People Are Assets-Choose Them Wisely

A typical asset in a company, such as a freezer unit, vehicle, inventory system, or computer gets regular attention. It is purchased, set up, tested, and evaluated. It is put on a maintenance schedule and may get additional repairs, upgrades, and assessments. People...

Measuring the Effects of Soft Skills Training

Although soft-skills training courses often get a bad rap in organizations, we also know that, in many companies, it is the soft skills that can make or break a career. Soft skills cause some employees to stand out either negatively or positively. Effective...

Have you Lost Faith in Training Vendors?

Building Giants Newsletter March 14, 2017 Picture this: A vendor calls someone in Human Resources and pitches their Time Management class: “It’s the next best thing to enhance productivity, returning rave reviews, a 300% return on investment for all kinds of...

The Toughest Skills Gaps to Fix

Building Giants Newsletter February 14th, 2017 Some workers in technical jobs have minimal basic skills in math and reading. Perhaps they quit school and got a low-paying job. They may be relying on experience to eventually get them into higher paying technical...

The Change Management Side of Training

“I Don’t Want to Learn This.” Participants may not say it to your face, but you can see it in their impatient posture, the sighs, slightly rolling eyes and surreptitious looks at their not quite out of sight smart phone.   Yet you are charged with effectively teaching...