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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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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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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.

The Top 7 Features Your LMS Must Have

An LMS has the power to enhance training effectiveness, and improve business outcomes. The key is knowing which features will enable your organization to get there. This guide will help ensure your LMS is capable of meeting your learning objectives.

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.

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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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.

[New eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

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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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.

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.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

2017 Resolutions: 4 Soft Skills Corporate Employees Need This Year

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It’s the beginning of a new year, and you know what that means: crowded gyms and New Year’s resolutions. As far as goals go, most resolutions are of the personal variety. But what about the goals your company has for the next year? Do you give the same attention and effort to corporate resolutions? For 2017, we propose our own resolution: be better at soft skills. They’re the ones that are harder to teach, demonstrate, and measure.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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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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3 Upgrades You Need for Your Corporate Learning in 2017

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In an industry that was stagnant for a long time, we can’t help but be excited about the possibilities that innovation and creativity bring to the table for learning. The decades-long monopoly that bad eLearning and training once held over the corporate world has been replaced by engaging content and out-of-the-box delivery methods that keep learners glued and actually improve retention and results. But we’re not done yet.

Iterative Design Models: ADDIE vs SAM

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Whipping up a boring corporate learning or training session into a dazzling & engaging eLearning experience has huge, obvious benefits. The question is – what model best fits your team?

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Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Still Sending Emails About Your Learning Initiative? It’s Not Enough.

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You put a ton of resources into creating a learning initiative for your team, all just to have it be neglected to wither away in an LMS graveyard. Sound familiar? It’s frustrating to put all of your time and energy into a program that doesn’t really get a response. Maybe you even tried to send out an email to drum up support–and still; nothing. Clearly an internal email isn’t doing much to inspire your employees to take action and use the learning program. But you do have the tools to inspire.

3 Reasons Why Your Brain Loves Animation for Learning

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“Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.” ” -Walt Disney. At first glance, the decision to go with animation over live-action training makes sense from a business perspective. It’s obviously much less expensive than hiring a subject matter expert, and it gives you the chance to create branded assets specific to your organization.

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Millennials And Digital Learning: How They’re Going To Help You Improve

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No matter how you feel about them, this much we know is true: Millennials are an inescapable part of the corporate landscape. In fact, by 2030, they won’t just be part of the corporate landscape, they will make up 75 percent of the dominant generation. If you work with millennials, you’ve probably noticed that the old status quos doesn’t really apply anymore. They want opportunities, they expect to be heard, and they demand better training.

Pedagogy vs. Andragogy: Where Many Get it Wrong In Their Learning Strategy

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Most professionals in the learning space have used the words “pedagogy” and “andragogy” before. Unfortunately, the terms are often used interchangeably and therefore, incorrectly. Broken down, pedagogy and andragogy essentially translate to “child guide” and “man guide” respectively. It might seem like a case of a tiny detail and a nitpicky eLearning agency, but there is actually a vast difference between adult and child learning theories.

Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS: Recorded Webinar

Learn how to get analytic insights into your Moodle learner data. You’ll also get tips and tricks on how to quickly access, analyze, and share this information for actionable insights that will help you improve the effectiveness of your learning programs.

Slack Vs. Hipchat: Which Works Best for Informal Learning?

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Full disclosure: At eLearning Mind, we love Slack. The platform allows us to easily talk between departments and helps to close the gap caused by having offices on opposite sides of the country. But we were also curious about Slack’s biggest competitor, Hipchat.

The Talent You Are Missing Might Already Be On Your Team

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It’s a jungle out there, and we don’t mean for employees. Today, it’s the employers that are at a disadvantage because organizations are fighting for the attention of a few multi-talented individuals. When someone has talent in their role, other companies will take notice, and you could find that your organization keeps losing crucial personnel to competitors. So what’s the issue? It could be a lack of learning opportunities.

ELM Expert Series: 3 Fundamental Pillars to Sales Training Success

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What’s Your Foundation? Organizations are currently spending billions of dollars a year on sales training without seeing a lasting impact to their programs. As a sales training professional, I believe we can do better.

5 Ways to “Uberize” Your eLearning

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Did you know that if you traveled all Uber trips in just the past five years, it would be roughly the same as a round trip to Saturn? Not bad for a company that started five years and $200K ago. Today, Uber is one of those rare success stories, valued at around $63 billion.

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

Why Mindfulness Deserves a Place in Your Leadership Training

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It seems like something you’d hear while meditating during yoga class: Mindfulness teaches us to be present and deliberate in choice and action. But mindfulness has made its way from the yoga mat to the office in some organizations, and the benefits have been significant and even scientifically proven. The shift to soft skills as part of leadership training should encourage mindfulness, so it’s worth understanding why keeping mindfulness on your mind could make all the difference.

How Microsoft Can Be A Digital Learning Powerhouse With It’s Lynda.com Acquisition

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With Microsoft’s $26 billion-dollar acquisition of LinkedIn, the software giant also gets a bevy of other online businesses. One of the sites included in the package deal is Lynda.com, which LinkedIn acquired for $1.5 billion in 2015.

Inside Out: How Disney Uses Neuroscience as a Marketing Tool

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Disney/Pixar’s latest movie Inside Out , writers delved into a conceptualized idea of how emotions affect and influence our reactions, our memories, and even our personalities.

Here’s the Secret Number to Help You Avoid Information Overload

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You may not realize it, but we have a natural defense to avoid information overload. Imagine that someone is giving you a phone number. It’s almost universal: They will give you the first three numbers first (8-6-7) before giving you the last four numbers (5-3-0-9).

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?