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Improving Business PerformanceAMERICASDoes your code of conduct program hit the mark? Ten questions you should be asking yourself.more informationDownload

Does your code of conduct program hit the mark? Ten questions you should be asking yourself.

To compete in today's global marketplace, employees at every level of your organization need to understand the risks associated with a broad spectrum of compliance issues and feel empowered to make the right decisions — even when no one is watching. Sixty-two percent of organizations cite risk management and assessment as a top-three concern when asked about elements of success. Many companies struggle to meet this challenge, but an effective compliance training program can foster a culture of workplace best-practices from the boardroom all the way to the shop floor. Here are 10 questions that you may find useful to consider when planning or reviewing your code of conduct program.


Length: 8 pages

Improving Business PerformanceEMEATackling the Talent Crisismore informationDownload

Tackling the Talent Crisis

The effective use of human capital resources has become a CEO priority. Research shows that best-in-class organisations are those that typically engage in strategies to improve leadership effectiveness, build a performance culture, up skill the workforce, and raise employee engagement. No wonder then that CEOs are challenging their Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) to work closer together to build an operationally agile and high performing organisation. In today's challenging business environment, cross-functional collaboration is more important than ever. No partnership can have a more immediate impact on corporate performance as when CHROs and CFOs work together.


Length: 9 pages

Improving Business PerformanceAMERICASIntegrating Compliance with Business Strategy: The Skillsoft Compliance Maturity Modelmore informationDownload

Integrating Compliance with Business Strategy: The Skillsoft Compliance Maturity Model

Complex and continually evolving regulatory standards are placing increased pressure on our customers to "do the right thing and do it right now." That's why we've established Skillsoft Global Compliance Solutions: to offer training solutions and management tools to assist our customers in promoting ethical and lawful cultures, reducing legal and regulatory violations and minimize their exposure to operational risk.


Length: 8 pages

Improving Business PerformanceEMEAThe Changing Role of the CIOmore informationDownload

The Changing Role of the CIO

The shift in the nature of the CIO's role is most influenced by the changing technologies of social, mobile, cloud computing and big data and analytics. With these profound changes, the CIO has the opportunity to move from traditional IT roles to become more involved in business strategy.


Length: 9 pages

Improving Business PerformanceEMEASkill Builders versus Skill Buyersmore informationDownload

Skill Builders versus Skill Buyers

UK organisations are finding that market growth comes with a hefty price tag that sees them having to resort to the open market in a bid to hire in new skills and talent.Providing a unique insight into how organisations approach learning today, this study, conducted by Censuswide, reveals that many UK businesses need to adjust the way they think about employee development and ditch the mindset that the need for new skills often equates to hiring in new people. But how?


Length: 12 pages

Improving Business PerformanceEMEAThe 7 Deadly Skills Your IT Team Should Possessmore informationDownload

The 7 Deadly Skills Your IT Team Should Possess

Anyone who works within an IT team have no doubt experienced the problems caused by skills shortages. The risk to business is huge and needs to be picked up before a disaster strikes. This free guide highlights the 7 deadly skills that make up a fully functional, modern IT team.


Length: 9 pages

Improving Business PerformanceAMERICASThe Relationship Between Learning, Workforce Agility, and Business Performancemore informationDownload

The Relationship Between Learning, Workforce Agility, and Business Performance

Organizations that embrace and practice agility are proven to be more effective in dealing with change. Key to fostering agility is continuous learning and development. Learning is not an event-based occurrence where one-time training can satisfy skill gaps; learning opportunities need to be accessible, targeted, and continuous. With a strong learning culture that aligns with business objectives, companies are better able to embrace an agile mindset, and with increased agility, performance will improve and the overall business impact will increase.


Length: 10 pages

Improving Business PerformanceEMEAThe 7 Deadly Skills of The Perfect Employeemore informationDownload

The 7 Deadly Skills of The Perfect Employee

The UK skills shortage does not just apply to technical competencies such as IT systems development, it also extends to the soft skills that every worker - whether C Level or Entry-level Graduate - should have as part of a modern employee's skill set. This paper highlights those general soft skills that often fly under the radar of HR and training managers, but are vitally important for the prosperous, innovative, and efficient business of the 21st Century.


Length: 5 pages

Improving Business PerformanceAMERICASThe Bedrock of IT Security: It Starts with Trainingmore informationDownload

The Bedrock of IT Security: It Starts with Training

Uninformed, careless, or disgruntled employees can create profound information security disruptions and IT experts bear the burden. Learm how training your current staff reduces the time, cost and headache of replacing scarce resources and keeps valuable institutional knowledge in house for the consistency and continuity you need to protect your systems.


Length: 9 pages

Improving Business PerformanceAMERICASThe Changing Role of the CIOmore informationDownload

The Changing Role of the CIO

No department within an organization has undergone such a profound change as that of IT. The platforms used to deliver IT products and services, the tools-of-the-trade and skillsets required to do the job have changed. On top of all that, the IT function is now being integrated into the company's other operations and is expected to operate as a business-within-abusiness. Overseeing this sea change is the CIO. This paper examines how the role of the CIO has been evolving to meet today's new world of IT.


Length: 12 pages

Leadership DevelopmentAMERICASActionable Leadership in the Creative Agemore informationDownload

Actionable Leadership in the Creative Age

Skillsoft conducted a survey to compare the traits that defined 20th century leaders with the characteristics of their 21st century counterparts. While many organizations understand how leadership is changing, their cultures have not yet adapted to encourage these new leadership traits. This paper provides some techniques for developing a culture that fosters innovation and encourages 21st century leadership methods and mindsets.


Length: 9 pages

Leadership DevelopmentAMERICASThe Impact of Women in the Workforce: A Skillsoft Survey Reportmore informationDownload

The Impact of Women in the Workforce: A Skillsoft Survey Report

From entry level to C-level positions, women workers are facing more barriers and advancing more slowly than their male counterparts. What's more, even when training is available, the opportunity to advance and to apply skills may not be. In this Skillsoft survey, 486 women worldwide weigh in on topics like the imbalance of women in leadership and senior management roles, what that means for a working population of which women make up 50 percent, and the importance of programs aimed at women leaders.


Length: 11 pages

Leadership DevelopmentEMEAThe 7 Deadly Skills of The Perfect Leadermore informationDownload

The 7 Deadly Skills of The Perfect Leader

Through on-going training and personal development, managers can learn and develop the key skills required in an ever evolving business landscape. It's no longer good enough to simply manage a department. Managers need to communicate effectively at all levels of the business, drive forward company and departmental objectives whilst also being innovative and inspirational.


Length: 8 pages

Leadership DevelopmentAMERICASDirect the White Space: Refocusing Leadership Development from Program to Processmore informationDownload

Direct the White Space: Refocusing Leadership Development from Program to Process

The current approach to leadership development in most organizations today isn't working. Organizations must refocus their leadership efforts and shift their mindset from programs to process. The solution must scale and be compatible with the environment in which leaders operate - one of constant change and a scarcity of "white space." This paper provides insights on how we can refocus leadership development by moving from programs to process and directing the white space.


Length: 12 pages

Learning Impact and ROIAMERICASThe Skillsoft Learning and Talent Maturity Frameworkmore informationDownload

The Skillsoft Learning and Talent Maturity Framework

Winning the war for talent demands more than novel recruiting tactics. To gain a foothold, organizations will need to look at wholesale HR adaptation. Disruptive? Yes. But the need to change is about as fundamental as Darwin's principles for evolutionary theory itself. Learn what paradigm shifts you need to make to compete successfully for talent, exploit technology to achieve a smarter way, build a healthier culture and develop a more resilient workforce.


Length: 28 pages

Learning Impact and ROIAMERICASA Set of Best Practices for Targeting, Aligning and Measuring Learningmore informationDownload

A Set of Best Practices for Targeting, Aligning and Measuring Learning

This paper offers a set of best practices for identifying learning needs that support business priorities, align a solution and measure results. It is a consolidated set of ideas, tips and techniques collected from the experiences of Skillsoft customers. Highlights include: * Helps organizations move from "order takers" to business partners * Provides practical approaches * Is based on the best practices of organizations around the globe * Outlines an approach for level 4 msmt * Prescriptive method to make the shift from the left of the LGM to the right


Length: 18 pages

Learning Impact and ROIAMERICASHow Skillsoft Moves the Needlemore informationDownload

How Skillsoft Moves the Needle

Research shows that organizations with a strong learning culture outperform their peers in terms of innovation, productivity, quality, and market leadership. So if organizations can use learning as a lever to achieve business advantage, who should they turn to? They should be turning to Skillsoft. This research reveals that Skillsoft eLearners are adapting faster and achieving business results.


Length: 11 pages

Learning Program DesignAMERICASSkillsoft New Hire Training Program: A Case Study of Onboarding New Sales Talentmore informationDownload

Skillsoft New Hire Training Program: A Case Study of Onboarding New Sales Talent

Skillsoft's blended learning program for new sales new hire training is a model of efficient and effective onboarding. The program has resulted in bringing new salespeople up-to-speed more quickly, and at lower cost, than traditional approaches. This paper describes in detail how the program has been designed and implemented to achieve outstanding business results.


Length: 9 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEAThe Bedrock of IT Security: It Starts with Trainingmore informationDownload

The Bedrock of IT Security: It Starts with Training

Uninformed, careless, or disgruntled employees can create profound information security disruptions and IT experts bear the burden. Learm how training your current staff reduces the time, cost and headache of replacing scarce resources and keeps valuable institutional knowledge in house for the consistency and continuity you need to protect your systems.


Length: 9 pages

Learning Program DesignAMERICASSix Elements of Effective Compliance Trainingmore informationDownload

Six Elements of Effective Compliance Training

There are six elements to an effective compliance training program. This paper outlines these components and explores how each one contributes to organizational strategy and efficacy. The paper also presents the results of our Skillsoft Pulse Survey, which gathered end-user perspectives on compliance eLearning.


Length: 15 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEAMillennial Learning Myths & Misconceptionsmore informationDownload

Millennial Learning Myths & Misconceptions

Millennials are different from other generations—but probably not as different as L&D and talent leaders have been led to believe. Changes in technology have impacted the way all of us live, learn and work. Rather than focusing solely on millennials, develop a learning and development strategy focused on meeting the needs of the modern learner—and watch your programs become more effective in engaging employees to deliver business impact.


Length: 15 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEABlended Learning: Striking the Perfect Balancemore informationDownload

Blended Learning: Striking the Perfect Balance

When it comes to learning and development, most of us know what to do, and what tools and resources are now at our disposal. The challenge often stems from being able to identify and understand all of the elements at play, and still strike a perfect balance. This paper discusses how to create a recipe for success. It examines areas such as learning styles and auditing, right through to knowing your audience, timing, cost and how to blend the variety of learning tools.


Length: 9 pages

Learning Program DesignAMERICASGetting Started with eLearningmore informationDownload

Getting Started with eLearning

The face of corporate learning has changed. It is no longer possible to develop your human capital with a single approach. Today's corporate environment calls for out of the box thinking, incorporating the benefits of many types of learning to benefit your company's single biggest investment - your people. Evaluating the ever-growing corporate learning solutions that are available enables you to obtain full benefit from your learning programs, by selecting the range of learning resources that best match your strategic corporate goals.


Length: 14 pages

Learning Program DesignAMERICASDesigning Blended Programs Using the Eight Phases of Workplace Learningmore informationDownload

Designing Blended Programs Using the Eight Phases of Workplace Learning

In order to successfully deliver the right training to the right people at the right time, blended learning programs must be designed with key criteria in mind. In this white paper, learn what your organization needs to include for support and guidance, to consider when it comes to learning delivery and how to think about measurement before you spend the first development dollar.


Length: 11 pages

Learning Program DesignAMERICASOvercoming Unseen Obstacles: How to Get More Women Into Leadership Positionsmore informationDownload

Overcoming Unseen Obstacles: How to Get More Women Into Leadership Positions

Evidence shows that businesses with more female leaders achieve greater financial performance. And with many critical skills in short supply, organizations can't afford to underutilize a significant portion of the workforce. Yet all too often, efforts to develop female leaders fall short. This paper outlines concrete steps organizations can take to support women leaders. It also offers an opportunity for organizations to assess where they fall on the gender talent continuum and identify the most effective steps to take in improving their leadership development programs for women.


Length: 18 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEAIntegrating Compliance with Business Strategy: The Skillsoft Compliance Maturity Model(TM)more informationDownload

Integrating Compliance with Business Strategy: The Skillsoft Compliance Maturity Model(TM)

This white paper examines the five levels of the Compliance Maturity Model, citing specific examples of compliance successes and failures as they pertain to each level. By defining compliance practices in this manner, businesses gain a better understanding of where their compliance programme currently stands and what it can still aspire to be.


Length: 8 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEAA Set of Best Practices for Targeting, Aligning and Measuring Learningmore informationDownload

A Set of Best Practices for Targeting, Aligning and Measuring Learning

Learning expectations have never been higher. Changes in the global marketplace and workforce demographics are pushing the need to leverage human capital as a competitive differentiator. In response, savvy chief learning officers are regarding training investments as an investment that can further strategic results. Companies that adapt these shifts are realising greater market share and increased competitive advantage.


Length: 16 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEAThe Impact of Women in the Workforce: A Skillsoft Survey Reportmore informationDownload

The Impact of Women in the Workforce: A Skillsoft Survey Report

From entry level to C-level positions, women workers are facing more barriers and advancing more slowly than their male counterparts. What's more, even when training is available, the opportunity to advance and to apply skills may not be. In this Skillsoft survey, 486 women worldwide weigh in on topics like the imbalance of women in leadership and senior management roles, what that means for a working population of which women make up 50 percent, and the importance of programmes aimed at women leaders.


Length: 16 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEADesigning Blended Programmes Using the Eight Phases of Workplace Learningmore informationDownload

Designing Blended Programmes Using the Eight Phases of Workplace Learning

In order to successfully deliver the right training to the right people at the right time, blended learning programmes must be designed with key criteria in mind. In this white paper, learn what your organisation needs to include for support and guidance, to consider when it comes to learning delivery and how to think about measurement before you spend the first development dollar.


Length: 10 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEAEngendering a Learning Culturemore informationDownload

Engendering a Learning Culture

This paper is a practical guide to the cultural considerations of learning and development (L&D) programmes - how to get the people element right. Drawing on the real-world experience of our customers, it explores everything from planning, communication and delivery right through to striking the right balance with your toolkit, driving adoption, ensuring fairness and future-proofing.


Length: 11 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEAGetting Started with Elearning: Eight Questions to Considermore informationDownload

Getting Started with Elearning: Eight Questions to Consider

The face of corporate learning has changed. It is no longer possible to develop your human capital with a single approach. Today's corporate environment calls for out-of-the-box thinking, incorporating the advantages of many types of learning to benefit your company's single biggest investment: your people. This paper will help you navigate the growing number of learning solutions and offer you eight essential questions you need to consider as you develop your learning programme.


Length: 12 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEA5 Reasons Employee Training Fails, and What to do About itmore informationDownload

5 Reasons Employee Training Fails, and What to do About it

Many organisations facilitate training for employees and it's easy to see why. Bringing benefits such as improved engagement, productivity and staff retention, there's no question that training plays a valuable role in driving the business forward. However, in today's globally connected business environment, are traditional approaches to training still effective?


Length: 9 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEAGuide to Reducing Scrap Learningmore informationDownload

Guide to Reducing Scrap Learning

When learning's successfully developed but not applied on the job, time and money are wasted. In this white paper, you'll hear Skillsoft's VP, Global Customer Insight, Kieran King weigh in on the high cost of scrap learning and teach you how to identify where, when and how much it's happening within your organisation.


Length: 10 pages

Learning Program DesignAMERICASMillennial Learning Myths & Misconceptionsmore informationDownload

Millennial Learning Myths & Misconceptions

Millennials are different from other generations—but probably not as different as L&D and talent leaders have been led to believe. Changes in technology have impacted the way all of us live, learn and work. Rather than focusing solely on millennials, develop a learning and development strategy focused on meeting the needs of the modern learner—and watch your programs become more effective in engaging employees to deliver business impact.


Length: 15 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEAThe Skillsoft Learning and Talent Maturity Frameworkmore informationDownload

The Skillsoft Learning and Talent Maturity Framework

Winning the war for talent demands more than novel recruiting tactics. To gain a foothold, organisations will need to look at wholesale HR adapation. Disruptive? Yes. But the need to change is about as fundamentalas Darwin's principles for evolutionary theory itself. Learn what paradigms shifts you need to make to compete successfully compete for talent, exploit technology to achieve a smarter way, build a healthier culture and develop a more resilient workforce.


Length: 28 pages

Learning Program DesignAMERICASA modern modality for modern learnersmore informationDownload

A modern modality for modern learners

How do modern learners learn best? New research conducted by Skillsoft shows 85% of IT learners and 74% of business learners use books for skill development. Surprised? Meeting the needs of modern learners may not be as hard as you think. Data clearly illustrates today’s modern learner craves relevance and substance. Integrating digital books with video-based eLearning courses creates a balance between depth and relevance that the corporate learning function has seemingly struggled with for years. Looking at e-books in a new context allows us to better understand—and meet the demands of—the modern learner.


Length: 13 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEAMoving the Needle: How SkillSoft Learning Impacts Performance of Individual and Organizationsmore informationDownload

Moving the Needle: How SkillSoft Learning Impacts Performance of Individual and Organizations

Research shows that organisations with a strong learning culture outperform their peers in terms of innovation, productivity, quality, and market leadership. So if organisations can use learning as a lever to achieve business advantage, who should they turn to? They should be turning to Skillsoft as this study reveals Skillsoft eLearners are adapting faster and achieving business results.


Length: 10 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEASkillsoft New Hire Training Program: A Case Study of Onboarding New Sales Talentmore informationDownload

Skillsoft New Hire Training Program: A Case Study of Onboarding New Sales Talent

Skillsoft's blended learning programme for new sales new hire training is a model of efficient and effective onboarding. The program has resulted in bringing new salespeople up-to-speed more quickly, and at lower cost, than traditional approaches. This paper describes in detail how the program has been designed and implemented to achieve outstanding business results.


Length: 11 pages

Learning Program DesignEMEAFrom Push to Pull: Matching the beautiful technology and engaging content at home and workmore informationDownload

From Push to Pull: Matching the beautiful technology and engaging content at home and work

Consumer technology continues to evolve at break-neck speed and human resources (HR) professionals need to take note. In their everyday lives, employees experience ever more beautiful technology and engaging content. What is more, they rely on technology to get appropriate, personalised content to them when they need it, as they need it. This paper explores the implications of this for the workplace and specifically for learning and development (L&D) programmes. The argument is not to extoll the virtues of new technology for technology's sake, but to present the compelling and demonstrable business reasons why today's employee needs a synchronised content and usability experience between their personal and professional lives.


Length: 16 pages

Mobile LearningAMERICASFive Calls to Make When Developing a Mobile Learning Strategymore informationDownload

Five Calls to Make When Developing a Mobile Learning Strategy

With smartphones becoming commonplace and new mobile devices such as tablets skyrocketing in popularity, the interest in mobile learning has begun to heat up as well. Many organizations see the promise of mobile learning, but actual implementations are still rare. Is now the time to take the plunge into mobile learning or should you wait for a more stable mobile landscape to emerge? It's important for organizations to focus on some basic issues before making this important decision.


Length: 10 pages

Social LearningAMERICASThe Eight Truths of Social Learning. Now.more informationDownload

The Eight Truths of Social Learning. Now.

Many learning professionals are keenly interested in the topic of social learning but relatively few organizations have begun to implement it. One reason is that it is difficult to separate the hype from reality and focus on the elements that are really important. Based on early experience with our own social learning tool, this list of eight "truths" has been compiled to provide a foundation for learning professionals who are Social Learning in their organizations.


Length: 7 pages

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