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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: 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: 2/25/2020

Social Media and Professional Development

New findings have discovered that employees are using social media to learn new career skills. With platforms like twitter and YouTube, professionals can develop professionally with the click of a mouse. In addition, learners can take graduate-level classes online for only a piece of the cost.

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Last updated: 2/25/2020

STEM Worker Development and Mine Safety Training Grant

The National Science Board issued a companion policy statement saying that, “Our Nation’s Future Competitiveness Relies on Building a Stem-capable U.S. Workforce.” The NSB offered some ideas to help build the U.S. workforce of the future.

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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: 1/20/2022

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: 1/19/2022

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: 2/21/2022

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: 1/20/2022

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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Last updated: 3/1/2019

L&D Conferences in the United States

This list of L&D conferences includes events taking place all year throughout the country. Attending one or several of these events will allow you to meet industry experts in person and get up to date on the latest research and trends. You will also meet and share information with industry peers.

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Last updated: 4/13/2022

Why Aren't Employees Engaged in Professional Development?

Many companies are working hard to set up learning and development programs. Yet, in some cases there is a disconnect. Learning and development programs are in place, but employees are not engaging with these opportunities. We have come up with four common reasons that employees might not be engaging with the development opportunities their workplaces are providing.

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Last updated: 6/18/2018

Alycia Angle on Elliott Masie's Learning 2016 Conference

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Alycia Angle. Alycia was a member of the prestigious 30 under 30 Program at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2016 Conference.Learning 2016 was co-hosted by The Masie Learning Consortium and The Association of Talent Development (ATD) and marked the 26th year of this conference for professionals within workplace learning.

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Last updated: 1/21/2021

ADDIE vs. SAM - Which Learning Methodology is Better?

The battle of ADDIE vs. SAM began when Micheal W. Allen outlined the SAM model in his book Leaving ADDIE for SAM: An Agile Model for Developing the Best Learning Experiences in 2012. We at findcourses decided to do some research of our own on these two methodologies for creating learning materials. Let us take a look at what exactly these two models are.

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