Employee Spotlight: Nick Day
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This week, we sat down with Roundtable’s Nick Day to talk about his role, Learning & Development, and industry trends he finds interesting.
What does your title mean? What do you do for Roundtable?
As the head of sales, I am here to support the business development team in any way I can. It’s exciting to jump on calls with the team and learn about new projects from existing clients or be able to educate prospective clients on the latest and greatest in the L&D space.
How did you get into L&D?
A little over 4 years ago the opportunity presented itself to join Roundtable Learning. Immediately I felt a connection with the people, the culture, and the products. L&D is vital for an organization’s growth and ability to attract top talent, especially now as COVID has added a completely new dynamic.
What is a trend in L&D that’s exciting to you?
By far the most exciting part is the immersive learning side with Augmented and Virtual Reality. To be able to design programs that get employees excited about training again, and provide safe spaces for simulations is something that this industry needed.
What would you say is the most important part of building a training program?
If you ask ten people you will likely get ten different answers, but for me, it’s knowing the goal of the program. Without a goal or goals, we cannot define metrics for success.
Finish the sentence. Learning is essential to an organization because…
… it is a strategic advantage to help a company grow and attract new talent.
Many studies have shown that a robust training program can make the difference for a new hire deciding between two companies.
What is something you have done in this role this year that you are proud of?
Maintaining business as usual mindset. No one could have predicted the roller coaster of a year 2020 has been, but through it all, not only my team, but the company as a whole adapted and has been working tirelessly to keep moving the business forward.
In times like these, it’s easier to place blame and lose all the momentum that was built up earlier in the year, but it was amazing to watch the teams carry a positive attitude to keep the energy high and keep everyone moving forward.
What are some interesting facts about you?
- I enjoy my commute to work. It gives me an opportunity to prepare myself for the day and listen to books through Audible.
- I rarely watch TV. Most of this is a result of the fact that I have two little ones at home and I can only watch the same kids movie so many times…YouTube has become my go-to for things educational, and for entertainment.
Check out Nick’s video on all things virtual reality (VR) training.