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Share how your team is practicing #LearnInPlace

Win 2 tickets to the OpenSesame User Conference or $500 toward the professional development program of your choice by sharing how your organization is continuing employee training efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. At OpenSesame, we’ve always believed that elearning presents the best option for organizations to scalably and effectively train their workforces.  But the staggering… Read more »

4 questions to ask before choosing discrimination and harassment training for your organization

In 2020, workplace culture matters more than ever. Organizations that can demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace have a competitive advantage in attracting top talent and strengthening relationships with customers, partners and vendors. As part of a comprehensive strategy, choosing the right compliance training program, one that focuses on behaviors, rather… Read more »

Working from home etiquette tips and tricks

Since the onset of COVID-19 globally, workplaces are quickly establishing, possibly for the first time, a work from home policy for most if not all employees. This new setup can create its own great opportunities, but of course for many this comes with new challenges in every way, including the what were once simple, even… Read more »

OpenSesame expands free access to professional development courses for remote and furloughed workers

Portland OR- April 13, 2020– OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator, announced unlimited free access to online training for any employee working from home or furloughed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The offer includes elearning courses in multiple languages for developing customer service, sales, and other essential professional skills. “At OpenSesame, we believe elearning provides the… Read more »

Training is key to protecting your organization from bribery and corruption

In today’s connected, global business environment, bribery and corruption are evolving risks that organizations should keep permanently on their radar.  Companies without clear anti-corruption policies and training can face costly legal, financial and/or reputational damage. In 2019, companies paid $2.9 billion to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases brought by the U.S. Securities and… Read more »

Employees looking at elearning course made in SCORM

Why author elearning content to industry standards?

At OpenSesame, we receive inquiries from subject matter experts and content authors who have developed training programs but are unsure about how to monetize them in today’s online world. They have valuable content (a training video, a PowerPoint presentation, or a book) that they want to share with the world and hopefully make some money… Read more »

Managing your remote team

Coronavirus presents unprecedented challenges to business. At OpenSesame, we are a fully distributed team with the option for employees to work from home. As a precaution, effective 13 March 2020 though, all employees are working from home and practicing social distancing. Even though some employees have experience with remote team members, working with an entirely… Read more »

A new workforce reality: “remote first” work

Some say that coronavirus (COVID-19) has forever changed the way companies operate. I would say that it hasn’t drastically changed but accelerated the shift that was already happening. For years, business has been shifting towards a remote workforce. More companies today support employees working from home on a periodic to full time basis than just… Read more »