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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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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.


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.

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State of Learning and Development 2016: Ready to Evolve

Aligning the learning strategy with the business was by far the most critical initiative cited by survey respondents in Brandon Hall Group’s 2016 Learning and Development Strategy Study. This indicates an understanding of the challenge at hand and a recognition that something needs to be done.

Transforming and Training Toward World-Class Customer Experiences

Training was a critical aspect of the Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) cultural transformation. Yet it was not “pasted on” or “dictated” to employees. Rather, it was thoughtfully developed and deployed as part of a dynamic and ongoing conversation with those who actually create the customer experience.

6 Tips for Mitigating Employee Turnover

Get to know your employees as people, foster that approach in managers, and make sure your managers know that part of their job is to support their people’s changing interests and skills. And, of course, set the example by doing this yourself for your direct reports.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: SFDC Rollout at Paycor

Training Paycor’s Sales and Client Service departments on included daylong sessions, 30 e-learning courses, videos, team meeting visits, and “tips & tricks” Webinars.

Learning How Not to Be Boring

How do you keep your work processes and products interesting and stimulating for your employees and customers?

One Day, I’m Gonna!

Have you ever said or thought: “One day, I’m gonna...” And then you think of an experience you would like to have, a place you would like to visit, etc. How long are you willing to live in that vague and nebulous world? When are you going to put a stake in the ground and declare: “I’m gonna!”

Training Top 125 Best Practice: Leadership Certification at Total Quality Logistics

In utilizing employees who have completed the Sales Leadership Program (SLP) and Leadership Development Program (LDP) certifications, freight brokerage firm Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has seen a 52 percent increase in new satellite office openings in 2015, and an estimated 2016 increase of 75 percent.

Virtual Collaboration and Peripheral Vision

We can experience ambient awareness when using social media tools such as Facebook or Twitter. Each individual update that comes our way might be relatively insignificant, but over time these fragments of information gel into meaningful patterns, i.e., they provide us with digital peripheral vision of people, actions, and events.

The Greatest Challenge Trainers and Leaders Face: Shifting Gears

As you drive, you use gears to move ahead, slowly at first, then more rapidly and easily. As you succeed, you use gears, too. Like good drivers, you must learn to recognize which gear is needed, and when and how to shift up and down.

A Double-Edged Sword

Technology has benefited business by increasing productivity. But when used inappropriately, technology also can hurt relationships and cost companies business.


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