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Overall communication skills have declined dramatically in recent years. Thanks to the onslaught of new technology, there are many ways to communicate like email, instant message,...
No matter how hard you try, you can’t escape Excel. It is an integral part of business these days. Even if your organization uses other software and systems, you likely end up...
If you’ve ever hired a new employee, you know what a headache it can be. A recent study of 37,000 global employers found that 36% of respondents had trouble filling available...
Ask almost anyone about what their company has done to make learning happen and they will likely say, “We’ve got an LMS.” Really? Well my car has spark plugs, but...
When Sarbanes-Oxley became effective, there was concern over how it would affect the economy. There was concern in particular that the enactment of SOX would cause fewer companies to...
A college education has become nearly essential in the modern knowledge economy. University programs can provide an excellent foundation in just about any subject, whether that...
You know your company needs a CEO and a CFO. What about a CLO? CLO stands for Chief Learning Officer, which is one of the more recent additions to the C-suite. The CLO is in charge of...
There is a crisis happening right in front of our eyes in corporate America: millions of job openings go unfilled every year while millions of potential employees go unhired at the...
Compliance and risk training is like buying insurance – there is a little bit of cost involved every year, but it more than pays for itself when a crisis occurs. The cost of...
Are you a white collar professional worried about keeping up? Good. That’s healthy. You need to be worried. Because white collar jobs - traditional corporate roles in finance,...
Seems like everyone wants to read that next hit novel, or brush up their skills through professional education, or take up a hobby, such as hiking. Problem is, careers and other...
In early September, second quarter productivity growth estimates were revised - from -0.5% to -0.6%. Productivity change was even worse in the United States than we had thought. And...
On-Demand Learning Produces On-Demand Skill Learning is a process. We start learning as soon as we start interacting with the world and we never stop. Learning is never complete but...
In an age of rapidly changing technology as well as shifting federal laws and regulations, it’s never been more important for companies to spend time and money educating their...
We wake up every day to news of something new and interesting that is being developed by a startup or even some venerable old technology behemoth. This decade is probably the one...
Let’s face it, when we hire, we hire for the job we have right in front of us. And when we do that, we have in mind a very precise list of needs and wants. This list guides our...
We all know the days of spending your entire career at one company are over. Heck, the average tenure of a U.S. employee is under 5 years and shrinking faster than glacier ice in...
According to a Gallup study, a full fifty percent of adults have left a job because they didn’t like their boss! There are lots of reasons employees don’t get along with...
CPE is killing professional development! Illogical? Controversial? Not so much. When an already busy professional is asked to take 20, 40, 80 hours a year of continuing education (CE...
Did you know that a 2015 Gallup study discovered that only about 32% of employees were actively engaged at work? Meanwhile, over 50% of employees were disengaged, while another 16.8%...