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Leverage Your LMS in Employee Onboarding

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When you show up at a party, you want to feel welcomed. It’s the same when you start a new job. Onboarding is a company’s way of helping people know why they’re there, connect with other people and make them want to stay.

3 Ways to Bolster a Culture of Learning at Work

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Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends study found that 73% of executives predict significant industry disruption in the next three years. Your company can be caught in the wake of that disruption or be the leader that affects change.

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3 Common Employee Onboarding Pitfalls

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New hires often fall into two buckets during onboarding: They’re either bored without enough to do or “drinking from a fire hose,” drowning in information. Your goal is to find the right balance between these two scenarios.

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Improving Employee Satisfaction Through Learning

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Organizations have many choices when considering how to invest their human resources budget to engage employees. But not all investments are equal when it comes to employee satisfaction; the opportunity to develop ranks among the highest, according to a LinkedIn survey. In addition to an investment that increases the valuable skills in your organization, creating a learning culture also influences worker attitudes.

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How Do You Measure the Success of Enterprise Learning?

Every organization measures ROI differently. With Thought Industries’ three pillars of learning in this white paper, you can identify what matters to your business, define KPIs and metrics, and see how other organizations measure success and impact.

Managing Change in the Workplace Through Your LMS

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Any conversation about managing change in the workplace should include learning. That’s because nearly 70% of change initiatives in the workplace fail to achieve the desired outcome, according to the Center for Creative Leadership. If your organization is struggling to adapt, you might need to consider either tapping or making more effective use of training tools.

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Learning in the Workplace: Put Your Managers at the Helm

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Enabling leaders to support employee learning has become necessary for organizations to address the growing skills gap. According to the World Economic Forum , “As the rate of skills change accelerates across both old and new roles in all industries, proactive and innovative skill-building and talent management is an urgent issue.”

3 LMS Considerations for Managing Remote Employees’ Training

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Nearly one-third of the U.S. workforce doesn’t “go to work.” ” Thirty-one percent of U.S. workers work remotely 80-100% of the time, according to Gallup. More companies than ever rely on a balance of in-office workers and remote talent as a part of everyday operations. Workforce dynamics are shifting dramatically. Chances are, your organization is tasked with managing remote employees’ training more than ever before.

Succession Planning Best Practices: Use LMS Reporting Tools

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Bench players in sports are often stars in the making waiting for an opportunity to shine. Organizations can apply this same concept and use succession planning best practices to prepare employees to assume future leadership positions. It can be a struggle for organizations to manage the gaps when key talent leaves—especially in a tight labor market.

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Creativity in the Workplace, Part 2: How to Teach Creativity

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The benefits of creativity are clear: Companies regarded as creative lead competitors and peers in key metrics, like revenue growth and market share. And, according to LinkedIn Learning’s “ 2019 Workplace Learning Report ,” executives see the value. Part 1 of this creativity in the workplace series explored why creativity is a top soft skill that managers seek in applicants and creativity’s benefit to your bottom line.

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The Ultimate Crash Course in eLearning Visual Design

Speaker: Connie Malamed, Founder of Mastering Instructional Design and Publisher of The eLearning Coach

Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist optimal retention. If you need rapid, easily actionable ways to improve your eLearning and slides, join this session to learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs.

Supercharge Corporate Training Goals to Drive Success

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Most executives would eagerly adopt a strategy that would empower employees to feel—and be—more productive, more engaged and more successful. You can accomplish all of that while also keeping top performers motivated and reducing turnover with one simple approach: Offer training. Ambitious corporate training goals can boost efficiency and drive profit in surprising ways. Learning improves focus.

How to Get Executive Buy-In for New LMS Technology

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As a hiring manager, you know a good learning management system fulfills compliance obligations, develops skills, enforces best practices and may even be a solution to the engagement and retention dilemma. But those tangible benefits aren’t always apparent to those removed from training program development. Even if your learning and development department has its own budget, you’ll need to craft a convincing proposal that builds the business case for new technology.

How to Assemble an LMS Implementation Dream Team

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Launching a new learning management system takes careful planning, including the assembling of a dream team of superstars who will make the implementation happen smoothly and efficiently. If you’re a small organization, your internal dream team may be a mighty party of one. If a larger, then roles are likely distributed across different departments and people. Either way, the importance of a customized LMS implementation plan cannot be overstated.

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Build Your Learning Technology Fan Club With These User Adoption Tips

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It’s an exciting day when your learning technology gets installed. Whether you’re replacing an existing learning management system or starting fresh, your success will depend on how you demonstrate its benefits to your staff. Here’s how to get your workforce to log on and learn. Provide context & make it simple. First, you need to show employees that your new LMS is accessible and can serve their needs.

6 Tips to Transform Performance & Boost ROI with Video

Speaker: Don Schmidt - WW Sales Enablement Director, Inside Sales MongoDB

The power of video is working for a growing roster of organizations, whether working with a live mentor or scaling programs with artificial intelligence. Take advantage of this exclusive webinar to learn how to use video coaching to your advantage!

How to Partner With the C-Suite for L&D Success

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Do you know how your L&D program maps to your organization’s strategic goals? If the answer is no, you’re not alone, but you’re likely leaving opportunities on the table. According to “ Elevating Learning & Development ” from McKinsey, 60% of companies say learning has no explicit connection to their business strategy, but—when aligned with strategy—learning is a powerful tool for creating business value. The value of learning strategy alignment.

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LMS Drives Employee Career Development & Personalization

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Most organizations welcome new employees with targeted training, enabling them to quickly learn what they need to know to get started—but offer limited employee career development training beyond onboarding. By maintaining that new-job enthusiasm, you can focus your workforce on continuous learning and personalized career development, to everyone’s benefit.

Prevent Employee Burnout With Flexibility, Learning Culture

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An occupational hazard getting attention from the World Health Organization (WHO) could target an organization’s highest performers: Employee burnout. A phenomenon that results from chronic workplace stress, according to the WHO, burnout is not considered a medical condition. It is something that managers need to make serious efforts to prevent or mitigate, though. According to Forbes , there are three components of employee burnout: Exhaustion. Disengagement. Reduced efficacy.

Solve Compliance Training Issues With These 3 Gamification Techniques

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Compliance training makes up 12% of an organization’s learning programs, according to the “ ATD 2018 State of the Industry ” report. Unfortunately, according to Brandon Hall Group’s “ 2017 Compliance Training Survey ,” only about one-third of companies say those training efforts are effective.

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Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Baer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

Bridge the Women and Leadership Gap With Mentors, Training

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Companies with more female executives and board members tend to enjoy better performance and are more profitable than those without women in the C-suite, according to a global survey conducted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Adopting strategies geared toward addressing issues of women and leadership can give your company a competitive edge. Start with the numbers.

Build a Positive LMS Experience for Millennial & Gen Z Employees With Design Thinking

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Digital natives will soon be the majority of the workforce. Millennials currently make up the largest portion at just over one-third, according to Pew Research , and Generation Z—born between 1995 and 2015—is coming up right behind them. Your company’s learning management system must be fully equipped to match each generation’s preferred style of learning.

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Overcoming Performance Bias in Employee Promotions

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Today, workplaces are more diverse than ever. With four generations in the workforce, all with differing backgrounds and life and job experiences, human resources and corporate management need to be aware of how performance bias creeps into their workday. Biases, whether overt or implicit, can affect the hiring, work assignment, succession planning and promotion processes.

Improve Compliance Training Results With the Right LMS Strategy

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When the time of year rolls around for a compliance training renewal, you should have peace of mind that it will resonate with employees and shape their behavior in the way intended. Whether you’re enforcing industry regulations, local or federal laws, or workplace policies, effective training stems from a strong learning culture reinforced by the right learning management system. Why engaging compliance training matters.

Create Engaging Scenario-Based Training on ANY Budget

Speaker: Tim Buteyn - President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, Tim Buteyn of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions will explore how to optimize learner engagement with scenario-based training. You'll learn what makes up scenarios, how they benefit the learner, and why this is important to your organization. You'll also dive into real-world examples across a wide range of budgets and look at how typical training content can be completely transformed.

Millennial Leadership Development: Building the Business Case & Getting Started

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Millennials now make up the largest cohort in the workplace, according to Pew Research. Many of them have ascended to leadership positions and are helping to define company direction, culture and strategic goals, but not all of them feel fully prepared. L&D professionals must build the business case for new leadership development by highlighting the needs of millennials and where their company’s current learning strategy and learning management system can be improved.

Ignite Crowdsourced Learning for These 3 Business Benefits

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Only half of employees say their company listens to their ideas for improving business outcomes, according to Mercer’s “ 2019 Global Talent Trends Report.” ” Crowdsourced learning ideas can help organizations improve workforce engagement with learning and development programs while simultaneously igniting an employee-led workplace transformation.

Creative Recruitment Strategies to Attract & Retain Top Talent

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With global unemployment of advanced markets dropping to 5%, according to statistics from the International Monetary Fund , it’s no wonder businesses across industries are looking for creative recruitment strategies to attract and retain top talent. If you have a robust training program, you’re already ahead of the game. Lack of employers’ support for career development is a major concern among millennials, according to the Deloitte Millennial Survey.

When Are Different Corporate Learning Methods Most Appropriate?

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An exciting feature of supporting corporate learning in our time is the variety of methods and techniques we have at our disposal. From traditional training to online courses to learning in the flow of work , each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Determining the right solution for a particular project often involves weighing multiple variables. This short list highlights some of each method’s signature advantages and use cases, along with other considerations.

The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

4 Ways Integrating Your LMS Will Improve Your Business

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A learning management system (LMS) makes it easy to consolidate your training and learning materials into one place. And while that’s great and all, what happens if you need them in more than one place? Well, first let’s recognize that there’s a pretty big difference between consolidation and isolation. Just as no man is an island, no software should be either. Having software that can play well with others improves your business and integrating your LMS is no exception.

How a Training Management System Fosters Consistent Learning Outcomes

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Learning is the top leadership challenge, according to Deloitte’s “ 2019 Global Human Capital Trends ” study. Executives know that consistent learner experiences are the foundation of performance. However, delivering consistent results across a diverse workforce of employee backgrounds, cultures and learning styles is a key L&D leadership challenge. Best-of-breed organizations use a training management system to drive consistent learner outcomes across a diverse workforce.

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How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

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Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. to find learning content. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. How much stuff is out there? YouTube alone experiences 100 hours of video uploaded every minute. https://www.youtube.com/yt/press/statistics.html ).

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How to Design Cybersecurity Training for Employees: 4 Best Practices

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An incredible 35% of data breaches are caused by human error, according to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. In some industries, such as health care, over half of breaches are caused by insider error. Non-technical employees are the frontline defense against many categories of security threat, including phishing, social engineering, inadvertent data exposure and physical tampering or theft.

Discover What Stage Your CE Program is in and the Next Steps for Tomorrow’s Growth

Get the Customer Education Maturity Model Self-Assessment to quickly determine which of the 5 maturity stages your program is in today and then identify the next high-impact initiatives to undertake to advance to the next stage of program growth.

3 Outcomes of Reverse Mentoring

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It might be time to update the prevailing image of mentorship. While mentoring roles of the past were reserved for the most senior members of our society or the executive level of an organization, today’s mentors are present in every generation and in every role. Rather than relying strictly on a top-down approach to mentoring, organizations are exploring reverse mentoring to meet business needs. In the past, mentoring was a one-way street—from elder to younger.

L&D Should Boost Employee Productivity, Not Disrupt It

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Distractions at work are a fact of life, especially when you factor in emails, instant messages, desk-side visits from co-workers and the siren’s call of social media. Staying engaged and “in the zone” is critical to employee productivity. According to Gallup , businesses in the top quartile of engagement realize higher productivity and 21 percent higher profitability.

How to Motivate Employees: How Productive Is Your Team?

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If your organization is facing productivity issues, it may not be a question of how to motivate employees. It could be strategic misalignment or a business case for learning and development. More than half of employees lack clarity around performance goals, according to Mercer. Before you add resources to a team, learn to identify the leaks in your productivity. Understand the work. Lean management promotes the “Gemba walk”—the practice of observing employees at work.

4 Steps to Preparing Your LMS Content for Flash Course Conversion

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If you made your eLearning courses before 2016, chances are the end of Flash® Player is already impacting how your LMS courses are performing. That’s because while Adobe is set to end Flash at the end of 2020, browsers have already been pulling support. That leaves organizations with eLearning courses running on Flash scrambling for a fix. The good news: converting Flash courses to HTML5 can help ensure content still engages and resonates with your learners.

Drips, Bots, and Blogs: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Reinforcement

Speaker: Shannon Tipton, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels LLC

Today's work culture requires giving people the ability to control when and where they participate in their professional development. Learn how you can provide valuable, self-directed bites of learning content (and strategies to make that content stick) in this webinar!