Blog - Andrew Fayad

  • August 05, 2015

    CFO vs. CEO: Why Investing in Employee Talent Management is Worth it

    By: Andrew Fayad

    A common bit of CEO humor goes something like this: A CEO tells the CFO that they need to increase employee investment. “What happens if we spend the money to train them and they leave,” the CFO cries. “What happens if we don’t train them and they stay?” says the CEO. Unfortunately, most organizations share the […]

  • June 22, 2015

    Is Your eLearning 508-Compliant?

    By: Andrew Fayad

    It’s a dilemma many instructional designers face: sacrifice interactivity or 508 compliance. It doesn’t have to be an either/or situation, even if budgets and timelines dictate rapid development. Instructional designers must find a way to substitute eyes and ears for those with vision, hearing and mobility disabilities. You can design and develop one set of […]

  • May 11, 2015

    4 Ways to Tailor Training for Creative Employees

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Ah, the creative employee: Amazing when you need fresh ideas, but frustrating when it comes to compliance. That’s because creative employees aren’t built to deal with schedules, hard numbers, and facts; all of which can sometimes overtake even well-meaning talent management systems. An employee with an eye for design might balk at the idea of […]

  • March 30, 2015

    The CIA Creates New Plan of Attack for Recruiting, Training, and eLearning

    By: Andrew Fayad

    It sounds like an initiative even Jack Bauer could be proud of: CIA Director John Brennan announced via internal memo that the Agency would overhaul its existing digital arms, including a new plan to institute more sophisticated recruiting, training, and performance management structures.

  • January 14, 2015

    Does Your Onboarding Process Leave Employees to Sink or Swim?

    By: Aaron Hill

    “Welcome aboard! Here’s your workstation. Sink or swim.” If that’s the sum of a company’s onboarding process, it could spell disaster for the employee and the company. A new employee who enters the lion’s den without proper onboarding can turn from gregarious and confident to shy and withdrawn, afraid of getting fired. The first-impression door swings […]

  • December 09, 2014

    Power to the People: Your Best Resources for Course Rating and Evaluation

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Digital surveys. Online polls. Course data and evaluation. They all utilize numbers to create the most accurate picture of course efficiency, right? But while course evaluation can be a bit of a numbers game, using only digital sources for rating might mean missing out on some of the most valuable information possible: The stuff that […]

  • November 28, 2014

    Effective Feedback: How to Gather and Deliver Feedback Through eLearning

    By: Aaron Hill

    In eLearning design, assessments flow both ways, with learners “giving as good as they get.” Instructional designers learn quickly that a format of click, click, click, followed by more mind-numbing clicks with a test at the end garners disastrous results. The results show up in learner surveys and lame test scores. We’ll look at how to […]

  • May 08, 2014

    How eLearning Benefits Newly Promoted Employees

    By: Aaron Hill

    The entrepreneurial mindset infects employees with an eye toward career advancement. These employees often target leadership positions for which they’re not qualified—yet. They don’t wait on instructions from headquarters to get up to speed on new skills. They embrace eLearning opportunities and find mentors. Rather than crumbling under the weight of accomplishing day-to-day tasks while learning skills […]

  • May 07, 2014

    Managing Millennials: How Companies Train Younger Employees

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    The days of whiteboard training and mandatory lectures are long over: The workplace is now being saturated by millennials who, quite frankly, expect more from the training experience. Companies with a younger workforce need to bring their training methods in the new millennium, too. By taking a few cues from your highly social, endlessly competitive millennial employees, […]

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