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Improve the training experience with self-directed learning

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When it comes to learning, asking questions and getting answers, people don't waste any time getting to the bottom of things. We pull out our devices and perform a quick search. Seconds is all it takes, and we get what we're looking for.

To build your own LMS or buy one?

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Sure, creating your own LMS from scratch used to be the go-to move for large enterprises. But, is it really worth it in this technology-driven age? Creating your own LMS from scratch used to be the go-to move for many large enterprises.

5 Ways to take your training quiz to the next level

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Create a better employee learning experience

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What's an LMS without employee engagement? An expensive piece of software serving as a digital file cabinet crammed full of information about your organization. Sure, things may be organized and easy to find, but are people actually using the resources they have at hand?

[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

Looking for better training engagement? Ask yourself these questions about your program.

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What's an LMS without employee engagement? An expensive piece of software serving as a digital file cabinet crammed full of information about your organization. Sure, things may be organized and easy to find, but are people actually using the resources they have at hand?

Equip your learning platform with the best training content

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Finding the right e-learning platform for your organization is important. But, then you have to take things a step further. Your LMS, LEP, or other training platform needs top-notch training content. The content you choose to provide your employees is the lifeblood of your training program. So, you better choose wisely. There are several different options to explore when it comes to training content, some of which can actually dictate the type of e-learning platform you choose.

How to increase engagement with faster feedback

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How do you know if your organization is successful? How do you gauge if your customers are happy? How do you evaluate performance? You pull data, you ask questions, and you set goals. This process happens often throughout the year to make sure your business stays on track and your customers are engaged. So, why is it when it comes to your employees, they only get that type of feedback and attention once a year?

The buzz around learning engagement platforms

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The Future of Learning According to an Industry Insider

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Have you been paying close attention to the world around you? It’s rapidly changing. Technology is leading us down a road untraveled into a new industrial age, and with it comes new challenges. For the modern business, it’s crucial to be armed with the right tools in order to keep up. That’s why we exist. To make sure your business and your employees have what they need in order to stay in stride with the changing world. It’s for this reason, we take learning seriously.

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.

The secret to sales engagement lies in better retail training

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Employee training is hard. But, it's vital. Especially in retail. Some companies see training as time-consuming and an unnecessary investment that can drain the budget. Retail managers feel the pain that comes with operating in an industry that is notorious for high turnover rates. Employees whip in and out as fast as the carousel door will let them, tying up so much time in the hiring and training process. To say quality retail training is highly important is an understatement.

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5 Ways to engage your mobile workforce

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There is no better way to communicate and collaborate with a group of people than by being in the same room. But, the era of companies operating under the same roof is slipping quickly out of view as more enterprises embrace mobile, remote workforces. According to a recent Gallup article, 43% of employees work remotely at least part of the time. Plus, these workers want flexible work environments and the ability to choose their own hours.

The smoke and mirrors around your employee incentive programs

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Organizations discovered a long time ago that a little recognition can make a big impact. Offering up employee incentives for a job well done is proven to increase productivity, engagement, retention, and overall improve the health of the company. From an employee of the month program to incentives for completing employee training, you would be hard-pressed to find an organization that doesn't offer up some type of rewards. What may be more difficult is finding one that does it well.

5 Takeaways from an Employee Engagement Pro

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“Employee engagement” may be a common buzzword these days. But, true experts on the topic seem to be few and far between. Josh Bersin is one we watch closely. He knows what he's talking about. Sometimes, we find ourselves tweaking our platform to make sure we're aligning with the trends he's seeing in the market. Because when our product meets the real needs of real people, that's when we know we're winning. Bersin has a lot of great things to share.

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[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

Why corporate training programs are ditching LMS

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Corporate learning has fundamentally changed, and it’s killing Learning Management Systems. That’s a good thing. People have a hunger for learning like never before. We’re working in an era where machines, automation and artificial intelligence have the ability to outshine our human talents and compete for our jobs. That does not have to be a scary thing. It just initiates a change in how we respond and react – beginning with how we learn.

Turn sales associates into brand champions

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Once your product hits the store shelf, you start playing the trust game, where you trust the front line sales associates will do their best to represent your products and your brand to the customer. The problem is, your products are sitting on a shelf next to rows of competing products. They’re all being represented by the same associates who often lack the knowledge and motivation to sell your brand over another. That’s where brand advocates come in.

How to write the perfect training quiz

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You can serve up the best content in the world through your training program, but without proper means of gauging your employees' retention, your efforts will fall short. Quizzes can be a powerful tool to re-enforce knowledge and challenge your learners. Give your training a purpose by incorporating the perfect quiz. Here’s how: Keep them short No one likes long, arduous tests. Keep negative feelings at bay by keeping your quizzes between three and five questions long.

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Battling the employee training time excuse

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Time — we all want more of it and there's never enough of it, especially when it comes to investing in yourself and your employees. According to industry expert Josh Bersin, employees spend one percent of their workweek on training and development. That equates to just 24 minutes a week. And, more often than not, that time spent learning isn't consecutive. It happens in short bursts, it's interrupted, and it's spaced throughout the week.

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.

Why end user design matters in the digital age

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Organizations that want to hire the best and keep the best, have to take their training and development programs seriously. Employees expect it from their employers. Simply providing information and running basic training programs does not cut it any longer. Your program must match the modern era. If you don’t prioritize program design and the learner experience, your employees will have a hard time trusting that the information you share is relevant and valuable.

How events can boost your learning strategy

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While communication, collaboration and education should be continuous, events are like short boot camps that can foster a lot of progress in a short amount of time. Face-to-face interaction is optimal, but bringing your dispersed communities together under one roof is not always possible. That’s why Zunos has created a platform to manage in-person and virtual events from beginning to end.

Communicate Knowledge

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Employee training programs are a dime a dozen. Knowledge communication is rare and valuable. Before you map out a training program, consider the idea of communicating knowledge. Instead of training for short-term outcomes, design a program that revolves around knowledge communication and prepares your people for long-term success. Traditional training programs push new employees through mandated processes that lead to information overload without any context.

5 tactics to kick your corporate training up a notch

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Traditional corporate training programs traditionally come in a few different forms: boring, ineffective, or non-existent. With modern employees frequently valuing learning and development opportunities over a higher paid salary, this is not the time to skimp on corporate training. If your employees describe their training experience with phrases like “Sink or swim” or “Thrown to the wolves” or “What training program?” You're likely starting from scratch. That's okay.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

Why you should say goodbye to your traditional LMS for good

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Corporate learning has fundamentally changed, and it’s killing traditional Learning Management Systems. That’s a good thing. People have a need to learn and develop like never before. We’re working in an era where machines, automation and artificial intelligence have the ability to outshine some of our human talents and compete for our jobs. That doesn't have to be as scary as it sounds. It just initiates a change in how we respond and react – beginning with how we learn.

How millennials in leadership are shaking up L & D

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Millennials are old news. When the first of this generation hit the workforce almost 15 years ago, most of them were using a Hotmail email address. They browsed the web on Internet Explorer and were just beginning to fill out their MySpace profiles. YouTube hadn’t launched yet, no one had laid eyes on an iPhone, and people were just beginning to use “Google” as a verb. Fast forward to 2018: Millennials are in leadership.

Get better results from your corporate learning program

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Business impact and ROI are the top two results organizational leaders want out of their learning and development programs. ccording to LinkedIn , only 8% and 4% respectively report seeing those results. Sound like a problem you're familiar with? Organizations are treating modern learning and development programs like band-aids. They buy programs and invest a little time in execution in hopes of a quick fix, but these programs aren’t sticking. The reason?

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8 signs your employees are engaged at work

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Everyone is buzzing about “employee engagement.” Businesses are faced with this task of keeping their people interested and motivated in the workplace, but often don't know how to gauge whether or not their engagement efforts are actually working. Measuring engagement isn't a science. But here are eight signs your employees are. actually engaged. They prioritize learning and development. Highly engaged people will look for ways to invest their own time in learning and development.

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.

Microlearning, what is it? And how does it work?

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“Traditional” workplaces have undergone a rapid evolution process in very recent history. Employers and employees alike are finding themselves in a state of constant change. The risks of not keeping up with those changes are large and looming. For businesses, using a microlearning platform for training and education is one of the best ways to stay relevant in the constantly evolving workplace.

LMS for small business

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Small business are often resource-strapped. Strapped for time, strapped for talent, strapped for cash. When a business is strapped, its people get scrappy. They live in a world where each employee wears a stack of hats. Each hat becomes both a badge of honor, and a burden to bear. There is one very big problem with tall hat stacks. Eventually, they fall over. That's why small businesses cannot afford to go without learning and development. They absolutely.

The one thing your sales training is missing

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Training and motivating are loaded words. Traditional sales training is often outdated, boring and ineffective. Motivating sales teams to show up and be their best day after day takes time, energy and creativity from managers. Neither are easy tasks when your organization lacks the proper tools to train and motivate your sales teams

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What you didn't know about gamified learning

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Gamification in education is not a new fad, or a fleeting phase. If you’ve ever collected stamps on a punch card for free coffee, or cared about a step goal given to you by a fitness counter, then gamification has worked on you. Although it has been around for years, some business leaders are still leery on the positive results a gamified learning program can drive. Here are five truths about gamification that may persuade you to gamify your workplace if you're still on the bubble.

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The pitfalls of poor training and development

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Training and developing employees is hard. It’s time consuming. It’s expensive. And more often than not, you can invest every cent in your budget, and pour in hours creating a training program, and still be unsure if it’s actually serving its purpose. This is a problem. If not corrected, this problem can be the downfall to your company’s success, and here’s why. Poor employee onboarding is a momentum killer You managed to nab top talent, now what are you going to do with them?