Skillsoft Blog

5 Tips for Navigating the Elearning Contract Process

By Kieran King

While every negotiation has its nuances, there are some best practices to apply toward the purchase of cloud-based learning solutions that will alleviate avoidable time delays.

1) Use the supplier’s contracting paper, not your own.Read more

A Visit from Skillsoft

By Gail Sawlor (Adapted from the poem by Clement Clarke Moore)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, near the end of the quarter
No elearning was happening, it was all brick-and-mortar;
The Needs Analysis were done by the consultant with care,
In hopes that Skillsoft’s content soon would be there.Read more

Skillsoft Does Christmas Jumper Day!

By Kevin Young

This year we took some time out to join the woolly revolution and support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day 2014.

Sporting our most festive knits, we wore our Christmas jumpers to work in a bid to make the world better with a sweater—digging out our winter knitwear to make a donation to Save the Children.Read more

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.Read more

Learning Leaders in Action: a U.S. Federal Agency features “Course of the Month”

By Randy Ranaudo

Skillsoft has many long-term relationships with U.S. Federal agencies. One of these Federal agencies wanted to bring a structured professional development program to their learners across the country in a creative way utilizing technology, various learning modalities and resources, and live instruction and collaboration to create an engaging, interactive and valuable experience.Read more

Skillsoft Sales Onboarding Program Takes #17 at Learning! 100 Awards

By Tom Cunningham

This week, Elearning! Media Group (EMG) announced their annual Learning! 100 awards, ranking the top 100 learning and development programs in the private and public sectors. Along with the dozens of Skillsoft customers that made the list, we are very excited to be named the #17 corporate enterprise honoree for the success of our Sales Onboarding Program!Read more

Pending Acquisition of SumTotal

By John Ambrose

Today we have announced that we have entered into an agreement to acquire SumTotal Systems, a leading provider of integrated human resources (HR) solutions.  We’re excited to bring together our industry-leading learning solutions with SumTotal’s proven solutions for learning, talent and workforce management.Read more

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.Read more

Delivering Learning Impact at UPS

By Anne Schwartz

As one of the world’s largest private-sector employers, UPS is challenged with delivering impactful training. With only 20 percent of our employees working from a traditional office, we can’t rely on traditional methods to reach employees in the field.Read more

What is Cloud-Based Learning?

What is Cloud-Based Learning?

By Pam Boiros

As a human capital professional, you may be wondering, what does cloud-based learning mean exactly?

To best answer this question, we should first explore a number of terms that are used in the learning industry:

  • Classroom-based training: This is the traditional desk and chair environment that takes place in a physical location.Read more