How video is becoming the new gold standard in training

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Henry Ford said, “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” That’s doubly true during an emergency situation, where there’s a higher likelihood of panic and problems. That’s why training is crucial for federal employees involved in disaster response efforts, whose jobs involve not only delivering services to U.S. citizens, but also keeping those citizens – and themselves—safe in the process.

“In a time of disaster, an agency employee who is prepared will serve better and be safer,” said Mike Tippets, vice president for enterprise marketing and organizational development at Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a leading provider of managed services, including employee engagement and training networks. “The best way to deliver that necessary training and communication is by using video.”

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