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Surveys Don’t Get Degrees

Surveys Don’t Get Degrees

The Survey Proposal A few weeks ago, I was sitting in class going over details of our upcoming exam. One of my fellow classmates asked our professor how the exam would be graded. My professor responded, “How about I just give you all a survey asking how well you think you’re performing in the class […]

The Essential Need For Feedback in Learning and Behavior Change

The Essential Need For Feedback in Learning and Behavior Change

Have you ever found yourself doing something, only to learn later that it was not beneficial (or even harmful) to you? I am sure at some point in your life you have made a remark like “why didn’t someone tell me” or “who knew”. In times like these, we become reminded of the value of […]

Connecting Learning to Metrics

Connecting Learning to Metrics

Over the past several years I have noticed an increase in references to business metrics from learning professionals. At first, it was encouraging to hear my peers using metrics to describe the outcomes from their work. It showed an understanding of training as a business function. But, on closer inspection, I had a realization. Many […]

Learning Professionals Addressing the COVID-19 Challenges

Learning Professionals Addressing the COVID-19 Challenges

Managing Business During a Pandemic Companies in the United States are still dealing with the changes that have come from the COVID-19 crisis that started in early March. They are trying to figure out how to manage business in the middle of a pandemic. The challenges have been many. Despite this, it is inspiring to […]

Top 3 Reasons Learning Measurement Programs Fail

Top 3 Reasons Learning Measurement Programs Fail

A typical story about evaluating learning starts with two things. One is the promise of improving learning outcomes. The other is clarifying the value learning departments bring to organizations. Unfortunately, measurement programs have not been living up to their promise. In fact, even after putting in place a measurement program, many find little growth in […]

The Things You Do Not Know Because You Use Surveys to Measure Training

The Things You Do Not Know Because You Use Surveys to Measure Training

Everyone talks about the importance of measuring learning effectiveness. Unfortunately, few have moved past using surveys. Even when they know that they are a poor measurement method. The good news is, there are other much better options for measuring learning. For the past 10 years, top-performing organizations have been capturing data, without the use of […]

The Emotional Connection Behind Data

The Emotional Connection Behind Data

How Data Forms An Emotion Connection For over 15 years we have been breaking new ground with employee development data. eParamus was the first to provide business data on specific skills employees have, and which ones they need. We specialize in providing learning’s impact on business results. We have logged thousands of examples of how […]

Transition Millennials from College to Corporate Mindset

Your summer hires, whether full-timers or interns, may be Millennials. Plan a training path to help them transition from the college mindset to the corporate mindset. As we’ve talked about recently, this generation hopes and wants formal training from their new jobs. These training transition plans can help you meet their expectations and help these […]

6 Ways to Attract Millennials with Your Training Programs

The new graduates are out in full force now and ready to face the real world. Get ready for them with training programs that attract and engage Millennials. Provide Formal Training Last month we talked about how new grads expect formal training at new jobs but are often disappointed. Do you have formal programs, not […]

Emotionally Engaged—Is Training the Answer?

This week, I’ve been at the ASTD 2014 International Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C. I’ll post soon about what went on there and some of the new and interesting developments in the training field. In this post, however, I’d like to discuss engagement. No, not the kind that includes diamond rings. I mean employee […]