How to Hand Pick the Best Subject Matter Experts for Your Training Project

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Love ’em, hate ’em, the importance of subject matter experts (SMEs) and working with them cannot be overstated. Certainly, creating project timelines is important to maximize the SME’s time, but how do you go about sourcing the right-fit SME for a learning project in the first place? Some learning teams “inherit” experts. In some cases, the same […]

The Challenge of Managing Training for the Hybrid Work Environment

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As offices re-open and companies are requiring employees to spend at least a few days per week back in their former workspaces, managing training for this hybrid work environment will be a challenge. Even with virtual or eLearning in place, the hybrid work environment presents several obstacles to training delivery: For classroom-based learning, some learners […]

Is This Truly the End of Classroom-Based Training?

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Though the sound of the drumbeat of its demise has been growing louder and louder, classroom-based training is not quite dead yet. According to Training magazine’s 2020 Training Industry Report—published in November 2020, while the pandemic was still underway—the majority (54 percent) of respondents indicated that they plan to return to some classroom training post-pandemic […]

Does Your L&D Team Need Project Management Software?

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The answer of course is Yes, but digging deeper, the question arises: what special needs do L&D teams have regarding features of project management software, that off-the-shelf solutions might lack? Of course, project management software has exploded in popularity. Crowdsourced software review site G2 counts 397 project management software solutions currently available. Indeed, simply because […]

The Great Resignation: How L&D Can Slow the Effects of the Workforce Exodus

With the Great Resignation underway, companies are scrambling to fill positions, maintain operations with their existing employees, and prepare for the potential long-term effects of the pandemic and an altered workplace. While early into the pandemic, businesses laid off millions, the opposite is happening now: millions are quitting. Employees might be hesitant to return to […]

6 Ways to Make Your Training Budget Stretch Further

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Everyone is doing more with less today—especially today’s beleaguered L&D teams. With the need for training and skill support at an all-time high, L&D teams can benefit by seeking efficiencies and discovering ways to make their training budgets stretch further. Let’s have a look at a few strategies that can help learning leaders accomplish more […]

Why L&D Has a Crucial Role to Play in Tackling the Skilled Labor Shortage

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“The Great Resignation” is well underway. While early into the pandemic, businesses laid off millions, the opposite is happening now: millions are quitting. This has been driven by several factors, including employees’ reluctance to go back to the office due to increased health risks. Others have resigned to switch careers or pursue their passions, as […]

What L&D Teams in the Insurance Industry Need to Know About Upskilling and Reskilling

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Skills are becoming redundant more quickly than ever before, but 2020 saw job requirements shift and the need to train employees on new processes and skills massively accelerated. As businesses continue to adapt, so will the demand for new skills. It’s no surprise that LinkedIn Learning’s 2020 Workplace Learning Report—published in February 2020 just before […]

Conducting an L&D Audit: Assessing and Calculating Team Capacity

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In this installment of our L&D Audit series, you’ll learn how to calculate and audit your training team’s capacity. In a recent update to an ongoing ATD study on the time it takes to create training, the researchers added some survey questions to the study. They asked respondents to name the top barriers to faster […]

5 Signs Your Training and Development Project is Succeeding

Once a project is planned and kicked off, the role of the project manager is more than simply nudging team members—digitally, of course—to complete their projects on time. The project manager must find ways to encourage and engage team members to add quality and effort that may not have been laid out in the plan. […]