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Four key parts to a fantastic employee induction program

Building an employee induction program can feel like a daunting task. Where to begin? Where to end? How much training is enough during the first few days or weeks for a new employee? In this article, we breakdown employee induction programs into four components and review the most common training topics within each.

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6 tips for creating great software training

Software training is a common focus of online learning. Within an organisation, new employees often have to become familiar with many software platforms. Software training, therefore, represents a significant part of internal processes. Software training can also be used for software providers as part of onboarding, user support or service packages for that software. Providing training for the users of your software often reduces support needs and improves the initial experience for your users. In this article, let’s review six tips for creating software training to help you create training which is effective for the task at hand.

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5 reasons why organisations regret buying an LMS

Most organisations regret buying an LMS. A learning management system is a significant purchase. It typically involves months of research, months of implementation, significant fees, significant ongoing management and yet the most common outcome is that the organisation regret buying an LMS. Why is this? The main reason is that learning management systems have become a default purchase…instead of being the correct purchase.

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Why you shouldn’t use PowerPoint for training!

When PowerPoint was originally conceived, it was as a presentation tool.  It was a way to help people visualise their thoughts and, when discussed and presented, to offer the audience to two mediums of information – visual and auditory. Training is more than just the presentation of knowledge though. When a presenter and audience are using Powerpoint, only one side is actually involved and engaged – the presenter. The audience are passive participants in a presentation, often sitting with their arms crossed merely observing the work being done by the presenter. This low level of interaction falls well below the bar required for training to be successful. You shouldn’t use PowerPoint for training.

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Working with multiple subject matter experts

One way of making knowledge sharing within an organisation easier is to have multiple people share expertise on the same topic – multiple subject matter experts. Seems like a sound way to speed up the process and reduce everyone’s workload. But how do you make it work?

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Great team introductions for employee induction

A key part of employee induction is to provide new employees with a sense of ‘who is who’ within the organisation. This typically revolves around understanding the different teams in the organisation, their roles and responsibilities and how to contact them. In this article, we review several best practices to ensure your online learning provides the most efficient and effective delivery for team introductions in your employee induction programs.

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2 ways to handle subject matter expert problems

One way of making knowledge sharing within an organisation easier is to have multiple people share expertise on the same topic – multiple subject matter experts. Seems like a sound way to speed up the process and reduce everyone’s workload. But how do you make it work?

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