27th of May 2017
In focus
Training in Times of Crisis
Training budgets are among the first items affected by cost cutting measures (article in Spanish)

Introducción

Durante las crisis económicas los presupuestos de Formación son una de las primeras partidas del presupuesto en ser afectadas por los recortes de gastos. La falta de información precisa acerca del retorno sobre la inversión en Formación y Entrenamiento hace difícil defend

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Improving Performance
What are the elements required for individual and organizational performance improvement?

Motivation

Before learning can take place learners must be motivated. Participants in an educational program must understand why they are there and be given objectives which are clear, precise and measurable. There should be a clear alignment between these learning objectives and the nature of their daily tasks and their professional goals.

Learning
Activities should produce real learning, as measured by the ability to do something new. This means that learners must work on real tasks that allow them to acquire the experience necessary to successfully manage new tasks on the job.

Transfer
It should be easy to use the knowledge and abilities acquired in training on the job. This practical application of knowledge is called Transfer. The closer training tasks come to emulating real world tasks, the more effective the training. And the changes in behavior acquired can be made permanent if we also manage to align messages, metrics and compensation with an employee's performance.