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Double Celebrations – 2016 Training Outsourcing Companies Watch List & 12th Anniversary

Upside Learning

On 7th April, we celebrated our 12th corporate anniversary, and the day brought with it a special gift in form of Training Industry’s 2016 Training Outsourcing Companies Watch List. If being listed among the best 12 companies for training outsourcing doesn’t call for double celebrations, then what does? eLearning Training Outsourcing Companies Watch List Training Outsourcing CompanyHere’s a sneak peek. The complete list […].

Outsourcing Your ELearning Program

LearnDash

But while most companies would agree that elearning does have inherent advantages, it’s not always a feasible option. For some companies this isn’t always possible. ELearning Outsourcing. Companies that don’t have the time, money, or personnel resources to implement an elearning program should not just let the opportunity pass them by. Marketing.

Is Outsourcing eLearning Content Development Right For You?

EI Design

If you are reading this article, you are probably evaluating outsourcing of eLearning content development or are looking at alternatives for your existing outsourcing approach. There are several compelling business reasons to outsource and there are certainly plenty of possible partners you can engage with. Why Do You Want To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development?

Transformation Is Driving Training Outsourcing

Training Industry

Note: Over the next few months, my blog will focus on topics that are relevant to the evolution of the training outsourcing market. These expectations come with the realization that internal resources may not have all the skills and tools necessary to be as effective as external training companies who do this as their core business. This issue is the most influential driver to why the training outsourcing market is growing so rapidly (as reported in the 2015 Trends Report in Training Industry Magazine).

Finding the Right Elearning Company

Learnkit

Whether you are partnering with an elearning company for the first time, or have experience working with elearning vendors for years, there are a few questions you can ask to ensure you select the right elearning company for your needs. When you outsource your elearning development , the effort should be collaborative, economical and provide you with specialized expertise that will increase quality and decrease development time. Asking these 4 questions will help you navigate the waters of selecting the right elearning company for your goals. 1.

Staff Development Dilemmas: In-House vs. Outsource

Mindflash

Training your workforce in-house is limited to your organization’s capabilities, whilst outsourcing means relinquishing control of a highly important business process. In this article I’ll assess your options and weigh up the pros and cons of deciding whether to stay in-house or opt for outsourcing when considering a range of different staff training methods. Most effective.

Staff Development Dilemmas: In-House vs. Outsource

Mindflash

Training your workforce in-house is limited to your organization’s capabilities, whilst outsourcing means relinquishing control of a highly important business process. In this article I’ll assess your options and weigh up the pros and cons of deciding whether to stay in-house or opt for outsourcing when considering a range of different staff training methods. Most effective.

Outsourcing Training Projects Staying in Tune

Training Industry

This is true as we try to execute on our strategic plans for any outsourcing of training projects. The musicians are there for a common goal just as an assembled outsourcing project team. Outsourcing project team members also have dual roles, such as project team contributor and a departmental representative from their respective department. In an outsourcing project, a training professional should coordinate all the appropriate groups, such as legal, finance, IT and of course, procurement. The same objectives hold for the outsourcing team.

Proposals Second of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing

Training Industry

Conducting an organizational assessment prior to requesting a proposal from a training supplier is the best way to ensure success in a training outsourcing engagement and mitigate the risk of selecting the wrong partner. When you can clearly articulate what you want, you are ready to move to the second stage of the training outsourcing process- requesting quality information from a supplier. The primary objective is to find out which companies you desire to get to know better – or in other words, who you are willing to invest time and energy with in the sourcing process.

Training & Development: How sensible is it to outsource?

Origin Learning

Why should businesses look at outsourcing training and development? So, if a substantial cost saving is possible and the skill-sets of the people directly benefit the company, it is then prudent to evaluate such an option. For some time, the security and compliance company had been evaluating strategies that would support its expansion plans and strengthen its partner eco-system.

Choosing the Best LMS for your Company

Paradiso

The best LMS platforms are like the best companies – very different from one another. Around 30% of companies are unhappy with their current LMS, which seems very high given how much it costs to implement one. This article will give you a step by step guide on how to choose the best LMS for your company. Goals to Set while Choosing the Best LMS? Vendor-bought or In-house?

Chance favours the Connected Company

Learning and Working on the Web

Core activities will be increasingly automated or outsourced and these will be managed by very few internal staff. Johnson in Where Good Ideas Come From who said “Chance favors the connected mind”, and inspired by Dave Gray’s The Connected Company , let me propose that Chance favours the Connected Company. To paraphrase Steven B.

eLearning Outsourcing: Why Consider It?

Upside Learning

Some months back I had posted (based on a research report by ValueNotes ) about eLearning outsourcing to India doing well and looking to grow handsomely in next 3-4 years. With over 100 clients in 12 countries, Upside Learning has been offering offshore based eLearning outsourcing development services and solutions for 6 years. Why outsource? Significant cost advantages.

5 Advantages of Custom Elearning Development for In-House Learning Teams

Learnkit

Then, working closely with an elearning company , these teams have been able to outsource their elearning content development to quickly produce effective training for their employees. Below, we’ve identified the top 5 most frequently heard reasons internal learning teams enjoy outsourcing their custom elearning development. 1. Taking advantage of our rapid development approach , teams can outsource large elearning projects to our team with a quick turnaround time. Gone are the days of stale powerpoint decks being passed off as intelligent elearning.

Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

Upside Learning

Training companies the world over are changing the way they operate and the services they offer customers. Training companies now need to enable themselves with the tools and technologies needed to go online with their training material and find the right systems and backend partners to support them during and after this crucial exercise. Because having a good system means being able to keep customers happy and delighted and also because what most training companies need is a system that runs robustly and has excellent support. Who’s who in the LMS?

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eLearning Outsourcing: Training Companies Turn to eLearning for Survival & Growth

Upside Learning

Last week I met several new prospective customers - training companies. The prospects varied in size from a single person company (with several associates on contract basis) to very large companies serving Fortune 500 companies; and whose focus varied from soft skills training to Aerospace graphics and documentation. As an owner of a small training company said –“My clients could have stopped training last year and I could have been in big trouble” (his actual statement). It helps make our offerings more competitive in the marketplace.

Chief Learning Officer Names Best Companies for Workforce Development

CLO Magazine

AT&T tops the list of companies recognized as the 2013 LearningElite at a gala dinner at the Spring Chief Learning Officer Symposium in Austin, Texas. AT&T walked away with the honor as the best company for employee learning and development at Sunday night’s LearningElite Gala, Chief Learning Officer magazine’s annual recognition of leading companies for learning and development. • Vi as the Best Small Company. Oasis Outsourcing Inc. The 2013 result marks a return to the top spot for AT&T, which was No. 10 last year. • UPS. UPS 4.

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5 Tips For Finding (and working with) An eLearning Development Company

eFront

This is especially true for small and medium enterprises, which may lack the necessary personnel altogether, but it can also hold true for large companies with dedicated design and copywriting departments — in this case usually because they prefer to focus these employees at their core products, instead of having them organize an official or ad-hoc training department. And why not?

5 Ways to “Uberize” Your eLearning

eLearningMind

Not bad for a company that started five years and $200K ago. Without any actual inventory, Uber has managed to outsource and curate its business for pure profit. In fact, although the transportation industry remained largely unchanged for decades, the company was willing to challenge the status quo with something new. Curate Your Resources. Perfect Your UX. Offer Autonomy.

eLearning Outsourcing – How To Select A Vendor?

Upside Learning

In my last post on eLearning Outsourcing, I mentioned the various advantages of eLearning outsourcing. Most people get the benefits part pretty easily however, identifying whom to outsource to is not as easy.  That experience could even turn them off to outsourcing itself, which, though logical, unfortunately is not the best for their own business. CAPABILITY. COSTS.

Creating Training: In-house or Outsource? That Is the Question

The Learning Dispatch

At their desk through the company learning management system or on the run using their tablet or smartphone? The post Creating Training: In-house or Outsource? Should I create the training in-house?” This is a question that every program manager thinks about. That’s certainly an option. Is this their primary responsibility or “another duty as assigned?” Focused training is good.

Emerging Leaders in Training Outsourcing

Upside Learning

2009 list of “Emerging Leaders in Training Outsourcing&#. This list includes 15 top companies worldwide who, based on Training Industry, Inc.’s The list is compiled to provide businesses, government agencies, and training companies seeking learning solutions partners with a short list of reliable and proven training and eLearning outsourcing companies.

eLearning Outsourcing to India will reach USD 603 million by 2012

Upside Learning

There have been several recent surveys to suggest the same (two of them are mentioned in the latter half of this post) and now, a ValueNotes report released in May 2009 specifically examines the status of the Indian eLearning outsourcing industry and predicts a high rate of growth until 2012, despite the current recession.

eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog

Upside Learning

eLearning Outsourcing to India will reach USD 603 million by 2012. Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for? Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for? 3. eLearning Outsourcing. 1. eLearning Outsourcing to India will reach USD 603 million by 2012. 2. Training Companies Are Adopting eLearning. 4. Twitter. 4.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

EI Design

Outsourcing of eLearning content development has been there for a few decades. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. Here is how to evaluate the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development. Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development.

5 Quick Tips to Assess an E-learning Vendor in Just 15 minutes

CommLab India

So, as a training manager in a large organization, if you consider outsourcing your training requirements, that is the right decision. Yes, if you go by the claims of the official websites of e-learning solutions providers, all companies boast the same, and use jargon such as decades of experience, serving Fortune 500 customers, excellent instructional design strategies, and what not.

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Outsourcing Supplier Negotiations

Training Industry

Is the supplier a market leading company? He has over 30 years experience in the sourcing and procurement profession working for multinational companies in both the services and  manufacturing sectors. As the Super Bowl is now in our rear view mirror, we can reflect on the two teams that participated. How did these teams survive the gauntlet of both the regular season and the playoffs in order to reach the Super Bowl? The answer is strategy, preparation and execution. These are the same key elements required for any successful negotiation. This brings up an important point.

How to Move Mountains and Become a Conduit for Leadership

eLearningMind

It’s a common challenge for forward-thinking organizations: How do you keep the best candidates for leadership roles in the company? That means finding great leaders from within your company, rather than looking to onboard new leaders to fix your change management issues. Keeping leaders in your company is about making sure you take the proper steps to be a conduit for leadership.

Where Are Your Companys Hidden Blind Spots

Training Industry

So how do you undercover your company’s training blind spots? Critical Blind Spots Lack of flexibility: You use the same training companies with the same plans year after year. Now is the perfect time to take a good look and turn these blind spots into opportunities to open up and change the way your company provides and conducts training. Outsourcing training: Investing in in-house training can be both expensive and take time. By outsourcing training, you work with qualified professionals and are able to accurately calculate costs and projected outcomes.

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

As such, associations are beginning to look outside their own organization for help with service management , or outsourcing the business process (BPO). Companies such as Accenture , GP Strategies and Web Courseworks offer external consulting and implementation solutions to businesses with needs ranging from IT services , training, and recruitment. Associations love their members.

Feeling Undervalued? Here’s 3 Ways to Fix Misaligned Training Initiatives

eLearningMind

So, your company doesn’t think a dedicated L&D department is worth the money? Do they stammer or can they rattle off three to five company-wide goals? Uncategorized corporate elearning Corporate L&D corporate training elearning solutions Learning and development outsource elearning training training and developmentIt’s a common problem, especially when budget cuts start slashing through what the C-suite deems unnecessary. But although execs look like the villains in this scenario, it might be those who oversee L&D who are the real offenders. Hit the Stop Button.

Top 8 Reasons Why Training Providers Are Adopting eLearning

Upside Learning

Earlier this month I blogged about why Training companies are adopting eLearning. Undoubtedly, in the current economic situation there is a BIG push for training companies to move towards eLearning. Cost of Training Delivery : To reduce cost of delivery for training companies and their clients. Most training companies mention it’s becoming difficult to pull employees out of their jobs for 2-5 day instructor-led sessions. Tags: Training Companies Training Outsourcing Upside Learning corporate training eLearning eLearning solutions

Choosing the Best LMS for your Company

Paradiso

The best LMS platforms are like the best companies – very different from one another. Around 30% of companies are unhappy with their current LMS, which seems very high given how much it costs to implement one. This article will give you a step by step guide on how to choose the best LMS for your company. Goals to Set while Choosing the Best LMS? Vendor-bought or In-house?

Blended Learning is The Best Option

Upside Learning

Training companies are now adopting eLearning for survival & growth. For training companies considering offering eLearning solutions, Blended Learning is the best bet too – albeit for a slightly different reason. We have had several meetings earlier this month with prospective customers (training companies) about how we could help them with their eLearning initiatives. Some of these training companies are very new to the world of eLearning. Such factors are pushing training companies to look for alternatives to long classroom training programs.

Interview with Kay Whalen of EDI

Web Courseworks

Fresh out of college, Kay worked in the accounting department at EDI and today she’s an owner and the president of the company. Tell us a bit about EDI’s growth as an Association Management Company  (AMC). The average member doesn’t know there’s a company behind the association. An AMC is the ultimate outsource. What exactly does an AMC like EDI do? EDI is accredited.

3 ways Custom Elearning can Improve Retail Sales Training

Learnkit

Outsourcing your training to an elearning development company enables your business to establish a cost-effective, results driven training program. Working with an elearning development company, allows you to develop training that achieves desired learning outcomes, while providing staff an interactive and engaging learning experience. Shorten On-the-Job Training Time.

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Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

Upside Learning

Training companies the world over are changing the way they operate and the services they offer customers. Training companies now need to enable themselves with the tools and technologies needed to go online with their training material and find the right systems and backend partners to support them during and after this crucial exercise. Because having a good system means being able to keep customers happy and delighted and also because what most training companies need is a system that runs robustly and has excellent support. Who’s who in the LMS?

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eLearning Australia

Upside Learning

During the visit I had an opportunity to discuss our solutions and services with some leading elearning companies, a few TAFE/VET institutes, and a few corporate clients there. Some thoughts I had about the Australian market: - Over the last few years several new elearning development companies have sprung up in the region which is in line with the growth of elearning market. Sydney, Melbourne, & Brisbane happen to boast a high number of elearning and related companies. We’ve been serving the Australian market for more than four years now.

Elevate Your Management Skills: Quick Start Guide to Training Your Employees Yourself

Mindflash

And When it’s Time to Outsource Training…. There are definitely times to outsource training. Here I use the term “outsource” to mean having anyone but yourself or your immediate team members create the training—be it your internal training department or external training contractors/companies. Managers are often measured on their team’s results. Start Small. Just Start.

44 Profitable Markets within the Training Industry

LearnDash

For an individual, or company, looking to get involved in the industry, there are quite a few niches to get involved in. Training Outsourcing. The training industry is continuing to grow at a rapid pace, especially given the advancement in new technologies. Now, some of these areas may be more viable than others depending on your situation and interests. Aeronautics Training. LMS/CMS.

Transformation Comes Through Process Excellence

Training Industry

The first in this year’s blog series on training outsourcing dealt with the idea that there’s a growing need for corporate executives to find a training supplier that has the capability to transform the training organization from one that consumes costs to one that creates value. Outsourcing training has been traditionally viewed as a strategy to reduce costs because the expectations of training departments have continued to be low and have showed little to no measureable results. These processes are what the top training outsourcing companies do best.

5 Must Read Training and Development Articles

WalkMe Training Station

What matters is that they provide you and your company with new insights on how employee training and development are conducted in other companies and organizations and how to go about achieving your employee development goals. This way, you will be able to compare your own company’s training policies with those of other organizations and make changes where necessary. For companies seeking to use the latest online tools, this article can offer a lot of useful suggestions and insights. 2. Consider Outsourced Training” . Conclusion.

Indian Learning Professionals and Companies on Twitter

Learn and Lead

have included company Twitter accounts in the list. Feel free to leave a comment to suggest more professionals and companies who should be on the list. elearningtyro - E-Learning Tyro Instructional Designer and E-Learning Specialist followVasan - vasan e-Learning professional committed to making difference through learning solutions gaganadlakha - gaganadlakha gargamit100 - Amit Garg eLearning Outsourcing, Learning 2.0 I have updated my list of Indian learning professionals on Twitter. Also listed them in alphabetical order. dreamer. Motto: Help others help themselves.

Social learning for business

Learning and Working on the Web

accounting) is getting outsourced. Complex and creative work is what gives companies unique business advantages. Here’s an elevator pitch , in 10 parts, for social learning , which is what really makes social business work. The increasing complexity of our work is a result of our global interconnectedness. Today, simple work is being automated (e.g. bank tellers).

Go Global by Thinking Local: Delivering Online Training Courses in Multiple Languages

Mindflash

So, it’s a natural leap to use this same learning vehicle to expand your company’s global reach by delivering your online training in multiple languages. Or, go full tilt and outsource to a company that specializes in localization services. Outsourcing work is never a hands-off process, though. But the trick to growing globally is thinking locally. Go Local.