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How Much Does it Really Cost to Train an Employee?

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We’ve heard the numbers before: The average company spends around $1,208 per employee per year on training costs. But that statistics can be misleading, especially when company size and industry come into play.

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Mentor, Coach, Advocate: Why Leaders Spending Time with Their Employees Pays Off

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Spending time with employees pays off—not just for them, but for the leaders and the entire organization. The question of how much time can be explored in a Fast Company post, “Why Managers Should Spend Exactly 6 Hours A Week With Each Employee.”

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What is Blended Learning? The Guide to Everything You Need to Know

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You’ve likely heard of a lot of buzzing in the corporate world about Blended Learning and aren’t quite sure how or where to start with this concept. A vast majority of the research done with Blending Learning pertains to the K-12 educational space.

Infographic: How Neurolearning Can Drastically Improve Your Employees Ability to Learn New Skills

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Learning is a lot more than just “Read this,” and “Look at that.” When receiving new information, our brains are firing on all cylinders to process, route, and store that data for later recall.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Creative Slump Got You Down? 3 Surprising Ways to Spark Inspiration

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Anyone working in a creative capacity has been subject to the dreaded mental block. No matter what you do, inspiration is hard to find and you can wind up feeling like you’re stuck in a rut.

This is What Perfect Onboarding Looks Like

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Real talk: Most onboarding is bad. Really, really bad. And we get it since good onboarding takes a significant time investment that frankly, not all organizations have at their disposal. But what might seem like a luxury should be regarded as a necessity—that is, as long as it’s done well.

Fix Those Pesky Digital Learning Quality Assurance Pain Points

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Any learning or product administrator can tell you a scary story about a time when glitches, grammar, design, and function served as a foil to their learners.

The Science of Learning: How To Gain Your Employee’s Attention

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Employee attention: it’s the holy grail of any training program. But while shiny new methods and the latest tech aim to grab ahold of employee attention and drive engagement levels, the foundation still needs to be in place to make sure employees are really listening. Before you buy into new programs or the latest in training tech, make sure you always utilize the proven science of learning to make sure your learners are truly getting the most out of every moment.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

3 Reasons Epic Fails Happen in Corporate L&D

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You did the research. You created the content. You even got people to take your course. But it still wasn’t a success. Forgetful learners, unenthused managers, and a lack of engagement caused your training session to fall flat. Insanity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results each time. If your training is ineffectual, you know all too well how exhausting it can be to plan and prep, only to have it become a total dud for your purposes.

Discover Why More Companies are Choosing to Ditch Their LMS

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Once upon a time, the learning management system (LMS) was king. It was there that L&D professionals could produce, tweak, deliver, and manage employee learning. It seemed like a perfect solution until suddenly, it wasn’t.

Creating a Personalized Learning Environment

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Most people are accustomed to getting things just the way they like them. From ordering a burger – hold the onions – to queuing up a list of saved TV shows on their DVR, preferences essentially predict the outcome for choice after choice each day.

Netflix and Training: How to Create Binge-Worthy Digital Learning

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By now, Netflix has successfully made it from Blockbuster disruptor to a cultural phenomenon. From original series to all of your old favorites, the sheer availability of entertainment is part of the appeal.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Chemical Romance: Why Your Brain Falls in Love with Stories

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Humans love a good story. From the dawn of time—think cave paintings and oral traditions—to the modern methods of seeing a movie or being absorbed by a good book, the power of stories captivates, motivates, and creates a strong bond between memory and content.

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4 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Employee Engagement

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When you’re looking for ways to get employees more invested in their roles, it can seem like most suggestions revolve around the long game. Sure, we tout mentoring as an awesome way to increase engagement, but building relationships don’t happen overnight.

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The Untapped Potential of Virtual Reality in eLearning

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Thanks to everyone and their grandma (literally) getting VR goggles for Christmas, it seems as though more practical applications for virtual reality are just around the corner.

This is What Google is Doing to Reinvent Their Certification Course

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Think about the time you took the written test for your driver’s license: You were probably nervous, with the sweaty palms and weak knees to prove it.

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Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do you execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

How to Attract and Retain Millennials in the Workplace

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Corporations, desperate for skilled labor, are searching all over the world for anyone who can think outside the box. The problem is, all of the ping pong tables, free lunches, and incentives in the world may attract the top talent, but it doesn’t make them stay.

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5 Things You Should Know to Launch Your Course on Your LMS

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There’s nothing quite as heartbreaking as assuming that your course is ready for launch, only to find out that errors and bugs are standing between the learners and the information they need.

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Leveling Up: Why Gamers Make Better Learners

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Hours spent alone with your Xbox might not be the same as hours spent in the library, but–contrary to your mom’s belief–your dedication to Modern Warfare isn’t for naught.

Mindful Eating: Eating Mindfully by Minding What You Eat

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The average adult human has a sustained attention span of 20 minutes, but some researchers are saying that’s been reduced to 5 minutes , with the internet to blame. If you’ve got a particularly long training session or meeting coming up, your brain needs all the help it can get. Mindful eating.

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Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!

Bargain Shopping for eLearning? Why Off-the-Shelf Isn’t Always the Best Deal

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If you love a good deal, the idea of purchasing off-the-shelf training programs for your company can definitely sound appealing. From a low per-person price to promises of big returns, a savvy shopper might be swayed into nabbing more generic content for the right price.

Why Understanding Learner Motivation Is Key For Gamification

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Just like eLearning can’t take place without a deep understanding of learner motivation, gamification in employee training won’t work without an understanding what drives and motivates employees. Just adding point or badges to a learning module is not gamification.

How Top Fortune 500 Companies Are Using eLearning to Increase Office Productivity

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Finding ways to increase productivity is a goal of every business in existence. If your employees seem a little sluggish, it’s not your imagination nor your impatience.

How to Growth Hack Your Brain Using Gamification and Neurolearning

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When you hear the term “growth hack,” what do you think of? It’s one of those buzzwords that marketing pros throw around, especially when speed and size are of the essence.

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2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

Discover the Best Way to Incorportate Livestreaming into Your Training

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When your typical training tactics start to feel a bit stale, it’s tempting to try and bring in new technology to remedy the issue. But sometimes, what could seem like a solution could actually compound the issues you’re having, like learners who are unenthused and disconnected.

Training Shelf Life: Redesign Your Digital Learning So it Doesn’t Go Stale

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When we talk about training “shelf life,” we’re defining how long content stays fresh, engaging, and relevant without a redesign. Too often training is designed with the idea that it’ll be perpetually evergreen and always applicable.

How Better Customer Education is the Secret Ingredient for Customer Loyalty

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Many eLearning principles are also highly effective when applied to the marketing front, especially when it comes to customer loyalty.

Discover the Right Way to Choose A Voiceover for Your Digital Learning

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Voiceovers are a lot like design: you only really notice it when it’s bad. That’s because a good voiceover is so seamless that it becomes an integral part of your digital learning, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.

The Goldilocks Syndrome: And Other Signs that You have Learning Gaps

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We’ve all heard the story of Goldilocks before: Girl finds a house; girl tests out furniture; girl eats food; gets found by bears; gets scared and runs away.

You Might Need an Instructional Designer If…

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We get it: Small budgets and that one guy in HR who swears he took an instructional design course in college might sway you to get the job done in-house. And at times, it might even be adequate for less-important training or quick-fire leadership tips.

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Three Ways to Use Animation In eLearning

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Albert Einstein famously said, “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” This quote is at the heart of teaching: whether your concept is theoretical physics or how to sell more product—break it down into simple, engaging components.

Why the Best Digital Learning Has An Even Better Storyline

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Cave paintings are more than just pretty pictures. Our ancestors used stories as a way to pass information from generation to generation. Whether the message was genealogical in nature or just “Stay away from sharp teeth”, stories have had a way of capturing attention and relaying information that really sticks. Centuries later, we’re still using stories to pass data from person to person. When you were a kid, Little Red Riding Hood taught you to stay out of dark forests and away from strangers.

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.