Learning and Development Articles

  • 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). The idea was you spent your early years learning the skills necessary to get a job in a singular field, you spent your career working in that field and then, around age 55, you’d retire and do all the things you were too busy to do...

  • 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...

  • 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...