BenchPrep’s COO and co-founder, Ujjwal Gupta recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mixergy’s Andrew Warner to talk about BenchPrep’s history on Mixergy’s podcast. A long time fan of Mixergy and the platform’s ability to link listeners to experts whose stories are powerful motivation drivers to help others create change, Ujjwal was happy to share his and BenchPrep’s CEO and co-founder, Ashish Rangnekar’s story.
Technology and automation advancements are quickly changing the types of roles companies need to hire for and the skills required to fill those roles. As this shift occurs, both employees and organizations are becoming increasingly aware that they will need to set new expectations for what a typical career path might look like.
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Workplace training has developed a bad rep. With half to full day trainings focused on compliance, regulations, and generic skill development, employees have begun to dread and disregard such sessions as applicable for their day to day roles. Looking for an alternative to prevent your training or learning program from falling under this stigma? Read on.
Kirkpatrick’s Model is a proven method to evaluate learning, and in our opinion, learning solutions too. In 1954, Dr. Donald Kirkpatrick developed the Kirkpatrick Model in an effort to test if his training methods were positively impacting his learners and their success. His model is utilized for evaluating the effectiveness of training and considers the value of training, formal or informal, across four levels: Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results.
Though live instructor-led training programs may never completely go out of style, blended learning techniques are a powerful way to complement them with web-based solutions. Before we dive in, it’s important to first understand the most effective ways organizations should adopt blending learning techniques. Instructors and learners can both benefit from improved efficiencies through blended learning to accomplish learner and corporate objectives. Let’s discuss a few key ingredients to build an optimal blended learning strategy, the ways in which these techniques can benefit your bottom line, and also review one of BenchPrep’s partners’ success in implementing a blended learning program.
According to population projections from the U.S. Census Bureau, Millennials are expected to become the largest living adult generation by 2019. By 2025, they will represent 75% of the workforce. As generational compositions in the workforce transform quickly, organizations must adapt and be prepared to meet Millennials’ expectations. This group of tech-savvy, ambitious, once considered young generation, has grown up and are no longer kids. As adults, Millennials exhibit an entrepreneurial, fast-paced spirit and are eager for mentors and professional coaching that can help lead to career development opportunities.