Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

Mercedes Arntson's blog

Corporate globalization is here to stay as we see more corporations becoming multinational. Whether it is outsourcing, talent acquisition, or market penetration, it is likely that a company will do business internationally. As the business world becomes smaller, our cultural awareness must increase to be successful in international business relations. Especially as international talent acquisition increases, it is becoming important for managers to become culturally aware. A lack of cultural knowledge in the workplace can be detrimental to a multinational corporation; therefore, it is important that managers are aware of the underlying values that motivate different cultures. ... [more]

Millennials continue to be the buzzword around the workplace as employers try to understand their needs, attitudes, and expectations. They are consistently analyzed, scrutinized, and under the microscope. Known for short employment life cycles, need for instant gratification, and entitlement, they are perceived as lacking work ethic. Every day, 10,000 baby boomers turn 65, leaving the workforce at a rapid rate. Millennials are the next generation of leaders, let’s get them ready. ... [more]

Companies continue to invest in corporate training for their employees. Each year markets continue to change, and the training industry is no different. Content providers are creating mobile friendly courses, micro-courses, and investing in gamification to appeal to the millennial generation. As the training landscape changes, we must be aware of new trends and growth of the market. Look to the infographic below for a training industry report! *Information for the infographic is from 2015, taken from Ambient Insight, Docebo, Forbes, and LearnDash.     ... [more]

To maintain high employee satisfaction in the workplace, you must invest in your employees like you invest in your 401K: the more you put into it, the higher your return on investment. The majority of workers seek employers who invest in their development through training. While you may already supply your employees with elearning and training opportunities, it is important to leverage that by creating a culture of learning within your organization. ... [more]