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IACET would like to wish its members and industry professionals a Happy New Year! As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of The CET Connection a look at the most accessed articles from the year.
Do you make these 10 employee training mistakes?
From Jan. 29:
Most of the money and time companies spend on training is wasted, says John Tschohl, president of Service Quality Institute. That's because the majority of companies use outdated training ideas and boring training methods.
Introduction to high impact learning
Life Cycle Institute
From Feb. 26:
To invest their limited training dollars wisely, organizations need to abandon event-based thinking and adapt to performance-based thinking. High impact learning programs help organizations take that step by encouraging leadership involvement and applying retention strategies that ensure learning is not just an event but a true process that changes behavior and performance.
Stop trying to sell training to the business
From July 2:
On a Monday afternoon about a decade ago, Wendy Kirkpatrick, at the time an energetic training manager for a manufacturing company, called a sales manager. She was hoping that he would be interested in holding a soft skills training class for his team of salespeople. When he answered the phone, he seemed distracted. Wendy asked if she had interrupted anything. Here is what he said.
6 essential qualities training manager need
From April 23:
The training and development of employees is crucial to any organization's performance. For businesses, the aim is to gain a competitive advantage. For other organizations you'll want to improve how you work or obtain better outcomes. Ultimately, all organizations are looking to optimize their human resources by honing the skills of their workforce.
What color is your online adult course?
The New York Times
From March 26:
AS part of the latest wave of online learning platforms, Massive Online Open Courses have gone viral. They can be useful for certain students, although those interested in changing or enhancing their careers should consider their more intensive sister, distance learning. A Mooc is a mostly free, open course that nearly anyone can apply for and "attend" online. While there may be readings and lectures, students are generally not graded by a professor the way they would be in a traditional college course. You may often come and go as you please.
Develop me: A personalized approach to learning
From Nov. 19:
Investing in talent is essential to the development and retention of employees. A one-size-fits-all learning strategy is not a viable solution for employee growth. That's because learning is a personal experience: one that should be cultivated and nurtured by organizations.
The real revolution in online education isn't MOOCs
Harvard Business Review
From Oct. 22:
Data is confirming what we already know: recruiting is an imprecise activity, and degrees don't communicate much about a candidate's potential and fit. Employers need to know what a student knows and can do. Something is clearly wrong when only 11 percent of business leaders — compared to 96 percent of chief academic officers — believe that graduates have the requisite skills for the workforce.
Workforce of the future? Bipartisan bill would overhaul job training.
The Christian Science Monitor
From June 4:
The nation's workforce development system would receive a long-awaited overhaul under a bipartisan bill announced Wednesday by key committee leaders in both houses of Congress. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is the result of months of negotiations. It would finally reauthorize — for the next five years — a law passed in 1998 that has been getting by with year-to-year appropriations since it was originally due for reauthorization in 2003.
Mobile learning trends in developing economies
From July 16:
In 2012, the International Telecommunication Union published a report which stated that 90 percent of the world's population has access to cellular networks. Combined with over 6.5 billion mobile phone users, the ratio of phones-to-individuals is fast reaching 1:1, indicating that, despite often a lack of basic utilities like running water or access to electricity, many still have a mobile phone. In Europe and Central Asia, populations in the high income bracket see almost 1.5 mobile phones for every person; whereas, in Sub-Saharan Africa just over 50 percent of the population has a mobile phone. With such importance placed on this device, it's no wonder it is being highlighted as an excellent tool for increasing education and quality of life in developing nations.
Millennials: How are we preparing to become leaders?
From Dec. 3:
According to Wikipedia, if you were born between the 1981 and the 1996, you will be identified as a Millennial. With the exception of a few who are still in college and a small group that already got into leadership roles, most of you (or I should say us, considering that I’m myself in my late 20s) are now situated in the earlier stages of our careers. However, within 15-20 years the majority of the so called "Millennial Generation" will be in the position of leading people and organizations.
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