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Working in L&D? We've got you covered. With interviews and advice from other learning professionals to original research taken from our search engine about employee learning trends, we're here to help you expand your training budget, clarify your objectives, and get your organization on board with L&D at all levels.

Last updated: 16 May 2018

Training Industry: Trends and Perspectives

Last updated: 5/24/2018

Training Industry researches, publishes and tracks the intersection of business objectives and the role of learning and development. Their work includes profiling thousands of training companies each year. Take a look at Training Industry's latest insights on the North American training market here.

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Proving Value in the Face of Flat External Training Spend

Last updated: 5/24/2018

Does one of your biggest challenges as a training supplier stem from flat organizational spend on external training? L&D professionals have cited a lack of budgetary resources as their top challenge in 2018. Read about findcourses.com’s survey of L&D departments in the U.S. and find out how you can overcome the squeeze to help your clients prove the ROI of L&D.

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Training Tips to Stay Prepared for Disaster in 2018

Last updated: 4/24/2018

Almost everyone likes to feel that they are in control, especially when it comes to their business. Unfortunately, there many issues that are simply beyond our reach. Learn how to prepare for disasters in 2018 with training tips based on DRI's Third Annual Predictions Report!

U.S. L&D Benchmarking Survey: 2018

Last updated: 3/19/2018

Talent development is a key driver in moving American organizations forward. We surveyed L&D managers and directors in some of the U.S.'s largest companies to learn how they are investing in talent, how they measure the impact of workplace learning, and what attitudes different levels in the organization hold about corporate learning.

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How to Calculate Meaningful ROI for Workplace Learning

Last updated: 3/19/2018

Learning professionals know that proving the value of L&D is essential to keeping and increasing the resources at their disposal. According to our survey of L&D departments in the U.S., one of the key differentiators of top performing departments, regardless of industry or size, is their close relationship with senior executives and their commitment to measuring the ROI of corporate learning.

But how do real L&D professionals secure and grow their budgets by demonstrating business impact?

Learn practical strategies based on interviews with leaders in demonstrating the ROI of training.

How to Promote a Learning Culture in Your Organization

Last updated: 3/19/2018

Top-performing organizations are five times more likely to have learning cultures, suggesting that a culture of learning is a key component of business success. “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage,” according to Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric.

What does that look like in action? To find out, we’ve identified several L&D leaders who have worked to lead a holistic cultural shift in the communities of their organizations.

VR: A New Reality for L&D

Last updated: 3/19/2018

Once a curiosity occupying the edges of L&D conferences, virtual reality is stepping forward to take its place as a core training tool for departments daring enough to try it. No longer being used exclusively to train in the military, aviation, and heavy industries, VR training is being tested and deployed today by companies like Walmart, KFC, UPS, and McDonalds.

Read about how companies are using VR to train employees today!

U.S. L&D Report: 2018: Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

Last updated: 3/23/2018
Are you curious about how other companies are approaching their workplace learning strategy? We surveyed L&D professionals across the U.S. to ask them about where their focus lies in 2018 to identify trends and patterns of high-performing departments. In addition to our 15-page benchmarking survey results, we interviewed L&D professionals from companies who have been recognized for their i ...
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How to Find Training for Your Team

Last updated: 4/24/2018

The strongest asset that you have is your team. A strong team looks out for each other, is motivated and efficient and carries out projects with confidence and speed to meet and surpass deadlines. Read our article to learn how to identify training needs in your team, how to choose the right format and more!

Proving the Value of L&D: An interview with Jo Rapley

Last updated: 3/12/2018

Are you interested in measuring the ROI of training but curious to know how other organisations are doing it? We spoke with Jo Rapley, the People & Culture Manager of BPS World which was a finalist in the HR Excellence Awards for Best L&D Strategy in 2017, to learn how she measures and communicates the business impact of L&D.

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How the Met Office in the UK uses VR to Train Staff

Last updated: 3/12/2018

If you're considering incorporating virtual reality into your training mix, read our interview with Helen Caughey, International Learning Consultant and Operational Meteorologist at the Met Office in the United Kingdom. She delves into why the Met Office began using virtual reality, how they're trying out the technology, and her advice for other learning professionals interested in VR.

How Companies Can Train Teams with VR: Interview with Peter Halliday

Last updated: 3/12/2018

A common objection to training employees with virtual reality is that it's difficult to learn collaboratively and build skills together as a team. That's why we were keen to speak with Peter Halliday, Head of Communications at Igloo Vision, a 360 degree immersive projection company that offers a shared VR training platform.

Are You Ready to Train With VR? Practical Advice from Jeff Bauhmohl

Last updated: 3/12/2018

Are you considering using virtual reality as part of your employee training program? Unsure of why or how you could use VR to train or where to start? We spoke with Jeff Baumohl, Vice President of Product Marketing & Alliances at TalentQuest a talent management company offering VR solutions, to offer his insight and advice.

How Fidelity Investments is Using VR to Develop Empathy

Last updated: 3/12/2018

Fidelity Investments has developed a virtual reality training program to help foster empathy in their contact centers. We spoke with Adam Schouela who drove the project and leads the emerging technology group within the company’s research arm, Fidelity Labs. Learn about how Fidelity introduced VR to employee training and Schouela's advice for launching your first VR training programme.

How Johnson & Johnson Transformed Their Culture Through TEDx Events

Last updated: 3/12/2018

We spoke with Steve Garguilo whose work with Johnson & Johnson exemplified the big, daring ideas that we think can inspire talent professionals to lead a transformation in their learning culture. One of Steve's most impressive projects was implementing the first-ever corporate TEDx events.

How Farmers Insurance is Using Virtual Reality to Train Employees

Last updated: 3/12/2018

Farmers Insurance announced its deployment of a virtual reality training program to train claims representatives for home damage assessments on October 25th, 2017. We spoke with Jessica DeCanio, Head of the University of Farmers - Claims at Farmers Insurance who was part of the project team that developed the VR program.

Crafting a Business Case for Learning: Practical Advice from Jack Phillips, Ph.D.

Last updated: 3/12/2018

According to our survey of L&D departments in the U.S., one of the key differentiators of top performing departments, regardless of industry or size, is their close relationship with senior executives and their commitment to measuring the ROI of corporate learning. Here's our interview with Jack Phillips, PhD who specializes in helping L&D professionals secure and keep budget by making strong business cases for training.

How Pepper Built and Nurtured a Culture of Learning

Last updated: 3/12/2018

We spoke with Sian Musial at Pepper whose Learning at Work Week activities caught our attention. Musial helped engage every level of her organization in silo-breaking networking events centred around learning, helped discover and develop subject-matter experts, all while introducing the company to new learning technologies.

How Alzheimer's Research UK Used Virtual Reality to Spread Public Awareness

Last updated: 3/12/2018

Interview with Timothy Parry, Director of Communications & Brand at Alzheimer's Research UK. Learn about how Alzheimer’s Research UK developed an app to further public awareness about dementia and how organisations from around the UK seized on the opportunity to help their staff better understand dementia.

How Learning Culture Makes Getty Images the Best Place You'll Ever Work

Last updated: 3/12/2018

Are you curious about what a healthy learning culture looks like? Read our interview with Kim Edwards, Talent and Leadership Development Manager at Getty Images who places learning culture at the heart of talent development.