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Welch Way: Generating Buzz and Industry Accolades for Superior Learning Content

By Priti Shah

Eight months ago Skillsoft announced our partnership with the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) to become the exclusive global distributor of Welch Way management development solutions. Time has truly flown by and over the past eight months the Welch Way program has generated much buzz within the elearning industry, with our customers and even with our own Skillsoft employees.

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Start Submitting for 2015 Skillsoft Innovation Awards!

With registration for 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives now open, corporate learning and development professionals can start submitting nominations for Skillsoft’s annual Innovation Awards.

Each year, Skillsoft recognizes the innovative ideas, powerful programs and inspiring leaders among us who are helping to transform the corporate learning landscape.

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Thought Leader Insight: Todd Tauber on Elearning Programs

By Todd Tauber

Skillsoft: What’s a common mistake that organizations make with their elearning programs?

Todd: A big one is not understanding their audiences. With an increasingly diverse workforce, a one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t work anymore.

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Registration Now Open for 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives!

By Melynda Hilliard

We are very pleased to share the first of many updates over the next several months leading up to our annual user conference, 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives! Registration is now officially open for this year’s conference, themed “Align, Engage, Perform,” and we encourage all our customers to join us May 18-21, 2015 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

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How to Keep Yourself and Your Guests Safe This Tailgating Season

By Janiece Attal

It’s that time of year again. School is back in session, football season has started, and so has tailgating. Oftentimes, when we are at tailgating events, food safety is the last thing on our minds, but consider that each year, one in six Americans or roughly 48 million people will get sick from food poisoning or improper food handling.1 Here are the top five tips to keep yourself and your guests safe and well.

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Selecting the Right Cloud-Based Learning Partner

By Sue Rodeman

There’s no shortage of online learning solutions out there – so how do you go about choosing the right one for your organization?

For starters, there are many Requests for Proposal (RFP) templates available online.

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Reporting in from the HR Tech Conference and Expo

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By Pam Boiros

I am in Vegas this week with a large contingent of my Skillsoft colleagues for HR Tech, one of the most important conferences for the HR technology industry. Beyond the normal buzz that’s in the air, we are extra excited as this is our first industry event with the new addition to our family, SumTotal.

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Developing the Business Case for Cloud-Based Learning

6a0120a4e032ad970b01bb079030fd970dBy Kieran King

Why do L&D business cases fail?
To understand what business case success looks like, let’s first look at what failure looks like. Failure takes place when the business case:

1) Is not in line with strategic business objectives
2) Lacks recognition of what is important to the CEO and CFO
3) Requests spend without financial benefit projections
4) Uses HR and learning industry terminology that is a “different language”

These failures all have one thing in common: they all relate to an L&D-driven agenda and not a business-driven agenda.

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It’s Official! Skillsoft and SumTotal Come Together

By John Ambrose

A little over a month ago we announced our intent to acquire SumTotal Systems, a move that allows us to offer better solutions for managing, developing and expanding workforce talent. We’re happy to announce that the acquisition is complete, bringing together our industry-leading learning solutions and SumTotal’s premier offerings in learning, talent and workforce management.

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