Learning and Development Articles

  • There are good things about microlearning, like meeting learner's expectations, but there are bad things too, like potentially creating adequacy instead of mastery.

    What’s Good and What’s Bad About Microlearning

    July 10, 2017

    Microlearning. For those who don’t know, microlearning is exactly what it sounds like – small bits of learning someone generally consumes when facing a problem. An example of microlearning would be a professional looking up how to animate a slide in PowerPoint for a presentation later that day. Microlearning also happens to be the hottest new trend in workplace...

  • Jagex, a video game company, participated in Learning at Work Week and saw great participation with their employees.

    This Company Dedicated a Week to Learning With Huge Success

    June 30, 2017

    This year, Jagex’s People Development team wanted to further promote the culture of learning at the company. So, they dedicated an entire week to learning, featuring both online and in-person learning opportunities, and the results were impressive. In May, the Cambridge-based video game company best known for the games RuneScape and Old School RuneScape...

  • LinkedIn has changed the way it develops it's managers. Here's what it's leadership development program looks like now.

    Why and How LinkedIn Rebuilt The Way It Develops Its Managers

    June 23, 2017

    By any standard, LinkedIn’s manager development program ManageIn has been a success. Since its inception in 2012, compelling data shows that managers improved by going through it. And, based off employee surveys, LinkedIn employees were generally happy with their managers and performance at the company remained strong, as LinkedIn expanded from 3,000 employees...

  • Instructor Gary Bolles laid out the three rules of learning all professionals need to follow if they want to be successful today.

    The New Rules of Learning All Professionals Should Follow

    June 16, 2017

    In the not-so-distance past, life was often separated into three distinct boxes – learning, work and then leisure (aka retirement)....

  • How to manager the effectiveness of your managers, because every employee deserves an exceptional boss.

    How to Measure How Strong Your Managers Really Are

    June 2, 2017

    In February, we asked 500 learning and development leaders throughout North America their main focus. Their answer: bosses. More than...

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

    The Mistakes Organizations Make When They Survey Their...

    May 26, 2017

    With organizations becoming increasingly concerned about employee engagement, HR and learning and development leaders are leaning on...