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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. Download the 2019 application today!

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Leader and Social Media

Most of your employees are familiar with at least one social media site, whether that’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, or another. Understanding how to use these platforms to build relationships with new and prospective customers—and even colleagues—is essential these days.

Social media is more than a collaboration and marketing tool; it also can be a tool to develop leaders.


This year, the youngest of the Baby Boomer leaders will turn 61, and simple demographics assures that the need to replace the exodus of these aging leaders will accelerate rapidly over the next four to six years.

And is your organization doing enough to develop them?

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Leader and Social Media



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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6 Ideas to Minimize Employee Turnover

Transparency is key if you want your employees on board with you to accomplish your business goals. The more transparent you are in explaining the inner workings of your company, the more employees feel like they are a part of the business.

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

Taking Charge of Self-Development and Growth

College instructors, counselors, coaches, and leadership developers all employ questions, conversational strategies, and developmental tools that help people look deeply inside themselves, with the aim of encouraging others to explore options for gaining greater satisfaction and fulfillment, in both their work and personal lives.

How I Crossed the Line

Recognize the need to leverage the skills of employees outside of your scope to reach a common goal, to learn outside of the classroom. Break down those silos and learn from one another!

Training Top 125 Best Practice: Sales Training at ESL Federal Credit Union

ESL’s Discovering and Satisfying Member Needs (DSMN) workshop has proven particularly valuable to the organization in developing effective sales skills in new tellers and tele-bankers, preparing them for advancement opportunities and achieving sales production goals.

Reject the Limitation

A true leader is one who is committed to leading with his or her heart and appealing to the human spirit.

Personality Type Offers Clues for Adapting Training to a Virtual Environment

Only 5.6 percent of respondents preferring Extraversion and 11.4 percent of those preferring Introversion chose virtual training over other options in a study of 1,632 training participants who completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment as part of their program.

The Dark Side of “Collaboration”

Collaboration can be a great thing, like a jazz band that makes music together that’s greater than what each could make on their own, but it also can hinder, creating a dependent, fearful mentality that’s afraid to follow personal inspiration, jump in, and get it done.

4 Reasons Your LMS Can Fail and How to Avoid Them

Make sure you build a learning infrastructure that is flexible enough to bend to your changing business needs. Keep your total cost of ownership low and budgets focused on where you can have the most positive impact.

Why Your LMS Should Support Integration

A learning management system that supports integration with other systems can improve the user experience, reduce admin and user frustration, and increase the variety and depth of deliverable reports.

Finding the Right Talent and Training Them Are the Same Subject

When a company has a common performance language, the processes of recruiting, training, developing, and evaluating high-quality people are all based on performance objectives, objective processes, and objective language. These processes are all consistent with the principles and language that govern human performance.


Top 125 Countdown


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.

From the Editor

While editing one of the articles, “Lessons for New L&D Leaders,” for this issue, I read something that struck a chord: “When meeting with peers and up-line colleagues, ask: ‘How can I help you

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Emerging Training Leaders


Spectacular. Impressive. Dazzling.

Spring is—finally—in the air.

By Lorri Freifeld

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