TrainingPros Learning Highlights Blog

Jan
17

Strategies for Interview Success

During the recent webinar Strategies for Interviewing Success, we discussed how to effectively and confidently position yourself as the best candidate for the contract or project you are interviewing for. The session was focused on the strategies and techniques to turn successful interviews into contract offers and specifically designed for independent consultants. We reviewed four key take-aways and the process that leads to success. If you missed it, you can watch the Strategies for Interviewing Success webinar on the TrainingPros YouTube Channel.

The four keys to interview success are focus, network, practice and experiment. Let’s unpack each one below:

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Jan
15

Remote Workforce Benefits

As the corporate world continues to evolve, there has been a major shift to embrace the benefits of a remote workforce. Both consultants and full-time employees are seeing the organizational change to support a growing remote work environment -- now becoming the new norm. The convenience of working remotely offers greater satisfaction, ultimately producing happier and more successful workers. “Happy employees lead to happy customers, which leads to more profits.” - Vaughn Aust, EVP of Integrated Solutions, MarketStar

Many companies today are seeing significant value in adopting a remote work environment. The many advantages include reduced commute times, increased productivity, better engagement and greater profits, among others. With access to a larger talent pool, the possibility to hire a unique skillset outside a given geographic area becomes easier with remote work. Hiring a diverse labor force can be an expensive initiative but has proven to be a more economical and profitable option with remote employees.

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Dec
19

President Steve Kapaun Is Retiring

TrainingPros president Steve Kapaun has announced that he plans to retire on December 31, 2019, 22 years after founding the company. Steve founded TrainingPros in 1997 after a 10-year consulting career where he frequently employed the services of traditional staffing firms that often over-promised and under-delivered. He saw an opportunity to provide high-quality, cost-effective learning & development consultants to clients with training needs.

Over the years, TrainingPros grew from a home office in Atlanta to a presence with one employee serving Atlanta-area companies to today’s expansion into a dozen markets with clients in 20 states as well as overseas.

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Nov
13

Upcoming Events: 2020 Conferences

Want a sneak peek into 2020? TrainingPros’ calendar is already filling up with conferences that we will attend or where we will have exhibitor resources. We’re looking forward to building new and stronger relationships with learning leaders across the country. Most of these are smaller events aimed at specific key industries, and this allows us to have more strategic conversations in the markets we serve.

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Oct
30

Outsourcing Instructional Design

An instructional designer (ID) creates and develops learning materials for corporate training purposes, serving all learning formats ranging from in-person training to eLearning and everything in between. Here are three benefits to outsourcing your next instructional design project.

Instructional designers are experts in what they do. IDs have extensive experience in creating learning resources for companies within various industries for a wide-ranging audience. With exposure to multiple learning environments, IDs are skilled in selecting the best approach (typically either within the ADDIE or ISD methodologies) for creating learning content within a given setting.

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TrainingPros, founded in 1997, works closely with learning departments of large organizations to identify, attract, and support leading contract specialists for focused training and development engagements.