From Hourly to Anywhere

CLO Magazine

Tuition reimbursement programs are nothing new. Companies have been providing employees with financial support to pursue advanced training and expand their company-relevant skills for decades. “Our program is more peculiar.” Many employees were hired on the spot.

Launch a Corporate Online Training Program the Right Way in 3 Steps

TOPYX LMS

So, you’ve read the learning management system (LMS) reviews, tried out a few LMS demos, decided online learning is the training model you want to implement in your company, and purchased a learning management system. It’s time to launch it so that your employees and company can start benefiting from the investment as soon as possible. LMS/online training program launch time is a critical time for companies.

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 Through the program, Walmart is subsidizing the cost of tuition, books and fees to their employees to $1 a day.

How to Measure the Impact of Training on Your Bottom Line

CourseArc

In conversation, we use terms like “great”, “exceptional,” or “very useful” to express opinions, such as what we think of a Christmas or gift or the performance of our favorite team. The goal of any training is to reliably produce improved outcomes.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

” Who knew that years later, this quote would become a battle cry for what I see happening in the LMS market? Recently, the concept of corporate learning ecosystems has grown increasingly popular — and with good reason. 2) Learning Experience.

Is Your Training Transferring to the Workplace?

KnowledgeCity

As companies rely more and more on their team’s knowledge, skills and abilities; we must ask: How well is your training transferring to the workplace? The True Cost of Training and Development. How do you measure the success of the training?

How Much Does Informal Learning Actually Cost?

Dashe & Thomson

Current research indicates that 20% of learning is formal and 80% is informal, yet 80% of training budgets are spent on formal learning and only 20% on informal learning. A repot coming out of an ASTD research project supported by the U.

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5 Tips How to Motivate Your Employees

Your Training Edge

A group of motivated employees will be the reason for success while the demotivated will take a company down. Of course, as an employee, it is difficult to stay motivated, focused and determined the kind of pressure which is built upon them. 5 Tips to Motivate the Employees.

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Apprenticeships in the U.S. by the Numbers [Infographic]

Pract.us

Some are developing apprenticeship programs in which employees learn while they earn. These programs have long been overlooked in the U.S., Here’s a glance at today’s state of apprenticeships by the numbers. The US has seen marked growth in apprenticeships.

Justify the Learning Ritual

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie is the chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium and CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity. What are the differences in their performance?

A Paycheck Away, Our Learning Game For Change, Was a Game Changer

Bottom-Line Performance

We hosted a public game play session of “A Paycheck Away” as part of the Spirit and Place Festival last Friday, November 9th. You see, a major component of the A Paycheck Away experience is discussion that happens before and after the game. Contact us to learn more.

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Rubio’s Coastal Grill Leverages E-learning Initiative to Reduce “Penalty Pay” Costs

discoverlink

The restaurant chain has a total of 203 units with locations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado. Each state has a final pay law that determines the legal amount of time in which an employer must issue an employee’s last paycheck. The Consequence of Penalty Pay.

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Amazon Decides to Split HQ2 to Handle Tech Talent Shortages

KnowledgeCity

Amazon suggested that it could spend more than $5 billion on its HQ2 during the next 17 years with operations matching its original headquarters in Seattle. However, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the online behemoth is backing out of its massively hyped HQ2 investment that had city and state leaders going to any lengths to secure the chance of having Amazon call their metropolis its second home. Kolko told The Journal. “If

How Manufacturers Build Skills Through Apprenticeship, Industry Partnerships

CLO Magazine

A lack of advanced skilled workers has made it hard for manufacturers across the country to build a qualified workforce. based in Sarasota, Florida, realized it had to create an apprenticeship program to build the workforce it needs. The Atlantic Mold and Machining Corp.

Come See our CEO Donna Wells at #ATD2016!

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. Think about the last time you purchased a cellphone.

How to save $17,568 using Free Online Courses to automate your marketing

Wyzed

In today’s post we’re going to show you in detail how Nudge Coach (a digital coaching and health tracking platform) are using Free Online Courses to automate 14.6 ” We’ve never been more scaleable” This post covers the exact steps Nudge Coach took to implement this system.

Selling Courses Online – $0 to $13,000 / Month

Academy of Mine

We’re often asked “how much money can you make selling courses online “? However, we thought it would be helpful to outline the progress that one of our clients made over the years. They spent the time to develop a high quality course content and they spent a long time promoting the course. The client has provided their metrics for us, but they wish to remain anonymous. All we can say is that they offer courses in the creative field.

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.

A Must-Do Before Training Begins: Assessing Readiness

Mindflash

Trainers will often identify whether an individual has completed level one of a technical program before moving to level two — but just as often they fail to go back to basics of cataloging employee knowledge before training begins. He turned to me and said, “Start the car.”

Corporate Tax Cut: What It Means for L&D

CLO Magazine

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017 is the biggest one-time corporate tax rate reduction in U.S. The rate dropped from 35 percent to 21 percent, leaving major corporations with money to spend. Indeed, some companies are investing in employees with the tax savings.

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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. The Ultimate Learning Job. The return is good for employers, too.

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 True Cost of Informal Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Before I start I want to note that in a very few instances I've been accused of not helping the cause when I question some of the research on informal/formal learning. For example, late last year I blogged a post defending informal learning.

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Interview: Jeff Fermin at Officevibe

Mindflash

The company’s mission is ambitious: “to help people grow and gain motivation to succeed in the office, make healthy lifestyle choices, create an eco-friendly workplace, give back to philanthropic causes, and have them collaborate with their colleagues in and out of the office.”

Ranting on the Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning

Usable Learning

About two weeks ago, Cammy Bean blogged about the eLearning Guild’s latest salary report. In it, she referenced the significant gender pay gap: According to research results, men on average make $10k more than woman. Needless to say, that really ticks me off….

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. In this webcast, you’ll learn: Three best practices for creating new videos. About the benefits of peer-to-peer video-based learning.

The $125,000 Teacher – And Corporate Counterpart

Wonderful Brain

This past Sunday 60 minutes featured a story that no doubt will contribute to the warm dialogues concerning the public schools, teacher unionism and tenure. [link]. The Charter School – TEP, The Equity Project – makes the case that paying teachers a substantial salary, somewhat on par with (my words here) what a high level Instructional Designer or Learning & Development leader earns, will improve student test results. Learning

TITHING FOR TEACHERS: FOR A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE, A LIFETIME OF TANGIBLE THANKS

Wonderful Brain

Though I don’t have the workings of this proposal completely flushed out I hope to instigate a dialogue and let you continue the conversation. Let me back up a sec: What brought this top of mind are commercials currently airing (and somewhat self-aggrandizing) for the energy industry. What if there was a way to address the inequities, in the process refurbishing education as a noble art and science and do it in such a way that avoids new taxes or municipal funding?

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. In the online education space it is important to capture attention and encourage engagement. Welcome to the show, Avery.