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The posts in this category cover subjects L&D managers and other decision makers involved in business training might find useful or at least interesting.

Meeting the needs of a global workforce through relevant multilingual training courses
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Meeting the needs of a global workforce through relevant multilingual training courses

L&D leaders

A global workforce need training too, and there are a few details that can make or break a training program for multilingual employees. Besides translating courses, localizing them, adapting them to the various cultural differences, the most important aspect when determining the success of a multilingual training course is its relevance and alignment with both individual and organisational learning needs.

faces of mentoring
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Discovering 3 new faces of mentoring

L&D leaders

Corporate mentoring is meant to aid both career development and talent management as employees acquire new skills and have a clear image of where they want to get within the organization. With the emergence of a new type of employee, however, the types of mentoring need to change in order to accommodate the non-traditional young adults. Read on to find out three new faces of mentoring.

onboarding new managers
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The most important things to consider when onboarding new managers

L&D leaders

Being new at anything is both a stressful and an exciting situation. When it comes to management positions, the excitement is most often shadowed by all the challenges they pose. This is why onboarding is an essential step in ensuring a smooth and short transition for all involved. Although integration programs are in place for most new hires, companies tend to neglect implementing them for newly appointed managers.

leadership development for Millennials
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On leadership development for Millennials

L&D leaders

Although organizations are aware about the importance of growing internal talent to meet business needs, and make leadership development a priority, 36% of them say their leadership development practices are still below average or poor. Millennials are known to be overly eager to grow in their careers, yet very little effort seems to be put into their development.

science of teamwork
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The science of teamwork and true leadership

L&D leaders

Teamwork and collaboration are qualities that inevitably show up in any job description when companies publish ads for hiring new people. It’s every manager’s daily challenge to ensure the team is functioning smoothly but each chooses to go about it in different ways. In this article I will take a look at what scientists (more specifically neuroscientists) have to say about it.

Calculating the ROI of training
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Why it’s important to calculate the ROI of training in order to ensure the L&D budget

L&D leaders

It can be challenging to calculate the ROI of training but it is not impossible. Specific numbers can be obtained fairly easily, but if you are looking for numbers that are indeed impressive and will guarantee a generous learning budget, you’ll need to make sure that the goals of the training units are in line with the objectives of the company. This way, everybody is guaranteed substantial gain.

types of mentoring
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How many types of mentoring are there?

L&D leaders

A real-life modern-day mentor could do wonders for one’s professional development and as such many organizations have started to recognize this and have established programs to aid younger employees get in touch and receive guidance from more experienced peers. But how many types of mentoring are there, and how can an L&D professional decide for the best option?

Informal Learning
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The truth about informal learning: it happens all the time, anywhere

L&D leaders

When learning and development programs are set up, the attention is focused solely on formal learning. That’s probably because the informal version doesn’t sit well with schedules, set objectives and quantifications. While good old fashioned learning paths are necessary and very useful, since informal learning is almost always self-initiated, it proves to be a lot more effective and with visible effects on organizational performance.

leadership development
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Why leadership development matters

L&D leaders

With so many resources given to corporate training, one may wonder why at this time so little attention is given to leadership development. Well-tailored e-learning is an effective way to deliver management level training as it allows the autonomy managers so badly need and the flexibility of easily fitting in training sessions into busy work schedules.

immersive learning environments
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Immersive learning environments may become the norm in training

L&D leaders

Immersive learning environments mix the worlds of leisure and work or informal and formal learning and have the potential to function as a professional learning treat, making learning fun. As the available immersive technology improves, and high speed Internet is everywhere at a very small cost, immersive learning environments should begin to play more of a role as a supplement to or major component of professional learning.

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