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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.

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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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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The Power of Purpose Driven Learning

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Amid the change and uncertainty of the current world of work, employees crave understanding about how their efforts impact the company and the world around them. Organizational leaders are adding community and social responsibility goals to their strategies, and employees are indicating that they want both meaningful work and purpose driven learning if they are to stay with an organization over time.

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

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.”

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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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.

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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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.

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

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. The onboarding effort pays off: Data shows that 91% of companies who kept their first-year workers had an engaging onboarding experience.

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.

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.

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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Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From Surviving to Thriving: Returning to what science says about how we think, work, and learn

Speaker: Clark Quinn, Ph.D., Author and Executive Director of Quinnovation

The pandemic and associated upheavals of 2020 has led to both the need and opportunity to rethink how we think, work, and learn. Being forced to distance, we took emergency steps to build mechanisms that supported remote-learning, with an emphasis on elearning and virtual training. The consensus suggests that our existing elearning and training weren’t as well-received as we hoped. Our efforts to rely on elearning more and translate training to virtual experiences weren’t well-designed. The underlying reason is that we’re not well aligned with how our brains really work! In this session, Dr. Quinn will also go over the implications for learning and working effectively both in general and in this new era. Come see what L&D can, and should, do to help transform organizations to work smarter (and wiser).

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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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. Here are three common pitfalls of the employee onboarding experience, and how you can reevaluate your processes to avoid them. A slow, disorganized start.

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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.

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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The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

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.

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.

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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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

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.

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.

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.

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.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

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.

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.

Use Customer Service Training to Prepare for Problem Solving

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Providing an outstanding customer experience is always a top goal at any company. But some customers are challenging: They’re having a tough day; they’re impatient; technology has them flustered. Whatever the cause of frustration, customer-facing personnel must remain calm and polite as they resolve the customer’s problem. Targeted customer service training can build the skills needed to do so with finesse.

3 Types of LMS Mobile Application Branding

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Given the nature of the modern learner, it’s imperative to provide access to eLearning via mobile devices. The typical approach is making the LMS interface responsive, which means it will work equally well on a PC screen or a mobile device. Then learners can access their LMS on all their devices and have the full training and LMS experience using the same URL across devices.

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.