Does Your L&D Team Need Project Management Software?

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The answer of course is Yes, but digging deeper, the question arises: what special needs do L&D teams have regarding features of project management software, that off-the-shelf solutions might lack? Of course, project management software has exploded in popularity. Crowdsourced software review site G2 counts 397 project management software solutions currently available. Indeed, simply because […]

The Great Resignation: How L&D Can Slow the Effects of the Workforce Exodus

With the Great Resignation underway, companies are scrambling to fill positions, maintain operations with their existing employees, and prepare for the potential long-term effects of the pandemic and an altered workplace. While early into the pandemic, businesses laid off millions, the opposite is happening now: millions are quitting. Employees might be hesitant to return to […]

6 Ways to Make Your Training Budget Stretch Further

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Everyone is doing more with less today—especially today’s beleaguered L&D teams. With the need for training and skill support at an all-time high, L&D teams can benefit by seeking efficiencies and discovering ways to make their training budgets stretch further. Let’s have a look at a few strategies that can help learning leaders accomplish more […]

Why L&D Has a Crucial Role to Play in Tackling the Skilled Labor Shortage

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“The Great Resignation” is well underway. While early into the pandemic, businesses laid off millions, the opposite is happening now: millions are quitting. This has been driven by several factors, including employees’ reluctance to go back to the office due to increased health risks. Others have resigned to switch careers or pursue their passions, as […]

3 Ways to Evaluate the Learning Culture in Your Organization

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As pressure mounts to embrace new technologies and adapt to the new world of work, the concept of a learning culture has never been more relevant or more essential than it is right now. Training employees to incorporate new technologies, embrace updated policies and procedures, or understand changing industry or government regulation has always had […]

How To Measure the Business Impact of L&D

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There’s certainly no shortage of metrics L&D can use to measure training programs. From the number of hours employees spend completing a course to assessment scores, numbers abound and can be tracked accordingly. While such metrics as course completion rates and pass/fail rates are certainly valuable, learning leaders are increasingly searching for ways to measure […]

What Is a Learning Organization?

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A learning organization is one in which all employees are encouraged to explore new ideas and consider new ways to address the problems at hand. Learning new skills and knowledge is encouraged in a learning organization, and with everyone focused on both individual and group betterment, the organization is able to pursue innovation, enter new […]

What L&D Teams in the Insurance Industry Need to Know About Upskilling and Reskilling

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Skills are becoming redundant more quickly than ever before, but 2020 saw job requirements shift and the need to train employees on new processes and skills massively accelerated. As businesses continue to adapt, so will the demand for new skills. It’s no surprise that LinkedIn Learning’s 2020 Workplace Learning Report—published in February 2020 just before […]

Spot the Difference: Agile Project Management for eLearning Vs. Software Development

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Keeping pace with organizational change and the constant demand for effective training is a core concern for L&D. Indeed, Agile Learning, along with the associated project management features, can help to overcome these challenges based on one key attribute: collaboration. Agile methodologies support evaluation at each iteration. Evaluation forces teams to collaborate, and such collaboration invariably […]

5 Steps to Creating a Realistic eLearning Project Timeline

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eLearning projects can be a challenge to complete. While the kickoff might be exciting, a project can easily go off the rails, leading to missed deadlines, confusion among team members, and learners who are stuck with a course that doesn’t resonate with them. Most people think that the creation of a timeline merely benefits the […]