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As Jon mentioned in the Editor's Blog, you may have noticed some changes following TrainingZone’s big upgrade. The most major of these changes is the removal of Discussion Groups. If you previously ran a group, we want to apologise for not making you aware of this sooner. Unfortunately, while we’ve been seeing more and more excellent content from members on the site, groups were very quiet when compared to other areas, especially Any Answers and Blogs.

Developing the future

Whose job is organisational development?  It’s a simple enough question but one which can lead to all sorts of complications.  You see, the original scope may be in the hands of the leadership but once they cast their plans upon the organisational waters, the development can sink or swim on the tides of training, enthusiasm, inertia or sheer stubbornness. 

YouTube Training Becomes More Popular On Mobile, But Some Problems May Occur

Did you know that the number of Youtube users who access the website via mobile is growing every day? The use of mobile devices to view videos on Youtube (in the USA) has increased by more than 30% since 2011. Mobile views account for 25% of global Youtube traffic. Most people still view Youtube on their browser or their Youtube Downloader, but watching videos on phones, tablets and other mobile devices is becoming more popular.

It's Not the End of the World: Recovering from Employee Theft

It's a very tough blow to take. You hired the person and the person stole from you. Maybe they were a new employee, a long term employee, or even a good friend. Either way, you're hurting and maybe your business is hurting, too. Taking control of the situation and getting new systems in place to stop this from happening again needs to be your first priority.

Wake Up Call

Banish the Respond ASAP culture in 2015

Another report has been published that shows that workers globally are addicted to their email. No surprise there.

This addiction – which not only causes stress, dents productivity and leaves staff feeling overwhelmed – has been identified in a recent study for the American Psychological Association.

The need for humans to respond immediately to incoming mail (which is heightened with the stimulus of an audible or visual alert) leads to disorganisation, poor prioritisation and unclear communication. Sound familiar?

Translation is not enough: What you need is localization

While using the eLearning process to train your workforce, proper localization is a very important factor. You must effectively translate every part and also localize it according to the regional context. The course must remain lively and not be made too dry as well. So, translation is not enough. You need to go for eLearning localization.

What is translation?

Ways in Which Video Conferencing is Enhancing Telecommuting

Do you enjoy the benefits of a remote working arrangement? The number of people “modernizing” the traditional workplace and looking for flexibility is constantly on the rise. Technology has started addressing the changing workplace needs and preferences. Telecommuting and video conferencing go hand in hand, allowing for real-time interactions between coworkers, professionals and clients, as well as business representatives and potential partners.

An interview with Saffron's branding experts

Written by Sonja Gebetshammer, Carina Weingast and Ruth Neligan

With a new office and new website, the past few months have been a busy time for Saffron! To top it all off, we’ve also introduced new brand guidelines.  Two of our team members, Sonja Gebetshammer and Carina Weingast, have been charged with updating Saffron’s branding, and they’re here to share their insider knowledge about how they’ve transformed the Saffron brand.  

Hi Sonja, before you started working on this project, were there any particular brands you admired?


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