5 Things to Consider Before Hiring New Employees

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  September 8, 2015  /  General   —   No Comments ↓

Making the decision to scale your business is a good thing, as it typically means you are experiencing some sort of sustainable growth. If you're thinking scaling and growth go hand-in-hand, Les McKeown—in a contribution to Inc.—states otherwise: "It's one thing to grow your business (and a lovely thing it is, too)—but it's another entirely to scale it. Scaling—the ability to grow rapidly and at a compound rate, compared to the arithmetical, two-plus-two-equals-four rate of growth that non-scaling businesses achieve—requires new skills from the business' owners and managers."

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Enabling Business Problem Solving from IT to the C-Suite

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  August 21, 2015  /  General, Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

In a technology-driven world, an IT professional can feel overwhelmed by troubleshooting requests. When technical issues pile up the core of the problem is often overlooked. Thus, your IT professional or department gets trapped in a never-ending cycle of even the simplest of requests, such as teaching digital immigrants how to format headers in Word.

When it comes to operational business efficiency, you need the buy-in of upper management before incremental changes can be made. Ultimately, the solution you bring to the table must be less about leading the way with the latest software, and more about delivering value from the top to the bottom of the company. According to the Harvard Business Review: "[T]he CIO and IT must be seen less as merely developing and deploying technology, and more as a source of innovation and transformation that delivers business value, leveraging technology instead of directly delivering it."

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How to Use the Typewriter Tool in eCopy PDF Pro Office 6

Posted by Chris Jarvis  /  April 9, 2015  /  General   —   No Comments ↓

One of the easiest and most useful methods of adding text to a document in eCopy PDF Pro Office 6 is the Typewriter Tool.  This is also the ideal method for entering text onto a document that originated as a scan of physical paper. eCopy would see such a PDF as an image, rather than editable text. The typewriter tool functions just like virtual typewriter. 

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The Best Formats for Your Library of Training Resources

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  March 24, 2015  /  General, Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

A library of training resources puts valuable information at your employees' fingertips. In addition to providing them with the knowledge they need to succeed in their roles, it also lets them return to the lessons if their skills need a brush up. Since they put their trust in you to provide this system, it's important you accumulate the right sources of information. We've compiled a methodology of what to consider for your library, along with some of the benefits of videos vs. slides, to make this process easier.

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Top 4 Benefits of Custom Training for Your Users

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 20, 2015  /  General, Employee Training, Software Rollout   —   No Comments ↓

There's no denying the fact that training employees on new software can take a tremendous amount of time and effort. This problem is only compounded when the software you're dealing with isn't particularly popular and there aren't that many resources out there to help you. The solution for this predicament could be to create a custom curriculum. While this sounds like it could take a lot of work, you'll reap some major benefits in the end. In this post we'll take a closer look, so you can feel empowered in putting together a custom training agenda for your employees.

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How to Manage Training and Education for a New Software Platform

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  March 18, 2015  /  General, Software Rollout   —   No Comments ↓

For those implementing new software programs at their businesses, time is always a concern—the time it will take to develop what kind of training you want to use, the time it takes to research the best methods to set this up, the time it takes for everyone to complete the training, and so on. The good news is that if you take the time to create the right process from the beginning, you can expect a lot of these actions to fall into place efficiently and within your deadline.

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The Value of Data from Employee-Training Tracking Software

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  March 12, 2015  /  General, Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

So you've chosen a new software platform to roll out at your company and identified and segmented the employees who will be using it. However, the idea of organizing your own training program for a whole group of people in various roles is understandably a bit daunting. Luckily for you, this is something that's best left in the hands of the experts anyway.

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What to Include in Your New Employee Training Plan

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  March 2, 2015  /  General, Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

You don't need us to tell you it would be great if new employees could learn your policies, procedures and software usage by osmosis. You also don't need us to tell you that this is a rather unlikely scenario. The good news is, however, that by coming up with an established plan for training your new employees, you're equipping them for success in both the onboarding process and beyond.

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How We Learn is Changing

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 25, 2013  /  General   —   No Comments ↓

How we learn today is changing. Employee training is a $156B industry with 77% of US business providing eLearning options to employees, Log on to Learn is a solution that meets the needs of many multi-generational distributed work environments. Log on to Learn knows eLearning and provides an online community for our members, specialized and customized content and live events. Member companies have a number of Log on to Learn tools and features that appeal to HR and IT, making their employees more productive while tracking their learning advancement.

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What is the Future of Software Training?

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 19, 2008  /  General   —   No Comments ↓

This is a question we concern ourselves with here at KnowledgeWave, because our business depends on the answer. Businesses and organizations of all sizes, from one-person micro-businesses to larger operations which employ hundreds or even thousands of people all need training. How should it best be chosen and delivered? As business itself changes, so does the answer to this question.

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Classroom Training vs. Online Training - Which is Better?

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  August 13, 2008  /  General   —   2 Comments ↓

Updated 7/10/2015

Question: Which is better? Answer: It depends. We can’t answer this question for you, but we can offer you some helpful information and our expert opinion. One size does not fit all; each training approach has its own strengths and weaknesses.

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