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.

Innovation in the Six: Toronto’s Tech Hub is Home to DoceboInspire 2018

Docebo

Toronto has emerged as a star among the world’s technology scene – a rise that’s poised to continue upward. Canadians are well known around the world for being a humble folk, but when it comes to Toronto and the city’s incredible technology hub, coupled with its unprecedented cultural diversity and lively food scene, it’s hard not to boast. Technology companies that call Toronto home alongside Docebo include: WealthSimple (fintech).

Why companies are turning to Virtual Reality to engage and train employees faster

STRIVR

Employee training traditionally involved a blended approach, including scalable methods like manuals and videos as well as in-person methods like classes, on-the-job training and 1:1 mentorship. All of these methods can be useful for certain types of learning, but many organizations have discovered tradeoffs. Defining Immersive Learning. Immersive Learning offers the chance to practice many times in a virtual environment so users become proficient in new skills.

Why companies are turning to Virtual Reality to engage and train employees faster

STRIVR

Employee training traditionally involved a blended approach, including scalable methods like manuals and videos as well as in-person methods like classes, on-the-job training and 1:1 mentorship. All of these methods can be useful for certain types of learning, but many organizations have discovered tradeoffs. Defining Immersive Learning. Immersive Learning offers the chance to practice many times in a virtual environment so users become proficient in new skills.

Seismic Shifts in Hiring

CLO Magazine

The 12-year-old full-service software development firm in Boulder, Colorado, used to offshore most of its development to Armenia, but in 2013 they decided it was time to bring the work back in-house. Most software development is learned on the job anyway,” Magyar said.

Increasing Productivity Results In Business Growth: Research Reveals Secret To Making More Money

WalkMe Training Station

Some would say the secret to business growth is efficiency. Efficiency, writes Michael Mankins in Harvard Business Review, is about “doing the same with less”. Companies most often improve labor efficiency by finding ways to reduce the number of labor hours required to produce the same level of output. This translates into savings because the company spends less on wages and other labor-related costs.”. So ignore the efficiency myth.

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.

How to Close the Enterprise When You’re Just a Startup (Summit Replay)

Sales Hacker

This video training was originally presented at the 2019 Sales Hacker Success Summit. What You’ll Learn. The Video. Expose the buyer’s FOMO (03:13). ? Enlist the co-founders (06:34). ? Leverage the prospect’s buying process (08:04). ? The pipeline cures all ills (09:24). ? Find innovators (10:36). ? Map the status quo (11:30). ? Map the money (14:58). ? Sketch the hero’s journey (17:16). ? I see this all the time.

Why You Should Embrace The Gig Economy For Strategic Advantage

EI Design

Embrace the gig economy work structure for a strategic advantage over out-dated workflow practices. The Gig Economy: Gain A Strategic Advantage By Embracing It. As Learning and Development (L&D) makers, we compete for talented employees, their effort, and time. The Problem.

How to Make BYOD Work

CLO Magazine

In the past, work PCs were assigned, as were phones or anything else needed. But people are starting to bring their own technology to work with expectations that IT will support it. For those deploying enterprise learning, BYOD can cause nightmares. To make BYOD work, learning leaders must first determine if a device strategy fits an organization’s learning needs. Retailer The Gap employs thousands of hourly workers.

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Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

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. About the benefits of peer-to-peer video-based learning.

Big Niches and Creating an Ecosystem Around Your Tribe with Avery White of Third Person Creative

LifterLMS

Avery shares his story of how he went from a degree in computer engineering to running an online ecosystem of artists and an education platform online. Avery is living abroad in Thailand and has created a large ecosystem online of artists and creators from all different media formats and forms of expression. In the online education space it is important to capture attention and encourage engagement. Welcome to the show, Avery. I can learn from that.