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Creating an inclusive culture beyond Black History Month

Given Black History Month’s origin of commemorating notable accomplishments by Black Americans in the United States, the recent historic election of Kamala Harris as the first female, Black, and Asian-American Vice President of the United States is an unprecedented achievement. Vice President Harris joins the ranks of historical Black figures whose pioneering feats not only… Read more »

How and why to get Six Sigma certification

How and why to get Six Sigma certification

These days, the home is our office and it’s more important than ever to ensure efficiency and save costs wherever possible. Although there are many ways to manage your organization, Six Sigma provides companies with the framework to streamline processes and utilize statistical analysis to achieve lasting results. Since its development in 1986, major companies… Read more »

Working and learning in the age of digital disruption

Global access to the internet and the resulting digital tools that’ve been developed have transformed society. We’ve seen powerful trends emerge that are reshaping business, with a shift in human behavior and a new set of expectations around talent. Will these changes affect you?  Chart Learning has been mapping the trends that impact private and… Read more »

Mental health awareness in the workplace

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, the goal of which is to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Mental health can be a difficult topic to broach, especially in a professional environment, but ensuring members of your organization have support in… Read more »

Developing a furloughed workforce

Coronavirus has impacted all sectors of the economy. Companies as big as Virgin Atlantic, Marriott, J.C. Penney, and Disney World have furloughed many of their employees as travel, shopping, and entertainment has ground to a halt. A typical furlough means employees are put on a temporary leave due to special needs of a company or… Read more »

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 »

Coronavirus preparedness, remote working, and safely returning to work: free courses until 15 June 2020

At OpenSesame, we help our customers develop the world’s most productive and admired workforces.  We also want to help you keep your employees and their families safe and productive during the coronavirus pandemic. As the world grapples with the impact of coronavirus, we believe elearning can provide a critical and efficient path to rapidly educate… 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 »

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 »

Reskilling your workforce

By 2030, as many as 375 million workers, or roughly 14% of the global workforce, may need to switch occupational categories as digitization, automation, and advances in artificial intelligence disrupt the world of work. To put that shift into context, it will have about the same impact on the workforce as the industrial revolution did.… 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 »

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 »

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Connecting Training to Long-Term Performance

How many Learning Management Systems (LMS) are used at your organization? As company size grows, learning is increasingly planned at the department level and the number of LMS increases–some companies use up to 30 LMS! Two-thirds of industry leaders admit that decentralized learning strategies hurt employee development, tenure and engagement. In a recent webinar sponsored… Read more »

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3 Essential Tips to Promote Your Next eLearning Course

You had a great idea. You worked tirelessly to choose an eLearning course that would help your team grow. You made sure to provide enough materials, test their skills, and create a feedback system that works. Now what? Your course is ready to face the competition. It won’t be easy. There are dozens of courses… Read more »

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Why Microlearning is the Hottest L&D Trend in 2017

Have you ever been told to complete a six-hour elearning course on compliance? Or taken time out of your already busy schedule to attend a week-long intensive training course? Or perhaps you’ve been given a textbook full of information that was overwhelming to digest? Training can easily become time-consuming and draining for learners, so much… Read more »