Virtual Training

If A Classroom Is How You Train, You’re Doing It Wrong

Changes both in teaching strategies and technologies are revitalizing a blended approach to learning. As technology improvements make our personal content more interactive and accessible, many corporate learning programs aim to use the same channels to advance their training and development programs. When done correctly, these programs are one of the highest-impact, lowest-cost…

What I’ve Learned About Effective Management Training

Success in the new world of work is less defined by checking boxes, and more defined by thinking outside of them. This shift has inevitably impacted the way we see management: In the industrial economy, management was defined quite literally — managers oversaw employees clocking in and out, completing tasks and adhering to…

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: The Next Frontier

It’s early, but virtual reality is showing some promise as a recruiting tool. Employers ranging from the British Army to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia are using it to give candidates a preview of their facilities and the experience of working there. Further along in using virtual reality are colleges engaged in recruiting athletes. Football programs…

5 Strategies for Training Remote Employees

Whether employees are located just down the hall or across the country, training is a critical part of the overall development process, not just for new hires but at every point in the career lifecycle. As more companies embrace the idea of fully remote workforces, training becomes especially important as a way to…

Don’t MOOC Your Executives

7 Guidelines For Choosing Online Learning Programs For Execs After the scurry of educational providers scrambling to be part of MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) mania, the hype has all but dissipated, primarily due to low traction rates and lackluster results. Undoubtedly MOOCs have their place for disciplined and curious individuals with an…

5 Field-Tested Methods For Managing Virtual Employees

The world of work is changing. Employee preferences for more flexibility and need for a better work-life balance have led companies to adapt by allowing their employees to work virtually or to telecommute. The evolution of technology – phone, email, instant messaging, VPN, laptop, mobile email – has also allowed companies to provide…