How to Reduce Training Cost for Your Business

keyboard with a course buttonIt’s natural to look for opportunities to save your company money — especially in tumultuous times, budget relief is always welcome. But when considering making these cuts in training, it pays to be careful. 

Simply deciding to reduce the amount of training you offer isn’t a feasible solution. The benefits you’d be losing, from improved day-to-day performance to better morale, would offset the savings. Instead, your best move is to be strategic about saving money, keeping the same number of courses, or even increasing your range of offerings, but changing the way lessons are delivered. Continue reading

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Ready for the NFPA 70E Standard 2021 Update?

woman working on electrical equipmentElectrical safety in the workplace is an essential priority for workplaces of all kinds. If your workplace involves heavy equipment, it’s especially important to combine well-maintained assets with effective and comprehensive employee training. Continue reading

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How to Determine the Most Effective Training for Business Objectives

Employee training and development can be the most impactful option available when you’re seeking to get your business on track, and to make the whole organization more effective at pursuing its goals and objectives. The people who make up your company, on all teams and at all levels, are the ones whose individual skills bring you closer to your business objectives. The key to making this connection is to pick the right training programs and align learning goals with overall goals. Continue reading

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Why is Soft Skills Training for Employees Important?

woman looking at laptop computerTraining your employees is the clearest and most direct way to impart new skills and help them master important competencies. Even with workforces more heavily remote than ever before, employee education programs are a compelling way to build your team’s abilities and keep job satisfaction and engagement high. The question then becomes which skills you should focus on.

While your first instinct may be to train your team members in the technical knowledge they need to perform their roles, there is another category of educational content to consider: courses focused on so-called soft skills, such as communication and empathy. These abilities may determine how effectively your employees handle everything from customer service to collaboration on projects, and they are worth focusing on. Continue reading

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Stress Management in Tense Times: The Importance of Ongoing Training

The need for stress management training has only increased throughout a difficult year.

woman wearing a mask at a computerAny time is a good time to check in on employees and ensure they have the training and support they need to maintain a positive state of mind and strong mental health. Of course, during extra-stressful times, such as the global COVID-19 pandemic, this effort becomes especially important. If you haven’t been keeping a close eye on your company’s workforce lately, you may not realize just how heavily stress could be weighing on employees at every level.

Dealing with the unprecedented demands placed on people’s shoulders, often including huge changes in established work patterns and routines, is one of the most powerful stressors imaginable. Investing in training sessions to help workers cope with challenges facing them is a prudent decision, and one that can positively affect the bottom line. After all, it’s unreasonable to ask anyone to give 100% commitment to day-to-day tasks when they are dealing with unaddressed tension and stress. Continue reading

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