangarkar and Teresa Kirkwood published their Trainer’s Balanced Scorecard in 2009.

Engaged Leadership’s Role in Organizational Safety and Success

By Bill Whitmore, Chairman, President, and CEO, AlliedBarton Security Services There’s a direct connection between engaged leadership, workplace security, and organizational success, regardless of your product or service. Psychologist Abraham Maslow identified safety and security as among the most basic human needs on the road to self-actualization—achieving one’s full potential. It, therefore, follows that if your employees don’t feel safe and secure, they’re not going to do the best job for you.

Small Business Dynamics

By Hank Moore, Corporate Strategist How can women and minority business owners be most successful? See yourself as a plus to the business world, not as a liability. We are all minorities operating in the whole, as do professional specialties within the company’s big picture. Through diversity, each element blends and supports others, as does the corporate visioning process. Major public sector contracts require qualified minority subcontractors. Select partners, and show good faith efforts to procure and execute contracts.

Why People Don’t Remember You

By Mark Satterfield To set the stage for what I’m about to share, let’s focus on something that would appear to be “a blinding grasp of the obvious.” In order to get more referrals, people need to know who you are and what you do. You need to be top of mind when opportunities arise for people to send business your way. Now, if you sell a tangible product, this may be relatively easy. Need tires? Go to Bob. But what about when you sell services, especially high-value services that don’t lend themselves to a 10-second elevator pitch?

The Drum Cafe Experience

An empowering, unifying, and uplifting experience is what conference attendees were a part of when musical motivator Drum Cafe kicked off  the Training2012 Conference & Expo in Atlanta February 13-15.

Supercompetent Speaking: Tips for Visuals

By Laura Stack, MBA, CSP While the information we gather with all our senses can be vitally important, we human beings prefer the visual medium over all others. Our brains just work that way: We possess the ability to differentiate and process subtle differences in light intensity, color, and movement almost instantly, even though images tend to contain much more information than other sensory inputs.

Leading the Facebook Generation

By Ty Kiisel, Manager, Social Outreach, AtTask, Inc I work with a team of mostly young people. Except for the fact that I’m a 50-something guy who rides a Harley rather than a 20-something guy who rides a bullet bike, there’s no real generation gap among my colleagues. Of course, there are some age-related differences, but, for the most part, they are minor things less associated with work and more related to fashion and other personal preferences.

7 Ways to Tame Your Office Tyrant

By Lynn Taylor

In a time of record unemployment rates and job insecurity, many people get stuck having to deal with less-than-ideal bosses. The boss’ tantrums and stubborn, whiny, or needy behaviors are reminiscent of a boss stuck…in his Terrible Twos, a.ka., a Terrible Office Tyrant or TOT. 

Case Study: The UPS Store/Cal Poly Training

By Marianne Hamilton,Training and Development Manager, The UPS Store network When the franchisor of The UPS Store decided to grow its business printing services, it knew it needed a training curriculum for its franchisees that was consistent, scalable… and convincing.

Case Study: The UPS Store/Cal Poly Training

  By Marianne Hamilton,Training and Development Manager, The UPS Store network When the franchisor of The UPS Store decided to grow its business printing services, it knew it needed a training curriculum for its franchisees that was consistent, scalable… and convincing.

Developing a Drug-Free Workplace

By Michael Rich Almost 70 percent of drug users are employed, 20 percent admit to using marijuana on the job, and more than 30 percent know of the sale of illegal drugs in the workplace. It is staggering numbers such as these pushing 90 percent of all large businesses to adopt drug-free workplace programs.

New Article: Developing a Drug-Free Workplace

  By Michael Rich Almost 70 percent of drug users are employed, 20 percent admit to using marijuana on the job, and more than 30 percent know of the sale of illegal drugs in the workplace. It is staggering numbers such as these pushing 90 percent of all large businesses to adopt drug-free workplace programs.

Core Competencies: Setting Training Up for Failure?

By Dan Cooper, CEO, ej4.com When it comes to training, the “competence” word gets thrown around a lot. The assumption is that everyone knows what it means, but that often isn’t the case. You need to make sure you know which of two definitions you’re talking about, and what the training department is signing up for. Core Competence

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