Job Aids Basics

  • 2h 47m
  • Joe Willmore
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 2006

Job Aids are often the most effective and sensible approach to getting learning and performance on the job results. They may even be more important tools in these time-pressured, resource-constrained times. This book provides practical advice on the creation and use of effective job aids. It is written specifically for those who have little or no experience in developing job aids or need to find out more information or brush up existing skills. You will find little emphasis on theory, models, or a review of literature. Instead, this book is focused on providing a practical understanding of the development and use of job aids. If you don’t know much about job aids, this book is a great place to start. The book includes a wide range of examples and practical advice on effective formatting of job aids.

About the Author

Joe Willmore is president of the Willmore Consulting Group, a performance consulting firm located near Washington, D.C. He has more than 25 years of consulting experience with a wide range of organizations including the World Bank, Intelsat, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Navy, Booz Allen Hamilton, the National Geographic Society, and the Smithsonian Institution. He has served on ASTD's board of directors and held other leadership positions within ASTD and other professional societies. His work has taken him to Russia, Turkey, Greece, the Caribbean, and Central Asia. He currently serves as one of ASTD's facilitators for the HPI certificate series.

Joe Willmore is the author of Performance Basics (ASTD Press, 2004) as well as Managing Virtual Teams (Chandos Press, 2003). He was also a contributor to What Smart Trainers Know (edited by Lorraine Ukens, Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 2001) and HPI Essentials (edited by George Piskurich, ASTD Press, 2002). In addition, he has written numerous articles for ASTD's T+D magazine and other publications, as well.

In this Book

  • Why Focus on Job Aids?
  • Vive La Différence: Understanding Job Aid Format Choices
  • Determining Appropriate Job Aid Use
  • The Job Aid Development Process
  • Development and Design Tips
  • Testing and Implementation
  • Evaluating Job Aids
  • Avoiding Common Mistakes
  • Additional Resources