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Is it a “Skills Gap” or an Opportunity for Better Training?

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We have frequently discussed the issue of skills gaps in today’s business world. Before COVID-19 even hit, skills gaps were already a huge constraint and hurdle for organizations to succeed with ever-changing technology adoptions and enhancements.

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Improving Instructor-Led Training in the Classroom and Virtually

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Instructor-led training (ILT) is a fundamental type of learning and development that is popular for a variety of reasons.

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Gamification and Social Learning

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Raise your hand if you played a game with someone in some shape or form during the pandemic. I know I did, and I’m betting there’s a lot of raised hands reading this right now (you can put those down by the way).

5 Tips for Choosing an Awesome eLearning Development Partner

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If you've ever had to augment your internal team's resources by bringing in a vendor to develop eLearning, you know that selecting the wrong partner can cost a lot -- in money, time, and sometimes a bit of your sanity. Finding an eLearning development partner that is highly skilled, cost-effective, and easy to work with can make or break your project. But how do you properly vet a potential partner?

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

8 Best Practices for Effective Leadership Communication

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One vital trait that distinguishes great leaders from poor leaders is the ability to communicate with both transparency and compassion. This is a key aspect of not only individual development, but employee development as well.

Creating User Experiences for the Modern Learner

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Creating learning experiences that are built around the learner is a strategy that has been used in L&D since its conception. We’ve written time and again about the benefits of creating solutions that are user-centric and put the learner first. But what exactly is user experience learning?

Improving Training in Hybrid Settings

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Hybrid working took the business world by storm in 2021, and organizations everywhere are grappling to find a smooth transition to new training and development programs for all of their employees.

4 Steps to Creating Empathy in the Workplace

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One of the most important skills required in today’s workplace is the ability to establish empathy.

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Utilizing Sales Enablement to be Effective for Your Organization

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The term “sales enablement” is tossed around the business world a lot, but seldom do people understand what it actually means. Simply put, sales enablement is the ongoing process of equipping your organization’s sales team with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to make sales.

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Coaching Best Practices to Improve Performance & Engagement

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There is a huge opportunity for organizations to take advantage of coaching between managers and employees that will significantly improve employee performance. Managers are often only seen as bosses, and not mentors.

Build a Technology Transformation Program that Values Your Employees

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Since March of 2020, we’ve seen incredible changes to the business landscape. Operations, employee collaboration, and business processes have all changed as a result of offices closing and businesses choosing to keep their employees remote.

Section 508 Compliance in Learning & Development

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When building a learning and development course, there are many factors to consider. Curating the correct content, creating engaging material, and tailoring to the needs of your learners should all be top priorities.

Bringing Learning into the Flow of Work

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Since its conception, Learning and Development (L&D) has undergone major changes in the way it delivers content to its learners.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

Micro-Video: Four Benefits of Incorporating Video into Your L&D Strategy

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As L&D professionals, most of us are familiar with microlearning, which has become a common form of eLearning that focuses on creating short, digestible learning modules that engage learners.

Gamification: A Great Way to Increase Employee Engagement Company-Wide

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One of the more prominent employee engagement strategies that has emerged in recent years is the gamification of learning. Simply put, gamification aims to use game-like structures to achieve training and learning outcomes via fun, challenging learning formats.

Three Ways to Use Microlearning to Upskill or Reskill Your Workforce

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Microlearning is an emerging paradigm that addresses a learner’s need to receive the content they need, when they need it, and in the appropriate context. As a learning strategy or approach, microlearning delivers short (10 minutes or less), focused training and performance support.

5 Tips for Effective Virtual Delivery in L&D Training

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Most organizations are still experiencing the repercussions of COVID-19, especially when it comes to the training and development of their employees. As many of these organizations are still working remotely, L&D professionals have had to get creative with their employee training programs.

The Better Way to Onboard Customers

Speaker: Skilljar Experts

The best onboarding programs have a super power: they’re constantly improving. Here at Skilljar, we’ve learned a thing or two about onboarding, both by crafting our own experience, and by collaborating with the best Customer Education professionals in the world. In our upcoming webinar, we’re going to share these learnings with you.

Leverage Change Management Solutions to Improve Business Outcomes

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2021 has been a year of change. In the past six months, many businesses have struggled to find a balance between keeping their workers safe and remaining productive and effective.

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Social Learning as Part of Your L&D Strategy

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Informal learning and training have been on the rise in organizations across the globe, and social learning has become an increasingly hot topic in L&D departments as more organizations look to leverage the expertise of their subject matter experts (SMEs).

Amp Up Employee Engagement through L&D

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This year you need to build engagement through learning and development. Maybe you know there’s a connection between engaged employees and business success, such as higher profits and lower turnover than companies with disengaged employees.

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Getting Started with Performance Support in Your Organization

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The logic behind performance support is simple. You boost learner motivation, while also ensuring that training is reinforced, retained, and applied. Additionally, you drive a culture of continuous learning throughout your organization.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

L&D Programs to Strengthen Leadership Across Your Organization

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As talent development responsibilities extend beyond the Human Resources department, management and leadership teams express their needs for more support in developing their skills as well as their staff’s skills.

Learning and Development Trends for 2021

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Writing about trends coming off the year 2020 feels precarious and hasty. Can we, at this moment, safely say that we are heading in any general direction? Maybe not, but one critical lesson 2020 taught us is that we must be comfortable acting with speed and urgency.

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Why Your Company Needs To Conduct Training Analysis

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When it comes to implementing a new training solution for your business, it is often difficult to settle on a single solution that is right for you.

Best Practices for Remote Onboarding

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If you have any experience in the L&D field, you probably know that successful onboarding is one of the most important steps to ensure new hire success.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Six Must Have Data Analytics Skills

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Over the past couple decades, a steady increase in the use of technology has opened many new opportunities for organizations to streamline operations, solve a myriad of problems, and innovate. One of the most substantial benefits of technology is its ability to collect data.

Upskilling in a Data-Driven Workforce

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Organizations across the globe have recognized the need for digital transformation to compete in the current business environment. Gartner reports that less than 50% of business strategies reference data skills as a vital factor for supplying organization-wide value.

Why Gamification for Onboarding/New Hire Training Works

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The first, and perhaps most important, outcome of new hire training is an employee who feels integrated into the team and believes that their role has purpose. To develop a sense of welcome and value, a new employee needs to experience the part they will play in the bigger story.

It’s never too late for training on code of conduct and ethics in the workplace

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Individuals and organizations abide by behavioral standards known as ethics, or commonly referred to as a code of conduct policy. Studies have proven that companies who build a solid integrity program have the opportunity to outperform their competition.

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.

Enhance Your Learning with Modern Technology in the Workforce

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Getting and keeping your workforce engaged in learning got a whole lot harder this year. If in the past you felt challenged to keep learners engaged in a face-to-face setting, now you may find yourself working even harder to hold their attention in the two-dimensional classroom.