Jennifer Patterson

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How to Incorporate Strategic Training

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  January 16, 2017  /  Employee Training, Human Resources Management   —   No Comments ↓

Typically, when you sit down to develop a training plan, you focus entirely on learner outcomes. Those goals become benchmarks for measuring the training’s success.

Strategic training widens the scope to include short and long term goals desired by the organization as well. This post will show you how to organize your own strategic training plan: one that incorporates input from all staff levels, benefits the organization as a whole, and increases your value as a strategic contributor.

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Tags: Employee Training, Human Resources Management

Is Office 365 Online Training Right for My Team?

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  December 29, 2016  /  Employee Training, Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

There comes a time when you realize that your team needs Office 365 training. But what's the right training approach for your team?

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Tags: Employee Training, Office 365

Did You Know That Excel Has a Built-In Training Log Template?

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  December 7, 2016  /  Excel, Employee Training, templates   —   No Comments ↓

A learning management system (LMS) is a luxury not every organization can afford. Yet maintaining accurate employee training logs is invaluable to your team's growth and development plans.

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Tags: Excel, Employee Training, templates

How to Adjust Your Management and Training for Introverts

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  November 7, 2016  /  Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

It’s estimated that 30-50% of working professionals are introverts. You probably have some on your team. Full disclosure: I'm an introvert, myself.

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Training as a Strategy for Improving Employee Retention?

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  October 31, 2016  /  Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

Maybe you’ve seen articles about employee retention discussing perks, employee recognition, wellness programs and more. Where does a good training strategy fit into the picture of overall employee retention?

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What Is Training and Development and How to Be Great at It

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  October 19, 2016  /  Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

Managers pull double duty. Not only are you responsible for your team’s output, but you lead its growth as well. Some freshly promoted managers may be unfamiliar with the fundamentals of employee training and development. After all, you probably didn’t get your degree in andragogy (more on that in a bit).

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How to Shorten the Training Process Without Limiting Impact

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  September 14, 2016  /  Training Approaches, Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

Clarity and focus. To get the most effective training in the most compact format, you might want to consider (a) getting crystal clear on your goals and desired outcomes, and (b) designing every aspect of the training process toward those ends.

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Tags: Training Approaches, Employee Training

The 7 Most Important Benefits of Blended Learning

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  September 6, 2016  /  Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

If you are interested in exploring the most effective training methods for your business needs, then this post is for you!

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7 Pro Tips to Learn Excel Online

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  August 11, 2016  /  Excel, Microsoft Office   —   No Comments ↓

When it’s time for your employees to master Excel, or even step up their game a bit, you probably already have a hunch that you can do it completely online.

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Tags: Excel, Microsoft Office

Why Choose KnowledgeWave as Your Software Training Solution?

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  July 11, 2016  /  Employee Training, KLS   —   No Comments ↓

Just like everything else, training is going online. The days of sitting in a classroom listening to an instructor for 6 hours are fading.

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Why You Need to Know the Basics of Computer Workstation Ergonomics

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  May 31, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Do you interact with people who work at computers? Are you in a position to influence them? I thought so.

So it’s not a bad idea to come up to speed on the latest thinking around workstation ergonomics.

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Tags: MSP

How Training Best Practices Lead to Organizational Success

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  May 23, 2016  /  Training Approaches   —   No Comments ↓

Maybe you are feeling like your organization’s training practices are a little old and maybe tired. Time to revisit and breathe some new life into them! Follow these training best practices to become a superstar, ensuring that your training initiatives directly contribute to your company’s strategic goals.

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Tags: Training Approaches

Do This to Be a Training and Development Rockstar

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  April 26, 2016  /  Employee Training, Training Plan   —   No Comments ↓

Just last week I had a great experience with a client. I found it inspiring, and I thought you might find it interesting, too.

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Tags: Employee Training, Training Plan

5 Human Resources Trends to Include in Your Strategic Plan

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  February 18, 2016  /  culture   —   No Comments ↓

As an HR leader, you want to be heard by the leadership at your organization and contribute to the strategic plan, right? We wanted to give you a hand by offering a glimpse into this year’s top trends.

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Tags: culture

10 of the Best Training Videos for HR Professionals

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  February 5, 2016  /  Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

If you are looking for some great training videos, I don’t recommend Googling "world's best training videos." Instead, check out our list! We love to share clips and resources that you might find useful in your work, so here goes.

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Tags: Employee Training