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The posts in this category cover subjects L&D managers and other decision makers involved in business training might find useful or at least interesting.

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How cloud computing can onboard and train employees


How new employees are on-boarded and trained is crucial to the success and growth of an organization. Employees are more likely to stay with a company longer if they have a positive on-boarding experience. Thankfully, cloud-based software solutions can now ensure that your new hires are properly inducted into the company by training them faster and more efficiently than ever before.

What is GDPR and why should talent development professionals care

What is GDPR and why should talent development professionals care?


The General Data Protection Regulation is bound to become enforceable next Friday. It will give more control to people over their personal data and also simplify the regulatory environment for international businesses. But what is GDPR exactly, and why should talent development professionals care about it, especially if the organizations they work for are not in Europe?

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On employee motivation to work and to learn: 17 TED Talks


One of the first things we learn in Economics about making people perform better at work is how reinforcement and punishment modify people’s behavior. But the carrot and the stick approach to controlling employee performance can’t possibly work every time. In case of more complex tasks, the bigger the reward, the poorer the performance. So check out these 17 TED Talks about motivation to get a glimpse of what does work.

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How to increase your training program success by assembling a great team


The success of a training program is correlated to how good the team doing the training is. By putting together from the start a great team, there is a better change of the program being successful. Therefore it’s important to know the goals of the training program, how the perfect team can achieve these goals, where help is needed, how to find people to help you, and how to convince them to join you.

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First steps for building a coherent digital training strategy


It’s obviously clear that the direction learning needs to go is digital yet it’s not enough to simply purchase a LMS, upload some modules and start emailing invitations to enroll. It takes a solid and coherent strategy. Considering all this, and that every journey starts with a single step, where can one actually start? Here are a few steps any L&D professional should take when they want to build a coherent digital training strategy.

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4 Must-haves for the best workplace learning results


With increasing employee turnover, offices scattered all around the globe, people working from home it seems difficult to design learning paths that will fit and include everyone as well as get results. There are, though, some things that L&D specialists ought to take into consideration before beginning to set up the department’s battle plan. Here are four aspects of a workplace learning strategy that guarantee positive results.


Expanding your company L&D strategy to CoPs


Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something the do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. Companies that nurture the development of communities of practice will eventually see a lot of benefits, as CoPs are key to understanding the complex knowledge challenges faced by most organizations in today’s knowledge economy.

3 strategies on retaining top talent

The best 3 strategies on retaining top talent


One of the biggest challenges faced by businesses these days is getting and retaining talented people. Employees stick with a certain organization if they are motivated to do so and recent studies about what drives people and what makes them effective show that essentially there are three very important aspects that lead to better performance and personal satisfaction: autonomy, mastery and purpose.

The top 4 skills of successful leaders

The top 4 skills of successful leaders


The top 4 skills of successful leaders are, acording to a recent McKinsey research: solving problems effectively, operating with a strong results orientation, seeking different perspectives and supporting others. Although this one study does not completely answer the question of what leadership style organizations ought to nurture, it gives four very good starting points: focusing on developing these basic skills in their future leaders.

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The 4 Characteristics of the open organization


The open organization is no longer the organization of tomorrow but that of today. The four characteristics of this type of organization are transparency, adaptability, community and inclusivity. People need to be heard, valued and give their best when the feel they are part of something important. Companies have to adapt, share and ensure easy communication and collaboration between its members.


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