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Is it time to select a training partner?
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As the leader of your organization's learning function, you’re responsible for ensuring your training is applicable, timely, valuable and engaging.

Each day presents a new challenge—whether it’s a directive to cut training costs, expand curriculum, reduce development time or improve engagement. You need to determine if outsourcing should be part of your training strategy.

This interactive quiz will help you evaluate if partnering with a learning solutions vendor will help you and your company achieve the best results.

Think of a specific training initiative you’ve recently been tasked with as you answer these questions.

Please answer all of the questions in order to receive your evaluation.

I know what results my company expects to achieve with this training initiative.

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  • Disagree
  • Slightly agree
  • Agree

I view this as a temporary initiative because the business requirement is temporary.

2
  • Disagree
  • Slightly agree
  • Agree

I have a very limited budget for this initiative.

3
  • Disagree
  • Slightly agree
  • Agree

I have the resources to get the work done without compromising other business-critical initiatives.

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  • Disagree
  • Slightly agree
  • Agree

I have confidence that my team has the skill set to accomplish the goal.

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  • Disagree
  • Slightly agree
  • Agree

I am confident my employees have the ideas and creativity to deliver an innovative learning solution.

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  • Disagree
  • Slightly agree
  • Agree

I have the right software and technology to develop the right solution.

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  • Disagree
  • Slightly agree
  • Agree

The timeline is reasonable and I am confident I can meet the deadline.

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  • Disagree
  • Slightly agree
  • Agree

I believe training is viewed as a profession within my company and valued as a core function.

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  • Disagree
  • Slightly agree
  • Agree
Get Your Results

You should explore outsourcing opportunities now! Your business goals are in jeopardy. You could use a fresh set of eyes and a new approach to how you train and develop your employees. Whether it's a need to scale up on resources, skills, technology or innovation, using a training vendor will allow you to achieve your business goals.

Although not business critical at this time, you could still benefit from exploring how effectively a learning solutions vendor could augment your current team's workload. An outsourced learning solutions partner can provide additional expertise and capabilities when a training initiative does become business critical.

Outsourcing is not a business critical need for you at this time. It appears your company is invested in training and you have the support of the executive team. That said, it's always worth exploring how an outsourced partner could augment your efforts and replace labor when it becomes business critical.

Bottom Line:
Business goals, timeliness, cost, resources, skills, innovation and technology are all factors in determining whether you should make outsourced training part of your business strategy. Ask yourself: Am I willing to pay someone in-house to create something he/she may not be qualified to do, knowing that the result may not meet the business objective? Am I willing to take that risk? If the answer is no, then you could definitely benefit from establishing a training partnership in the near future. Before you begin your search, do some planning. Know your goals and what exactly you want to achieve with this partnership. That will help you align with the right partner and ensure success.

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We're here to help! If you'd like to discuss your quiz results, email us or give us a call at 717.558.8048.

You can also use our RFP template to help guide you in how to approach potential partners.

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