It happened again this year, just like every other year. As summer faded into fall, carefree weekends spent relaxing at the pool were quickly replaced by frenzied weeks bursting with appointments and commitments. Although I desperately tried to cling to the undeniable leisure of August, I knew that a more serious September would inevitably arrive.Read more
As a profession, L&D is undergoing extraordinary change. L&D professionals must determine how best to manage these seismic transformations both personally and professionally. A recent gathering of over 40 L&D professionals in locations across New Zealand was the ideal setting for reflection, brainstorming and sharing of how individual organisations are shaping their responses and strategies to manage the impact of technology and other agents of change in the industry.Read more
Asia has experienced phenomenal growth over the past 50 years and now represents over one-third of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a trend the experts expect to continue. For example, BMI’s Cedric Chehab believes, “By 2030, Asia will account for the largest share of global GDP at around 40 percent.” As a result, what happens in Asia will significantly impact the global economy, so it is in everyone’s interest to have a keen awareness of the business trends that are shaping the Asian market.Read more
Over the past two and a half years, Skillsoft has been on a transformational mission, which has included launching many new innovative products, including our Percipio intelligent learning experience platform, Digital Transformation content portfolio and Skillsoft Leadership Development Program. Read more
In August 2017, Skillsoft and Accenture kicked off a sponsored neuroscience research initiative with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The goal of this research is to scientifically validate which instructional design methodologies have the greatest impact on the effectiveness of video-based instruction.Read more
July 25 is National Hire a Veteran Day.
Hire our Heroes, a non-profit organization founded and operated by veterans for veterans, established the day to draw attention to the enormous benefits a veteran can bring to the workplace.Read more
A lot actually.
June is Pride month.
June was chosen to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots which effectively kicked off the LGBTQ rights movement.
We have come a long way since then, but the fight is far from over and recent global events suggest now more than ever we need to remember that everyone deserves equal rights and the workplace should reflect the true diversity of the human race.Read more
As a child, I was taught my times tables with the technique known as rote learning or rote repetition – depending on who you talk to – or as I thought of it then, our class singalong.Read more
There are few jobs more maligned than that of the salesman. Images of fast-talking, oily fellows in cheap suits automatically spring to mind, as well as adjectives like untrustworthy or intimidating.
Furthermore, this shady character is always imagined as male, and yet I’ve worked in sales for over 20 years, and I’m neither male nor would you ever find me in a cheap suit.Read more
By Apratim Purakayastha, CTO
At Perspectives, our user conference, I had several conversations with customers and partners in which they expressed confusion about what learning platform best fits an organization’s learning needs.Read more