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Corporate Training & Development

Get Ready For Robots — Q&A With "Learn Or Die" Author Edward Hess

POSTED 04/20/2015 6 minutes

The rise of robots means organizations must transform their people. That’s the call-to-arms put forth by Edward D. Hess, professor of business administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, in Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization. In the book, Hess highlights...

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Corporate Training & Development

3 Great Strategies Udemy Uses To Foster Employee E-Learning

POSTED 04/16/2015 2 minutes

Finding it challenging to engage employees in online learning? You’re not alone. According to a report last year by training software research site Software Advice, 67 percent of organizations surveyed are having trouble encouraging ongoing use of e-learning opportunities in the workplace. To ramp up engagement, the folks at San...

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Recruiting & Hiring

Forget Resumes – How Skills Assessments Are Hacking The Hiring Process

POSTED 04/14/2015 4 minutes

Innovations in education — like online courses, skills bootcamps and other non-credited ways of acquiring jobs skills — have given many candidates a leg up in their professional development. But that’s left recruiters with a problem — without credentials on a resume, how can they assess a candidate’s skills? Anthony...

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Corporate Training & Development

Real Life Games In Training

POSTED 04/13/2015 2 minutes

This is the second article in a four-part series looking at the use of gamification in the workplace.  While the word “gamification” may call to mind a single learner using an app on a smartphone or a logging into an online environment to play a training game, that’s not always...

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Edtech & Elearning

LinkedIn Acquires lynda.com for $1.5 Billion

POSTED 04/09/2015 2 minutes

In an estimated $1.5 billion deal — just over half in cash, the remainder in stocks — LinkedIn and online learning company lynda.com are set to become one, the professional networking site announced Thursday morning. The acquisition is an effort to merge two companies with “highly aligned” missions, LinkedIn CEO...

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Recruiting & Hiring

Everyone Needs Tech: Securing Talent For Non-Tech Businesses

POSTED 04/08/2015 5 minutes

Major tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Facebook continue to fight for the best tech talent in the country, but they’re not the only one’s looking for help. The demand for software engineers, systems administrators, security professionals, app developers and so on is also prevalent from old school members of...

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Recruiting & Hiring

Why Are Urban Careers More Attractive to Young Workers?

POSTED 04/06/2015 3 minutes

The Wall Street Journal last month ran an article titled “More Young Stay Put in the Biggest Cities.” Drawing on an analysis of census figures, it noted that between 2004 and 2007, “before the recession, an average of about 50,000 adults aged 25 to 34 left both the New York and Los...

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Corporate Training & Development

Best Practices In Workplace Mentoring Programs

POSTED 04/01/2015 4 minutes

A workplace mentoring program can be a boon to any business. Junior employees are given the opportunity to learn from higher-ups, while senior staff can help mold the future of the company by imparting words of wisdom. According to the “Employee Mentoring Programs Benefits/Risk Assessment and Business Case” white paper...

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Corporate Training & Development

The Micro-Learning Primer — Small Lessons for Big Results

POSTED 03/30/2015 6 minutes

On-the-job education is more important than it’s ever been and employers are facing an uphill battle. Industries are demanding more nuanced, technical and well-rounded skill sets than ever before, and talent just can’t seem to keep up. Only 7 percent of hiring managers in Devry University’s Job Preparedness Indicator felt...

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Recruiting & Hiring

No Longer Just A ‘Temp’: The Rise Of The Contingent Worker

POSTED 03/27/2015 8 minutes

Are companies following the Netflix model when it comes to talent recruitment? The widely popular Netflix service allows consumers to watch movies and TV anytime they choose, without having to wait for a scheduled time. In the talent recruitment world, the growing contingent workforce phenomenon performs much the same service...

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Recruiting & Hiring

I Need A Tech Hero — How To Find And Hire Cyber Security Professionals

POSTED 03/23/2015 4 minutes

With President Obama begging for billions of bucks and loftier legislation for cyber security, as well as major American movie studios being hacked from the inside, there is a need for techies to save the day. The only problem is they don’t exist, at least in the quantity that business...

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Corporate Training & Development

All Work and Some Play: A Guide To Gamification In Workplace Training

POSTED 03/19/2015 9 minutes

This is the first in a four-part series looking at the use of gamification in the workplace.  Gamification has been in the spotlight for a few years now, more than long enough for the public’s love affair with the gaming elements of points, badges and leaderboards to curdle. But while...