Skillsoft Blog

Vote for Skillsoft in the Best of Elearning!

By Pam Boiros

Elearning! Magazine is one of the top publications for the technology-enabled learning market.  Annually, they sponsor a one-of-a-kind awards program, Best of Elearning!, which is based on nominations from actual learning and development leaders — and end users — for the best learning platforms and products in the enterprise learning industry. Read more

Developing Women Leaders in the Workplace – A Case for Gender Diversity and Business Success

By Priti Shah

The need for more women leaders in the workforce is undeniable. According to an International Labor Organization report, less than five percent of public companies listed in global stock exchanges are led by women and only three countries out of the 200 surveyed have a majority of companies managed by women.Read more

Spotlight Titles for National Preparedness Month

By IGI Global

September is National Preparedness Month in the United States, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security. National Preparedness Month encourages people to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities.Read more

Anti-trust and Competition: Two Sides of the Story

By Mike Newton 

There are really two sides to anti-trust and competition, encompassing a scale from organisational responsibility through to individual HR implications.

At one extreme we have the Cartels whereby businesses agree not to compete with each other but as these are often verbal, it is notoriously difficult to uncover unless you are aware of the signs.Read more

September is National Food Safety Education Month

By Janiece Attal

The Partnership for Food Safety Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration have come together since 1994 to educate both consumers and food establishments of the myths in food safety.Read more

Continuous Learning: Training for the Time-Strapped Manager

By Lynn Gallin

Effective learning cannot be treated as an event; it must be treated as an ongoing, daily process.

More than a century ago, German psychologist Herman Ebbinghaus pioneered an experimental study of memory. He discovered that if a learner does not apply newly acquired knowledge within six hours, he will only retain 50 percent of what he learned.Read more

Leadership Lessons from Top Performing Learning Organizations

By Kevin Young

Discover how global L&D leaders are harnessing technology to modernize learning – and generating impressive improvements in productivity and staff engagement. Join our complimentary webinar to hear from Laura Overton, Managing Director of Towards Maturity, who will be sharing key findings and trends from the 2015-16 Towards Maturity Benchmark Report.Read more

CEB Features Skillsoft Resources in New Book “The Challenger Customer”

Pam_croppedBy Pam Boiros

The smart folks at CEB, have recently published a new book The Challenger Customer. The Challenger Customer picks up where their previous book, The Challenger Sale left off, showing that being a Challenger seller isn’t enough – Sales and Marketing need to work together to find and target a Challenger inside the customer organization – a Mobilizer.Read more