Learning and Development Articles

  • Employee surveys are an essential part of any HR or learning and development strategy – if done correctly.

    The Mistakes Organization Make When They Survey Their Employees

    May 26, 2017

    With organizations becoming increasingly concerned about employee engagement, HR and learning and development leaders are leaning on employee surveys to get insights into the minds and experiences of their workforce. This is a good thing – employee voice surveys are perhaps the best way of getting real feedback on your culture, a great way to assess attitudes...

  • The Kirkpatrick Model is a staple of learning and development teams to measure results, but it can easily be misused.

    The Best Way to Use the Kirkpatrick Model

    May 26, 2017

    The Kirkpatrick Model – which was developed by Donald Kirkpatrick in 1955 for his Ph.D. dissertation – is one of the most commonly used methods to evaluate the effectiveness of learning solutions. And yet, despite being very common, it’s also very easy to misuse. The model is composed of four levels: reaction, learning, behavior and results. Your instinct is...

  • The most popular course among learning and development pros on LinkedIn Learning is one on coaching.

    See The Courses Learning and Development Pros Watch the Most

    May 22, 2017

    In 2004, journalist James Surowiecki released the book The Wisdom of Crowds. In it, he argued the aggregation of information in groups results in decisions that are often better than could have been made by any single member of that group. This concept is a vital part of some of the most used products in the world. Google, for example, uses the wisdom of crowds...

  • The 2017 Association of Talent Development (ATD) International Conference & Exposition is held in Atlanta this year. Here are the events you need to see the most.

    The LinkedIn Learning Events You Don’t Want to Miss at ATD ...

    May 18, 2017

    The 2017 Association of Talent Development (ATD) International Conference & Exposition in Atlanta is almost upon us, the biggest...

  • Having development conversations is difficult, but are critical to retaining and engaging your employees.

    This Important Boss-Employee Chat Can Get Awkward. Here's...

    May 15, 2017

    The biggest reason professionals switch jobs is to advance their career. Hence, if people believe they can advance their career at...

  • LinkedIn's learning and development team made a simple change to get significantly more feedback from their instructor-led trainings.

    How LinkedIn Got Better Feedback From Its Instructor-Led...

    May 12, 2017

    LinkedIn’s learning and development (L&D team) – like most L&D teams – provides instructor-led trainings (ILTs) as one way to develop...