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Best Training Methods for Ensuring that Lenders Retain and Gain Information

June 13, 2017
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Last week, Omega Performance hosted a webinar to encourage lending organizations to incorporate our Case Study Library into their training. This unique approach to case-based application is designed to  help learners apply and expand their lending knowledge, and—when used in conjunction with foundational credit training—reduce the likelihood that they’ll forget new […]

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Simulation Learning: Advantages of the Virtual Workspace

May 30, 2017
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When you think of simulation learning, you probably think of flight simulators for pilots, or medical simulations for healthcare workers. But what about simulation learning to help your financial institution’s employees become better lenders?

Simulation is the artificial representation of a real-world process. It can help learners develop skills by exposing them to […]

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Omega Performance Releases New Case Studies Based on Your Feedback

May 11, 2017
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Omega Performance continuously strives to provide you with high-caliber content. As part of that, we often reach out to our clients to find out how we can best meet their training needs.

We recently surveyed our clients about the kinds of Case Studies they’d like us to develop. Case Studies are designed for […]

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If You’re not Learning, You’re Forgetting

April 26, 2017
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When you were in school, did you ever cram for an exam the night before? If so, did you forget much of the information shortly afterwards?

Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve—or, more simply, “the Forgetting Curve”—shows how newly learned information is lost exponentially over time if it’s not used.

Basically, the Forgetting Curve posits […]

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Case Study Learning Approach – a Risk-Free, Accelerated Skill Builder

November 30, 2016
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In a commercial bank environment, lenders with commercial or small business lending responsibilities must quickly develop higher-level analytical thinking to accurately evaluate credit risk. Analysis experience develops naturally over a period of years, as lenders work with different types and sizes of businesses, different industries, and different economic conditions. However, mistakes in risk assessment […]

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Close the Talent Gap with Credit Risk Training to Attract and Retain the Best Employees

November 10, 2016
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Senior executives in the banking industry are retiring, and banks are hard-pressed to replace them. Intensifying the problem is the fact that during the Great Recession, financial institutions hired fewer bankers in their mid-30s and 40s. Moreover, technology has eliminated some banking tasks in recent years, causing bank hiring managers to believe that […]

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How to Reduce Credit Risk and Employee Friction at Banks

October 28, 2016
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Determined to increase sales and market share, banks continue to focus on external communications. They develop marketing and corporate communications strategies designed to reach target audiences and convert them to bank customers.

Undoubtedly, developing strong external communications programs to reach audiences continues to be critical to bank revenue growth. However, recent events in the lending […]

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How Credit Risk Training Reduces Financial Losses and Increases Customer Trust

October 19, 2016
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The last decade in the banking industry has been challenging. The US economy has rebounded, however, and consumers are obtaining more products and services from banks. Banks remain overwhelmed by the aftershocks of the economic meltdown.

Post-crisis, many financial institutions still are working through costly legal outcomes related to poorly structured lending policies and […]

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