Tips for Using Office 365 Training Videos to Your Best Advantage

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  January 20, 2017  /  Employee Training, Office 365, Team Leaders   —   No Comments ↓

As your organization transitions to Office 365, you’re probably on the lookout for training solutions to help familiarize employees with the new platform – and keep costs low.

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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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Advanced Microsoft Excel Training That Fits Your Busy Schedule

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  January 4, 2017  /  Excel, Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft estimates that 5 - 10% of users are using more complex features of Excel to create business insights. Some experts have shown that these “super users” are earning more than their colleagues.

So if you like problem solving, data analysis, and the idea of boosting your earning power, maybe it's time to become an Excel power user.

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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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Top 8 Training Resources for Small Businesses

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  December 13, 2016  /  Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

You don’t have to feel limited by a modest training budget. Many managers face a similar scenario when searching for effective employee education and development tools.

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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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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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Simple Excel Formulas That Everyone Should Learn

Posted by David Thibault  /  October 11, 2016  /  Excel, Employee Training   —   1 Comments ↓

Maybe your company is like ours, and you use Excel to help keep track of many things. Pretty much every department and every employee has to use Excel at least a little bit.

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Increase Office Productivity Through Targeted Training

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  September 29, 2016  /  Employee Training, Productivity   —   No Comments ↓

There are many ways to gain productivity in the workplace. For the self-motivated, simple tricks like streamlining your space, prioritizing and delegating seem to work nicely.

But what happens when the whole team needs a boost in office productivity? A key takeaway in this recent article in Govloop.com states that teams can be more productive than individuals, so that gives us a nice starting point.

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7 Reasons Why Everybody Loves a Good Webinar [Sample Included]

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  September 19, 2016  /  Webinars, Employee Training, KLS   —   No Comments ↓

Webinars are short, focused training seminars that take place over the web. Depending on the subject matter, we find that webinars are often preferred by many end users over traditional classes.

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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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Help! We Need Office 365 End User Training

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 9, 2016  /  Employee Training, Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

Maybe you recently rolled out Office 365. Or maybe you rolled it out a little while ago. Either way, if you feel like your team is not really using it to its full potential, then you are not alone.

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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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