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Your top learning technology questions, answered

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“Where do I even start when it comes to learning technology?” This was the big question we set out to answer during our latest L&D webinar. I was joined by Dani Johnson, founder and principal analyst at RedThread Research, for a one-hour discussion on the modern learning technology ecosystem.

Top 6 tips to reduce turnover and keep retail store operations humming

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Hitting sales targets. Increasing average dollar sale (ADS). Boosting basket size benchmarks. Keeping overhead costs down. These are just a few of the crucial business objectives that weigh on the minds of retail operations leaders.

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What comes next for microlearning?

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Two years ago, I wrote what I considered to be the ultimate guide on microlearning. It’s the most popular thing I’ve ever written, and it’s still available for free on the Axonify website. Why am I telling you this?

Ready to make your holiday season hiring smarter?

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In September, Target announced that it planned to hire 130,000 seasonal employees this year. Kohl’s announced a 90,000 seasonal hiring target, and Macy’s was just behind them, anticipating hiring about 80,000 seasonal workers for 2019.

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Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

Are your managers driving or diminishing frontline employee performance?

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Frontline managers are the most important people in workplace performance. More important than the training team. More important than the subject matter experts. More important than the employees themselves. Managers have an undeniable influence on the day-to-day workings of your business.

It’s time to add some new chapters to your holiday season playbook

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It’s easy to get distracted by doom-and-gloom, apocalyptic retail headlines. While it’s true that thriving in retail has become increasingly challenging , there’s still lots of opportunity to shine in brick-and-mortar.

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Report: It’s time to think about learning technology as an ecosystem

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Ten years ago, the learning technology landscape looked quite different. Your LMS was the be-all-end-all of learning technology, and you had only about 60 different vendors to choose from.

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Top 6 tips to reduce turnover and keep retail store operations humming

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Hitting sales targets. Increasing average dollar sale (ADS). Boosting basket size benchmarks. Keeping overhead costs down. These are just a few of the crucial business objectives that weigh on the minds of retail operations leaders.

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7 steps to getting started with microlearning

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Microlearning is not difficult. I’m not saying that it won’t require some solid work to introduce microlearning in your organization. But microlearning principles are just really simple to understand.

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

It’s time to cut through the AI noise

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New Ipsos report finds training is still falling short for frontline employees

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Frontline employees are critical to your business agility and the experiences you provide. They are the trusted face of your brand. They solve problems and close deals. They keep operations safe and production humming. They need the right support to do their best work.

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4 top tips to combat the shrinking attention span of your employees

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Do you ever feel like it’s getting harder to focus? Between 24/7 news feeds, constantly refreshing social media channels, trending hashtags and switching mindlessly between browser tabs, you may find it’s more challenging than ever to prioritize your attention. It turns out, you’re not alone.

When it comes to choosing learning technology, start with the experience

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Organizations have more learning technology options today than they have ever had before. Learning management systems. Learning experience platforms. Artificial intelligence tools.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.

Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)

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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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It’s official! AI is a game-changer for workplace learning.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a game-changer! At least that was the decision we landed on during our latest Axonify webinar. Donald Taylor, Chairman of The Learning and Performance Institute, joined me for a rousing discussion this week on the potential of AI in workplace learning.

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Onboarding done right – The 7 C’s for Success

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Did you know employees who have a negative onboarding experience are twice as likely to look for other career opportunities? In fact, 33% know whether they’re going to stay or leave within the first week.

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

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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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View from the Learner's Perspective: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Learners make an investment when they participate in learning initiatives - an investment that is often overlooked. Their schedules, priorities, and even their colleagues’ schedules are impacted. The Triple Bottom Line of Learning acknowledges the learner as a crucial stakeholder in the learning process. Join Miriam Taylor and Lonna Jobson of Inno-Versity as they continue in this series by looking at eLearning from the learner's perspective!

What is adaptive learning anyway? (We’re glad you asked!)

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Personalization is the new norm in consumer experiences. Online search results are based on your browsing history. Streaming services make custom recommendations based on your watch history. Even theme parks are personalizing ride experiences using customer data.

This part-time frontline retail employee quit after only four weeks and onboarding was to blame

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“My kid just quit her new job!” This was a direct quote uttered by one of my colleagues while reading a text from her daughter, who had recently landed a job working for a popular retail chain. My first thought was, “Maybe this is just a flaky kid?” It turns out she’s actually the … Continued.

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Practice Transforms Knowledge into Performance

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“The best way for a student to get out of difficulty is to go through it.” Aristotle “My secret is practice.” David Beckham “We talking about practice. Not a game. We talking about practice, man.” Allen Iverson There are many, many quotes on the topic of practice. Some are deep and insightful.

Keeping pace with the speed of Retail

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No industry moves faster than retail. Take fashion for example. Back in simpler times (when there were 2 seasons: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter), inventory would change over once a year.

View from the Learning Team: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

As a learning leader, you are regularly faced with a dilemma: prioritize the needs of the learners, or succumb to the budgetary demands and deadlines of the C-suite? This proverbial tug-of-war is a constant in learning development - but it doesn't have to be. Join Miriam Taylor and Andrea Mikulenas of Inno-Versity as they dive into the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

Motherly advice, microlearning, and multivitamins: What they have in common and why retailers should care

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Small things can have a major impact on your organization. A couple of associates mishandling (and damaging) a few products in one store might not seem like that big of a deal.

Want your freelance workforce to thrive? Think adaptive

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Flexibility is a growing employee expectation. But this doesn’t just mean better schedules and work/life balance. Employees are increasingly looking to take control of their entire working experience which, for many people, means employment is not a full-time, long-term proposition.

Don’t miss these 10 L&D influencers at the ATD International Conference

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The ATD International Conference & Expo is a huge event. Oprah is the lead keynote. What’s bigger than Oprah?!?! Besides Oprah, this year’s conference (May 19 – 22 in Washington DC) includes 400+ speakers, 300+ education sessions and an expo hall the size of two football fields. There’s so much to do that it … Continued. The post Don’t miss these 10 L&D influencers at the ATD International Conference appeared first on Axonify. Modern Training

Curated Insights: Taking Gamification to the Next Level

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“Who are the game mechanics?” I was asked this question during a recent meeting as I described the way gamification can motivate user engagement as part of a modern learning strategy.

View from the C-Suite: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

One of the secrets of the C-suite is that they are always dealing with scarcity. Money spent in one place cannot be spent in another. One hundred thousand dollars spent on learning will not be available to spend on marketing or hiring, or any one of several dozen other budget items. Join Miriam Taylor and Dr. Jerry Zandstra as they take a look at learning, training, and development from the C-suite perspective!

3 reasons why managers should care about microlearning

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What do managers in your organization think about training? Do they like it? Do they find it a valuable use of time? Do they believe it has a positive impact on the business? Let’s start even simpler – do your managers care about training at all?

Transforming Retail with AI

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There are few things I love in life more than coffee. My husband knows this, and so does Heather. Heather owns the café I hit up every morning on my way to work. I’ve been going there since she opened—10 years ago. At first it was out of sheer convenience.

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CX on your mind? Make sure your frontline employees are on board

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One of my favorite shows to attend every year is NRF because it provides such an amazing window into the Next Big Thing(s) in retail. While a few themes stood out to me at this year’s conference—including going back to basics and the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in making smarter decisions—it was very clear … Continued. The post CX on your mind? Make sure your frontline employees are on board appeared first on Axonify. Trends

5 tips for selling learning to the C-suite

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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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The Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Traditional return on investment (ROI), while a long standing and important concept in the business world, often falls flat when it comes to showing the full picture of a learning initiative. Join experts from Inno-Versity as they propose a new model for finding the ROI of learning, and learn how to make your learning valuable for everyone involved.