Category: Enterprise Learning

Enterprise Learning covers all aspects of employee development, training, leadership development, and the operations, governance, technologies, and tools of corporate training. This is a $240 billion industry filled with complex and powerful solutions to help people learn and progress at work.

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Irresistible 2024: Join Us This May!

It’s almost Spring and we’re actively preparing for Irresistible 2024: The Global Conference for HR Leaders and Their Teams. Let me give you a brief rundown on what we’re planning and encourage you to sign up soon. 

First, this conference is one of the most unique, intimate, different experiences in the profession. We hold ... Read more»

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Autonomous Corporate Learning Platforms: Arriving Now, Powered by AI

Thanks to Generative AI, we’re about to see the biggest revolution in corporate learning since the invention of the internet. And this new world, which will bring together personalization, knowledge management, and a delightful user experience, is long overdue.

I’ve been working in the corporate learning market since 1998 when the term “e-learning” was invented. ... Read more»

AI Is Transforming Corporate Learning Even Faster Than I Expected

Of all the domains to be impacted by AI, perhaps the biggest transformation is taking place in corporate learning. After a year of experimentation, it’s now clear that AI will revolutionize this space.

Let’s discuss what L&D is all about. Corporate training is everywhere, and that’s why it’s a $340 billion market. Everything that happens ... Read more»

Leadership Development has fallen way behind

Companies Have Been Neglecting Their Leadership, And It Shows

This week we launched a two-year study of corporate leadership programs, and the results are staggering. Despite the pandemic, inflation, pressure for hybrid work, and a highly competitive labor market, companies have been neglecting their leadership development. And as our research points out, this can have a very negative impact on performance.

Let me ... Read more»

Introducing The Learning & Development SuperClass

The corporate training industry is a $340 billion market, challenging every company to worry about onboarding, upskilling, management development, and training on hundreds of technologies and business processes. This has led to a marketplace filled with tools, platforms, courses, content, and consultants.

How do you, the HR and L&D leader, manage all this stuff? How ... Read more»

Avature Enters Training Market With Focus On Informal Learning

This week Avature, a highly successful talent management platform company, formally entered the corporate learning market. And while the space is crowded, I think they have a big opportunity.

First, let me tell you about Avature. This is a privately held, fast-growing platform company that has established one of the most loyal and committed ... Read more»

SAP Successfactors AI powered HCM platform

SuccessFactors Delivers on HXM and The Promise of AI

SAP SuccessFactors, the largest HCM vendor in the market, has now delivered on their long-range promise of rethinking the way HR systems work. It has been a long and winding journey, but this week the company arrived in a very special place.

A Short History

The history of SAP’s HR software is complex. The company ... Read more»

Microsoft Viva Skills

Why Microsoft Viva Skills Could Disrupt The HR Tech Market

This week Microsoft announced a major feature in Viva that is likely to disrupt the HR Technology market: skills. And the Skills in Viva system is not just a skills inference engine, it’s a skills-based learning system, a way to find mentors and experts, an employee development platform, and an internal mobility tool that ... Read more»

LinkedIn Launches Exciting Gen AI Features in Recruiter and Learning

This week LinkedIn announced some massive Gen AI features in its two flagship products: LinkedIn Recruiter and LinkedIn Learning. Let me give you an overview.

Let me start with LinkedIn Learning.

As you know, learning is a complex process. Employees want to ask questions, jump around from topic to topic, and get advice on what ... Read more»

Here Comes “Workday AI”

Today at the Rising conference Workday introduced a range of new generative AI features, all described as “Workday AI.” This is part of a major trend: enterprise software companies adding Gen AI features to their products.

The first message from Workday is that the company has been doing AI and machine learning for quite ... Read more»

Docebo emerges as LMS leader

Docebo: Surprising Leader In Learning Management Platforms

The LMS market is often considered a red ocean: hundreds of vendors, highly complex user needs, and few vendors making a profit. Over the last decade almost every leading LMS vendor (Saba, Docent, Plateau, Learn.com, Litmos, Sumtotal) was acquired, largely because they couldn’t sustain their growth in a highly competitive market.

For LMS buyers ... Read more»

Introducing The Organization Design SuperClass!

Organization design has become one of the hottest topics in business. More than 80% of the companies we talk with are now experimenting with AI, flattening their organization, and reorganizing teams to improve productivity. And when it’s done well we’ve seen companies double or even triple their output and efficiency, improving employee engagement as well.... Read more»

Building A Skills-Based Organization: The Exciting But Sober Reality

Fueled by new AI tools and skills technology, nearly every company wants to become a “skills-based organization.” Now that we’ve had a few years to study this trend, I’d like to share some of the realities and calm some of the hype.

The Premise

Let’s start with the premise: the idea promoted by whitepapers is ... Read more»

Leadership Development Powered By AI:  BetterUp Connect

It was bound to happen: Leadership Development powered by AI. Here’s the latest…

As we’ve discovered in our Irresistible Leadership research, mid-level managers are struggling. Not only have managers had to deal with remote work, the pandemic, and many job changes and layoffs, they are burned out themselves. New research by Microsoft found that 53% ... Read more»

Lightcast: The Switzerland Of The Global SkillsTech Market

Everywhere I go companies are focused on building a skills-based organization. Originally fueled by the need to hire and build digital skills, today companies are looking for skills in AI, new energy technologies, batteries, genomic sciences, and a vast array of new platforms, products, and industry processes.

Why is this happening? There are two enormous ... Read more»