Online Universities Get a C+, But You Don’t Have To

How You Can Thrive When Dealing with an Uncertain Market The news last month that the parent company of the University of Phoenix (UoP) was sold for $1.1 billion to buyout fund Apollo Global Management is no surprise: online universities have not provided the bottom-line results they’ve promised individuals and …

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Reverse Engineer Learning Initiatives and Business Outcomes

For learning and development executives, training needs to be tied directly to business outcomes. It is safe to say that the future of the learning function lies not in pushing stale ‘interactive’ tutorials that simply require a box to be checked once they are completed. If learning executives want to …

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When Employees Are Trained to Set Goals, Profitability Results

Employee training is supposed to be all about helping employees get better at doing their jobs. But researchers at Harvard Business School have uncovered a startling fact: a mere 7% of employees today fully understand their company’s business strategies and what’s expected of them in order to help achieve company …

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Study: 90 Percent of New Skills Are Lost after Training

According to data collected by HR research and consulting firm Bersin by Deloitte, in 2014, U.S. spending on corporate training grew by 10 percent to over $75 billion and over $140 billion worldwide — the fifth straight year of year-over-year growth. Josh Bersin of Deloitte explains that corporate training is …

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The Case for Continuous Learning

Elearning programs usually fail because they deliver the right content at the wrong time: employees do not want to sit through day-long training sessions for seemingly irrelevant material (think Death by PowerPoint). But employees are eager to seek out training when they need it. They vigorously look for the guidelines …

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Why ‘Watch and Learn’ Training Fails

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, ‘Is Your Company Encouraging Employees to Share What They Know?’, author Christopher Myers points out that while organizations invest significant resources in handbooks, protocols, formal mentoring programs, and knowledge management systems to share employees’ experiences for the purpose of creating in-house training programs, …

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