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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—and the Top 125 has been the premier learning industry awards program for 16 years. The 2017 winners will be announced in November 2016.
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Formal training and assessments are a good first level of training, but what about learning needs that are ongoing, and more subtle? For decades, companies have looked to mentoring programs to provide a second level of training.

Mentoring—a seasoned expert guiding a newbie—is the oldest form of training. But some companies are finding ways to take mentoring to the next level with digital and online technology.

Today, consumers can provide brands with instant feedback before, during, and after nearly every interaction—and when they do, they expect a speedy response and an effective resolution. As a result, this “consumer first” mentality is starting to spill over into the employee/employer relationship.

Tapping into your employees’ collective voice can directly affect your bottom line, improve effectiveness, and boost engagement.


In theory, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) would appear to be a training slam dunk, allowing thousands of participants to learn and collaborate anywhere, any time at a reduced cost. But countless organizations have missed the mark with MOOCs in the last few years, never fully realizing the potential of this technology.

Best practices for developing Massive Open Online Courses and Small Private Online Courses.

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CHROs and Predicting Future Skill Needs

The number of Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) using predictive analytics to manage workforce issues has begun to rise, according to an IBM Institute for Business Value study, Redefining Talent: Insights from the Global C-Suite Study—The CHRO Perspective.

Making Your MOOC

My hat is off to those who develop and deliver Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to participants scattered around the globe—and the IT professionals who provide technical support.

Top 10 Hall of Fame Outstanding Training Initiatives (Sept/Oct 2016)

Each year Training magazine requires all Training Top 10 Hall of Famers to submit an Outstanding Training Initiative that is shared with our readers in a print issue. Here are the details of Booz Allen Hamilton's "Tech Tank" and Farmers Insurance's "Bring the U to You."

L&D Best Practices: Strategies for Success (Sept/Oct 2016)

Training magazine taps 2016 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 Mariner Finance’s Manager Development Program for high-potential employees.

Put Your Gameface On!

From business simulations to charades, soccer/tennis, and the opportunity to whack the federal deficit, the games have begun at Henry Schein Dental Business Institute, Major League Soccer, and Brookings Institution. And they’re scoring big with both learners and leadership.

Are You Game For Learning?

Games and simulations give learners a fun, immersive way to learn the same lessons companies used to teach them in a traditional class.

The Roi Of Virtual Training

Virtual training offers organizations the opportunity to save on travel and facilitation costs while enabling employees to learn when and where they want. The question is how to quantify the intangibles to calculate an accurate return on investment.

Training Wellness

What does your company teach executives and managers about facilitating employee wellness? What aspects of your corporate culture make wellness more, rather than less, likely?

Embrace New Leadership Programs to Survive in Disruptive Markets

In the old world, good planning and analysis and conservative decision-making yielded good results. In the new world, there is limited information, little time to analyze, and conservative decision-making means you will be out of business seemingly in an instant.

The Absurdity and Truth of “The Office”

An episode of TV show “The Office” illuminates the importance of apps or portals in the workforce that allow for the right amount of personalization each employee requires in order to do his or her job to the best of his or her ability.

How Entrepreneurially Ready Are You?

The Small Business Administration (SBA) defines “entrepreneur” as “a person who organizes and manages a business undertaking, assuming the risk for the sake of profit.” A short quiz can help you assess your entrepreneurial readiness—i.e., how well you embody these three simple qualities

Everybody Is a Leader

Not everybody can become Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, or Martin Luther King Jr., but let us learn to lead and influence others as best as we can. When all of us lead in a small way, it will make a major difference to society.


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