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Using L&D to Stand Out in a Crowded Tech Marketplace

By Kevin Young

UK technology businesses are under huge pressure to differentiate themselves from competitors, and there’s a growing recognition among cloud service providers that innovative products and solutions are just part of the story when it comes to winning – and keeping – customers.

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Skillsoft Honors 2015 Innovation Award Winners for Achievements in Learning and Talent Management

By Kelley Noblet

Yesterday and today at Perspectives we were proud to announce this year’s Innovation Award winners. These customers have demonstrated how they are weaving learning into fabric of their organizational culture to drive business results. We congratulate the winners for bringing outstanding value to their organizations using Skillsoft and SumTotal solutions and for setting a new standard around empowering employees.

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Addressing the Skills Shortage: Evaluating UK Business Leaders’ Perceptions of Learning and…

Kevin Young HeadshotBy Kevin Young

As businesses surface from the global financial crisis, they’re facing a host of challenges. Evolving to meet today’s fast-paced commercial environment means getting to grips with the current and future skills shortage.

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Cloud-Based Pricing Trends

By Kieran King

For the past 10 years, the learning market has seen a gradual shift away from classroom delivery toward cloud-based learning models. During this period, cloud-based learning providers have applied a tremendous amount of investment to expand their topical coverage and the features within their learning solutions.

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Lifelong Learning

By Candy Osborne

With New Year’s day recently behind us, how many of you have already fallen behind on your resolutions? You know, the ones where you’re supposed to lose 50 pounds, climb Kilimanjaro, sail the Pacific and adopt a baby Beluga whale.

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How to Build a Business Case for a Cloud-Based Learning Solution

By Kieran King

To understand what business case success look like, let’s first look at what failure looks like. Failure takes place when the business case:

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

These failures all have one thing in common: they all relate to a learning and development-driven agenda and not a business-driven agenda.

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Improving Professional Effectiveness in the Learning Age

By Russ Howard

In the Learning Age, where organizations must develop the professional skills of their workforce to sustain growth and remain competitive, learning and development professionals need tools to empower their employees. At its core, we see the Learning Age as defined by personalization and targeted learning that addresses the specific knowledge and skills gaps a learner needs to overcome. 

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Getting Stakeholder Consensus for a Cloud-Based Learning Solution

By Candy Osborne

If you’re thinking of bringing an elearning solution to your organization, you’ll want to get a consensus from stakeholders. Here are some common stakeholders and ideas for how you might help them understand how elearning can benefit their respective areas:

Human Resources

  • When employees have learning resources readily available, onboarding takes place at a faster pace.
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A Smarter Approach to the Global Talent Crisis

By Kieran King

Right now, organizations have an ideal opportunity to optimize the most important investment they make—their people investment. While many businesses are feeling the pain of finding skilled talent and they know a sizable part of their workforce may retire soon, few talent teams have quantified the size of their skill gaps nor do they have a solid plan in place to close them.

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Skillsoft Aligns Learning to Business Goals for Tangible Results at Sprint

By Kieran King

We’ve had the opportunity to work for a number of years with Sprint, the world-class telecommunication firm with approximately 36,000 employees that undergo continual learning and training. We’ve partnered with Sprint’s learning and development entity, Sprint University, to close performance gaps and attain measurable talent improvement results that align back to the organization’s business goals.

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