Skillsoft Elearning Resources
The best elearning resources Skillsoft has to offer: white papers, case studies, analyst research reports, demos, customer video testimonials and webinars on demand.
| Case Studies (PDF)|
Headquartered in San Diego, California, ACTIVE Network has over 3,300 employees in 25 offices worldwide helping organizers transform and grow their businesses using cloud technology. Learn how ACTIVE Network partnered with Skillsoft to build a financially viable learning program for a growing workforce, and developed talent to fill their succession pipeline.
Length: 2 pages
Read how ADP uses Skillport to deliver just-in-time learning. Skillport is working in tandem with Saba, which serves as their enterprise human capital management system (HCMS). This is a great example of how a client has gotten to market quickly with a very complex program by making smart "buy versus build" decisions.
Length: 4 pages
The ASG Group joined forces with Skillsoft to create a dynamic and innovative elearning platform for its employee base. The implementation of a fluid and flexible suite of self-paced learning modalities created and sustained a competitive workforce. Follow this elearning journey in formulating an authentic elearning partnership.
Length: 4 pages
Carrington Holding Company, LLC
Carrington Holding Company, LLC needed to implement a compliance and business training solution to reach more than 1,800 associates nationwide. Carrington's aggressive growth model required a much more scalable training solution than a traditional classroom-training model. In addition to compliance, Carrington needed to onboard new employees with effective, consistent and engaging training.
Length: 2 pages
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UniGroup, the parent company of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, needed to deliver training to hundreds of agents across the country in a consistent, timely, and cost-effective manner. See how they used Skillsoft tools to develop custom content for their unique business.
Length: 2 pages
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| Video Testimonials (MLV or MP4)|
Capgemini's Marijke Dekker
In her previous role with CapGemini, Ms. Dekker didn't work with us directly and wondered why there were so many learning assets. Now in a role where she works with various business partners, she appreciates that no matter what learning needs emerge, Skillsoft has something to meet the need.
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Catapult Technology's Katie Cawood
Catapult's Katie Cawood prepared for her PHR certification exam using only Skillsoft resources (and passed!). She believes her experience has set a good example in the company and built credibility for elearning and Skillsoft within her organization.
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Davenport University's Lynda Cribari
For Davenport University, Skillsoft is the way to go when it comes to an affordable way to address the budget cuts that many organizations are dealing with now that challenge them to do more with less.
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Hitachi Consulting's Jennifer Crowfoot
Hitachi Consulting developed a custom course that replaced a two-day classroom session. This elearning module helped them save on travel costs and billable hours, earning the organization a 200% ROI on their learning investment.
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Ricoh's Cherie Risoldi-Hubbell
Ricoh's favorite thing about Skillsoft is how much content we have and how easy it is to find the right content at the right time.
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Shawn Achor: Creating Positive Team Environments
Praising people is important, but how you praise matters more. Instead of praising outcomes like report cards and work products, praise the process. This shows that behavior matters. Praise the process that leads to the desired outcomes.
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General Stan McChrystal: What Every Leader Must Possess - Empathy and Perspective
Empathy means understanding the other person's perspective-your employees, customers, suppliers, the media. Try to see things through their eyes. Empathic people make the best decisions. Don't be afraid to say you don't know, and seek advice.
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Lynda Gratton: Raising Performance and Collaboration in Virtual Teams
What it takes to be successful in a team that is co-located is not the same as what it takes to be successful in a virtual team. Virtual teams are more likely to be motivated and energized if they have a great task that pulls the team together. Second, after a virtual team has worked together for a while, relationships begin to break down. To counter this, face-to-face or video-enabled meetings should be scheduled from time to time, to pull the team together.
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Dan Pink: Whose Purpose is it Anyway?
Organizations that perform at a high level stand for something and contribute to the world. Profits without purpose lowers motivation. To learn whether your people are aligned ask them to write the purpose of the organization on index cards.
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Renee Mauborgne: Tips on Developing a Blue Ocean Strategy
Identify factors you compete on compared with buyer value, compared with the competition. Then identify customers who occasionally use, refuse to use, and never use. What factors should be eliminated or created to attract those customers and lower costs?
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| Upcoming Webinars|
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State of the Industry, 2013
Laurie Miller, Director of Research Services at ASTD, and David Frankel, Research Specialist, will discuss benchmarking data from ASTD BEST Awards Winners, Fortune magazine's list of Global 500 (G500) companies, and other organizations from 2004 to present. ASTD estimates that U.S. organizations spent $1,195 per employee on learning and development in 2012. The content from this webcast is drawn from ASTD's 2013 State of the Industry report, which is sponsored by Skillsoft and CARA.
Laurie Miller, Director of Research Services, ASTD
David Frankel, Research Specialist, ASTD
Date/Time: 12/13/2013 - 2 p.m. EST
2 p.m. EST
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| On Demand Webinars (FLV or MP4)|
Value Based Measures of Success
Measuring learning's effectiveness is the elephant in the room for many learning leaders. We know it's expected of us, but how do we really address it? In this webinar, you will hear from two experienced consultants who will lay the foundation for defining success criteria and measurement strategies that will provide leaders with meaningful results.
Michelle Moriarty, Learning Strategist, Skillsoft Asia Pacific
Kath Greenhough, Team Leader - Customer
Date/Time: 12/05/2013 - 2 p.m. AEDT
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Conversations in Leadership: Dan Pontefract
How can you improve leadership and collaboration at all levels of your organization? Dan Pontefract has field-tested strategies that will help you change the way your organization gets things done.
Dan Pontefract, Head of Learning and Collaboration, TELUS
Shawn Hunter, Executive Producer Skillsoft LDC and 50 Lessons, Skillsoft
Date/Time: 12/03/2013 - 12 p.m. EST
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A Smarter Way to a Smarter Workforce
We are faced with a global market and economy that no-one could have predicted even five years ago. Growth is tantalisingly close but who will form our new workforce and how will we develop them to operate in this new world? These questions make developing a learning strategy that is tightly aligned to your organisation's strategic goals, affordable, adaptable, effective and essential.
Caroline Waters OBE
Date/Time: 11/28/2013 - 12 p.m. GMT
|11/28/2013||EMEA||A Smarter Way to a Smarter Workforce||Play|
L&D Industry Best Practices for Constructing a Business Case
This webinar will describe the four critical elements of creating a business case for new learning investments or significant adjustments in your investment mix. The presenter will cover how to articulate and calculate the anticipated impact, costs and net benefits. Attendees will also receive a business case sample template. Identify the stages of business case development. Understand how to compute the payback period and pro-forma ROI. Learn the four components of a written business case document or presentation.
Kieran King, Global Director of Client Loyalty, Skillsoft
Date/Time: 11/21/2013 - 1 p.m. EST
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The Smart Answer to the "Do More with Less" Paradox
Join us for an industry webinar during which we will discuss ways to help your organization achieve alignment to business goals, organizational agility, enhanced employee engagement, and optimized learning programs and budgets in the post-recession environment.
Kieran King, Global Director Loyalty Strategy, Skillsoft
Date/Time: 11/19/2013 - 10 a.m. EST
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| White Papers (PDF)|
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
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Scrap Learning Guide
Ensure your learners get the most out of your training programs--learn how to reduce "scrap learning," training that's delivered, but not applied on the job. These simple tips help you maximize your learning ROI.
Length: 4 pages
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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
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Five Fallacies About the Role of Learning Content in Talent Management
As larger vendors begin assembling the pieces of an end-to-end human capital management platform, their focus has largely been on the integration of learning management system (LMS) functionality into the overall process. But focusing only on the underlying technologies misses a key point around the business impact of learning content. This is fostering a number of fallacies in organizations, typically outside the L&D organization which has a deep understanding for the role learning content plans in driving true behavioral change.
Length: 5 pages
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Learning in the Cloud: 10 Factors to Consider
Cloud solutions are the "new normal" as organizations opt to deploy more business systems "in the cloud." For learning professionals, cloud-based solutions provide a wide range of benefits from cost savings to decreased delivery time, to global reach. Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the service you are considering.
Length: 11 pages
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| Industry Research Reports (PDF)|
Newbies to New Leaders: Closing Critical Skill Gaps with Learning
This study, based on responses collected from 185 organizations between July and September 2013, looks at how organizations connect learning to business priorities, create development programs that impact every stage of the employee lifecycle, and utilize technology to support learning initiatives. It also examines the business impact of building learning capability and running effective learning programs.
Length: 24 pages
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Solution Provider Briefing: Skillsoft's Skillport® 8
Skillport® 8 is a cloud-based learning experience that contextually organizes relevant and aligned learning around the user instead of the traditional course-catalog approach of other Learning Management Systems. It quickly pinpoints targeted content that connects formal, informal, social and mobile learning-when, where and how people want to learn. It transforms web-based learning from a solitary event to a richer, continuous community-oriented experience that can be integrated with Talent Management Systems, intranets and other portals.
Length: 8 pages
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Leadership: The State of Development Programs 2013
Armed with the latest data on the state of Leadership Development, and specific foundations for building organizational capability to drive business results, Brandon Hall Group offers you a clear path toward establishing progressive LD programs that can drive breakthrough results.
Length: 55 pages
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Strategic Learning in Talent Management Featuring the Gartner® Talent Management Magic Quadrant
We are pleased to offer inaugural Magic Quadrant research for this topic area attesting to the evolving nature of the industry. In order to be featured, a talent management provider must have at least four out of six components of talent management: workforce planning, talent acquisition, performance management, compensation management, succession planning and learning. Weigh the options available to support your talent management strategy.
Length: 21 pages
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CIOs Must Renew Strategies to Build a Skilled IT Workforce
As the IT function evolves to a business-oriented mindset, sustaining skilled workforces is an increasing requirement for IT leaders. In this research brief focused on strategies to build and maintain a skilled IT workforce, Gartner offers actions to mitigate the negative impacts of increasing demand and turnover in the IT workforce and amplifies the importance of continuous growth and development in retaining skilled workers.
Length: 12 pages
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