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Taking Learning To The Next Level With Gamification

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How does your business motivate employees during training and development processes

Use These KPIs To Measure Training Effectiveness

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HR managers face a tough dilemma when it comes to employee training, education, and development. On the one hand, learning is linked to engagement in the workplace. After all, if employees feel like they are progressing and gaining new skills or knowledge from a job, they will be more likely to work hard and stick around.

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Proving Learning Value Is Hard But Not Impossible

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In some companies, championing a learning culture can be a tiring process. CEOs, leaders, and stakeholders want to know the ROI of something that is not easy to define or measure sometimes. Trying to reduce learning to a monetary amount can seem like an impossible task

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Profit And Engagement Through Employee Journey Mapping

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Someone from your leaves. Then another. And another. You were thinking you were doing fine, right? Well hello there false sense of security. Sucker punched to the gut. Whenever this happens I can never really quite shake off the feeling of me being fired as a manager. I’ve lost many great people over the course of my career which working on different teams. If you are like me, you probably had to take some time to think about why they left. Sometimes it takes me quite a while to figure it out.

Why Every Tech Company Needs a Customer Enablement Program

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Does Your Talent Management Strategy Support Millennials?

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I’m a Millennial but I don’t like to be called that. Or to be put into categories and buckets. Like many of my friends and colleagues, I’ve read too many opinions on who we are and how we should be treated. But this is not an article about stereotypes or about a generation like any other - this is about the majority of the workforce and how companies can create a talent management strategy to support us

Can Learning Help Increase Employee Engagement?

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Most business owners and managers would concede that employee engagement is instrumental to employee retention. You’d see a similar consensus concerning the value of employee retention in general. According to the Center for American Progress , the costs of employee turnover can range from 16% to 213%, depending on the level of employee and the skill and complexity of the job at hand.

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Attending A Conference? Step Up Your Learning With These Tips

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What do you get from attending a conference that you can't get by taking a class, reading a book, watching a video, having a discussion over email with someone or discussing something on social media? The answer is simple: you get to learn in a new environment and connect with people who can help shape new perspectives

4 Ways to Ensure Learning Transfer

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For HR managers, one of the most difficult parts of the job is balancing the need for talent development with the number-crunching expectations of CEOs, company leaders, and stakeholders. Investing in ongoing training and development is an effective way to make sure that employees feel like they are valued and that they are growing and progressing with your business.

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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.

Make Learning Stick Using Microlearning

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When you’re managing a training program you’re focused on delivering a package of information that can provide a strong base for anyone attending the training. Your training agenda has a well-defined structure with a succession of ideas and resources that come together to ensure learning. For employees however, the process is more of a “I want to know X specific thing to use in Y specific aspect of my work.” More often than not, learners don’t need all of that content.

The Neuroscience of Peer Learning

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The good news is that more and more businesses are recognizing the importance of ongoing employee learning and development (L&D)—not just for increase capability and productivity, but also for employee engagement and retention. The bad news is that many companies are neglecting one of the most important parts of the L&D landscape: peer learning. Indeed, not all learning opportunities have to come from classes, seminars, or other outside development programs.

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How to Create an In-House Training Plan for Your Team

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So you’ve gotten the approval to create an in-house training plan. Congrats! That’s an impressive feat just by itself. But now you actually have to figure out how to develop it

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The Learning Process Built For Profit

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When companies invest in training they not only want their employees to learn more and gain new skills but they want those new skills to translate into profits

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Need New Skills? Upgrade Your Learning by Unlearning First

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As the world becomes more complex, the workplace does as well. Leaders and managers want employees who have general knowledge about various topics, not just a set of specialized skills. This type of knowledge requires employees to gain knowledge quickly and efficiently. For many people, this is easier said than done. Jobs require us to learn various skills related to topics that may not be in our fields. For example, many jobs make use of technology in some way.

9 Myths and Truths about Employee Training Programs

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Learning can be one of the best ways to improve your life and job performance. But the problem is that many employee training programs are sometimes doomed from the start

Disengaged Employees? Send Them To Learning Bootcamp

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Have you ever thought about how many disengaged employees you have and what their impact on your revenue has been? By some estimates companies lose between 20 and 25% of their revenue each year due to disengaged employees. Many companies underestimate how many disengaged employees they have, but according to the 2016 Udemy Workplace Boredom Study almost half of full-time employees in the US (43%) are disengaged and 51% feel this way at least half the time

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Leveraging E-Learning for Sales Enablement

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What does your organization do for sales enablement? If you are like many sales-driven businesses, you focus on in-person training or on-the-job shadowing. From classroom presentations to day-long experiences where trainees watch more seasoned salespeople in action, there are many ways to push sales enablement through training

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Learn Smarter, not Harder: The Benefits of Social Learning

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When people in companies want to learn something new, they often look online or sign up for a learning course. Many people don’t think of the most common form of learning when they want to learn something new: social learning. This type of learning has been around ever since humanity first started passing on skills. In today’s technological world, social learning has evolved from being only face-to-face to being online

4 Best Practices for Shared Team-Learning

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Much of today’s organizational work is knowledge-based. Employees need to hone their skills and upgrade their know-how to become more productive. This can be easily done through shared team-learning. However, much knowledge within an organization often remains unshared

The Definition of Learning Has Changed

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In most areas of the world, technology probably changes faster than people do. That means that organizations need to have ways of managing these changes while trying to stay up-to-date

11 Best TEDTalks About Company Learning

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If we look at company learning resources online, there is a lot of information out there. So much so that it can be confusing. TED Talks are a great way to organize your learning and help share what you have learned with your team members. These talks are some of my favorite ones on learning and organizational development. What better way to inspire people than to learn and then pass on that excitement?

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Fast Learning Finds to Take You to the Next Level

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Everything seems faster these days. We need to produce more and do more in less time. We need to get everywhere faster. Even the internet is not fast enough for us sometimes

How The Individual Learning Plan Benefits Everyone

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Learning is not something new; humans have been doing it for millennia. But the way we learn has changed as society has changed

How Adaptive Learning Improves Professional Development

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When looking at the $350 billion that is spent on learning and training every year around the world, there are some figures that state 45% of that learning is scrap. By other estimates, the number is as high as 80

The Key Elements Of An Agile Learning Strategy

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Creating an agile learning environment is no easy task. But in this current state of the business world, flexibility and agility are necessary to survive. Not all companies have the learning initiatives in place to cope. In fact, only 17% of companies surveyed in a recent study stated they manage change effectively. Only 30% have change management and learning and development teams in place to support employees adapt to change

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Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

How to Structure an Employee Learning Plan

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Many people mistakenly assume that their days of learning are over when they finish school and enter the job market, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, a person’s ability to learn and incorporate new knowledge is one of their most vital assets at any given point in their careers, no matter what they do for a living. You'll hear m any people talk about the importance of having a plan for your development, but no one really tells you how to create one. Until now.

Not Enough Time? Start Prioritizing Learning

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Do you feel you never have enough time in a day to do everything you want (or need) to do? If so, you certainly aren’t alone. Often, this feeling that you don’t have enough hours to work with comes about as a result of stress. When there are a million different things on your plate, or you feel everything is hitting at once, your stress levels go up and your perception of time starts to shift.

6 Lessons Pixar Can Teach Us About Company Learning

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Admit it, you have cried during basically every Pixar movie. When Andy gave up Woody in Toy Story 3. When Carl and Ellie share their last words in Up. When Wall-e longingly watches clips of old romantic musicals. When Sully says goodbye to Boo. We’ll stop there. We actually want you to read the rest of this article

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21 Interesting Facts about Organizational Learning

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One of the many benefits of the digital age is the availability of information. In any given industry, we are now able to benchmark and analyze trends, acknowledge success stories and build on what others have discovered

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

11 Technology Trends in LMS

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As learning will continue to be a crucial aspect of organizations into the foreseeable future, systems that manage that learning or LMS, will be even more important

11 Efficient Learning Practices for Onboarding

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In the current state of the world, it seems like everyone is trying to do more in less time. Multitasking is so commonplace now that research is saying it is actually not such a good thing for us

Is Your Learning Program Really Improving Workplace Performance?

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Learning is everywhere these days. We find it in books, in apps, on websites, in computer programs, and at our jobs. Most people agree that learning is crucial to helping employees improve and helping the business increase its profits. But with such a large push for learning, how can you tell if your investment in learning is actually improving workplace performance

The Workplace Learning Environment is Moving Online

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When most of us think of learning environments, we probably think of school. We imagine ourselves sitting in a classroom, listening to a teacher explain something to us. Even as we enter the workplace, we probably think of learning as taking place in a meeting room, listening to a speaker about a certain topic the company needs us to learn. But for learners at all levels, the environment where learning takes place seems to be changing. More and more learning is now taking place online

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.