Meaningful Change for L&D in 2018 – According to the Experts


Many writers start their year by exploring the big trends that will dominate the conversation for the next 12 months. That’s exactly what we did just in our first post for 2017. This year, folks like Bryan Jones from eLearning Art have this topic more than covered. Check out his post and summary video. Trends can certainly show us what’s coming down the pike for our profession, but they don’t always align to where you are as an organization and as a professional.

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Workplace training is failing to meet employees’ needs


How can an organization experience continued success, if it doesn’t equip its workforce with the right skillsets and knowledge? Short answer: it simply will not. So, you would think it’s a no-brainer: provide the right training for your employees, and as a result, they will be more effective in their jobs and drive company success. Unfortunately for most organizations, across a variety of industries, this is not the reality.

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Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)


It’s the beginning of the new year—the perfect time to evolve corporate learning within your organization. So, to help you kick-start your thinking, and maybe even inspire you to try something new, we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on the top learning trends expected to surface in 2017.

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4 BIG business problems you can solve with adaptive learning


Every organization is unique—even if we’re in the same industry. We’re in different communities. We’re made up of different people. We have different priorities. That said, the realities of modern business have introduced a new set of challenges that are often shared across companies and industries. Disruption is a constant. Agility is a requirement. Our employees’ ability to make the right decisions and constantly develop is a considerable differentiator.

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.

Measuring learning ROI is hard – but not impossible


There’s no denying it — tying learning to business results is a challenging and resource-intensive task. Many companies struggle with demonstrating this connection across a variety of industries. Most, in fact, have a tough time progressing past the basic measures of learning like performance improvement and organizational compliance. But, the most desirable and undeniable measure all organizations would like to show is: business results.

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Do you have the right data to make adaptive learning work?


We’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again here: If your approach to microlearning isn’t adaptive , you’re only halfway there. These two strategies go hand-in-hand and place one important, common element at the very center: the employee.

5 tips for selling learning to the C-suite


Expectations around L&D are changing. No longer just overhead, L&D must become accountable for achieving results that tie directly to meeting overall corporate objectives. And that means that L&D executives must also be prepared and able to sell learning to the C-suite. What do we mean?

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3 Questions You Should be Asking About Gamification


Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with gamification expert Karl Kapp. The primary focus of the webinar was to look at some of the proof points that tie together gamification and business performance.

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.

Mobile is a Game Changer for Knowledge on Demand


These days, everyone is on the move! No longer is the office a static place where everyone goes to do their work. The notion of “office” has changed significantly as people have embraced their mobile devices.

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Reflecting on Learning 2016


The Axonify team joined 1,600 learning and performance professionals earlier this week at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida for Learning 2016.

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What Happens When Your Employees Don’t Know?


It’s a Saturday. You’ve had a heck of a week. After experiencing the luxury of sleeping in a little, you decide to get started on the day by tackling the usual things … shower, make breakfast, feed the children.

Have We Forgotten What Microlearning Means?


Let’s take a walk around the modern corporate learning ecosystem. Picture a verdant garden, where technological innovation has ploughed over a massive acreage of ineffective tools, like the LMS, to completely renew the landscape. Hear that?

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.

Curated Insights: The Immediate Possibilities of BIG Data


Whenever someone talks about the “future of learning” nowadays, the same topics inevitably come up: augmented reality, virtual reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data. But, while they’re discussed in future tense, several of these “trendy topics” aren’t exactly new.

No One Left Behind: Driving Performance within a Deskless Workforce


If there is one thing we’ve learned, it is that a single decision by an employee can make a huge impact on the organization (positive or negative).

3 biggest flaws with the LMS and why it doesn’t make your employees better on-the-job performers


How “associate-first” learning drives more sales and satisfaction

Axonify Retailers everywhere are trying to keep pace with the evolving needs of the digitally empowered shopper. By now, most retailers are in various stages of reimaging and re-executing the brick-and-mortar experience from the ground-up.

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.

Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions


Can you write a good multiple choice question? After all, this is a foundational skill for a modern L&D pro, especially in large organizations that use a lot of online content. Unfortunately, it sounds a lot easier than it is.

The “Not a Love Letter” to the LMS – Bring it On!


About a month ago, I was soaking up the rays on a beautiful beach in Mexico when I started receiving a series of texts and phone calls on my personal mobile number from an automotive sales rep that I’ll name “Jim”.

Getting Into the Flow: How Casual Games Increase Learning Engagement


People are more disengaged than ever. A poll by the Gallup organization estimates that in 2015, “the majority (50.8%) of employees were ‘not engaged,’ while another 17.2% were ‘actively disengaged’.” Actively disengaged” is one of my favorite phrases.

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True adaptive learning has to measure and deliver knowledge, behaviors and outcomes


Is your current learning system really adaptive? If it isn’t building an ongoing, multidimensional picture of what your employees know, do and deliver, then the answer is no. Consider this: A learning system that continually crunches the kind of data that matters to your business. A system that uses technology to deliver customized learning to each of your people based on the results of that data.

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.

Curated Insights: How will Pokemon GO influence workplace learning?


It may only be a few weeks old, but Pokemon GO has already claimed its spot as the most talked-about app of 2016. With more than 15 million active users who play for 34 minutes per day on average , Pokemon GO has a more engaged user base than Snapchat or Facebook.

When someone comes in and says, “We need training on …”


This past week, we had the pleasure of hosting our final webinar of the year. Over the course of an hour, our Principal Learning Strategist JD Dillon walked attendees through six simple steps to building a modern learning ecosystem.

4 ways to help employees who struggle with learning


If you think back to your school days, you’ll probably remember several students who just found learning challenging. Maybe you had a friend or sibling who needed more help or maybe you were the one struggling.

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Culture before Content: 3 Steps for Warming Up Your Organization to the Idea of Microlearning


Microlearning is a hot topic right now—and for good reason. Providing solutions that align to the science of learning and fit into employees’ regular workflow should get people plenty excited. But, the reality is, not everyone may share your enthusiasm.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

Webinar: Make Onboarding an Incredibly Human Experience


In our latest webinar , JD Dillon, Axonify’s Principal Learning Strategist shared how participants could increase the speed to capability and confidence of new employees by reimagining onboarding strategies. Accomplishing this requires a complete mindset shift. We need to accept that onboarding never stops. It is simply the beginning of a continuous learning experience. Onboarding is critical.

New survey reveals Top 2017 Corporate Learning Trends


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Why evolving corporate learning isn’t an option


The evolution of corporate learning isn’t an option any longer— it’s a must. This was the opening statement made by Carol Leaman, CEO of Axonify, during last week’s webinar that was hosted by Chief Learning Officer (CLO), an award-winning multimedia publication that focuses on the benefits and advancements of a properly trained workforce. To say, we have moved rapidly into the modern age would be an understatement.

Does your company have the right plumbing to evolve corporate learning?


In the first of a three-part series on modernizing corporate learning, hosted by Chief Learning Officer (CLO), Axonify’s CEO Carol Leaman made one thing clear: in order to remain competitive, organizations must begin to modernize learning. This week, Axonify’s Principal Learning Strategist, JD Dillon, continued the discussion by offering three practical strategies for how to make that happen.

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.

#OnboardingSOS Part 4: Skip the Show ‘n Tell – Immerse New Employees in Your Culture


Does this process look familiar? Welcome. Sign these papers. Company history and culture. Policies and procedures all employees need to know. Training for your job. This is the exact onboarding flow I’ve experienced in every job I’ve ever had. There are plenty of problems with this design, many of which we’re addressing throughout our #onboardingSOS series. However, step number 3 may be the biggest issue I have with the traditional approach to onboarding. New employees have a lot to think about.

You need to change the way you view training if you want to measure the impact of learning


This past week Carol lead a webinar hosted by Training Industry on “How to Measure the Impact of Learning” and, once again, she hit it right out of the park.

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9 Ways Microlearning Drives Employee Performance


It’s official! Microlearning has hit “here to stay” category status. Want proof? Well, more and more organizations (92% in one recent study ) are planning to increase their use of microlearning in the coming year. They know it can drive employee performance and that means higher productivity, retention, and profits. Who doesn’t want that? As the first platform provider to bring microlearning to market (long before it was even called microlearning) and the organization that delivers more than 15.8

7 Top Learning Trends for 2016


If there’s one thing that’s certain about the future of learning, it’s that it will continue to play a large role in organizational success. But the shape of learning is changing.

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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!