Author: Derek Smith

Training & Development Industry Researcher | Derek researches, discusses, and writes about the impacts of employee learning on organizations and individuals. He regularly interviews L&D and HR professionals, sharing their insight on trends and best practices that help organizations create stronger training programs, and help to grow their employees and their business.
Employee learning online while working from home
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How Continuous Learning Helps Your Organization Adapt and Thrive

When employees become stuck in their ways, organizations stagnate - here's how to avoid that by...
Training to improve sales performance
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Improving Sales Performance: A Guide to Sales Growth Through Training

Rather than searching for sales superstars, learn how to adopt a growth mindset to improve long-term...
Culture of learning among employees
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Creating a Learning Culture for a More Adaptable Organization

A culture that prizes learning adapts to changes quickly - here's how to build a strong...
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Leading a Safe and Effective Workforce Re-Entry

Is your company getting ready to go back to the workplace? Check out this article and...
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4 Skills for a Smooth Transition as Employees Re-enter the Workplace

Is your workplace preparing for re-entry after COVID-19? Focus learning resources on these four skills to...
HR showing executive statistics to get leadership buy-in
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10 Tips to Get Leadership Buy-In for Your Employee Training Program

One of the keys to a successful training program, and possibly the most important, is having...
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Today’s Best Methods for Employee Training Effectiveness and Results

By understanding learning science, employee development gets easier. Here are several highly effective training methods for...
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Helping Your Employees Through Layoff Scares

If your employees are worried about their job security during the pandemic, here are several tips...
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Training Employees Remotely: Tips for Moving Your Program Online

These tips will help you quickly and easily transition to online training if many or all...
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A Complete Guide to the Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation

By understanding the Kirkpatrick Model, you can improve the way you plan for, implement, and measure...