Have you ever considered taking on an apprentice for your business? Probably not. Perhaps apprenticeship makes you think of ironmongers and cordwainers of the Middle Ages. Or you might believe that only labor unions and multi-national corporations could benefit from apprenticeships today. But if you struggle to find well-qualified employees who fit your corporate culture, celebrate National Apprenticeship Week by having another look. What can an apprenticeship do for your business? While these … [Read more...]
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A learning culture refers to a particular mindset or approach that your team takes to everyday work. They see work as learning and vice versa. They view peers as resources to learn from and share with. And they base success on observable business results. Moving your team from a traditional work mindset to a learning culture has to occur gradually. And it takes your leadership and focus, but Pract.us can be one of your most valuable tools for change. Pract.us lets you reframe everyday work … [Read more...]
Pract.us helps you speed up your training results by using work experience in the work environment as your key training tool. You get started faster. With Pract.us, you don’t have to create videos and courses. You just need to identify a behavior you want employees to learn and some resources to help them, which can include other employees. You can also start in small steps. Since you’re not creating courses or videos, you can adjust and improve your cards and skills every day based on … [Read more...]
Your employees impact customer experience in two ways - the degree to which they know their jobs and the degree to which they care about their jobs. If they don't know how to do their jobs, they’ll make mistakes, get frustrated, lose patience in front of customers and make wrong decisions, which all damage customer experience. Even if they care deeply about doing a good job, without the necessary skills, there’s only so far they can go. However, even if employees know how to do their jobs, it … [Read more...]
We learn up to 90% of what we need to know at work through informal learning, but we don’t spend a lot of training time and money focused on this informal process. Without a strong tradition of training through work experience, it’s hard for companies to know how to guide and manage informal learning. Pract.us solves this problem by giving teams a tool to build and manage informal learning tracks. It’s pretty well accepted today that companies focus most of their training efforts and dollars … [Read more...]
Pract.us provides a way to implement and manage an informal training program that taps into employees’ intrinsic motivation to learn. With our tool, you can incorporate autonomy, mastery, and purpose into everyday training activities, which encourages employees to learn more and use more of what they learn on the job – boosting team skills and performance. At Pract.us, we know that motivation is key to a good training program, so we’ve designed the tool to appeal to people’s intrinsic … [Read more...]
According to the Association for Training and Development’s 2014 Industry report, the average company spends $1208 on training for one employee in one year and an average employee spends 31.5 hours in training. However, it’s estimated that only 10-15% of what an employee learns in training gets applied in everyday work. So really, that $1208 per employee only buys 3.2 to 4.7 hours of training that will actually be used and the other 26.8 to 28.3 hours per year are essentially wasted. That’s more … [Read more...]