Author: Samantha Marsden

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2019 Global Sentiment Survey

What learning technologies will be hot in 2019? Since 2014, the Learning & Development (L&D) Global Sentiment Survey conducted by Donald H Taylor, Chair of the Learning and Performance Institute, has asked L&D professionals across the globe: “What do you think will be hot in L&D next year?” This seems an odd choice of words,… Read more »

How to prepare for the new 2018 PMP exam update

If you or your employees are planning to schedule your Project Management Professional (PMP) exam on 26 March or later this year, you will be taking a revised version of the exam that references the September 2017 release of PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, instead of PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition. Be sure you are… Read more »

The GDPR is coming — are you ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved by the European Union (EU) Parliament and will be effective 25 May 2018, at which time those organizations in non-compliance will face heavy fines. What is the GDPR and why is it important? GDPR is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, protect and empower all… Read more »

Future-skilling your workforce

The talent shortage has arrived. In recent research of the Global 2000 by The Conference Board, companies are facing more talent competition than ever in a growingly tight labor market, with US companies increasing their spending in this area by over 7%. With the future workforce looking more diverse, connected, globalized and technologically advanced than… Read more »

Tackling the employee engagement crisis

We are experiencing an employee engagement crisis: only 13 percent of employees globally are engaged at work, while the rest are either neutral or, worse, actively disengaged. Despite an overall increase in budget toward improving this, many organizations are still having limited success in increasing employee engagement. With a troubling overall lack of engagement and… Read more »

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Developing Your Organization’s Soft Skills

In a recent OpenSesame webinar, Claude Werder, VP and Principal Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, discussed how the effectiveness of soft skill training is changing as new technologies, content types and delivery methods develop. Here are the strategies that Werder shared to understand your organization’s soft skill needs and how to prioritize content and delivery… Read more »

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Cure Your Top L&D Challenges

In a recent OpenSesame survey, 55% of respondents cited building a culture of learning as their biggest L&D issue while 45% were most challenged with meeting the needs of a diverse workforce. In this month’s ATD Watch & Learn Webcast, our very own Brittany McClain discussed why content selection is your best weapon when facing… Read more »