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Is face to face training finished?

As the Covid-19 Pandemic pulls and stretches the seams of the social fabric that binds us together as a society, as a nationality and as one humanity, H.G. Wells famous quote “Adapt or Perish” has never been as relevant. And, like all industries, the training industry has made adaptations to try and stay alive. Unless

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Five Common Induction Training Mistakes

Induction training is the new employee’s first impression of an organisation and sets the tone for their future working experience. Great inductions inform and engage employees so they are work ready and excited about working for the company from the first day. Bad inductions can leave new employees confused and disappointed and in some cases,

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Is An Expat Assignment For You?

Does the idea of an expat assignment conjure up images of sipping gin and tonic in tropical surrounds with a slight breeze blowing and Michael Buble playing softly in the background while waiters and other house staff cater to your every need? Or are you more inclined to have visions of fighting your way through

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The Dingo’s Got My iPad

One of the main concerns of our clients with using iPads or tablets in the field is the risk of damage to the devices. While there is not much that will save an iPad (or anything else) if it is run over by a haul truck or loader, a good cover and taking reasonable care

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Training – Simple Made Complicated

Have you ever suffered, I mean sat, through a 5-day induction of powerpoint and the occasional video. If you were lucky, the instructor was a smoker so there a lot of breaks. I have sat through a couple of them and I cannot recall one important piece of information, because there was too much information.

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Training In A Boom Bust Industry

Every industry goes through ups and downs but some are more volatile and subject to external forces than others. And when the good times end, you can be sure that the Training Department will shrink more quickly than the awesome $100 shirt that you bought and accidentally put on a high heat cycle in the

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You Can’t Train Stupid

I can’t drive a truck. Well, that’s not exactly right. It’s probably more accurate to say that I can drive a truck into positions that are not supposed to be possible. I have managed to reverse a truck so that the back wheels go so far up a wall that the tray tips over. Or

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Technology In Training – The Good, The Bad And The Utterly Pointless

Augmented reality, virtual reality, apps, simulators, online learning, mobile learning, animations. The list goes on. And on and on if you look hard enough. But do these new fangled processes really add value to training? Remember when powerpoint first appeared. As soon as we discovered animations, those presentations were filled with so many shiny new

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Looking For An Elearning Developer? Things To Know.

So you have decided that you want to get some elearning developed. You look online and find 3 elearning developers and send out for 3 quotes. And then you get 3 wildly different prices back or a heap of questions that you don’t understand. What’s going on? COST DIFFERENCES The cost of elearning development varies

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The Cost Of Training Shortcuts

Tonight there are 346 families whose son or daughter or brother or sister or mother or father will not be coming home.  They will never be coming home.  They are all casualties of the Boeing Lion Air or Ethiopia Air 737 Max 8 disasters and they should still be with us. So what went wrong? 

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Supervising A Younger Generation

THESE KIDS HAVE NO RESPECT!!!! Are you supervising a younger Generation? Breath in, breath out, repeat…. and read on. Millennials were born between 1980 and 2000 so chances are that a good percentage of your workforce is made up of them. Chances are also, if you are reading this, you don’t completely understand how to

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If You Wouldn’t Say It, Don’t Send It.

I saw one of THOSE emails recently. It was obviously written out of frustration. But it came across as rude and nasty and threatened several actions that would largely have been pointless. So I wondered, if the person who sent the email was asked to say the written words out loud to the faces of

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Are They Toxic, Or Just Different?

I have worked in many different workplaces, in different roles and different countries. And one thing always remains the same. Trying to figure out why people behave the way they do is always a challenge. I have also worked in a couple of workplaces where I consider one or two of my work colleagues to

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Fighting To Stay Awake – A History Of Bad Training

I started in the training field when everything we used was paper-based. I have no idea how many forests we destroyed so that learners could sit in a room by themselves and fight to stay awake while reading through mountains of manuals and procedures. Then came the powerpoint revolution and the discovery of the animations

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Training Vs Toxic. Why Training Wins.

A 2016 study by HBS featured in Forbes Magazine found that a company stands to lose $12,489 (USD) to replace a toxic worker while employing a superstar (someone in the top 1% of performers) will add an extra $5,303 (USD) of performance. So even if you employ a fantastic performer who is toxic, you still

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