Area9 Lyceum Blog

CLO Strategy: Earn a Seat at the Table (part I)

Posted by Nick Howe on Feb 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Meeting the Needs of “New-Collar” Workers with Corporate e-Learning Strategies.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Reinventing Corporate E-Learning

Posted by Nick Howe on Jan 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Corporate e-learning has deep roots, arguably dating back to the very first modern “distance education course” developed by Isaac Pitman in the mid-1840s. Pittman sent his correspondence-course students shorthand texts transcribed onto postcards and received transcriptions back from them to be graded. Feedback was a crucial element.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Addressing “Soft Skills” Gaps with Adaptive Learning

Posted by Area9 on Jan 10, 2019 9:04:47 AM

Despite the billions of dollars spent on talent development every year, hiring managers in a recent survey revealed that their employees had persistent gaps in “soft skills,” including communications, business acumen, and customer service. According to the Career Advisory Board’s 2018 Talent Activation, Employee Experience and Skills Development survey, these gaps are not being sufficiently addressed even as employers seek to develop a more highly engaged workforce.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Year-In-Review: What’s in your L&D strategy for 2019?

Posted by Area9 on Jan 3, 2019 3:09:01 PM

Every year, millions of people make “new year’s resolutions”—and organizations, in their own right, do much the same by setting goals for the year ahead. As we reach year-end, ask yourself: how did 2018 stack up against your plans, and what does 2019 hold?

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Why Adaptive Learning Should Be the Foundation of L&D Strategies

Posted by Area9 on Dec 21, 2018 1:05:12 PM

As employers address their talent development needs, more than half of organizations are offering opportunities for employees to “upskill” and “reskill,” according to a recent report from the Association for Talent Development. Their goal is to take positive action to upgrade or build new skills in the workforce.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Proactive Training for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Posted by Area9 on Sep 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As with the previous 3 industrial revolutions, when the 4th industrial revolution arrives it will bring with it rapid technological change. More specifically, the 4th industrial revolution will be the automation revolution, characterized by an increase in robotic and automated technology in all sectors of life. It therefore goes without saying that the implications of these changes will be far reaching and will affect every sphere, including employment.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

How to Prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Posted by Area9 on Sep 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The world is on the brink of a 4th industrial revolution that will build upon the 3rd — the digital revolution — and which will be characterized by rapid technological change and automation. The shift toward automation, already occurring, is projected to have far-reaching consequences for every sphere of life, including, of course, employment.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Prepare for the Disruption of Skills

Posted by Area9 on Sep 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It is not a matter of if, but when: technological change and increased automation will disrupt more than 25% of jobs in the future in Canada, for example. Businesses not prepared to adapt will be left behind.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Do Your Learners Have Learning Fatigue & Do You Have LMS Fatigue?

Posted by Area9 on Jun 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Many traditional corporate training tools are the unfortunate cause of learning fatigue — a combination of ineffective, one-size-fits-all e-learning, disengaged learners, and tight training deadlines. Do you recognize any of those symptoms in your training?

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Eradicate Unconscious Incompetence to Make Cross-Cultural Training Effective

Posted by Area9 on Jun 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Wherever you are in the world, you’ll always be able to find a McDonald’s restaurant. The McDonald’s secret to global popularity can’t be found in any secret sauce: its success is a result of the corporation’s cultural astuteness. Whether serving a market that is predominantly vegetarian, or one that avoids beef, or pork, or enjoys fish, McDonald’s adjusts its menu to the local cultural flavor — to great success. While we aren’t responsible for McDonald’s corporate learning we have to assume that someone at McDonald’s at some time received cross-cultural training.

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Topics: Unconscious Incompetence, Corporate E-Learning

How Training Can Improve Your Talent Management Strategy

Posted by Area9 on May 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Human Resources builds its team by bringing talented workers into the company. This is great, but to make a real lasting business impact the department needs a talent management strategy; it needs to hire highly engaged, high-performing employees all the time. Hiring employees who you know will be all that seems like it could be a difficult problem, but is it, really?

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

How to Reduce Employee Turnover & Its Costs for Your Business

Posted by Area9 on May 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Employees who do not feel they can achieve their career goals at their current employer are 12 times more likely to consider leaving, according to IBM.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning