May 21, 2018
A Culture Change That Helps Attract Talent
PHCP Pros – July 8, 2018 – Today’s distributors fight a war on three fronts. First, there’s competition for labor. It’s tough to find good people to work at a counter or in a warehouse. Once hired, how do you retain them? Second, the products distributors sell are increasingly complex and the technology underpinning the sales branch and its delivery arm, such as ordering systems and GPS, make for a steeper learning curve. Third, the “Amazon Effect”....
Innovation headlines BlueVolt’s seventh-annual LEAP Ahead Conference for channel sales companies
Portland, Ore. – July 5, 2018 – From June 19-20, 2018, BlueVolt held its LEAP Ahead conference focused on inspiring innovation in business learning for distributors and manufacturing companies. BlueVolt President Douglas Gastich set the tone for the seventh-annual LEAP conference with words from writer William Gibson who said, “The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed.”...
2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best
Talented Learning – December 14, 2017 – As 2017 draws to a close, the learning community is buzzing with chatter. Why? It’s time again for the annual Talented Learning LMS Awards! Sure, there are lots of other awards in our industry – probably too many – but our awards are very different. The Talented Learning Awards are not a money-making affair for us. Vendors can’t buy their way onto these lists....
ICC Recognizes New and Renewing Preferred Education Providers
PHCP Pros – August 18, 2017 – The International Code Council's Preferred Provider Program recognizes and promotes ICC-approved educational courses offered by a variety of educational providers, opening the door to extensive training opportunities. The program includes courses focused on the areas of construction codes, standards and guidelines, building construction materials, products and methods, and more....
Now hiring: Portland learning management firm has new digs, seeks people to fill it
Portland Business Journal – May 24, 2017 – Online training and learning management firm BlueVolt recently revamped its sales and marketing strategy. The moves have, clearly, paid off: BlueVolt now plans to hire aggressively across its engineering and support units. To accommodate the new positions, the company, which has 35 employees, moved into a new 9,000-square-foot office in the Marquam Building, at 2501 S.W. 1st Ave...
InSinkErator announces new modules for eLearning center
Racine, Wis. – February 26, 2015 – Trade partners can be more successful and confident in recommending disposers and instant hot water dispensers after completing training at the new InSinkErator eLearning Center. Beginning with the “Disposers 101” module, these short, engaging modules will cover a variety of topics including category education, upsell techniques and technical product Information.....
InSinkErator unveils eLearning center
Racine, Wis. – February 24, 2015 – The modules, which are designed specifically for plumbers, contractors, kitchen designers, showroom staff, wholesalers, builders and industry sales personnel, feature video, voice narration and interactive games. Segments can be completed in less than 15 minutes. “At InSinkErator, we like to give you more so you can do more,” said Michelle Gross, Vice President of Channel Marketing and Communications. “Our goal with eLearning is to help...
Unico adds BlueVolt’s Learning Management System
Portland, Ore. – January 8, 2014 – BlueVolt, a leading full-service online training company specializing in growing business for manufacturing, service and channel-sales industries, launched Unico University for Unico, Inc., maker of small-duct, high-velocity heating and air conditioning systems. Unico University, powered by BlueVolt, offers extensive product training for Unico’s sales channel, wholesale distributors, and contractors...
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