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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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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.

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5 Ways To Effectively Teach Soft Skills To Your Sales Team [Infographic]

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We all know that the best sales people have the “it” factor that no one seems to be able to describe. It’s in the way they communicate to a customer, that connects with them beyond the surface level, and spawns an immediate likeability and trust.

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How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

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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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

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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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.

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.

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.

National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

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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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.

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.

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.

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5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

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.

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.

Testing, Testing: Best Practices for eLearning Recall and Retention

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The word “test” usually strikes fear into the hearts of learners, replete with anxiety and sweaty palms. That’s because in most cases, tests are used as a way for learners to prove to administrators that they’ve mastered the material: If a learner fails, it means he’s done something wrong.

The Force Awakens: Is Neuromarketing on the Side of Good or Evil?

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The clear winner of the Super Bowl advertisement showdown in 2011 was Volkswagen. Not only did their Passat commercial about the world’s cutest pint-size Darth Vader make all 111 million viewers say “aww,” but the spot nabbed two Gold Lions and the title of Adweek’s best commercial for 2011.

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[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.

Why Your Training Strategy Probably Needs an Attitude Adjustment

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If you’re taking on the paternal role for workplace training and notice that employees are more sullen teens than willing participants, you have a serious problem.

Africa Rising: How eLearning is Elevating Education in the World’s Fastest-Growing Market

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Why We Should Teach Millennials The Same Way We Market To Them

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In just a few years, Dollar Shave Club (a mail-order subscription service for razors) went from being a basement startup to being worth $615 million. The brand boasts 2.6 million followers on Facebook, and its original low-brow viral video explaining the service has enjoyed over 22 million views.

Multimedia Learning Could Increase Engagement for Your Team

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By now Multimedia isn’t a new concept. Between Instagram Live and Snapchat’s augmented reality, we’re pretty comfortable around multi-forms of media usage. However, sometimes we fail to see how we can apply media into our professional life when it comes to corporate digital learning.

[eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.