Onboarding Remote Workers

Onboarding remote workers

Remote working is on the rise. In fact, analysts are predicting that 50% of the workplace will be working remotely by 2020. It’s not that surprising when you take the benefits into consideration. Remote working eliminates commuting time and geographical constraints, minimizes stress and overhead costs, positively impacts the environment and work-life balance. Although there are great benefits to remote … Read More

A Shift Towards More Frequent Performance Reviews

Performance Reviews, Frequent Feedback, Frequent Check-ins

Employees (and frankly most leaders) dread annual performance reviews. Since they have historically placed a heavy emphasis on financial rewards, they cause stress and anxiety to employees, decreasing productivity. A study conducted by Deloitte revealed that 58% of executives believe that their current performance management approach neither drives employee engagement nor higher performance. Today, more than two-thirds of US organizations … Read More

Blending Online Learning with Instructor-Led Training

Blended learning, online learning, instructor-led

As we dive into the new year, learning and development professionals can’t help but wonder about the future of our industry. Although instructor-led training (ILT) still is core to many organization’s development programs, some wonder if in-person training will become a thing of the past. With advancements in modern organizational learning technology, we can actually improve in-person training by implementing … Read More

Connecting the Employee Lifecycle

Employee Lifecycle

The employee lifecycle includes the stages where organizations can intervene to impact the employee experience. Some organizations don’t have a clear definition of what happens between onboarding and departing. We believe in defining the stages of the employee lifecycle and connecting each stage. Defining the Employee Lifecycle We define the employee lifecycle as consisting of attracting talent, hiring, onboarding, engaging … Read More

2019 Learning Trends – Our Take

Learning Trends - Development Strategy

As we start the new year, we take the time to reflect on the learning industry, and how we can best support organizations in their training and development initiatives. Currently, we see a wave of 2019 learning trends and predictions taking over popular industry sites. We notice that many of these articles are mentioning learning trends that realistically, are only … Read More

Why Your Current LMS is Failing You

Frustrating LMS, learning management system, mobile

Organizations often invest in learning management systems (LMS), that they later find aren’t quite what they had expected. Unfortunately, LMS platforms aren’t always what they are made out to be on a company’s website or in a demo. It can be really frustrating to find that the investment you made in an LMS isn’t meeting your organization’s needs or goals. … Read More

What To Look For In Your Next Training and Development Partnership

Training and Development Platform

When evaluating what training and development platform to implement in your organization, it is important to think about what kind of people you want to work with. New clients often tell us about the past frustrations they have had implementing training and development platforms. They tell us about their difficulties communicating with the developers and the lack of support after … Read More

Why Nonprofits Should Prioritize Employee Development Plans

Employee Development plans, nonprofit

Employee development plans aren’t just important in the for-profit sector. Although they are less common in the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations and their employees can greatly benefit from implementing development plans. What are Employee Development Plans? Employee development plans are customized learning and action paths that help employees improve their skillsets and achieve goals specific to the individual, as well … Read More

Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in a Learning Platform

learning platform/training platform/volunteers

If nonprofit organizations don’t provide employees, volunteers, and members with the training and development opportunities they need, their missions will struggle. Below, we explain how nonprofit organizations can utilize a learning platform to transcend geographic boundaries, increase alignment, and track compliance, all while lowering the bottom line. Often, training and development opportunities are minimal at nonprofit organizations. In fact, only … Read More

Millennial Expectations Are Driving Better Learning Experiences

millennial expectations at work

The millennial generation is expected to make up approximately half of the global workforce by 2020, according to PWC. Naturally, millennials are becoming dominant influencers in the workforce. It’s necessary for organizations to understand millennial values and expectations at work, and perhaps more importantly, how this influences their approach to corporate training strategies. Millennial Values and Expectations at Work The … Read More