Professional Development Articles
If you have been working as a project manager and are ready to take your career to the next level, then becoming certified is definitely the way to go. Find out what the difference is between CAPM and PMP and what certification you should go for!
Even though food safety training is recommended for all professionals working in the food industry, not all workers undergo training or acknowledge the importance. Find out if food safety training is important and why!
Getting a PMP certification is expensive, time consuming and a big commitment. Is it worth it? Find out why project managers are putting so much hype around PMP and if gaining this credential really does increase your salary.
Augmented reality, also known as AR, has been growing in popularity over the years due to its presence in games such as Pokemon Go, sightseeing applications and navigation maps. Find out how AR is now being used in L&D!
Last week at ATD's yearly international conference and exposition in San Diego, California, Obama and Tacy Byham spoke out about the importance of equality in the workplace. Find out what they said and learn more about the winners of the ATD awards!
Often leadership training is aimed at and reserved for top managers and is not utilized for other employees. Although this may seem logical, leadership skills are valuable for everyone - no matter their position. Learn how leadership training is helping companies retain and attract employees!
Almost everyone likes to feel that they are in control, especially when it comes to their business. Unfortunately, there many issues that are simply beyond our reach. Learn how to prepare for disasters in 2018 with training tips based on DRI's Third Annual Predictions Report!
Talent development is a key driver in moving American organizations forward. We surveyed L&D managers and directors in some of the U.S.'s largest companies to learn how they are investing in talent, how they measure the impact of workplace learning, and what attitudes different levels in the organization hold about corporate learning.
Learning professionals know that proving the value of L&D is essential to keeping and increasing the resources at their disposal. According to our survey of L&D departments in the U.S., one of the key differentiators of top performing departments, regardless of industry or size, is their close relationship with senior executives and their commitment to measuring the ROI of corporate learning.
But how do real L&D professionals secure and grow their budgets by demonstrating business impact?
Learn practical strategies based on interviews with leaders in demonstrating the ROI of training.
Top-performing organizations are five times more likely to have learning cultures, suggesting that a culture of learning is a key component of business success. “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage,” according to Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric.
What does that look like in action? To find out, we’ve identified several L&D leaders who have worked to lead a holistic cultural shift in the communities of their organizations.
Once a curiosity occupying the edges of L&D conferences, virtual reality is stepping forward to take its place as a core training tool for departments daring enough to try it. No longer being used exclusively to train in the military, aviation, and heavy industries, VR training is being tested and deployed today by companies like Walmart, KFC, UPS, and McDonalds.
Read about how companies are using VR to train employees today!
The strongest asset that you have is your team. A strong team looks out for each other, is motivated and efficient and carries out projects with confidence and speed to meet and surpass deadlines. Read our article to learn how to identify training needs in your team, how to choose the right format and more!
Are you interested in measuring the ROI of training but curious to know how other organisations are doing it? We spoke with Jo Rapley, the People & Culture Manager of BPS World which was a finalist in the HR Excellence Awards for Best L&D Strategy in 2017, to learn how she measures and communicates the business impact of L&D.
If you're considering incorporating virtual reality into your training mix, read our interview with Helen Caughey, International Learning Consultant and Operational Meteorologist at the Met Office in the United Kingdom. She delves into why the Met Office began using virtual reality, how they're trying out the technology, and her advice for other learning professionals interested in VR.
A common objection to training employees with virtual reality is that it's difficult to learn collaboratively and build skills together as a team. That's why we were keen to speak with Peter Halliday, Head of Communications at Igloo Vision, a 360 degree immersive projection company that offers a shared VR training platform.
Are you considering using virtual reality as part of your employee training program? Unsure of why or how you could use VR to train or where to start? We spoke with Jeff Baumohl, Vice President of Product Marketing & Alliances at TalentQuest a talent management company offering VR solutions, to offer his insight and advice.
Fidelity Investments has developed a virtual reality training program to help foster empathy in their contact centers. We spoke with Adam Schouela who drove the project and leads the emerging technology group within the company’s research arm, Fidelity Labs. Learn about how Fidelity introduced VR to employee training and Schouela's advice for launching your first VR training programme.
We spoke with Steve Garguilo whose work with Johnson & Johnson exemplified the big, daring ideas that we think can inspire talent professionals to lead a transformation in their learning culture. One of Steve's most impressive projects was implementing the first-ever corporate TEDx events.
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