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  • May 17, 2017

    More Than Ping Pong: Employee Benefits That Actually Work

    By: Andrew Fayad

    It’s a startup tale as old as time: a new company gets funding. The New company overspends funding on unnecessary stuff (i.e. employee benefits that don’t work). The New company loses funding and becomes a Silicon Valley cautionary tale.

  • October 22, 2016

    3 Learning Content Must-Haves to Cultivate Soft Skills

    By: Eunjae Kim

    There’s a reason they call them “soft skills”: flexible and sometimes ambiguous, it can be hard for management to get a hard grasp on what soft skills really mean and how to make sure employees have them. For example, what does it mean to be a “good communicator” or “good at building relationships”? When the learning […]

  • October 04, 2016

    The Talent You Are Missing Might Already Be On Your Team

    By: Andrew Fayad

    It’s a jungle out there, and we don’t mean for employees. Today, it’s the employers that are at a disadvantage because organizations are fighting for the attention of a few multi-talented individuals. When someone has talent in their role, other companies will take notice, and you could find that your organization keeps losing crucial personnel […]

  • July 20, 2016

    ELM Expert Series: 3 Fundamental Pillars to Sales Training Success

    By: Jon Martin

    What’s Your Foundation? Organizations are currently spending billions of dollars a year on sales training without seeing a lasting impact to their programs. As a sales training professional, I believe we can do better. By developing programs with a solid foundation, sales training can shift from being just a required organizational function to a strategic […]

  • July 14, 2016

    Why Diversity Training Doesn’t Work And How to Fix it

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Ah, mandatory diversity training. Everyone dreads it because it comes across as one of two ways: Much too harsh and confrontational Extremely condescending

  • June 24, 2016

    Feeling Undervalued? Here’s 3 Ways to Fix Misaligned Training Initiatives

    By: Andrew Fayad

    So, your company doesn’t think a dedicated L&D department is worth the money? It’s a common problem, especially when budget cuts start slashing through what the C-suite deems unnecessary. But although execs look like the villains in this scenario, it might be those who oversee L&D who are the real offenders. Supposedly the heroes of […]

  • May 16, 2016

    5 Ways To Effectively Teach Soft Skills To Your Sales Team [Infographic]

    By: Andrew Fayad

    We all know that the best sales people have the “it” factor that no one seems to be able to describe. It’s in the way they communicate to a customer, that connects with them beyond the surface level, and spawns an immediate likeability and trust. Sales managers wish they could clone this person’s hard to train […]

  • February 01, 2016

    How to Create Training For Employees That Are Always On The Go

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Sales reps; casino workers; hospitality employees: If there’s one common thread between these professions, it’s an almost chronic lack of time. That’s because these unconventional employees are constantly in motion, whether it’s closing the deal or offering stellar customer service. Still, these movers and shakers often require training, even if they don’t have the time to […]

  • January 21, 2016

    How To Prove The Value of Your Employee Training Efforts

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Analyzing ROI for employee training programs is notoriously (and frustratingly) difficult. After all, how do you really measure the efficacy of something as abstract as learning and memory? While it may not be possible to assign an actual number or measurement to training efforts, Kirkpatrick’s model for training evaluation might be one of the best […]

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