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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: 25 Mar 2020
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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Last updated: 6/18/2018

10 Myths About Professional Training - Infographic

There are a lot of assumptions about professional training. But how many are grounded in fact? We've identified and debunked some of the more common myths in this infographic. Some of these stats may surprise you...

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Last updated: 11/10/2020

How Do I Spend My External Training Budget?

It is getting increasingly difficult to know exactly how your training budget should be spent. Here are some suggestions on how you should prioritize your training budget to make sure your company is getting the most out of their investment.

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Last updated: 11/18/2019

How Training Boosts Morale

If one considers that most people spend more of their waking hours with colleagues than they do with their loved ones, it goes to reason that their wellbeing and comfort in the office should be of paramount importance. 

Keeping your employees happy is important and there are a number of things that can be done to engender a high level of morale. 

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Last updated: 10/9/2019

9 Ways to Improve Morale

High office morale will see your employees engaged and motivated as they go about their duties. Work won't feel like a burden, but rather a place to showcase their skills and achieve more than is expected of them. Find out what you can do to improve employee morale.

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Last updated: 11/9/2020

It’s Not All About Millennials

To put it gently, our society is a tad obsessed with Millennials, and other generations are being neglected. Training provider, BridgeWorks, gives us a quick run-down of the many generations that make up today's workforce.

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Last updated: 11/20/2019

Why Should You Invest in External Training?

The training industry is a billion-dollar market. In our 2017 US Training Report, we found that in 2016 corporations spent about $39 billion on external training programs alone. Find out why your company can benefit from investing in external training.

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Last updated: 11/14/2019

How Can Employers Help Employees Earn CEUs?

Many professionals need continuing education in order to keep their skills up to date. This continuing education is generally measured in continuing education units, or CEUs. Learn how to help your employees earn CEUs. 

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