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Buying an LMS: The Complete Feature Checklist to Make the Right Choice

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“Which LMS should I use?” is a question we hear a lot at industry gatherings. Whether you are buying an LMS for the first time or merely looking to replace your old clunker of an LMS, you know the importance of doing your homework and finding the right one for your organization.

What is a Learning Consultant?

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And How Are They the Key to Corporate Learning? Sometimes I am amazed at (and proud of!) the loyalty our clients show us. We have a 95% client retention rate, and several of our clients have been with us since Day 1—meaning they have been clients for 14 years and running. Training & Development

Lessons in Creativity from DevLearn 2018

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Whether your job description or title includes words like training, eLearning, instructional design, talent, safety, or performance, we all need to be creative in our jobs, specifically when creating training content.

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Fighting for Your HR Budget

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How to Budget for Training and Development—And Get Others to Help. Creating a budget for training and development is easier said than done. Most CHROs and HR directors focus on how to budget for training and development, but the real obstacle is how can you convince the organization to pay for it?

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How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

Our Clients are Part of Our Team

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Since the beginning, ej4 has always partnered with our clients. We don’t sell training widgets, our solutions vary based on client needs. We are in the business of changing behaviors. Our vision is to ignite employees’ full potential.

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10 Tips to Improve Learning Engagement

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When it comes to learning engagement—or lack of learning engagement—I am reminded of the words of Gary Vaynerchuk. You're always one great piece of content away from having your life changed.". Unfortunately, many employees will be waiting a long time for the one great piece of life-changing content.

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What is a Learning Ecosystem? And How Does it Support Corporate Strategy?

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The term “learning ecosystem” is a trendy one in learning and development circles. It’s an important idea; understanding it helps organizations and their leaders think strategically about their learning and training—and helps them achieve the goals they set for themselves.

Tips for Creating a Cybersecurity Training Program

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Cybersecurity training as an extension of your safety training. Training & Development

Practical Nonverbal Communication Tips

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Candy Cane Neck. That is the name I have given to a future medical condition of our youth. This is not the S-curve version of scoliosis I grew up hearing about in the 70’s and 80’s. This is a new version that will be caused by spending too many hours looking down at a tablet or phone.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

Hospitality Training:  Don't Lose the Personal Touch

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Kiosks for check-in. Mobile hotel keys. Tablets for tableside ordering. Table tracking devices for food delivery. These are a few of the innovations in hospitality technology improving the customer experience and removing the human element.

If People Have Such Short Attention Spans, How is it We Can Binge-Watch Netflix?

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It’s an honest question. These days you can’t turn around without seeing another article on how short our attention spans are, or how distracted we are at work.

Imagine the Possibilities for Growth with Blended Learning

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Hooray! It finally happened — you've decided to incorporate eLearning into your existing training and development programs. Your training is now going to be delivered using "blended learning," and part of you is wondering: Is this going to fundamentally change what I do around here

How to Buy eLearning Content for Your LMS (And Not Regret It Later)

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Buying eLearning content is easy, but shopping for content can be a nightmare. There are so many options and factors you need to consider to ensure you’re getting the right content for your organization. Then there’s a fear of buyer’s remorse. Training & Development

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Office Safety Training for Employees

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When you think of safety training, your mind goes to factory and warehouse workers wearing hard hats and using forklifts. We can't forget safety training for office employees. I was thinking about how I always say “be careful” to my friends and family, and how that applies to my co-workers.

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Lessons from March Madness

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It’s that time of the year with March Madness office pools. Games are often on mute in the office so the boss doesn’t know how many people are watching the games.

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5 Blended-Learning Benefits for Corporate Trainers

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Blended learning has been a growing part of corporate training for a few years now. According to Training Magazine’s 2017 Training Industry Report , companies reported that around 34.7% of training hours were delivered with blended-learning techniques in the past year—up 2.7% from just two years ago.

2017 in Review: Thinkzoom Learning Management System Updates

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2017 was a year of growth and innovation for ej4. To get a better look at what drove change in the past year, we sat down with ej4's Chief Technology Officer, Tom Lynch, to take a look back at the learning mangement system updates made to Thinkzoom in 2017.

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.

Egg-cellent Team Building Challenge

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Last week ej4 held our all-employee meeting in our Kansas City office. The mid-year meeting is all about recharging our batteries and giving the St. Louis and Kansas City offices a chance to reconnect and bond in person.

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Compliance: Putting the "Human" Back into Human Resources

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If there’s one trend that has gripped business headlines this year and put HR squarely in the spotlight, it has been the growing concern over compliance issues, particularly safety, diversity/inclusion, and of course, workplace harassment.

Tips For Attracting and Hiring Millennials from a Millennial

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Millennials currently make up the largest portion of the workforce, but many companies struggle to find ways to attract them. As a Millennial who just went through the job-hunting process, I have a few tips that can help you simplify the process of attracting and hiring Millennials to your company.

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LMS Implementation: A Concrete and Tactical Guide

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Most sales professionals feel that their job is done after the close. Me, I like to keep up with our new LMS clients, right on through implementation and early use.

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Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

Competency-Based Learning: Why Talent Management Needs to Get on Board

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This past week we made some changes to our Thinkzoom platform. No, we didn’t just rearrange a few buttons or take away any of your fave features… We wanted to truly add something of value. And we did - with Learning Tracks , our new Thinkzoom feature that focuses on competency-based learning.

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Predicting ROI with eLearning

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You probably want to ensure that eLearning ROI will be high enough for your company. The post Predicting ROI with eLearning appeared first on. eLearning

Allegations of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace:  No, HR Didn’t Fail. WE did!

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, in the News and in Hollywood. Right now, leaders are in a unique position to radically change their organizations, for the better.

When is Self-Directed Learning Right for Corporate Training and Development?

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Self-directed learning is any process or system that allows individual learners to direct their own learning, depending on their individual needs and interests.

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.

Sales Training: Getting Back to Basics

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Sales training is not just for new hires and salespeople struggling to meet their numbers. The most successful sales managers understand the importance of “getting back to basics” for everyone, and they make refreshers part of their regular process.

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The Cost of an Ineffective Training Program

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According to a study by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the average cost of losing an employee is six months of their base salary. The average employee salary is $53,000, so the average cost of losing an employee would be $26,500.

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When is Self-Directed Learning Right for Corporate Training and Development?

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Self-directed learning is any process or system that allows individual learners to direct their own learning, depending on their individual needs and interests. Self-directed learning can include tools for learners to discover their learning needs, set goals, find content to meet those goals, get feedback, and discover new topics. So why on earth would a company want to allow self-directed learning for its own corporate training? For some companies, the answer might be obvious.

New Video: Top Leadership Traps

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Whether you’ve held a high post for 10 years or you’re a newly anointed leader for your company, there are always going to be tough decisions headed your way, and if you’re not careful, mistakes will follow.

A Guide to Marketing Customer Training

Most customers are not required to take training. As such, it’s crucial to create a marketing campaign that engages your training audience and demonstrates the value of your courses.

Communicating Company Goals in 2015

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Did you know only 42% of employees really know what their company’s trying to achieve?

The Benefits of Personalizing Off-the-shelf Courses

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Off the shelf training is easy and effective to incorporate into your training plans. ej4 takes training one step further by making it easy to customize our courses to meet your specific needs. Watch an example of a just-in-time message for the sales team with a tip on how to sell more of a [.].

Helping Employees Fall in Love with Training

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With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s that time when you see a long list of blog posts themed with love and appreciation. How to Get Employees to Love Your New Process. How to Get Customers to Fall Head Over Heels For Your Product. And so on. We don’t write posts like that. We made a [.].

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Team Building Icebreaker for Strangers: 14-Mile, All-Day, Class III Rafting Trip

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Working in the training industry you become more observant and appreciative when it comes to well-trained, employee interactions when you shop, dine, travel etc.

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.