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    5 Things the economy has taught us about training our employees.

    March 18, 2010 Posted by : Tim Hagen

    What has the down economy taught us about training our employees? Quite frankly, A LOT!  It’s more important than ever to have effective training with a positive ROI. training reinforcement, tailored sales training, learning styles

    Below are the top 5 things the down economy has taught us about training our employees.

    1. We have less time to attend traditional training events, so we must look outside  the box to find effective solutions.
    2. We need better performance right away, there is no time for ineffective processes, course, or programs.  We need to take another look at the types of training provided and align them with adult learning styles.  Once we get better performance, training reinforcement programs must be put in place to keep the skills sustained.
    3. We have less people who need to do more, skills like time management are more important than ever.
    4. We need to validate with metrics, we can no longer train our employees and hope they learned something we must have a way to measure success.
    5. We need to re-assess and re-evaluate our current team.  With less people to do more work, we have to make sure the people on our team are as capable and motivated as possible.

    For a look at how Sales Progress solves these issues, check out this free presentation.


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    About Author

    Tim Hagen
    Tim Hagen

    Tim Hagen founded Progress Coaching, a Training Reinforcement Partner Company, in 1997. His entrepreneurial career began in college leading to positions in sales, sales management, and sales training for small and large corporations, and eventually ownership of several training companies. Tim is often a keynote speaker at companies teaching the value of coaching and conversations in the workplace. He possesses a unique combination of hands-on experience, academics, and innovative insight to solve the industry’s most common challenges specific to workplace performance. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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