What Is Soft Skills Training?

Organizations are facing a growing soft skills gap. Educational institutions and employers are placing a greater emphasis on technical skills than ever before, causing soft-skill development to fall behind. In our last article, we discussed the need for soft skills training in the workplace. Today, we want to dive a little deeper into what this training might include,…

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The Skills Gap – Why Soft Skills Training Should Be a Priority

Today, emerging young professionals are experiencing increased pressure to develop and master their technical skillsets. Technical skills are also referred to as “hard skills.” They are specific, job-related skills that can easily be defined, taught, and measured. Unlike hard skills, soft skills are harder to define, quantify and teach. They include skills like time-management, communication, leadership, adaptability,…

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Enhance Your Organizational Learning Strategy with Gamification

Gamification continues to be a hot topic in the learning industry. It can transform boring, mundane courses into a fun, competitive and enjoyable experience for learners. If you are struggling to engage learners in your training material, you might want to consider implementing a gamified learning strategy into your LMS.  What is Gamification? Before we start, we want…

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The Risks of Employee Compliance Violations

Compliance is the process of making sure the employees at your organization are trained on the policies, standards, state and federal laws that apply to the business. Employee compliance violations can take a serious toll on your organization. In this blog, we will discuss the risks of non-compliance and how your organization can work to minimize these risks with comprehensive training…

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Information Overload? Try Microlearning. 

We live in a time and age of information overload. Information comes at us through a variety of channels – email, social accounts, television, meetings, etc. Sorting through this abundance of information can be tough when such a large portion of it is irrelevant. Remembering everything you have read, heard or seen is even harder. As humans, we have a limited capacity…

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Why LMS User Experience Should Be A Top Priority

User experience (UX) is a very important element of a learning management system (LMS). If you are in the market for a new LMS, UX should be at the top of your priorities list. In this blog, we are going to discuss how UX affects the learners, administrators, and your organization’s bottom line. What Is…

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Onboarding Remote Workers

Remote working is on the rise. In fact, analysts are predicting that 50% of the workplace will be working remotely by 2020. It’s not that surprising when you take the benefits into consideration. Remote working eliminates commuting time and geographical constraints, minimizes stress and overhead costs, positively impacts the environment and work-life balance. Although there…

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A Shift Towards More Frequent Performance Reviews

Employees (and frankly most leaders) dread annual performance reviews. Since they have historically placed a heavy emphasis on financial rewards, they cause stress and anxiety to employees, decreasing productivity. A study conducted by Deloitte revealed that 58% of executives believe that their current performance management approach neither drives employee engagement nor higher performance. Today, more…

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