Why Corporate Language Learning Is a Priority in 2018

According to The Training Journal, language learning is set to be a top corporate priority this year. The Training Journal cites the importance of language learning specifically for UK-based companies, especially because of Brexit. There’s relevance to this trend for U.S. companies as well, however.

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What Companies Should Know About Training and the #MeToo Movement

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The #MeToo movement was born from Hollywood actresses speaking out about their experiences in the industry, but it’s become much more than that in recent months. An increasing number of people are sharing their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. In the process, it’s come to the world’s attention that despite policies and guidelines, sexually inappropriate behavior is still rampant in the workplace. Continue reading

Strategic Ways To Create Employee Performance Goals

Helping Your Employees Succeed

Every company doesn’t just want successful employees – they need them. Corporate success is dependent on individual employee success. A key strategic objective for employers should be setting and helping employees reach goals. Every individual employee’s success contributes to the larger success of the company. That is why employee development goals should be priority items for every company.

The more you can motivate employees to meet goals, the better your corporate culture is going to be, and the more successful the entire organization will be as well. Goals are important because they provide a focus for employees, they show them what their responsibilities are, and they give them a larger purpose within the organization. Goals also improve accountability and serve as a motivator. When goals are in place and are measurable, it ensures that employees’ performance can be tracked and changes can be made as necessary.   Continue reading

eLearning Days as Makeups for School Cancellations

Weather prognosticator extraordinaire Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day, which means another six weeks of winter weather if you believe in the legend. Either way, depending on where you’re at in the world, there’s still a whole lot of winter left, which has some school administrators and teachers pulling their hair out from all the snow days that have already been racked up this winter. For many school districts, this means extending the school year beyond the originally chosen last day of school to make up for excessive snow days beyond the handful already built into the academic schedule. After all, public schools have to meet their state’s requirements for hours of classroom instruction. But maintaining student engagement on makeup days that would otherwise be summer vacation is especially difficult. But there’s now a growing movement to ease this frustration, and it’s eLearning days that are proving to be a viable alternative. Continue reading

eLearning ROI Metrics

Whether your company’s eLearning efforts are small or large, many eLearning professionals still face an uphill battle in terms of getting the resources needed to produce quality eLearning programs and courses. A surprising number of corporate leaders are still hesitant or skeptical to fully embrace eLearning, and are quick to point out problems. The more you can make a solid business case for the value and benefits of eLearning, the better off you’ll be in the long haul. You have to be able to make the case beforehand for a new effort or project and then show the results afterwards in terms that company leadership understands: return on investment (ROI). This is where eLearning ROI metrics have an important role to play. Continue reading

Tips for Effective Rapid eLearning

Rapid eLearning is a term that gets used two different ways. Some people use it to refer to eLearning content that can be consumed quickly in bite-sized chunks. Others use it to refer to speeding up the eLearning content development process. It is this latter usage, the eLearning content development process, that is the focus of this article. Continue reading

5 Ways to Gamify eLearning for Better Engagement

In the last decade, there have been countless articles written about why gamification of eLearning makes good business sense. The basic argument is that gamification makes any eLearning program, course or module more fun and exciting, which translates into increased learner engagement, higher retention of material learned, and eventually better business results that can have a real impact on the company’s bottom line. As a concept, it’s very easy to get behind this idea. But when it comes time to actually gamify eLearning for better engagement, the result is often not much more than a few achievement badges learners can earn for completing particular courses or trainings. Continue reading

eLearning, Traditional or Blended: How to Choose Your Learning Method

Many businesses in the 21st century will thrive or decline by how well they train their employees to creatively tackle and solve all the challenges they run into from day to day as well as enhancing the skills and knowledge needed to execute their tasks and responsibilities. But while the need for any company to have robust learning, training and development programs is a no-brainer, when it comes to figuring out how to choose your learning method, many leaders and managers are left scratching their heads. There’s traditional instructor-led face-to-face classroom learning, eLearning and various ways to blend the two. How do you go about sorting it all out and making the right choice? Here are some things to keep in mind. Continue reading

Top Workplace Training New Year’s Resolutions

You may have already made your own resolutions but have you made any 2018 resolution on workplace training? If not, eLeap has taken time out to propose just a few resolutions you may want to adopt for 2018.

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