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Why Investing In Training Is Critical For Your Business

Why Investing in Training Is Critical For Your Business

Although critical to their success, many businesses overlook training their employees. Training is often seen as an unnecessary expense that doesn't contribute to the bottom line. However, an effective employee training program will determine whether or not a business succeeds or fails. Companies like McDonalds built their entire business around a systematized training process, and have gone on to conquer the world. Their competitors, who did not embrace training, have never been able to catch up. Get help with your online course development >> A&W vs McDonalds: Why Did One Company Come to Dominate the Global Market? Founded in 1919,…

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9 Tips On How to Improve Your Workplace Safety Culture

Workplace safety is something all employers take seriously. According to Worksafe BC, there were at least 2.6 million days lost from work because of workplace injuries in British Columbia in 2016. About 150,000 workers in British Columbia reported getting injured on the job in 2016—a 2.8 percent increase from claims reported in 2015. Still, things are getting better. According to WorkSafeBC data, the rate of workplace deaths due to injury has decreased 67 per cent in the past two decades. That’s down to 0.34 deaths per 10,000 person-years of work in 2014 from 1.02 in 1990. This reduction is based…

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The Compliance Training Gorilla!

The Compliance Training Gorilla!

No matter what industry you’re in, there seems to be a growing requirement for compliancy training. New regulations from Government agencies, trade associations, and even vendors is making this type of training a requirement for practically everybody. Whether it’s training on hazardous materials, maintaining a respectful workplace or how to spot and avoid money laundering, we will all have to take a required course at some point in our lives. A recent survey from Brandon Hall found that nearly two thirds of the companies polled said over 75% of their employees are impacted by compliance training requirements. That’s a pretty…

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The Truth About Free Software

There Must be a Catch: The Truth About Free Software

It’s not about the money.  Certainly one objective of a free tool is to make it available to everyone and eliminate price obstacles. But the main reason is that a free tool allows more people to spend time on the instructional design without being held back by restrictive licensing issues. Why? Several reasons. First there is the reality that a licensed authoring tool associated with a cost will usually be limited to a few desktops. Typically a specific group of people who will use it a lot. That makes sense. But the problem that goes along with that, is that now…

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Applications For Virtual Reality

Rules of engagement Part 2: Applications for Virtual Reality

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Oh the exciting new world of Virtual Reality (VR). In my last post we looked at the possibility of using this new technology to make learning more effective. With several new VR products currently on the market, we are able to get a sense of how the hardware and software work together to create unique learning environments that keep learners engaged. Could this be the next “big thing” in the eLearning industry? Let’s take a closer look. Is it just a…

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