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What We Can Learn About Automation from Technology Leaders

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We may only be one month into the year, but already ‘AI’ and ‘machine learning’ are fast becoming the buzzwords of 2017. And with good reason, since automated technologies are already revolutionising almost every aspect of our lives; at home, at work, at play…

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Here Is A Method That Helps University Of The Arts Increase Profits

Training management software can be used in various ways to increase profits, improve course delivery, automate communication along with numerous other benefits. Our previous blogs in the series have explored how a training management system are used by companies such as Northamptonshire Police, London Leisure College, Citizens Advice Service and Mace Business School. This blog takes a look at how automating administration has helped University of the Arts London increase profits year on year.

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How To Successfully Lead Employees In Times Of Organisational Change

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Following our previous blog 'Don't Fear Organisational Change' which highlighted the key misconceptions and benefits of a new business strategy, we have provided some top tips on how to successfully lead employees in times of organisational change. When you’re thinking about any kind of business change, it is crucial to ensure that all employees are aware and involved in the process. Change can sometimes be daunting if not everyone is aware of what’s going on so it's important to keep everyone in the loop.

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3 Common Misconceptions About New Business Systems

Many companies blindly follow “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” mantras, but how can you adapt to broader business changes if you’re stuck in old habits and routines? Many businesses have been employing the same administration methods for years and haven’t recognised the benefits of the adapting technology in the market. But in many cases change can be a good thing! This blog post addresses some common change misconceptions.  

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How Citizens Advice Use Training Management Software To Manage Events

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How versatile can a training management system really be? This 10 part series looks at the varied ways a course management system can be utilised. The third in the series, this blog focuses on how Citizens Advice used training management software to run their Annual General Meeting.  

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Measure Training Business Success With Effective Reporting

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What is a report? Given the recent controversy surrounding Oxford Dictionaries I thought it only suitable to get a definition straight from there. Oxford Dictionaries defines a report as to ‘give a spoken or written account of something that one has observed, heard, done, or investigated’. As businesses we all do it. But how do we know that we are doing it effectively and that we are using the information for maximum benefit?

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Training Management Software: What Companies Really Want

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It can get frustrating constantly being asked to take part in surveys. This week alone, I have been offered a card or a code by two retailers to provide feedback. However, as a Marketer I am fully aware of how important it is to gather information and the value that it can add for the consumer. 

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How To Manage Resources Effectively For Maximum ROI

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Managing company resources is a necessary but time consuming and sometimes complicated task. It is easy to leave it until the last minute to draft in a trainer for a course or scramble around the store cupboard for a projector. Additionally, it can be difficult to allocate resources when it is unclear when venues are free or who is using what equipment. Is this way of working going to achieve maximum ROI?

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Can A CRM Run Your Training Business?

You’ve got your shiny new CRM up and running. It’s great for keeping on top of your ever increasing amount of leads and prospecting new ones but now you’re having trouble with the administration of the courses that you’re pitching. The main issue with a CRM for training providers is that delegate information is often out of context and not logically linked to the courses that you run.

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Increase Training Course Profit By Managing Your Resources Effectively

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It’s not difficult, it’s just simple maths.  To increase profits you need to increase the number of delegates per course and reduce the variable costs.  There are numerous ways to market your training courses to increase delegate numbers, but how often do you take a closer look at your course resources?  

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