Learning and Development Articles

  • This formula will give you hard data on exactly how much actively disengaged workers are hurting your company.

    How to Calculate the Cost of Employee Disengagement

    March 24, 2017

    One of the biggest misses historically in business is fully recognizing the importance of “people” functions like HR, recruiting and learning and development. After all, organizations are only as good as the people who work for them, and these departments are responsible for bringing in and getting the most out of those people. And yet, we often see these...

  • According to Gallup, 33 percent of employees are engaged with their job, up from 32 percent in 2015.

    More People Care About Their Jobs Today. Here's Why.

    March 23, 2017

    It’s a classic case of good news, bad news. The good news is that Gallup – the leading authority on employee engagement – just released their annual report. The headline? Employee engagement in America is the highest it’s been since Gallup started measuring it in 2000. The bad news: the numbers still aren't great. A mere 33 percent of Americans employees are...

  • My team wasn't too happy that I won the learning challenge, but it did increase our L&D usage.

    Want to Have Your Team Learn More? Make a Challenge (It Worked For Us)

    March 20, 2017

    Most organizations want their people to constantly be learning, to constantly be mastering new skills. And yet, getting employees to commit to learning can be difficult, with learning and development professionals citing it as the second-biggest challenge they face. So how do you fix that? One tactic is to mandate training and make it part of your performance...

  • To build a great learning and development (L&D) program moving forward, you need to do these five things well.

    How to Succeed in the Future State of Learning and...

    March 10, 2017

    An accurate and inspirational quote by Brian Tracy: “It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are...

  • Coaching is the number-one skill companies are spending money on to improve in their managers.

    What Bosses Need to Get Better At (According to Companies)

    March 3, 2017

    In North America alone, organizations spend more than $140 billion a year on learning and development. Why are they spending all that...

  • These four steps will turn your employees into lifetime learners, a key skill in today's ever-changing market.

    How to Build a Team of Lifelong Learners, in 4 Steps

    February 27, 2017

    The second-biggest challenge facing L&D teams is getting employees to make time for learning, according to LinkedIn research. This...