Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21. However, from Alaska to Alabama and locations throughout the US and Canada record high temperatures have already been recorded this year. Now is an excellent time to think about how to keep employees safe from heat stress and help them recognize the hazards of working in extreme temperatures.Read more
Effective business analysis offers enormous value to an organization, from better decision-making to smoother implementation of initiatives. Given the significant changes taking place throughout the business world, it is hardly surprising that the role of the business analyst (BA) is also changing in response to the digital business imperative.Read more
Technology buzzwords and trends emerge and multiply with a frequency that is equal parts exhilarating and confusing.
This constant state of flux makes it hard to decide which hot technology to learn about or which skill to acquire.Read more
I just read an interesting article by Michael J. O’Brien from Human Resource Executive, with observations from John Arendes, Vice President and General Manager of Global Compliance at Skillsoft. The article asks the question, “Will Sephora’s One-Hour Diversity Training Pay Off?”
The article offers a commentary on Sephora’s decision to close all of its stores so that its 16,000 employees can undergo a 1-hour diversity-training workshop.Read more
Skillsoft Completes its Research with MIT and Accenture
As leaders in our industry, Skillsoft continues to seek to understand exactly how the brain processes and retains information to improve an employee’s performance. In previous blog posts, we discussed how important it is to further our specific understanding of retention and application so that we can apply findings to our course design and development.Read more
For companies to keep systems running, evolving, and adapting to drive digital transformation, employees need to grow their expertise continually. That requires access to state-of-the-art multi-modal learning content.
Skillsoft’s developer teams are hard at work, delivering courses into our learning platforms around key topic areas that allow organizations to keep pace with technology, improve architecture, and strengthen client experiences.Read more
In 2018, the US suffered 14 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion. Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael, and the California wildfires are estimated to have caused over $24 billion in damage—each.Read more
The latest figures estimate that around 20-25% of US workers telecommute at least part of the time. It is a number we can expect to grow given the rising demand by professionals for the ability to work outside a traditional office or from home at least part-time.Read more
In a previous blog post, I offered four reasons why you should attend EMEA Perspectives.
Now that the event has wrapped, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at how the day shaped up against those promises.Read more
It’s that time of the year again in DC – the Washington Nationals are in full swing, spring is in the air, and Skillsoft’s annual Federal Perspectives took place. 2019 marked our 17th year celebrating this customer event, a number that reflects our commitment to the federal workforce, our understanding of the critical importance of this market on the overall success of our nation and our alignment to federal initiatives and requirements. Read more