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Compliance americas Safeguarding Your Organization: Lessons Learned from the Field more information Download

Safeguarding Your Organization: Lessons Learned from the Field

Safeguarding your organization is more crucial than ever. Follow the three steps outlined here for a smarter approach to safety.


Length: 12 pages

Compliance AMERICAS The Road to a Compliance Culture: A Three-Phase Journey Overview more information Download

The Road to a Compliance Culture: A Three-Phase Journey Overview

It often takes disaster to catalyze true change within an organization. But fostering a culture of compliance can help your organization avoid the next headline-grabbing compliance failure. Our three-phase series lays out the road map for avoiding these hazards through a strategic approach to compliance.


Length: 9 pages

Compliance AMERICAS Phase One: The Road to a Compliance Culture: Embracing a Compliance Culture more information Download

Phase One: The Road to a Compliance Culture: Embracing a Compliance Culture

Embracing compliance as a key component of your company's culture will help you go beyond the "check the box" approach that resigns compliance to an afterthought for many companies. Phase one of our three-phase compliance series helps you develop a strategic approach to compliance for your organization.


Length: 9 pages

Compliance AMERICAS Phase Two: The Road to a Compliance Culture: Initiating Behavioral Change more information Download

Phase Two: The Road to a Compliance Culture: Initiating Behavioral Change

Creating a culture of compliance can help your organization avoid disastrous events but can also produce positive outcomes as well. Start the necessary change to drive your business to a compliance culture with phase two of our three-phase compliance journey.


Length: 9 pages

Compliance AMERICAS Phase Three: The Road to a Compliance Culture: Cultivating Behavioral Change more information Download

Phase Three: The Road to a Compliance Culture: Cultivating Behavioral Change

A company-wide cultural shift to incorporate compliance is a challenging feat to accomplish. To do so successfully, your organization must have an orchestrated, phased approach to ensure lasting change. Phase three of our compliance series covers the six steps to take in order ensure a sound compliance culture is an enduring part of your brand.


Length: 8 pages

Compliance AMERICAS EHS Natural Disaster Guide - Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plan more information Download

EHS Natural Disaster Guide - Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plan

Weather the storm with a Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plan. Download this eBook to learn how to create a response plan for your organization.


Length: 14 pages

Improving Business Performance americas The Secret Sauce for Implementing Blockchain: Your Own People more information Download

The Secret Sauce for Implementing Blockchain: Your Own People

Blockchain is streamlining businesses today with improved efficiency of supply chain management, increased security of contracts, and greater transparency into business operations and production. CIOs and tech leaders are well-advised to understand how the technology works, the potential use cases for their organizations and the ways blockchain could disrupt their business model completely.


Length: 10 pages

Improving Business Performance americas Propelling Project Managers in the Digital Age more information Download

Propelling Project Managers in the Digital Age

This white paper discusses the role of project manager as change manager in the modern workplace, and examines how enterprises can best support individuals in this complex and dynamic role.


Length: 13 pages

Improving Business Performance americas Eight Essential Skills Your Technical Team Should Possess more information Download

Eight Essential Skills Your Technical Team Should Possess

Success in today’s workplace depends on employees’ digital knowledge and skills. Focusing on eight essential skills can keep your technical team and organization protected from costly data breaches and open up time for thoughtful innovation.


Length: 11 pages

Improving Business Performance emea HR Grapevine: HR's Role in Digital Transformation more information Download

HR Grapevine: HR's Role in Digital Transformation

Digital is the inescapable way that businesses must operate-now and in the near future. For many firms, this means changing their fundamental business processes-from managerial structure, to transactions with customers and colleagues. Inevitably, much of the responsibility and management for change will reside with HR; so, how should HR professionals respond? Over the last few years, the HR function has undergone rapid change in preparing to support the workforce of tomorrow. From addressing the emergence of cloud computing through an urgent reskilling of the workforce, to attempting to master big data and analytics, HR is grappling with digital transformation which is pervasive throughout the organisation.


Length: 20 pages

Improving Business Performance americas Delivering on Data Science and AI for Competitive Edge more information Download

Delivering on Data Science and AI for Competitive Edge

CIOs are citing data analytics as a top priority, making data science professionals in high demand for businesses in every industry. This white paper explores the rise of data science roles, the need for organizations to innovate through machine learning, and effective methods to attract and develop top talent.


Length: 12 pages

Improving Business Performance AMERICAS Raising the Bar on Security Awareness more information Download

Raising the Bar on Security Awareness

Now, more than ever, organizations need to foster a culture of data protection. A recent IDC survey of IT leaders found that almost all have experienced security breaches—an average of 3.1 types of breaches-per organization. And the types of threats they face largely depend on the size of their companies. Security relies on employee awareness. All employees need to understand what types of threats are out there and the impact they can have on their organization. Download the white paper, “Raising the Bar on Security Awareness,” and learn how to foster a culture of awareness.


Length: 5.56MB

Improving Business Performance EMEA Are Your Employees Digital Ready? more information Download

Are Your Employees Digital Ready?

Today’s workplace requires employees to be digital ready: they need both technical and cognitive skills to efficiently use provided productivity and collaboration tools. What assessment and enablement supports are available when employees are hired with knowledge and skills gaps? Once skill gaps are identified, how do you assess and meet employee learning needs?

Assessing and training employees in digital skills results in improved productivity, innovation, agility, and work quality. This whitepaper explores the impact of digital skills gaps on organizations, how to determine if you have a gap in productivity and collaboration tools skills, and how to improve digital skills across your organization.


Length: 10 Pages

Improving Business Performance americas The Bedrock of IT Security Starts with Training more information Download

The Bedrock of IT Security Starts with Training

As companies embrace mobile applications, cloud computing, and other high-value innovations, new and larger vulnerabilities have emerged. Hiring skilled security talent is becoming more challenging, and many organizations are investing in comprehensive training programs to shore up skills, lower HR costs, and improve the continuity and consistency of their security initiatives.


Length: 9 pages

Improving Business Performance americas The Changing Role of the CIO more information Download

The Changing Role of the CIO

No department within an organization has undergone such a profound change as that of IT. The platforms used to deliver IT products and services, the tools-of-the-trade and skillsets required to do the job have changed. On top of all that, the IT function is now being integrated into the company's other operations and is expected to operate as a business-within-abusiness. Overseeing this sea change is the CIO. This paper examines how the role of the CIO has been evolving to meet today's new world of IT.


Length: 12 pages

Improving Business Performance americas Integrating Compliance with Business Strategy: The Skillsoft Compliance Maturity Model more information Download

Integrating Compliance with Business Strategy: The Skillsoft Compliance Maturity Model

Complex and continually evolving regulatory standards are placing increased pressure on our customers to "do the right thing and do it right now." That's why we've established Skillsoft Global Compliance Solutions: to offer training solutions and management tools to assist our customers in promoting ethical and lawful cultures, reducing legal and regulatory violations and minimize their exposure to operational risk.


Length: 8 pages

Improving Business Performance emea How SMEs can utilise L&D to gain competitive advantage more information Download

How SMEs can utilise L&D to gain competitive advantage

In a knowledge-based economy, the collective skills and know-how of an organisation's people is critical to business success. This is particularly prevalent in the small-medium sized enterprise (SME) sector where businesses have many of the same needs as a multi-national organisation, but not the level of resources required to service them. This pressure has always been omni-present, but SMEs have never before had to contend with so many compounding business issues.


Length: 9 pages

Improving Business Performance emea The Changing Role of the CIO more information Download

The Changing Role of the CIO

The shift in the nature of the CIO's role is most influenced by the changing technologies of social, mobile, cloud computing and big data and analytics. With these profound changes, the CIO has the opportunity to move from traditional IT roles to become more involved in business strategy.


Length: 9 pages

Leadership Development americas IT Service Management Then and Now: How to Improve Business Outcomes & Enable Change more information Download

IT Service Management Then and Now: How to Improve Business Outcomes & Enable Change

For effective IT service delivery in the digital world, IT leaders and teams require a strong understanding of industry best practices tied to operational benefits. Download this white paper to understand how an optimized IT function corresponds to optimized customer experience, and for actionable insight on a systematic service delivery approach.


Length: 10 pages

Leadership Development americas The Hero Leader Has Exited the Stage more information Download

The Hero Leader Has Exited the Stage

The digital economy has precipitated a shift in the way work is performed and this, in turn, has changed the face of leadership. Yesterday’s image of leadership was that of a commander, issuing orders from atop a squadron of loyal underlings, duty-bound to follow without question. And while this top-down approach fostered efficient execution in the industrial age, digital age leaders adopt a different approach. Fostering collaboration and encouraging innovation are now the core competencies of effective leaders. In an evolving competitive landscape, the antiquated Hero Leader model no longer engenders success. A new model of leadership is needed.


Length: 18 pages

Leadership Development emea Gender Pay Gap Reporting more information Download

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

The gender pay gap reporting cycle is a prime opportunity for employers to highlight ways they are boosting the pipeline of women into these positions – such as through better sponsorship and mentoring, and reducing bias in the promotion process. This white paper will explore some of the ways organisations can respond to and reduce the pay disparity between men and women.


Length: 9 pages

Leadership Development americas The Impact of Women in the Workforce: A Skillsoft Survey Report more information Download

The Impact of Women in the Workforce: A Skillsoft Survey Report

From entry level to C-level positions, women workers are facing more barriers and advancing more slowly than their male counterparts. What's more, even when training is available, the opportunity to advance and to apply skills may not be. In this Skillsoft survey, 486 women worldwide weigh in on topics like the imbalance of women in leadership and senior management roles, what that means for a working population of which women make up 50 percent, and the importance of programs aimed at women leaders.


Length: 11 pages

Leadership Development AMERICAS Storytelling in Video-based Leadership Training and Development more information Download

Storytelling in Video-based Leadership Training and Development

This white paper discusses the use of storytelling and scenario-based approaches in video-based corporate learning content. It covers the science supporting the use of this modality and best practices in design and development of scenario-based approaches.


Length: 19 pages

Learning Impact and ROI americas Organizational Maturity Index more information Download

Organizational Maturity Index

Winning the war for talent demands more than novel recruiting tactics. To gain a foothold, organizations will need to look at wholesale HR adaptation. Disruptive? Yes. But the need to change is about as fundamental as Darwin's principles for evolutionary theory itself. Learn what paradigm shifts you need to make to compete successfully for talent, exploit technology to achieve a smarter way, build a healthier culture and develop a more resilient workforce.


Length: 22 pages

Learning Impact and ROI americas Percipio Experience Services: Learning Technology for Today and Tomorrow more information Download

Percipio Experience Services: Learning Technology for Today and Tomorrow

The learning industry continues to evolve in the face of the changing digital business world. In order to meet the needs of the modern workforce, Skillsoft created Percipio, an intelligent learning platform with immersive, multi-modal content. To enable the maximum value of Skillsoft content within—and across— any learning ecosystem, we’ve recently developed Percipio Experience Services (PES). This paper examines the key trends in learning, in addition to the motivating factors behind designing and deploying the four elements—Content, Curation, Discovery and Analytics—of our platform, Percipio. We touch on past methods of providing services and explain how PES is shaping the future of content services.


Length: 15 pages

Learning Program Design Americas Five Key Features of Leading LXPs more information Download

Five Key Features of Leading LXPs

Learning Experience Platforms are one of the best ways to bring your L&D strategy into the modern age. A new intersection of content and technology, the best LXPs share five key features.


Length: 9 pages

Learning Program Design americas Meeting Today’s Technology and Developer Professionals Where They Want to Learn more information Download

Meeting Today’s Technology and Developer Professionals Where They Want to Learn

Enterprise technology professionals must keep their skills sharp with quality training and learning opportunities to stay competitive in the always-evolving technology and developer fields. To hear from this community directly, Skillsoft partnered with Spiceworks and surveyed 250 professionals. Read what they had to say in our white paper, “Meeting Today’s Technology and Developer Professionals Where They Want to Learn.”


Length: 10 pages

Learning Program Design emea Modern Learning Content for Modern Workers more information Download

Modern Learning Content for Modern Workers

This report presents the evidence to help L&D leaders review and modernise their learning content and consider how best to engage and inspire their learners. We explore the design tactics that lead to the development of great learning content within top performing learning organisations and how that content is tailored to meet the needs of both the business and the individual learner.


Length: 32 pages

Learning Program Design americas Shifting Mindsets: Adopting a Compliance Journey more information Download

Shifting Mindsets: Adopting a Compliance Journey

Companies that have compliance as a key component of their culture and have fully integrated compliance management into their business systems to reach business objectives perform better. Their employees have a higher level of satisfaction, resulting in improved productivity and employee retention. Their reputation and brand perception is better, which results in better economic performance in the marketplace. Safety records improve reducing both cost and risk.


Length: 10 pages

Learning Program Design americas Four Reasons Why Content Curation is the New Normal more information Download

Four Reasons Why Content Curation is the New Normal

In the learning and development function, the overwhelming supply of online content options means that employees have more choices than ever before when it comes to learning. As a result, HR and L&D leaders may choose to take on the curation for collections comprised of thousands of assets. Without curation, employees spend too much time self-curating content, which delivers inconsistent learning paths in addition to being less efficient and effective for learners themselves.


Length: 9 pages

Learning Program Design americas Overcoming Unseen Obstacles: How to Get More Women Into Leadership Positions more information Download

Overcoming Unseen Obstacles: How to Get More Women Into Leadership Positions

Evidence shows that businesses with more female leaders achieve greater financial performance. And with many critical skills in short supply, organizations can't afford to underutilize a significant portion of the workforce. Yet all too often, efforts to develop female leaders fall short. This paper outlines concrete steps organizations can take to support women leaders. It also offers an opportunity for organizations to assess where they fall on the gender talent continuum and identify the most effective steps to take in improving their leadership development programs for women.


Length: 18 pages

Learning Program Design americas A modern modality for modern learners more information Download

A modern modality for modern learners

How do modern learners learn best? New research conducted by Skillsoft shows 85% of IT learners and 74% of business learners use books for skill development. Surprised? Meeting the needs of modern learners may not be as hard as you think. Data clearly illustrates today's modern learner craves relevance and substance. Integrating digital books with video-based eLearning courses creates a balance between depth and relevance that the corporate learning function has seemingly struggled with for years. Looking at e-books in a new context allows us to better understand—and meet the demands of—the modern learner.


Length: 13 pages

Learning Program Design americas Six Elements of Effective Compliance Training more information Download

Six Elements of Effective Compliance Training

There are six elements to an effective compliance training program. This paper outlines these components and explores how each one contributes to organizational strategy and efficacy. The paper also presents the results of our Skillsoft Pulse Survey, which gathered end-user perspectives on compliance eLearning.


Length: 15 pages

Learning Program Design americas Getting Started with eLearning more information Download

Getting Started with eLearning

The face of corporate learning has changed. It is no longer possible to develop your human capital with a single approach. Today's corporate environment calls for out of the box thinking, incorporating the benefits of many types of learning to benefit your company's single biggest investment - your people. Evaluating the ever-growing corporate learning solutions that are available enables you to obtain full benefit from your learning programs, by selecting the range of learning resources that best match your strategic corporate goals.


Length: 14 pages

Learning Program Design emea What are digital skills? A comprehensive definition for modern organisations more information Download

What are digital skills? A comprehensive definition for modern organisations

The aim of this guide is to give you a large and diverse shopping list of digital skills so that you can pick and choose to create the ideal list that helps you meet your organisational goals, which can then be mapped to jobs. This is then your guide to digital skills that works for your organisation. We can't include every digital skill in this guide but what we will do is offer a broad selection of skills to give you a full view of everything that goes into the digital skills landscape.


Length: 11 pages

Technology & Developer Americas How Role-Based Training Prepares You for the Next Career Move more information Download

How Role-Based Training Prepares You for the Next Career Move

In order to stay relevant as a tech professional in today’s everchanging tech space, you must always be learning. Download this white paper and discover how you can propel your career as a tech professional through a clear path to mastery of the skills needed for today’s in-demand roles.


Length: 10 pages

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