Who are your mentors and have you paid it forward?

By: Kerry Chaffin | Sales and Training Professional   Have you ever had a mentor – either formally or informally? Someone who willingly shared knowledge and experience? Someone who challenged you or whose example you sought to emulate? Someone with whom you could be open and honest and trust that they would share rather than…

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Virtual Classrooms > Traditional Classrooms (They are Greater Than)

Virtual Classrooms > Traditional Classrooms (They are Greater Than) By Rocky White, President and Founder, The SyN Learning Institute The boom of virtual classrooms has allowed organizations to provide more and better ongoing education to employees than ever before. The cost/benefit analysis to the provider says this type of learning is here to stay. But…

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The SyN Learning Institute’s “Enterclassroom”

The SyN Learning Institute’s comprehensive online training center,Speakersyouneed. enterclassroom.com, features three web-based learning formats: live virtual training seminars, virtual classroom “space” and an online bookstore, mapped out within one easy-to-use website. “Our CEO, Rocky White, envisioned a user-friendly, interactive site where our customers could customize training to their exact needs,” says project manager Chaunia Chandler.…

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The Earning Curve: Corporate Learning Moves Up in HR Rank

The Earning Curve: Corporate Learning Moves Up in HR Rank By Rocky White, President and Founder, The SyN Learning Institute   Earlier this year, Deloitte released its Global Human Capital Trends for 2015. Deloitte Human Resource Analyst Josh Bersin says leadership continues to top the chart as the perennial favorite. Not surprising, says Bersin, when…

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Managing Change: Strategic Planning Moves from Meetings to Mindsets

Managing Change: Strategic Planning Moves from Meetings to Mindsets   Change is the only constant in life (and even more so in business). Forecasting change and constructing actionable plans to address new situations and needs is at the core of strategic planning. Ironically, organizations are finding that the function of predicting and reacting to change…

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Wide World of Training: Braving it with The SyN Learning Institute

Wide World of Training:  Braving it with The SyN Learning Institute With organizations investing between one and three percent of payroll on training, more and more leaders seek the biggest bang for their learning buck through the wide and wonderful world of outsourcing (SHRM).  The SyN Learning Institute, a live seminar and online training company,…

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Strategically Seated: HR Pros Take Their Place at the Financial Roundtable

Strategically Seated: HR Pros Take Their Place at the Financial Roundtable By Rocky White, CEO, The SyN Learning Institute Gone are the days when the human resource point of view isn’t a valued and necessary voice in an organization’s strategic and financial decision making. The current conversation is about strategic human resource management, moving HR…

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Business Acumen Signs Line the HR Road

Rear View: Business Acumen Signs Line the HR Road By Rocky White, CEO, The SyN Learning Institute   “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield,” quotes Warren Buffet. From my driver’s seat, the rear view has been filled with headlines proclaiming the importance of business acumen for sometime now.…

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The Name Game: New Titles for Administrative Assistants

The Name Game: New Titles for Administrative Assistants By Rocky White, CEO, The SyN Learning Institute Since the term “secretary” went out of favor in the 1970s, organizations have been trying to find the right job title to describe an increasingly expansive role. Most widely used now is “administrative assistant,” but in today’s high-tech and…

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The Bleeding Edge: Top Trends in Talent Management

The Bleeding Edge: Top Trends in Talent Management By Rocky White, CEO, The SyN Learning Institute   Companies invested more than three billion dollars in talent assessment in 2014, which is pretty solid evidence that hiring the right people remains one of the most important human resource functions out there. If people are a company’s…

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