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The shift to learner-centered training

Learners

Recent times have seen a radical shift of power from educational institutions to the learner due to emergent developments in free online learning, which provide the learner with a greater autonomy and a wide range of choice. But only learners who are able to assume a full and empowered learning stance will bring sustainable results and a positive ROI of L&D activity.

Agility – the superpower of the modern employee
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Agility – the superpower of the modern employee

Learners

Organizations need their employees to be agile and strive to provide the appropriate tools and training programs for this to happen. Here are the three basic skills necessary to develop agility: listening, being empathetic and navigating uncertainty. Every employee has to train for that absolutely necessary superpower: agility.

mental models for learning
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3 Mental models for learning L&D professionals should know about

Learners

Simply sending an email to everyone asking them to be creative or gathering a bunch of employees in a room with the same request might lead to some ideas but it takes a lot more to come up with new and refreshing concepts. This is where the theory of mental models comes in – it postulates that acquiring a new way of regarding how everything works will lead to a fresh perspective on reality and to surprising solutions to improve it.

Generation Z in the workplace
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Generation Z in the workplace

Learners

Just as Millennials’ ways have become more or less the norm in most corporations a newer generation is making its way in and shows great promise of bringing about an even bigger revolution. They are the Generation Z. It’s clear that this younger generation will have a huge impact once they enter the workforce. Hiring them, on boarding and training them will pose unprecedented challenges for HR and L&D departments. But they are the future, after all.

career planning
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3 Basic tips for strategic career planning

Learners

The motto ‘you can be all that you want to be’ holds more truth than ever. So why is planning one’s career development path still such a challenge? Well, too much information can be just as daunting as no information at all. People still get stuck in jobs they dislike or are obviously not suited for them. In order to not fall in such a rut and feel trapped there, here are some tips about how to strategically plan ahead.

modern career development
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3 Considerations of modern career development

Learners

Regardless of goals, generation or even industry, predicting even only the general direction of one’s career seems to have more to do with the work of a fortune-teller than a project manager. That is because the business world has changed so much over the years and promises to transform even more every day that it is almost impossible to make an accurate prediction of where organizations will be in a couple of years.

millennials training needs
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Top 3 ways to meet Millennials training needs

Learners

Millennials’ need for independence, flexibility and a great work/life balance means all learning programs have to allow them to move at their own pace and choose when and how they develop their skills and competencies. These programs should include both formal and informal learning, allow for mentorship within the organization and most importantly, be mobile friendly, micro-designed and gamified.

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

Learners

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.

learning and sleep
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Learning and sleep or why you should let your employees nap

Learners

Learning is universal and though businesses can’t really control how much sleep their employees get and how high the quality of that sleep is, raising awareness about the issue can’t hurt. Moreover, allowing workers to take short naps while on the job, especially after they have been involved in a learning experience, can do a lot of good. So what do you say: will you allow your learning employees to sleep on it?

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