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Training magazine’s Training Top 125 Award winners are the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. The 2018 winners were recently announced.

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Collaborative approaches to problem solving are becoming more common. Technology and a new approach to management are making it easier to work together to meet challenges.

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Now in its 36th year, Training magazine's Training Industry Report is recognized as the training industry’s most trusted source of data on budgets, staffing, and programs. Total 2017 U.S. training expenditures rose significantly, increasing 32.5 percent to $90.6 billion, according to this year's report.


Average trainer salaries increased more than 5 percent in 2016-2017 to $83,745, according to Training’s annual Salary Survey.

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When new hires choose your company as “the one,” it’s a big deal for them and you. And it’s personal. There’s nothing they want more than to belong — to fit in, understand their role, learn the ropes, and add value to the organization right away.

Because it’s personal, one-size onboarding isn’t going to work. Organizations should look at the new hire onboarding process as a complete experience. In fact, onboarding should begin from the moment the candidate says, “Yes.” That means personalizing the offer letter and pre-boarding experience and creating more than a task checklist about workspaces, computers, and paperwork. Strategic onboarding rapidly engages enthusiastic new hires into the life of the organization and keeps them continuously engaged with every career move or transition.

Why is it so important to get onboarding right?

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9 Ways to Maximize Motivation for Workplace Training

If you can design your training to make your learners feel like they belong to something, that they and their circumstances are similar to others, and that they matter, you will enhance the learning experience for them.

Get Modern or Get Going: Why L&D Is at a Crossroads

L&D team members need to work together to figure out what their value contribution is to drive change and enable growth within the organization, while becoming a trusted advisor to the CEO and elevating the L&D function.

January 2018’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 January’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

What Your Office Chairs Say About Your Company

The fact that office chair design seems to be going in a more homey direction suggests that companies realize the workday is built more around collaboration today than time sitting upright (and solo) at a desk.

A Guide to Millennial Learning

A joint study from Allego and the Sales Management Association (SMA) comparing the learning preferences of 260 sales reps and managers revealed that Millennials would like to spend 12 percent less time on in-classroom training.

Keeping the “Amusement” in Amusement Park

Global amusement park company Six Flags worked with BridgeWorks to groom its employees to join forces with the next generation, Generation Edge (Gen Z), and to connect with the multigenerational workplace already in place.

The More the Merrier?

How many raters should you include in talent management calibration sessions?

New Leadership Skills for the New Year

When you nurture budding leaders at your company, what qualities and skills do you hope they will acquire or make stronger? What has changed in the last decade?

4 Learning Strategies to Embrace in 2018 and Beyond

Digital transformation is not simply moving from printed materials and classrooms to electronically delivered content. It is more predominantly about being able to use technology to enhance, facilitate, measure, and analyze learning in ways never before possible.

The Waves of Change Are Here: Are You Ready?

Digitization, demographic shifts, and globalization will continue to intensify as the world gets smaller and faster. So how do you make sense out of this vast tsunami of change? You need to transform yourself and your workplace through six factors.

Developing the Whole Person

As more and more Millennials join organizations and even more move into leadership positions, we need to take a hard look at how prepared we are to provide for their needs—from new hire training to job-specific training and career development.


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Training Top 125

2017 Training Top 125 winners demonstrated a strong focus on effective training and employee development tied to corporate strategic goals and business impact.

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