Training & Development Articles

Economy’s Ripple Effect on Your Employees

- Is the economy finally back on track? - Are we headed for a double-dip recession? - Will hiring pick up again anytime soon? These are important questions that will impact the future of your organization—however, the more immediate question is: How are the...

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Natural Market’s ‘Organic’ Training Approach

Whenever I’m in Portland, Oregon, my favorite place to shop is a natural foods chain called New Seasons Market. The produce is fresh. The selection is great. But what really sets them apart from every other grocery store is their top-notch customer service. At New...

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Increase Attendance At Your Next Meeting

Whether you’re planning a monthly meeting, a public seminar, or an international convention, you want to have as many attendees as possible. The more people you have at your meeting, the more exposure your sponsors receive, the more value your attendees derive from...

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Justifying Training in These Troubled Times

Even when times are good and budgets are flush, it can be easy for managers to view training and development as a cost rather than an investment towards bottom-line returns. When the economy is tight, and your boss has ordered you to cut your 2009 budget by 15...

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