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Motivating Senior Employees to Help Newcomers

Posted on February 3, 2015 in Client Blog, Training Academy - 0 comments - 6

A strong inclusive culture is important for successful onboarding and integration of newcomers in any company. This is because the maintenance of cultural branding can only be scalable when new hires are introduced to the culture by senior employees who believe in and actually live by the organization’s cultural norms. As the employer, the key to motivating senior employees to do so lies in putting in place incentives and concrete rewards, e.g. making clear that their contribution will be noted in their performance reviews, providing surprise bonuses for excellent leadership abilities, etc. Read more about how to motivate your seniors in assisting new hires here.

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10 Ways Companies Drive Away Talent

Posted on January 9, 2015 in Client Blog, Training Academy - 0 comments - 6

Talent – an overused word found on all recruitment ads or company sites. Companies often talk about how much they value talent, but most employers, sad to say, do a better job of driving talented people away than reeling them in. Attracting talent is the first hurdle, but hanging on to them is a different story. Get rid of your talent-repelling practices and policies today, and bear in mind that talent is your company’s most valuable asset. Find out more about how companies drive away talent here.

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Developing Spiritual Quotient in Employees

Posted on December 5, 2014 in Client Blog, Training Academy - 0 comments - 6

In the fast-paced corporate world, stress management becomes a key performance area for managers and employees alike. Aside from technical “hard” skills and soft skills such as communications, Spiritual Quotient (SQ) is a measure that is often neglected but is crucial in today’s workplace – which is all about stress, peer pressure, demands, competition and insecurities. Companies who have availed corporate training by spiritual gurus claim that working relationships and efficiency have experienced a quantum leap because spiritual courses work holistically on mind, body and soul and offer life-changing inspiration. Find out more about the benefits of spiritual training here.

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Making Loyalty Programs Work

Posted on November 10, 2014 in Client Blog, Training Academy - 0 comments - 5

Loyalty programs aim to entice consumers to make repeat purchases by offering them rewards, however they are often deployed in a one-size-fits-all approach that yields less than satisfactory results. Why? Because the rewards are not compelling enough to attract customers that use competitor brands, even so, it will be more of a short term change in market share triggered by monetary promotions. To make your loyalty programs work, it is essential for brands to understand that what changes buying behavior – personalized service, individualized rewards, intrinsic pleasure from shopping, convenience, etc. Find out how to make loyalty programs work for your brand here.

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Creating a Culture of Opportunity

Posted on September 19, 2014 in Client Blog, Training Academy - 0 comments - 6

Whether you have 30 employees or 300, creating a culture of opportunity at your business will make a huge difference for your staff. You can capitalize on your employees’ desire to learn by giving them the room to stretch and run with their ideas - Once you have created this culture of opportunity, your people will see that there is scope for them to move up within the company. If a number of your employees need the same training, consider alternate methods. Rather than sending 10 people to the same program, can you negotiate to bring a trainer in-house, keeping costs down? Can you find experts willing to give talks to your team? Can you reach out to your mentors, perhaps from contrasting backgrounds, to discuss the issues with your team? This could be more interesting — and more engaging — than traditional training. Read more about how to pull ahead of your competitors with training here.

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Do Training the Right Way

Posted on August 11, 2014 in Client Blog, Training Academy - 0 comments - 6

In yesterday’s article, we talked about the importance of setting the right learning climate at the workplace for employees to practise what they’ve learned. But the truth is, companies who consider training as a waste of money can gain much more value from it if they had avoided some common mistakes in drafting training and development plans for their firm:

  1. Some organizations do not take the time to analyze their training needs – figuring out who needs training and what kind.
  2. Many organizations do not evaluate the effectiveness of their training programs. Or if they do, they usually stop at the first level of evaluation—the reaction data.
  3. Companies believed that technology can solve all training problems without a clear idea of their learning objectives.
  4. Learning effectiveness can not reach its full potential without  the right supervisory support, the opportunity to practice and the conditions that allow employees to apply the skills they have learned.

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Retail Strategy Emerges from Meaningful Brand Culture

Posted on July 25, 2014 in Training Academy - 0 comments - 5

Milton Pedraza, CEO of The Luxury Institute, New York, believed that good retail strategy emerges from a strong, meaningful brand culture of relation building. Customers are more likely to be drawn to brands whose employees display value-based merits of its brand culture. It is therefore important for luxury brands to avoid traditional classroom training and educate its employees in a gradual, interactive and personal manner to reinforce brand recognition. Find out more on how to build a meaningful brand culture here.

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