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Employee Skills Training: Insider Tips for Better Business Results

By Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus Every year, companies invest heavily in employee training programs — most of which are designed to improve job skills and knowledge. Unfortunately, too often, competency development results don’t meet expectations. Yet some initiatives are highly effective. What sets these successful programs apart? Case studies offer helpful insights. For example,…

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LMS Adoption: How to Win Champions for New Learning Technology

By guest expert, Lea-Ann W. Berst Innovative companies often seek competitive advantage by empowering their people with knowledge. And learning initiatives that blend formal, informal and collaborative elements can be very effective at achieving that goal. But convincing people to learn and collaborate isn’t always easy — especially when new technology is being introduced. That’s when…

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LMS Renovation: Learning From Reality TV

By Kathleen Waid, Senior Director of Client Services, Expertus If you’re into reality TV, you’ve probably noticed a surge in home renovation shows. The details vary, but the premise is the same. If you want today’s version of a dream house — open floor plan, hardwood floors, chef-grade appliances, master bedroom “retreat” — you can…

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Onboarding: It Takes a Learning Village

By guest expert, Nancy Rubin, Ph.D. Welcome To The Hood You just hired a promising new employee. She starts next Monday. Is your organization prepared for the challenge? You have a folder of HR documentation to pass along. You’ve invited department employees to drop by for a “meet-and-greet” coffee break that morning. You’re all set,…