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3 Things You Need to Know Before Designing Your Workplace Learning Program

Learning Services

Business has evolved to include unprecedented connectivity, access to knowledge, and advanced technologies. Industry leaders are increasingly placing digital transformation at the center of their business strategies and reconfiguring their workplace learning in the process. Here are three tips to help you get the most from your learning and development initiatives by empowering your employees and giving them the necessary skills to thrive in the ever-changing world of work. 
 

1. Time is scarce: 

Design with user experience in mind Josh Bersin’s well-known infographic reveals much about the realities facing today’s workplace learner. Learners, for example, “won’t watch videos longer than 4 minutes” and “unlock their smartphones up to 9 times every hour”. Alarmingly, learners have just “1% of a typical work week to focus on training and development”. 


Measuring Success: How Data Analytics Can Drastically Improve Your Training Program

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According to Forbes, spending on corporate training has grown to over $70 billion in the US and a whopping $130 billion worldwide. Why? High-performing organizations are quickly realizing that

their success depends on how capable their people are. As a result, many are investing in training programs to help equip their employees with the skills they need to thrive in the workplace. 

But how do you know if the training program you’ve chosen is improving the skill set of your people and giving you the best return on your training investment? 


PRINCE2 2017 Update

Patrick Costello

In January 2017 our partners and owners of PRINCE2®, AXELOS, announced the upcoming arrival of updated PRINCE2® guidance and Foundation and Practitioner examinations. Together, these form PRINCE2 2017 and represent the first major update to PRINCE2 since 2009. 

Why has PRINCE2 been updated? 

The success of PRINCE2 lies in its compilation of proven best practices in project management taken from academics, business professionals, and consultants across the years. Since its creation, at least two million PRINCE2 exams have been sat in over 150 countries worldwide. This is a clear testament to the value of PRINCE2 to individuals all over the world.


Are You Ready For GDPR? - Infographic

Patrick Costello


In today’s digital business, information is currency. But is your data really protected and delivering value? How can you gain competitive advantage, while ensuring you stay compliant with the onerous upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation?

Whether you’re a business leader who wants to get ahead of potential exposure to financial penalties under EU GDPR, or you’re an IT leader who sees the chance to manage your data more efficiently, this infographic can work as your guide to preparing for GDPR.


Bridging the skills gap: Why personalized learning saves you time, money … and people.

Learning Services

Employers are always looking for skilled workers but cite a significant skills gap in the talent pool available to them, particularly when it comes to IT skills. According to the Harvard Business Review, 35% of 38,000 employers reported difficulty filling job vacancies due to lack of available talent. 
 

Once hired, many employees commonly report that they have been given insufficient training to handle a constantly shifting workplace landscape. In fact, a mere 21% of respondents from an Accenture survey said that they had acquired new skills from formal training. Digital IQ has become an essential aspect of workplace learning, and potential employees want assurances that employers will not only provide them with engaging roles, but that they will invest in a culture of continuing development to support their personal career ambitions. 

Ultimately, the world of work is currently facing a skills gap that is hampering performance in companies across the globe.


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