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A trained workforce is a happy workforce – Realizing the value of professional development for your employees

A trained workforce is a happy workforce – Realizing the value of professional development for your employees Employees value professional development and education within the workplace When employees are well trained, they are more productive.  If they are more productive, then the company is able to profit from their efforts.  It’s that simple. Ok, maybe not.  But think about an employee who has to “learn on the job” versus one who is well versed in the tasks at hand?  The trained professional will spend their workday completing the necessary tasks versus the un-trained individual...

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Tracking ROI of Professional Development

Tracking ROI of Professional Development   Measuring The Value of Paid Employee Training Is your professional training working for you? What are your goals?  How do you calculate the ROI? We walk you through 4 ways to measure your ROI on professional development training: Create Goals to Measure Develop Talent Programs Determine Methods of Delivery Evaluate the Results 1) Goal Setting Job satisfaction How do you cultivate a fulfilled worker? Empower them with knowledge and allow them to grow. If your employees are satisfied, that is...

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Update Your Technical Skills With Government Funding

Update Your Technical Skills With Government Funding [Originally published in The Coloradoan on 4/20/12] No matter what side of the political spectrum you sit on, when you become unemployed in today’s economy, you may need to start leaning on the federal and state government for more help. Specifically, if your technical skills are out of date with the modern trends, you may need to look for programs that will help you get up to speed. The Workforce Investment Act, or WIA, is a federally funded plan that grants money to help those who are...

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Microsoft Excel: Using Conditional Formatting

Microsoft Excel: Using Conditional Formatting [Note: This article was originally published in The Coloradoan on 2/24/12] A client recently came in looking for help with Excel spreadsheet issues. As the director of a youth program, she was using an Excel spreadsheet to track participants’ enrollment information. She needed the name of an active participant to show in green. If the participant was transitioning out the name was to show in yellow, and if the participant had left the program, the name was highlighted in red. She had...

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