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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 »

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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 »

2020 Learning technologies: what’s hot and what’s not

In a recent OpenSesame webinar Donald H Taylor, Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute, shared the results of the 2020 Global Sentiment Survey (GSS). This survey asked over 2,000 respondents from 86 countries the question, “What do you think will be hot in workplace learning and development in 2020?” in order to identify upcoming… Read more »

OpenSesame offers free access to coronavirus preparedness and remote work training

Portland, OR- 14 March 2020- OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator, announced unlimited free access to coronavirus preparedness and remote work training for any organization through 15 May 2020. The offer includes elearning courses in multiple languages on preventing coronavirus and other illnesses as well as working and managing employees remotely. “At OpenSesame, we strive to… Read more »

OpenSesame debuts on 2020 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning

eLearning leader recognized for its expanding presence by Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst firm London, UK – 11 March 2020 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, today announced its inclusion as a Potential Performer on the 2020 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning, an annual analysis of HR, talent and learning vendors with a focus on customers… Read more »

OpenSesame announces partnership with Northpass to train the world’s most innovative companies

Internet-first companies can now scale training without interrupting productivity Portland, OR – 10 March 2020 – OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator, announced a partnership with Northpass to deliver its curated 20,000+ elearning courses on Northpass’ learner-first platform. From fast-growing companies to the Fortune 500, modern companies looking to integrate and scale learning across distributed workforces… Read more »

Microsoft Teams is coming- are you ready?

It’s been a long time, over two years since Microsoft first announced that Teams would be replacing Skype for Business, but it’s here! Teams will be the way that Microsoft wants you to communicate and collaborate. But this is no minor undertaking, which is why Microsoft has continually pushed the retirement date for Skype forwards.… Read more »

Spotlight your company’s principles this March

March is National Ethics Awareness Month which makes it a great time to craft a thoughtful strategy for strengthening the ethical culture of your organization and assess whether your efforts are working. Having a strong and well communicated business ethical culture benefits the people within your organization and also helps attract new talent. According to… Read more »

OpenSesame announces partnership with iAM Learning to expand safety, well-being, and soft skills course library

Enterprises can now leverage engaging, bite-sized elearning to improve employee health and safety while staying compliant Portland, OR – 26 February 2020 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced iAM Learning was added to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to expand its curated library of safety, well-being, and soft skills courses.  Global 2000 companies leverage the… Read more »

What employees need to know about GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation replaced the Data Protection Act on 25th May 2018 and explicitly required all companies that deal with or collect personal data from anyone within the EU to have staff training in place.  The GDPR means that if you collect and use personal data belonging to someone in the EU, your… Read more »

OpenSesame sponsors Learning Technologies UK 2020 in London

London, England — 12 February 2020  — OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced its sponsorship of Learning Technologies UK – the premier event for digital learning in London, set to take place 12-13 February 2020 at ExCel.  Learning Technologies London brings together 8,500+ learning and development professionals to showcase organisational learning and the technology used to… Read more »

Reskilling your workforce

By 2030, as many as 107 million workers, 12 million more than before the pandemic, may need to switch their occupational categories as COVID-19 has accelerated the transformation of digitization and automation, disrupting the world of work. To put that shift into context, it will have about the same impact on the workforce as the… Read more »

Preventing bullying and workplace violence

In a recent OpenSesame webinar, Ann Potratz and Edwin Zalewski from OpenSesame course publisher  J. J. Keller & Associates shared strategies and top tips to prevent bullying and workplace violence through supervisor and workplace training. Working in close proximity to employees, supervisors are often the first to know about disagreements, threats, or acts of violence,… Read more »

OpenSesame sponsors Learning Technologies France 2020 in Paris

London, England — 5 February 2020 — OpenSesame, the most comprehensive catalog of elearning courses from the world’s top publishers, announced its sponsorship of Learning Technologies France – the premier event for digital learning in France, set to take place 5-6 February 2020 at the Porte de Versailles.  Learning Technologies France builds on the success… Read more »