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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 […].

To Outsource or Not to Outsource

CLO Magazine

Outsourcing in learning and development has an inconsistent reputation. Full-time employees can lose their jobs; control over certain aspects of the business can be lost; or it ultimately cost more to outsource rather than to keep learning in house. In fact, 53 percent of enterprises outsource at least some portion of their learning, according to an IDC survey from March.

Outsourcing E-learning – Risks and Rewards

CommLab India

When it comes to the decision to outsource your e-learning projects, there are both rewards and risks associated with it. Experience and skill: Outsourcing partners will have the skill and experience required to deliver a quality product. Lack of knowledge: Your outsourcing partner may lack adequate knowledge of your industry, company, or the courseware that is being designed.

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.

Checkpoints That’ll Keep Your Outsourcing Fears at Bay

CommLab India

Let’s say a company wants to outsource its e-learning project to a vendor but the shocking stories of outsourcing experiences gone sour compel them to think twice. They are taking baby steps in the outsourcing route and it is natural for them to have concerns. When outsourcing your e-learning, it is natural to have concerns. Expertise and Quality.

6 Major Benefits of Outsourcing E-learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

A report by Global Employees states outsourcing, “…increases the chances of deriving maximum value out of an investment.” ” Outsourcing saves company resources and enables employees’ effectively focus on the core business. Also, selecting the right vendor who is proficient and experienced will help you pull the benefits outsourcing brings.

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?

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.

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).

Why Experience is Important When Choosing An E-learning Outsourcing Partner?

CommLab India

So, you have decided to outsource your e-learning project and are searching for the right vendor. Find a company that can provide both comprehensive turnkey cradle-to-grave e-Learning, or assist with a piece of the development or hosting activity. Companies with experience mean faster turnaround and minimum productivity loss overheads. eLearning Design e-learning outsourcing

Outsourcing E-learning Projects to India: 8 Points to Consider [Infographic]

CommLab India

Today, e-learning is being adopted by several organizations to train their staff. A few companies develop their online training programs in-house and host them on their LMS, while many others prefer to outsource these activities; and if you have made a decision to outsource your e-learning project to India, you have made the right choice. Are there other issues to be added?

Learning and Development: Why Hire an Outside Company?

The Learning Dispatch

Why hire a learning and development company? Companies perform training functions internally all of the time. And yet… even very successful companies sometimes depend on other entities for expertise. Hire a mobile canning company to expand from kegs and growlers. Partner with a distribution company. Why do companies outsource aspects of their business?

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.

3 ways Outsourcing Elearning Development can reduce training costs

Learnkit

Many organizations need help building effective elearning for their people so they turn to elearning development agencies ( like Learnkit ) to outsource elearning production. While these organizations need the expertise of an agency to build training, many of them get an initial sticker shock when discussing the price of outsourcing elearning. Create Scalable, On-demand Solutions.

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.

E-learning Outsourcing – Make the Right Choice

CommLab India

A pharmaceutical company wanted to create an e-learning course on product training for its sales force. They were not sure whether to develop the course in-house or outsource it. Are you taking baby steps in e-learning and still undecided whether to develop your courses in-house or outsource them? Are you familiar with the outsourcing options available in e-learning?

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.

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.

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.

Outsourcing the translation of your e-learning courses? Get the prep work right

CommLab India

Are you thinking of outsourcing the translation? As an e-learning vendor with 15 years of experience and translation expertise, we at CommLab suggest you outsource your translation services to a vendor who has the required expertise to produce multiple language versions of e-learning courses. Advantages of outsourcing to Indian e-learning partners. What do you think?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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 – 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.

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.

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.

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.