instructional design

7 must-have skills in an Instructional Designer

instructional design

An Instructional Designer (ID) is paramount to the learning and training process of an organization and often serve at the intersection of teaching and design. This role is typically tasked with redesigning courses, developing new courses or curriculums from scratch, and creating training materials such as manuals, user guides and learning modules. Read more

online learning

The best FREE resources to learn a new skill (or refresh existing ones)

online learning

In my role at Synergis, I live and breathe learning and development and finding the right training courses for our employees. I especially love when I find a resource that offers free classes. And in this time of remote working and the increased need for online courses, there are more options than ever before to choose from. Read more

checking references

Are reference checks worth it? Survey says…

checking references

There are many reasons to justify not bothering with reference checks. First of all, what candidate is going to give you the name of someone who isn’t going to sing their praises? Besides that, many companies have policies that only allows for verification of dates of employment and position held. On top of all that, who has the time to exchange multiple calls and emails? Let’s face it, it’s a hassle and doesn’t guarantee a successful hire. Read more

How to overcome the need-experience-to-get-experience loop

How to overcome the need-experience-to-get-experience loop

New grad

As many students are graduating from college and looking for jobs, they are more than likely in the situation of not having enough experience. But how do you get experience if no one gives you a chance? Read more

Video call

How video interviews can speed up hiring

A large portion of the hiring process is interviewing potential candidates. And I you’re like most hiring managers, you simply don’t have time to go through week after week of vetting candidates. That’s why Synergis recommends and works with clients to speed up the process through video interviewing.