Microsoft Excel: Easier to Learn Than Ever Before


Fluency in Microsoft Excel is one of the most valuable soft-skills in any professional’s life. The hundreds of formulas that excel offers range from basic organization tools like the COUNTIF and SUMIF functions to formulas designed to derive key metrics in statistical analysis. With 80% of Middle Skill-level jobs requiring Excel literacy, becoming familiar with Excel and the rest of the Microsoft Office suite is a must.

Measuring Training Return on Investment


Our thought was simple – every other unit of the business focuses on performance – what would it take to let L&D join the fray? Introducing Performance Metrics for Learning. Today, we launched our latest version of analytics, for the first time powered by Microsoft’s PowerBI.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

Strategic LMS vendors differentiate and structure their business on solving specific problems better than the competition and then invest resources trying to find many similar clients that need that exact solution. Are LMS vendors overlooking any key business needs?

“Enablement: A High-Impact Corporate MOOC Strategy” #ATDTK

Learning Visions

Instead of leading with the instructor’s knowledge, lead with business problem that you’re trying to solve. If we need to develop our leaders to transform our business – and we need major behavior change – you may have a hard time convincing seniors leaders that technology based learning is the way to go. Case Study: Microsoft Microsoft’s new CEO had an evolutionary strategy vs. a revolutionary strategy: Mobile First, Cloud First.

LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

It is a document buyers send to relevant suppliers, outlining the business need, buying parameters and requirements. Your LMS RFP should be that metric. I believe that any learning technology purchase should begin by articulating a clear business need and rationale.

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Customer Training Pricing and Packaging: What’s the Best Strategy?

Talented Learning

It’s also a powerful business strategy that fuels a continuous cycle of revenue and profit. It depends on your business model, product positioning, competitive landscape and customer base. How to Package Customer Training: Digital Business Examples.

Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

eLearning 24-7

Analytics including “Program Value” – shows the ROI in terms of metrics that you can show. Certifications are doable from big name vendors such as Amazon, Google, Cisco, Microsoft and more. Except for the ROI metrics. And the Activity metric sort of does it.

Our Top 10 Picks to Keep You On Top


Harvard Business Review’s, “ Great Businesses Scale Their Learning, Not Just Their Operations ,” by Deloitte’s John Hagel and John Seely-Brown. Carla shared McKinsey research and analytics to make a compelling case for how to link investments in talent to business value.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Your Enterprise Content Needs to Be on HTML5


Within the last year, we’ve seen the biggest players moving towards HTML5 to provide rich, cross-platform web applications – Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and YouTube just to name a few. Just like a webpage, there are robust analytic tools that surface metrics from time on page, click through percentages, and navigation flow.

How People Analytics Can Help Improve Learning Experiences

Origin Learning

Data that Drives Business. Leading organizations like Microsoft and IBM have streamlined their employee learning and talent management systems effectively to retain the best talent and mentor new hires transparently.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

When providers claim to tie reporting for reimbursement into performance improvement metrics, we expect EHR-integrated performance improvement to reach the Peak of Inflated Expectations. A cheaper technology is not the same as a business revolution.”

20 Myths about Learning at Work [Infographic]

But as Will Thalheimer explains, this neat little metric has never been grounded in science. Here’s another metric that has no grounding in science. Worker training has been around since Ogg first said, “Come on, kid, I’ll teach you how to make a flint spearhead.”

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Training Reboot: Assessing Your Company’s MOOC Readiness

Your Training Edge

According to Bersin’s 2013 Corporate Learning Factbook , companies spend anywhere from $100 to $500 per employee per year teaching core business skills like basic management, office productivity, and Microsoft Office. Your training programs need a reboot.

Navigating the Waters of Digital Adoption Through Data

CLO Magazine

To navigate the muddy waters of adoption one must: Identify the overall business objective for investing in the new technology to drive awareness and desire. Using this information, management can identify two important metrics — who is and who isn’t using the new platforms.

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How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

Dashe & Thomson

Implementing an ERP system – whether it’s SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX – is a big, hairy deal. Start by tying learning outcomes to what success looks like: at go-live, at 30, 60, 90 days post go-live, and at the point of stabilization to business as usual.

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Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

This is BS — unless they’ve incorporated business metrics.)” The acquisition of Yammer by Microsoft was big news last month. June is now over – and for us here in the UK it’s been one of the wettest Junes since records began!

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Using All the Features: Beating the 80/20 Rule with Customer Training


For package applications, like Microsoft Office, Standish found that just five percent of features are used.). This is where extended enterprise training — learning for people in the ecosystem outside your business — comes in.

Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process

Learning Visions

Roy takes business line; Will takes the professional learning side. Learning News Microsoft just released Semblio , a new authoring tool Skype 4.0 Measuring Learning 3 Reasons to Measure Learning Prove Benefits Support Learning (testing is a useful learning strategy that helps people retain info) Improve Design Outcomes Planning Wheel (Roy's model) What business need(s) will be met? This can be done by learning and/or business leaders. What are the relevant metrics?

Gameffective Raises $11 Million Series B Round to Grow its Employee-Centric Platform


Its ability to personalize microlearning on the go, based on real-time performance metrics, pushing engagement with the right learning at the right time, is at the forefront of changes in how organizations will drive learning in the future. Gameffective’s platform is used by the world’s largest companies to drive employee performance and learning in over 30 countries and 6 continents, including some of the world’s best-known brands such as Microsoft, Unilever, Novartis, Singtel and more.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

When providers claim to tie reporting for reimbursement into performance improvement metrics, we expect EHR-integrated performance improvement to reach the Peak of Inflated Expectations. A cheaper technology is not the same as a business revolution.”

Gamification in ACTION


What are the tools available for incorporating gamification in our business areas? By 2014, 80 percent of current gamified applications will fail to meet business objectives primarily due to poor design.” – Gartner.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Imagine that your organization is informed in real-time about individual and program progress, as well as relevant business impact. Their position in the business gives them some leeway to “go rogue” if needed, to support their learning programs.

How to Start and Grow a Podcast and Build an Online Course Empire with Joe Casabona


There are five major roles that go into creating a successful online course business. Chris and Joe talk about these roles and how they apply to running a successful business online. Are they starting freelance businesses? That allows me to focus on the core of my business.

Top 10 Cloud myths busted, part 1


Cloud computing remains a mystery for many enterprise departments and businesses, and there are plenty of myths built up around deploying and running applications on it. As with all business expenses, it’s not just the month-to-month costs that matter but the “total cost of ownership” (TCO).

How Artificial Intelligence Will Affect the Training Industry

Training Industry

What does that definition imply for business owners? In a 2009 issue of Harvard Business Review, David B. While 70% of coaches surveyed said they provide qualitative assessment of progress, fewer than one-third ever give feedback in the form of quantitative data on behaviors, and less than one-fourth provide any kind of quantitative data on business outcomes of the coaching engagement. The results of a sales training are easy to measure with specific sales metrics.

The big digital learning trends for 2019, according to the experts


I know this sounds obvious, but too often I hear learning impact measured in business KPIs. I’d like us to ditch happy sheets and start tracking useful data and metrics. What does 2019 have in store for digital learning trends?

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13 Call Center Conferences That Will Captivate You in 2019–2020


Speakers from Trello, Slack, Guru, Lucid Software, Freshworks, Crazy Egg, and Microsoft will be sharing their tips on improving customer experience. Information on call center metrics, incentives, and performance? The Profit-Center Mentality – Managing Contact Centers as a Business!

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Unconnected employees hurt your business when they fail to see the big picture, don’t know how to uncork bureaucratic bottlenecks, and don’t contribute to enterprise-wide results. Four ways unconnected employees hurt your business. Diversity metrics that support recruiting efforts.

How You Should Conduct Performance Reviews in 2018


In the last five years, corporations including GE, Adobe, Microsoft, and Dell have axed annual performance reviews. On the Follow My Lead podcas t , I asked Dave Needham, CEO of Ohos, “Why do so many managers struggle to do these two things in today’s business environment?” It could be as simple as a spreadsheet with the key metrics being updated both the manager, direct report, and co-workers.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

Legacy content includes PPT files that are broken up and tagged slide by slide, Microsoft Word documents that can be tagged at the paragraph, image or even word level, images, videos, PDF’s and flash assets. The big question becomes what metrics do we apply for learning, since every learner will build out their own learning materials. Competition has always been fierce in the business world.

Fired Over the Phone

CLO Magazine

There were no written company goals, metrics, quarterly business reviews or analyst meetings. has had its share of problems such as stiff competition from tech innovators like Google and Facebook, particularly in courting advertising; Microsoft’s failed hostile takeover of the company ; multiple executive departures and rounds of layoffs; and stock performance that has not significantly improved (though the company has seen a boost as a result of Bartz’s departure).

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What is an LMS?


Control over access and class groupings according to a number of metrics, such as geography, involvement in a particular project, or levels of security clearance. Tighter integration into collaborative software platforms and messaging frameworks, such as Groupwise and Microsoft Outlook.

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Beyond Diversity: Creating an Inclusive Workplace


Under this new concept, the leadership style is more transparent, and although uniqueness is valued, the goal is finding innovative ways to pull together towards business goals. Though inclusion sounds like an approach rooted in morality and invented by the generation teased for their “participation trophies”, it produces substantial business outcomes at the organizational level.

Getting Buy-In for eLearning: A 3-Step Process

SHIFT eLearning

Regardless of their size and type these companies realized that eLearning just makes good business sense. In fact, Microsoft and IBM are making a lot of money out of customer training. ROI metrics and partnership agreements are just a few examples.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

In this, Eric suggests the following minimum measures: Networking patterns - the relationship between people and content categories, the network make up or profile (business unit, job, level, etc), key brokers and influencers by content category, and the degree of networking across silos. most popular learning needs by job, level, business unit, etc. I always like to work on project where there are clear metrics that are the focus at the end of day (see Data Driven ).