Run Your Training Program Like a Pro - FREE Training Resources

Compiled by BLR® editors and training experts to help you run your training program like a pro, choose from the collection of FREE resources below.

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AB 1825 applies only to California-based organizations that regularly employ 50 or more employees or regularly "receive the services of" 50 or more persons.  View full article "AB1825 Regulation"

Trainers should research their company's situation thoroughly before developing a customized training plan for you company.This article shows you how to plan an effective safety training program. You can use many different company resources to help you determine your company's training needs, such as company goals, HR complaints and legal obligations.  View full article "Creating a Custom Training Plan for Your Organization"

Training topics may include general skills such as literacy, technical skills,orientation about the organization, as well as programs designed to prevent lawsuits, audits,and fines, such as sexual harassment training, safety training, and ethics training.  View full article "Developing a Training Plan for Legal Compliance"

With an economy on the rise, employers are targeting training as a way to fill the growing skills gap and use their available resources most effectively. According to a new industry study by Bersin by Deloitte, overall spending on training rose 15 percent to $1,169 per learner last year. In order to fill organizational shortages with the resources you have and give employees new opportunities to help your business grow, effective training is crucial for meeting your long-term goals.  View full article "Employers Look to Fill the Growing Skills Gap with Training"

A successful training program is always a work in progress, and the training cycle isn’t complete without an evaluation of training’s effectiveness, which leads to decision-making and planning for future training. Here are several methodologies for evaluation as well as practical ways to retrieve good results.  View full article "Ensure Your Training is Effective"

EPA training requirements focus on workplace activities designed to eliminate the release of pollutants and wastes into the environment, both on-site and off-site. This includes asbestos, lead abatement, and certain other highly toxic or cancer-causing materials.  View full article "EPA Training Requirements"

Most employers understand that good employee training is essential for an organization's success. Training topics may include general skills such as literacy, technical skills, orientation about the organization, and programs designed to prevent legal problems, such as sexual harassment training and ethics training. Federal law requires training in many health and safety related areas.  View full article "Federal Training Requirements"

DOT, through its hazardous material regulations (HMRs), specifies requirements for the safe transportation of hazardous materials in commerce by rail, aircraft, vessel, and motor vehicle. This chart outlines DOT's training requirements for hazardous materials motor carriers. DOT has requirements at 49 CFR 177 that are specific to the transportation of hazardous materials on public highways by private, common, or contract carriers that are in addition to the other applicable requirements.  View full article "Hazardous Materials Motor Carriers Training Requirements"

As a $134 billion business that employs nearly 1.8 million people, the U.S. lodging industry must not only meet the needs of guests to keep their organizations thriving, but they must also protect the safety and well-being of employees. From cleaning guest rooms, to serving meals, to maintaining hotel grounds, employees are put in situations each day that can put them at risk. Read this article today and learn tips for protecting your employees while keeping your daily operations running.  View full article "Hotel Safety and Health Update: It’s Time to Check In"

Here are some specific tips and techniques to help you run an effective training session that accomplishes your goals in an enjoyable and engaging way for everyone involved.  View full article "How to Conduct an Effective Training Session"

Training is a major responsibility. Whether you're a training professional, a veteran of company training, or have just been asked to take over or start up a training program, you have a lot riding on your shoulders. Find out how to create and run an effective learning program that motivates and trains your workforce to be the best in your industry.  View full article "How to Make Safety Training a Top Priority"

There are several major steps in preparing a training session, including the importance of promoting the program to top management, preparing training materials, the training space, trainers, and trainees. The most successful training sessions are well-planned and well-prepared.  View full article "How to Prepare for Training"

To perform at your peak as a boss, it's crucial for you to embrace additional training and learning opportunities as they come your way. All successful bosses have a sincere dedication to improving leadership skills, which can lead to higher-performing employees, better communication, and an open and honest work atmosphere across the entire company. In order to target areas where you excel and areas where you can improve, it may be helpful to know exactly which kind of boss you are right now.  View full article "Leadership Skills for Every Type of Boss"

OSHA clarification on issues such as the acceptability of a computer based, self-paced training program for use in meeting the refresher training requirements of the OSHA standard; how will OSHA compare computer-based training to required hour training as set forth in 1910.120; will a computer-based program's outline and development material suffice for conventional training material documentation; will computer-based tracking of training competence levels be documentation enough for the train  View full article "OSHA Computer and Web-Based Training Interpretation Letters"

Many OSHA standards explicitly require employers to train employees in the safety and health aspects of their jobs. Other OSHA standards make it the employer's responsibility to limit certain job assignments to employees who are "certified," "competent," or "qualified."  View full article "OSHA Training Requirements"

State law requires California employers to provide supervisory employees with 2 hours of interactive sexual harassment training and education every 2 years (CA Govt. Code Sec. 12950.1).  View full article "Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for California Supervisors (AB1825)"

There are numerous methods and materials available to help you prepare and equip employees to better do their jobs. In this article, we take a close look at each of the myriad techniques, and examine their advantages and disadvantages. We also explain how you can combine the various methods into an effective blended learning approach.  View full article "The Most Effective Training Techniques"

Do you have the resources and the qualified personnel to accomplish your training goals? You may find that after analyzing your company’s training needs you don’t have the best training materials or most qualified personnel in house. The United States has many employment laws designed to protect employees and to guarantee a workplace that is fair and equal for all. Most of these laws spell out what employers can and cannot do with regard to employment decisions, but they do not include specific  View full article "When and How to Outsource Training"

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