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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: 22 Oct 2019
Last updated: 2/28/2019

Training Tips to Stay Prepared for Disaster in 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!

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Last updated: 7/5/2019

U.S. L&D Benchmarking Survey: 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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Last updated: 11/12/2019

How to Calculate Meaningful ROI for Workplace Learning

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.

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Last updated: 7/5/2019

How to Promote a Learning Culture in Your Organization

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.

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Last updated: 11/14/2019

VR: A New Reality for L&D

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!

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Last updated: 12/11/2018

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

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 th ...
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Last updated: 2/28/2019

How to Find Training for Your Team

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!

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Last updated: 2/28/2019

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

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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Last updated: 2/28/2019

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

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.

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Last updated: 3/12/2018

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

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.

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Last updated: 7/8/2019

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

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.

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Last updated: 11/4/2019

How Fidelity Investments is Using VR to Develop Empathy

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.

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Last updated: 7/5/2019

How Johnson & Johnson Transformed Their Culture Through TEDx Events

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.

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Last updated: 7/5/2019

How Farmers Insurance is Using Virtual Reality to Train Employees

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.

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Last updated: 6/28/2019

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

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.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

How Pepper Built and Nurtured a Culture of Learning

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.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

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

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.

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Last updated: 7/5/2019

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

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.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

How London Zoo Connects Learning With Business Impact

Emma Brown, Head of Training and organizational Development at ZSL London Zoo explains how she and her team align workplace learning with organizational goals and report their results with impact.

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Last updated: 8/28/2018

Which Project Management Certification Should I Take? - Infographic

If you have been wondering which project management certification is right for you, check out this infographic to discover the requirements to earn and maintain each of these certifications, the average salaries, pros and cons, and more.

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U.S. L&D Report: 2019 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

US L&D report 2019 - Benchmark your Workplace Learning

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.S.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in findcourses.com's second annual U.S. L&D Report!

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