Category: Content Development

Doing Less with Less

Doing Less with Less

In preparation for our upcoming research conference IMPACT 2009: The Business of Talent®, I just finished a conference call with six executives from well known HR and corporate training outsourcing companies:  Accenture, Convergys, General Physics, Intrepid Learning Solutions, NIIT, and RWD.  Together, these six companies represent more than a billion ... Read more»

Informal Learning becomes Formal

Informal Learning becomes Formal

informallearningIt’s now official. After surveying our entire research membership and having more than 30 conversations with leading HR and learning leaders (including with Xerox, Accenture, British Telecom, Edward Jones, Department of Defense, and Network Appliance), I am now 100% convinced that “informal learning” has become “formal.”  That is, if you want to build a high-impact, ... Read more»

New Disciplines of the Modern Training Organization

New Disciplines of the Modern Training Organization

This month we are launching The High Impact Learning Organization®, a research study which has been more than three years in development.  During this time we have interviewed hundreds of corporate HR and training leaders and reviewed in-depth trends of more than 780 global organizations. 

Listen Audio Overview of this research:  click here.

As ... Read more»

The Business-Driven CLO

The Business-Driven CLO

This week we talked with five top Chief Learning Officers representing training leadership at EMC, Extra Space Storage, MetLife, Textron, and Trinity Health. This group of learning leaders will be discussing their L&D strategies and solutions at our upcoming research conference.

One of the biggest topics we discussed was how to build a corporate ... Read more»

Talent Management in Financial Services – Impact of the Slowdown

Talent Management in Financial Services – Impact of the Slowdown

This week I had a call with five financial services clients to understand the impact of the economic slowdown on their learning, talent, and systems investments.  How are HR, talent strategies, and enterprise learning investments being affected by the credit crunch and slowdown in the US financial system? 

(The clients included companies in banking and ... Read more»

The Mysteries of Training Measurement

The Mysteries of Training Measurement

Training measurement continues to be a challenge in our industry.   In fact, it is one of the top three areas of concern on the minds of corporate training managers.  
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The Training Measurement Book

We have been studying this issue for more than five years now, and much of our findings are now available in a new book The Training ... Read more»

Whither goes the LMS market?

Whither goes the LMS market?

As we read more and more about talent management suites and the rapid growth in the market for integrated HR software, what has happened to the market for learning management systems?  I’d like to provide our readers a brief update, with more details available in our research library.

1.  The LMS market continues to grow.... Read more»

Starbucks Nationwide Training Day:  Did it work?

Starbucks Nationwide Training Day: Did it work?

On February 26, 2008 Starbucks embarked on an interesting experiment in enterprise learning:  the company shut down all its US stores for several hours to train 135,000 employees in a single shot.   The goal of this program was to “reenergize our focus on the things that have made us the leading roaster and retailer of ... Read more»

The Role of a Learning Culture in 2008

The Role of a Learning Culture in 2008

We recently completed a major research program which studies the elements of corporate learning which deliver the highest levels of business impact. Our findings were fascinating, providing valuable guidance for anyone in the corporate learning industry.

First, there are two types of solutions provided by corporate learning organizations. The first type, which we call “... Read more»

Leadership Development:  The Six Best Practices

Leadership Development: The Six Best Practices

In our recent study, High-Impact Leadership Development: Trends, Best Practices, and Industry Solutions, we identified the best practices and the top providers in leadership development. Our study covered all aspects of leadership development and evaluated a number of HR consultancies. With rich data in hand, we revealed six best practices in leadership development that ... Read more»

Learning Content Management:  A Real Solution for 2008

Learning Content Management: A Real Solution for 2008

For many years the corporate learning market has struggled with the issue of content management.  Training programs create many forms of content:  powerpoint slides, checklists, job aids, video, audio, as well as the massive amount of content provided by e-learning, including HTML pages, Flash objects, assessments, audio, video, interactivities, blog entries, and more.

As more ... Read more»

Social Networking:  Meet Corporate America

Social Networking: Meet Corporate America

This week I was on a panel at the Oracle Users Group discussing the needs of the multi-generational workforce.  Most of the attendees (HR and training managers) were focused on identifying what their organizations need to do to attract, manage, and integrate younger workers into their organizations.  

Our research clearly shows that the Millenia (20s) ... Read more»

MetLife’s Multi-Generational Workforce

MetLife’s Multi-Generational Workforce

I recently completed a meeting with 200 of the top HR executives at MetLife, one of the most successful and sustainable global insurance companies.  MetLife’s Vice-President of People, Deb Capolarello, is developing an integrated talent management strategy to help the organization integrate all its well-established HR processes into business solutions. 

One of the problems MetLife ... Read more»

Story-Telling as Corporate Learning

Story-Telling as Corporate Learning

I recently had a conversation with Tamara Elkeles, the Chief Learning Officer for Qualcomm.  Qualcomm is a highly successful technology company which focuses on many technologies embedded in the cellular telephone industry.  The company is in the Intellectual Property business, primarily licensing technology to cellular providers, telecommunications companies, and manufacturers.

Tamara has a very successful ... Read more»