From Hourly to Anywhere

CLO Magazine

Companies have been providing employees with financial support to pursue advanced training and expand their company-relevant skills for decades. But Amazon, the e-commerce giant that generated $178 billion in revenue last year according to MarketWatch, is taking a different approach. ” Career Choice is a tuition assistance program launched in 2012 that specifically targets Amazon’s hourly workers. Many employees were hired on the spot.

Walmart Gives Employees Access to Affordable Online Degrees

CLO Magazine

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, launched a new education benefits program May 30 as an investment in its 1.4 The company partnered with Guild Education, a Denver-based leading education benefits platform, to offer affordable online associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in business and supply chain management to all full-time, part-time, salaried store, supply chain, home office and Sam’s Club employees who have been with the company at least 90 days.

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The Business Burden of a Better Economy

CLO Magazine

The risk of another recession isn’t gone. It’s at the gym doing pushups. Fortunately, for the time being, the U.S. An astounding 71 percent of chief financial officers expect the business environment in the U.S. to improve over the next three years. The U.S. But, if the U.S. economy is on its way to cruising altitude, then why should business leaders and even their employees be worried? The problem: Wages went nowhere.

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Mindflash

Sometimes organizations will ask a trainer to calculate the ROI of a training initiative to justify a training budget. In this case, the benefit may need to be estimated if actual data is not available. Calculating ROI can also help training and development professionals recognize areas where they can streamline their efforts. This session is a must for anyone in the field of training and development who creates or runs training initiatives.

Why Self-Paced Learning is Key to Successful L&D

Kea

The fourth industrial revolution is very different from the first. That was when employees would work for 12 to 16 hours a day, under dangerous and dirty working conditions, with the sun as the only source of light. The pay wasn’t even sufficient to meet their basic needs, while wages for women was one-third of that for men. Today, the work environment is all about learning, growth and self-actualization, at least in terms of one’s career.

The future of work: 5 key trends for the next 10 years

Edume

The rise of the gig economy in the last decade led to a rise in the number of people working on a project-by-project basis. Project-based work appeals - in part - because of the flexibility it offers ( 43% of remote workers reported flexibility was the greatest advantage of remote work). Another alluring attribute is the prospect of becoming self-governing. The gig employee knows why project-based work is attractive. Every year in the U.S.,

The New Face of Apprenticeships

CLO Magazine

Most would associate apprenticeships, a teaching model that combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction, a development strategy for the construction industry. Companies such as Aon and Zurich point to benefits that range from a more loyal and better-trained workforce, to students emerging with training relevant to the needs of the market and no education-based debt. The Ultimate Learning Job.

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s a busy time of year. The onset of fall has a funny way of drawing our attention to how quickly the year is whizzing by, and invariably we’re playing catch-up. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: 9 Things You're Doing Wrong with Video (Free for ATD members) Video has become the de facto medium for delivering employee training at scale. In this webcast, you’ll learn: Three best practices for creating new videos. According to the U.S.