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Is Anyone Paying Attention in Your Training?

Posted on Wed, January 27,2016 @ 10:28 AM

You may have heard the news: We humans now have a shorter attention span than goldfish. It was all over the media awhile back. Or perhaps something else caught your attention before you got to the meat of the story?

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Trends in Training

Posted on Thu, January 1,2015 @ 16:15 PM

The confluence of a weak economy, “app for that” technological innovation and a multi-generational workforce has produced some noticeable trends in continuing education, training and professional development.

For starters, the current economic weakness siphoned away money budgeted for training-related travel as well as training staff. According to the American Society of Training and Development’s (ASTD) 2009 State of the Industry report, training expenditures per employee fell 4% from 2007 to 2008. A Bersin & Associates survey showed corporate learning and development budgets were cut by 11% in 2009 and by a total of 22% since 2008.

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Do These Trends Apply to Your Training Programs?

Posted on Thu, January 1,2015 @ 11:08 AM annually publishes its assessment of trends likely to impact the training industry. In the 2014 outlook posted in
Training Industry Magazine (pages 24-28), central to their trends is what they perceive as a major shift from a “learner-centric” model of training to a “business-centric” model. In short, the author sees training today becoming more aligned with the needs of the business as opposed to training geared more toward what the learner wants/needs.

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