Hands-on Learning... Virtually

Posted by Erica Bass on 12/12/19 9:00 AM

Learn by Doing

Here at VTR, we believe that we give our learners a competitive advantage in today’s workplace because with our courseware, they learn by doing... virtually. Distance learning can be fun too!

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Topics: continuing education

Mental Fatigue in the Workplace

Posted by Erica Bass on 12/5/19 9:00 AM


We all experience mental fatigue in one way or another, whether we realize it or not. Have you ever had a brain lapse and experienced a scenario similar to the one below?

I take a seat back at my desk and glance down at my to-do list; I open my browser back up and navigate to Analytics… oh, wait.

I look down at the to-do list again… expense reports, right! Expense reports… I toggle through the files and open last month’s to use as a template. Ooo, nuts.com! I haven’t put in our snack order for next month yet, and it’s already… *clicks to open calendar* Oh yes, the 28th… *starts shopping online for office snacks*

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Topics: Tips + Tricks

How to Write a Blog

Posted by Erica Bass on 11/28/19 9:00 AM


As Switchfoot once sang, “If we’re adding to the noise, turn off this song.” If you don’t have a topic and an angle for blog writing, you are noise. Go brainstorm! 

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Topics: Tips + Tricks

Why Business Automation is Worth Your Time

Posted by Erica Bass on 11/21/19 9:00 AM

Could Your Job Be Automated?

Chances are, even as far as technology has come, your job couldn't be automated... BUT something you do on a regular basis probably could be. According to a 2017 McKinsey Global Institute study , less than 5% of all occupations are candidates for complete business automation using current technologies. However, the same study estimates that nearly 50% of all current tasks humans are paid to perform could be automated using already-existing technologies. Okay, so... what does that mean for us, the people whose tasks could be automated?! The answer is... a few things.
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Topics: career guidance, In the News, technology, Tips + Tricks, efficiency

The Stress of Meeting CE Requirements

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 11/14/19 9:00 AM

I remember my first run-in with the beast known as continuing education requirements. It still feels like yesterday, albeit the experience lasted several years. I wasn’t too far into my career before I realized that, if I was going to compete in the job market, I was going to need something to help set me apart from my peers. 

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Topics: continuing education

Top 5 Benefits of Continuing Education

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 11/7/19 9:00 AM

As a professional in any field, maintaining and enhancing your knowledge and skills are both benefits of continuing education. Of the countless gains, here are what VTR believes are the top five:

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Topics: continuing education, education, learning

Top 3 Options for Earning CE

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 10/31/19 9:00 AM

These days, there are many ways out there to obtain continuing education credits. Obviously, some are good and others are not so good. Let’s go over the options that are predominantly available to you and see how we can work them into your daily schedule:

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Topics: continuing education

5 Slack Integrations to Elevate Your HR Team

Posted by Bryana Wall on 8/14/19 12:03 PM

How would you like to be the hero of your office? Well, pull up a chair. Technology is such a vital part of the modern HR department. Larger companies often have custom designed solutions for a lot of their processes, but smaller and medium-sized companies have to work a little harder to automate processes and work efficiently.

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Topics: HR

How VTR is Empowering All People to do Good Business

Posted by Haley Likens on 8/5/19 11:59 AM

VTR is proud to announce that all our courses and their content are now free!

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E-Marketing: Digital Advertising and SEO

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 7/2/19 1:02 PM

Is Digital Advertising Necessary?

Marketing a business in the 24th century requires you to know two important concepts: digital advertising and SEO. Both of these topics are a necessary part of any digital marketing strategy. What is digital advertising, you ask? Digital advertising is using the internet to deliver your advertising message. Do you really need digital advertising to market your business? The short answer is...Absolutely. The real beauty of digital advertising lies in the precision targeting of your key demographics. Think of it like this, when you pay to have an ad aired during a commercial break of a popular television show, there is a high likelihood that your product won’t be relevant to everyone watching that show. Digital advertising eliminates this inefficiency since it allows for advertising to target specific types of people. It’s able to do this because when you’re surfing the web, you’re leaving breadcrumbs everywhere you go that everyone can see. Those breadcrumbs, called cookies, tell your story via what sites you’ve visited, keywords you’ve searched for, and even your location. Then, with a high degree of accuracy, marketing automation is able to display ads to you that are tailored to your interests.

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Topics: marketing, online marketing