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Average trainer salaries jumped more than 5 percent in 2017-2018 to $88,174, according to Training’s annual Salary Survey.

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Total 2018 U.S. training expenditures—including payroll and spending on external products and services—declined 6.4 percent to $87.6 billion, according to Training magazine's 2018 Training Industry Report.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Hard Skills Are Only Half the Price of Entry

Organizations have been paying only half the price of entry when moving managers through the leadership pipeline. According to a 2016 Gallup poll, only 18% of managers demonstrate an aptitude for effectively managing others. This means a staggering number of companies are functioning far below potential.

If 82% of managers aren't effectively leading their people, consider how many companies aren't effectively operating their businesses. Tom Roth, President and Chief Operating Officer of Wilson Learning Worldwide, writes: "When history points to great failures and great successes of companies, it often points to the character of the leader."

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This Industry Insight article is provided by Wilson Learning. To download the e-book, "Mastering the Role of Leader: A Definitive Guide for Developing Leaders at AII Levels of Your Organization," visit https://www.wilsonlearning.com/wlw/go/leader or call 800.328.7937.

Training Can Be Inspiring and Fun

By Kari Gladstone, Training Account Manager, Signature Worldwide It is common knowledge that immediately following training, staff members are more motivated, they demonstrate higher levels of awareness, and their job performance is at an overall high. However, what can you do to maintain inspiration after the training ends?

Thinking Outside the Pizza Box

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Is ROE Just Repackaged Common Business Sense?

By Ajay M. Pangarkar, CTDP, CPA-CMA, and Teresa Kirkwood CTDP, Founders, CentralKnowledge.com and LearningSourceonline.com So, here we go again with another problematic methodology called “return on expectations” (ROE). Just when training professionals are in damage control with the disappointment of “training ROI,” out of the woodwork comes another “quick fix” and repackaged methodology trying to demonstrate training impact on business objectives. ROE, however, is a more elusive and misleading approach compared to others that came before.

Debunking 4 Training Myths

By Brian Roberts Somewhere in between the high-fives, line dancing, and fire walking, we tend to lose sight of why we have training in the first place: to empower employees by providing them with the tools to produce long-lasting, measurable results in the workplace.

Creating Customer-Focused Teams

By Bruce Hodes, Founder, CMI What is a Customer-Focused Team? The word “team” is overused in business; it gets applied to any group of humans in a work setting. However, when you define a team as everything, you end up with nothing.

EMD Serono Reinforces Leadership Impact

By Margery Weinstein A 2009 employee engagement survey at EMD Serono, Inc., highlighted for the company’s Research & Development (R&D) organization the need to focus on four areas, which if taken together, would help “create an environment in which our people can realize their potential.” The four areas included:

Want to Unleash Peak Performance? Water The Bamboo

By Greg Bell, Founder, Water The Bamboo Center For Leadership
Have you watered your bamboo today?
When I ask that question, I often get some rather puzzled looks. What does cultivating a crop of giant timber bamboo have to do with training, human resources, or even leadership for that matter?

Salary Survey 2012: More For Less

The wild ride continues: After rising slightly in 2010-2011, average training salaries nose-dived nearly $8,000 to an average of $75,657 in 2011-2012, according to Training magazine’s Annual Salary Survey of 1,281 readers. The average increase in salary in the last 12 months (not including a promotion or change of employer) rose slightly to 2.81 percent in 2011-2012, up from 2.57 percent in 2010-2011. Some 43 percent of respondents said their salary was low relative to their responsibilities, while another 49 percent said it was equitable.

L&D Best Practices: Nov./Dec. 2012

Training magazine taps 2012 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 strategies for communication/customer service, employee retention, and sales training.
COMMUNICATION/CUSTOMER SERVICE
By Jon Kaplan, Director, Training Center of Excellence, Discover Financial Services

Learning To Be LEAN

By Gail Dutton
“If it’s not adding value, eliminate it,” says Juan Amador, director of LEAN Six Sigma at Underwriters Laboratories (UL). That’s the idea behind LEAN Six Sigma, but although leadership often “gets it,” selling the idea to employees can be challenging.

Training Without Borders

By Margery Weinstein
Like many companies, your organization likely is expanding to international markets with overseas employees or affiliated workers who need training. Before you worry about developing learning plans and content for each market from scratch, consider what three 2012 Training Top 125 winners do to make their training materials ready for overseas learners. With the right plan and enough flexibility and cultural understanding, your core training messages can cross oceans and continents.
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