Learning Is the Leading Differentiator for 2020 and Beyond
Half of all jobs in the U.S. could be automated right now. That's according to dramatic estimates about what technology is doing to your workforce. With so much change happening all around us, your organization needs to become a learning organization.
Four Industries That Really Need a Modern LMS
Robots are coming to take our jobs, the economy is headed toward a recession, and unemployment is at historical lows. How do you prepare your workforce for a future like this?
Turning Your L&D From a Line Item Into a Strategic Business Unit
Around the 2008 recession, corporate training budgets declined roughly $2B. The North American economy is generally strong right now, but experts -- like Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates and others -- see a potential recession in 2020. (China's economy is already belt-tightening.)
7 Questions for Finding the Right Partner in the New World of Enterprise Learning and Development
The right learning management system can deliver meaningful talent development, give your organization greater ability to pivot, and help drive digital transformation. But it's easy to get distracted by all the bells and whistles that today's solutions dangle in front of you.
Learning and Development in the 5-generation Workforce
For the first time in history, we have five generations in the workforce. To deal with this new reality, HR must be flexible. L&D leaders need to shift how they think about delivery, to provide multiple options to reach each generation and manage L&D considering how multiple generations learn. Many companies are struggling with it.
7 Trends Revolutionizing Enterprise Learning Now
The world of enterprise learning is being transformed by the same social, cultural, and economic changes that are affecting every other part of business, from the five-generation workforce to a better understanding of employee engagement and motivation.
It's Time for a New Kind of Enterprise Learning & Development
The traditional LMS is broken. It fails to take advantage of the potential of modern technology and today's understanding of learning. Its methods and delivery are robotic and shallow compared with what's possible.
Brainier LMS Review by LMS.org
The minds behind Brainier listened to the needs of users and developed a system that caters to almost everyone. Create branded login pages with logos and more. The system supports multi-tenant access so users can establish separate areas for customers, employees, or partners. Build custom groups, incorporate social learning, and keep users motivated with gamification. Brainier brings new levels of innovation and flexibility to the LMS table...Full Brainier Review »
Why Won't Organizations Commit to Workplace Learning?
Deloitte's 2019 "Global Human Capital Trends" report states, "The number-one trend for 2019 is the need for organizations to change the way people learn." However, only 46% of survey respondents said they're ready to address this trend. Organizations are looking for answers to three questions in order to commit to addressing learning...
Mentoring Programs Take Work to Start, But the Payoff Is Great
Successful people often thank mentors when recognized with an award or congratulated on an accomplishment. Mentors guide us with knowledge and advice to help us reach success. In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell outlines the 12 stages of the hero's journey. One of the stages is meeting the mentor, who provides guidance, training, and confidence so the hero can set out on a journey and fulfill their quest to greatness.
Social learning takes its place in employee retention efforts
Between younger workers' demand for professional development opportunities and the increasing need to prepare employees for coming changes in technology and business processes, companies face growing pressure to provide a wider range of training options. In response, more organizations are implementing social learning programs that enable their own workers to be part of the solution.
3 Ways to Turn Your Learning Line Item Into a Business Strategy
Learning and development is a lot like advertising; both are often the first department to be scaled back or eliminated during budget cuts. It's a risky move, considering that Henry Ford once said, "A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time." So, too, is learning critical to business success.
4 Practical Pieces of Advice for Selecting an LMS in a Changing Environment
Even if you're a seasoned L&D professional, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the choices when considering buying or replacing an LMS (learning management system). After all, the LMS market is among the fastest-growing - and least well-defined - segments in human capital management software.
Teach Your Missing Employees: Learning And The Remote Workforce
The modern workforce isn't fixed. It's fluid, full of flexible work opportunities and remote employees. People don't have to sit at their desks from 9 to 5 anymore. A majority of employees prefer to work wherever, whenever. And learning has to adapt.
Learning and Development: Why Your Focus Should Be on Knowledge
The traditional LMS was good at delivering training and solving for challenges like skills and compliance requirements (e.g., sanitation and safety). But there are huge differences among training, learning and knowledge that can more dramatically benefit employees and their companies.
Interview with Jerry Cox: President of Brainier
My guest interview this month is with Jerry Cox, he is the President of Brainier and we met in September at their annual user conference. I was so impressed with his presence throughout the event and the growth of the company under his leadership, I thought he would be a great person to interview.
Digital Transformation Through Learning
Digital transformation has been a hot topic in recent years, and for good reason. More and more, companies are adapting to the ever-changing world. New technologies like the Internet of Things, big data architecture, wearables and more are changing markets and industries, making digital transformation a necessity.