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Training Tactics to Adopt for the Millennial Workforce

By Carrie McFarland in Employee Training on November 28, 2016

In today’s business environment, millennial workers sometimes get a bad rap. They may be perceived as lazy, uninspired, unambitious, entitled, or always on their smartphones. These are often misconceptions—there is no evidence millennials are less hard-working and productive than their boomer and Generation X counterparts. However, these younger employees bring different priorities to the their careers and the workplace. Work/life balance is important, as is collaboration, communication, and social responsibility.

4 Key Tactics the Pros Use for Employee Training Programs

By Carrie McFarland in Employee Training Programs on November 16, 2016

Enterprises are increasingly taking the important task of training their employees seriously. Recent research discovered that companies are spending an average of $1,004 per employee on learning and development. This represents a 10 percent increase over the previous year. Moreover, the better established a training program is, the more companies will spend per employee—$1,317 on average.

4 Common Misconceptions about Employee Training

By Carrie McFarland in Employee Training on November 14, 2016

Undoubtedly, many companies take employee training seriously. They realize the importance of workers who pick up skills quickly and correctly, which ultimately leads to more productivity and a healthier bottom line. However, some businesses that value employee training still cling to inefficient methods and 20th-century strategies that hamper worker development in 2015. As a result, easy processes aren’t learned, managers are pulled away from other duties to provide extra training, and productivity suffers.

4 Tips to Enhance New Employee Training Retention

By Carrie McFarland in Employee Training, Employee Retention on November 9, 2016

Research by Equifax revealed that more than 48 million American employees left their jobs in 2013. Almost 40 percent of those workers left within six months of their hiring date, and a majority left voluntarily.

How to Evolve Retail Communications to Serve Millennials

By Carrie McFarland in Retail Training on November 7, 2016

Millennials now comprise the largest demographic of the American workforce; by 2020, one of every two workers in the country will have been born between 1980 and 2000. Millennials also are the greatest consumers of emerging technologies. For perspective, an estimated two-thirds of Americans ages 25-29 do not have a landline in their homes, preferring to rely on wireless devices for communication.

4 Use Cases for Mobile Training in Retail

By Carrie McFarland in tablet training on November 2, 2016

Research by Genesys Global Survey discovered that 78 percent of consumers think that customer service reps are important to providing a happy customer experience. Properly trained, knowledgeable retail associates can offer a path to this positive experience, even if they don’t directly deal with customers. Productive employees create a better retail atmosphere, which in turn contributes to impressed customers, which ultimately leads to more sales and a healthier bottom line.

Little-Known Facts About Employee Training—And Why They Matter

By Bob Paulsen in Employee Training on November 1, 2016

At too many companies, some executives don’t see the value in innovating the employee training processes used to teach workers the skills they need for success. An easy-to-see ROI is often tricky to demonstrate from training initiatives, and besides, what is so difficult about training—employees learn their jobs or are sent packing, right?

Let Us Show You What Better Looks Like

By Carrie McFarland in file sharing options on October 12, 2016

Most every large corporation has a training department. Pretty much every company also has a digital document repository, and a way for employees to access that information. PlayerLync isn't here to replace any of those things - not entirely. We are here to help you do what you already do - but better.

Accelerate Into The Holidays

By Carrie McFarland in Retail Training on October 11, 2016

The holiday shopping season is the one time of year when your retail store needs to get a lot of new hires trained up and ready to work, all at once. Retail behemoth Target this year said they are boosting their staff by 70,000 seasonal employees – That's more than the entire population of Santa Fe, New Mexico! So how do you get everyone trained quickly? Glad you asked.

It's Just Not Fair – Other Mobile Content Management Solutions Don't Compare

By Carrie McFarland in mobile content management on October 5, 2016

Most content management systems do little more than just that: manage content. PlayerLync is more than just file sync, however. It's a communication and collaboration system for mobile devices with features that are unmatched across a range of industries. Comparing other training systems or content management systems to what we do just isn't fair.