Do the Write Stuff
If you have ever hired anybody, you know how tricky the process can be. First, you have to locate candidates. Then, you need to down-select to two good candidates. Possibly, you check references. When hiring instructional designers, the best test is to look at a sample of their instructor guides.
An instructor guide (IG) is the …Read More
ISO Quality Instructional Designers
If you are spearheading your organization’s implementation of a new policy, process, or system, don’t wait until a month before go-live to start thinking about your training needs. Custom processes or systems require custom training. Just like building a custom system takes longer than installing Microsoft Office, so does preparing the training for that system.
Building the …Read More
Who Are All These People?
Growing up, it seemed that all the working adults had titles that were short and easy to understand: doctor, nurse, teacher. These days, titles have gotten longer and more ambiguous: policy analyst, medical technician, or senior consultant. It seems like everyone needs at least a paragraph to explain what they do, and even then, it …Read More
The Search for the Perfect Hiring Indicator
Several years ago, while working for another company, I was charged with hiring 40 contract trainers and instructional designers in a 3-month period. As part of this hiring process, I read resumes, conducted phone and in-person interviews, held training auditions, and read writing samples.
Given the short timeframe and the vast amount of work, I opted …Read More