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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 »

Optimize your elearning program with improved Lists – part 2

To create compelling elearning programs and meet the needs of a diverse workforce, you work with hundreds, if not thousands, of OpenSesame courses. Keeping them organized, sharing with the key stakeholders in your organization, and collecting feedback becomes increasingly important as your organization grows—and as you manage more courses.   Lists are a great way… Read more »

Organize and share training easily with enhanced Lists

To create compelling training programs and meet the needs of a diverse workforce, you work with hundreds, if not thousands, of OpenSesame elearning courses. Keeping them organized, sharing with the key stakeholders in your organization, and collecting feedback becomes increasingly important as your organization grows—and as you manage more courses. Lists are a great way… Read more »

Phasing out Flash

In the early 2000’s, Flash became the dominant platform for online videos, interactive sites, and games. If you’ve watched anything on YouTube or any other video streaming provider, it’s guaranteed that you’ve used Flash to view it. The Adobe honeymoon period started to end in 2010 when Apple famously refused to allow Flash on iPhones… 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 »

State-specific sexual harassment training requirements (United States)

Sexual harassment affects more than just the employees involved—it affects your entire organization. Besides causing emotional duress and decreased performance, lawsuits resulting from sexual harassment are stressful and expensive. Sexual harassment prevention training can help build awareness as well as provide guidelines on what to do when encountering these situations. Not only is it the… Read more »

Why training is critical to fulfill the promise of new technology

Humans are creatures of habit, especially habits that make our lives and daily tasks easier. But habits and technology are often at odds with each other.  For example, in the 1980’s, business executives were reluctant to trade their paper rolodexes for computerized contact databases.  Every advance in technology, from color monitors, to email, to cloud-based… 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 »