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Proving and Measuring Employee Training ROI
This article first appeared on Acorn Labs in April 2021. There's no arguing that employee training and development is a crucial function in your organisation. It boosts morale, ensures employee skillsets are both relevant and ahead of the curve, all while boosting your bottom line. But how can you really be sure of that last point?
Applying Skills in the Workplace
This article first appeared on Acorn Labs in April 2021. Training to upskill or reskill your employees is a fairly straightforward solution, even when laden with nuance. But when 90% of learned knowledge is forgotten within a week, applying those specific skills correctly in the workplace is nothing short of a tricky task. Left untreated, this forgetting curve could mean skills are applied incorrectly, employees are hired for ill-fitting roles, and productivity, profitability and morale could all take a dive.
Develop, Track and Maintain Learning Consistency in the Workplace
This article first appeared on Acorn Labs in April 2021. A parking space close to the office. An empty email inbox. Employees who are consistent in their learning and development. All rare commodities in the work environment, but only one of the three impacts your business. (If you guessed an empty inbox, we're sorry to tell you this is just a dream we included for narrative sake.)
How To Efficiently Track Learning in Your Workplace
This article first appeared on Acorn Labs in March 2021. Many organisations mistakenly think of training as a tight end-to-end solution. Design, implement, success assured. Right? Well, much like exercise, the best way to see results is by consistently tracking, adjusting and reviewing your training.
We Did a Deep Dive into Engaging Learners
This article first appeared on Acorn Labs in March 2021. Keeping employees engaged is no mean feat. Training and development is just one of the ways to ensure employees are engaged with their work, though it too comes with its own challenges.
What is Mobile Learning?
This article first appeared on Acorn Labs in March 2021. It’s not often you leave the house without your phone. Perhaps you can’t go on a long trip without your tablet. You work on your laptop on your commute to the office. If you use a mobile device for many other everyday occurrences, why not use it for learning, too?
11 Common and Not-So-Common LMS Problems
This article first appeared on Acorn Resources in May 2021. We shouldn’t be afraid of mistakes in life; they are learning experiences after all. In the process of implementing a learning management system, however, mistakes should ideally be few and far between, both on your organisation’s end and the vendor’s.
Microsoft Teams & Your LMS
This article first appeared on Acorn Resources in August 2021. Your learning management system is essential for training your employees. Microsoft Teams is the heart of your employees’ daily work and their central collaboration tool. The challenge you’re probably facing (whether you’re cognizant of it or not) is to get employees onboarded and engaged with your education initiatives.
Weighing Up Your LMS Options?
This article first appeared on Acorn Resources in May 2021. The learning management system has come a long way since its inception in the early '90s. Aside from the fact it's nearing the big 3–0, the first big change is that the LMS is no longer a one-size-fits-all product. As technology and software have evolved, so too has the shape, feel and intended use. Today's buyer has over 1000 options to choose from, with varying applications, deployments and features.
The Only Learning Management System Guide You Need in 2022
This eBook first appeared on Acorn Resources in August 2021. Choosing a learning management system for your organisation is no small ask. After all, it’s a large financial investment much like a house — particularly in the sense that if you’re smart in your initial market research, you’ll find the value you gain from it increases over time. If not, well, the overheads will certainly increase as time goes on, but the experience you have in it will certainly leave a lot to the imagination. With a little bit (or a lot) of knowledge, you can make an educated decision on what is the right learning management system for your organisation’s needs. This guide will explore everything from the evolution of the LMS and why a learning management system is important, to judging features by their functionality and the less-thought-of things you really should be considering when purchasing an eLearning solution and some alternatives to the learning management system itself.
This article first appeared on Acorn Resources in March 2021. When employees grow, their company grows too. But when you consider up to 40% of new employees who receive poor training leave within a year, you may find that your organisation is in a never-ending battle against employee attrition.