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Training Bootcamp: Training Needs Assessment

All workplace problems have root causes. When will training be the solution? Sherry Coker, OTC Center for Workforce Development business development director, provides you the framework of a training needs assessment, which will uncover the root causes of a workplace problem and help you determine if training is the solution. A download is available at workforce.otc.edu/bootcamp with a complete outline for an effective training needs assessment. This is sponsored content. Duration: 2:29

“My whole life goal is to change the world, one connection at a time,” says Keisha Mabry. Mabry, who is an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur, says she had a “quarter-life crisis” and …

“First and foremost if you have any kind of idea that you want to bring forward, it has to be data driven,” says Kelly Lee, Business Program Manager on the Infrastructure Team at Facebook. Lee …

Are you avoiding difficult conversations with coworkers? Marlene Chism, author, consultant and expert on stopping workplace drama, says there are many reasons we try to evade these interactions. …

How do you cope when project deadlines are looming? “I think one of the most important things we can all do is take a breath,” says Vanessa Brandt, Vice President/Managing Director - Account …

“One of the biggest traps is we simply forget to eat,” says Pamela Hernandez, certified personal trainer, health coach, and owner of Thrive Personal Fitness. This leads to eating fast food or …

“The biggest mistakes I’ve made, fortunately, have been ones we identified very quickly,” says Tom Muetzel, with Finnegan’s Wake. Muetzel says you have to be aware of yearly changes that can …

“We’re doing really complicated math, forecasting way in the spring, what we’re gonna need in inventory by what date,” says Shawn Askinosie, the Founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate. The …

 “Marketing for a company can be very interesting, in the sense that it’s hard to stand out in the crowd from everyone else,” says Alisa Lawler, Vice President of Marketing and Business …

Do you feel overwhelmed? Is it a skill issue, a mindset issue or both? Marlene Chism, author, consultant and expert on stopping workplace drama, has some tips to help you deal with these situations. …

Do your company meetings require a referee? Charity McGill, CEO and Co-founder of Deep Water Software, says they had to find a way to streamline their meetings. “It works out really well as a team …

How has your marketing strategy changed since you started your business? Nancy Bogart, CEO and founder of Jordan Essentials, says their strategies have changed tremendously, but their message is the …

“Research shows that active, constructive responding is the only way that we can respond to good news that will help the news sharer, the news receiver and their bonding,” says MJ Shaar, a …

Not all labels are created equal. Natalie Menzies-Spradlin with Ample Industries gives you four things to think about to make sure your labels are durable, cost effective and meet your product …

Have you followed up on all your potential sales? Scott Hutson, Senior Commercial Account Executive with Mediacom, says you should keep track of all opportunities. When you have downtime, revisit …

“We build video technology that helps people to express their gratitude and appreciation for the people they care about,” says Andrew Horn, Founder and CEO of tribute.co. They showed their client …

“Black Friday, for us, is gasoline on the fire,” says Nancy Bogart, CEO and Founder of Jordan Essentials. “You have to have a strategy ahead of time.” They plan their marketing strategies …

“You’ll know that you’re a trusted adviser when your clients come to you before they make a business decision,” says Tom Jensen, with Connell Insurance, one of Springfield Business …

“Always ask the right questions to uncover the need,” says Melissa Sorah, who works in sales at Youngblood Nissan. “Nine times out of ten people don’t like anyone in sales because the top …

Anderson Engineering became fully employee owned in 2000. “I’ve seen the change in our employees,” says Neil Brady, President and CEO of Anderson Engineering. “Before, our employees were …

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