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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 »

Share your feedback with OpenSesame

In September, OpenSesame held its inaugural User Conference in Portland, Oregon. In addition to attending sessions by OpenSesame and current OpenSesame customers, conference attendees participated in two roundtable discussions led by our product development team to provide feedback and identify key challenges and solutions with the OpenSesame team. Below are the three core themes we… Read more »

Why consider 508 compliance courses for your learning program

The ADA requires employers to make ‘reasonable accommodations’ for people with disabilities. Some employers are still mislead to think that hiring a person with a disability will result in increased time and money spent on accommodations and considerations. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the term “disability” is defined as one who has… Read more »

Investing in cyber security prevention

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, as of July 2017, over 700 companies were breached, nearly matching the total of all breaches in 2016. Cybercrimes are happening more often than ever. A data breach has occurred when an individual’s name plus Social Security Number (SSN), driver’s license number, medical record, or a financial record/credit/debit… Read more »

Manager looking at PMP training online

Benefits of PMP Training Online

Each industry has a number of beneficial courses and certificates that can help managers hone existing skill sets, but many courses tend to have a high, long-lasting impact on their careers. Of the certifications out there, few  can be applied into all industries. The most sophisticated of these is the PMP (Project Management Professional) certificate… 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 »