MLK Day: Time to Reflect on Race Relations in the Workplace

2015 was both a tumultuous and inspiring year for race relations in the United States. Not since the days of Martin Luther King Jr. has the nation witnessed such high levels of racial unrest nor such mass displays of collective activism and hope for a more equitable future. While much of the activism linked to the Black Lives Matter movement has focused on living conditions and policing concerns in urban communities, race relations in the workplace are by no means exempt from the issues the movement seeks to put on the table. Continue reading

The Art of Decluttering the Workplace

If you found a copy of Marie Kondo’s bestselling book, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Ordering, among your Christmas or Hanukkah gifts this year, you’re not alone. Kondo’s book has already sold over 2 million copies worldwide (and likely just as many copies have been re-gifted to friends and colleagues as a subtle message conveying, “Enough is enough! It’s time to clean up!”). If you have already read Kondo’s treatise on tidying, you will appreciate just how sublime decluttering can be. Of course, at home, the consequences of bunching your socks into balls rather than folding them neatly (this, to be clear, is highly recommended by Kondo) is extremely low. Beyond your own Continue reading

Exploring Cross-Cultural Training and How To Create It For Your Employees

Today’s business world is increasingly globalized, and thanks to a changing economy, the ease of international travel and new communication technology, employees in the U.S. are often interacting, both in-person and via phone and technology, with people from around the globe. Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know to Create a Case Study with Impact

Case studies are a valuable way to train employees, and they can easily be incorporated into e-Learning courses to maximize the emotional response of students and improve your return on investment for training, yet many businesses don’t use them as a learning and development tool. Continue reading

Top Three Training Challenges in the Healthcare Sector

The healthcare sector is complex and always shifting. It is currently grappling with growing concerns about compliance, new approaches to medical insurance, and new technologies, which effect everything from how we keep track of patients and protect patient data to diagnostics. For this reason, whether you are a medical secretary, medical technician, nurse or doctor, ongoing workplace training is critical. Indeed, in a sector where the consequences of making mistakes is always high, training must be a priority. In today’s post, we look at the top three challenges currently facing people who work in the healthcare sector and discuss how learning management systems can be used to deliver the critical training needed to respond to these challenges in an effective manner. Continue reading

Do Our Presidential Candidates Have the Right Training?

By the time one proposes to run for President, you hope they have the right training for the job, but the current Democratic and Republican nomination races suggest that this may be far from true. Over the past six months, Americans have witnessed candidates’ foibles, gaffs and compliance errors. We have also listened to misleading, false and fabricated claims along with a staggering number of discriminatory remarks made by front runners on the campaign trail. Perhaps most surprising is the fact that none of the candidates nor political parties have an entirely pristine track record. Indeed, from a training perspective, there is little question that no current presidential candidate should be entirely exempt from additional training. In this post, we take stock of the presidential candidates’ errors and oversights so far and prescribe a unique workplace training program for just some of the many candidates currently vying to fill President Obama’s shoes. Continue reading

How to Implement an LMS, Part 4: The Vendor Search

If you’ve been following this series on How to Implement and LMS, you’ll be relieved to know that we’re done with the analysis phase! Yes, it was painful, but now you know what you need from an LMS and what your organization can handle technologically, which means you’re ready to start looking at actual LMS vendor options. There are literally hundreds of LMS options out there, and sifting through them will take some time and effort. We obviously believe our eLeaP LMS solution is superior and priced to fit your budget. Ask our LMS experts for a free demo. Get a free consultation on how to implement a learning management system.

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Net Neutrality: The Implications for e-Learning

Over the past 24 months, we have started to hear more about the concept of “net neutrality.” Net neutrality, a concept coined by Columbia law professor Tim Wu more than a decade ago, refers to the principle that all data that circulates on the Internet should be treated equally. This means that no service provider (e.g., Time Warner or Verizon) will ever have the right to slow the speed of uploads or downloads or block specific types of data (or data originating from specific IP addresses) nor will any service provider ever have the right to deliver certain content to subscribers more quickly (e.g., Time Warner will never be able to enter into a special arrangement with Amazon or Netflix in order to deliver their content through a faster conduit). Continue reading

Generation Z: Coming to Your Workplace in 2016

Generation Z, also known as the iGen and as the post-millennial generation, will begin to arrive in the workplace en masse this spring. While the actual definition of Generation Z is subject to debate (it is generally seen to begin with people born in the mid to late 1990s), there is growing buzz about the fact that in 2016, we will see more people from this new generation in the full-time workforce, but are we prepared? More importantly, what training and support will members of Generation Z need once they arrive on the job? Continue reading