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Bridging the Gap Between Vendor and Partner Relationships

According to Training Magazine, in 2018 companies spent an average of 14% of their budgets on training outsourcing—twice what they spent in 2017. As organizations increasingly rely on outside vendors for everything from training delivery and strategy to technology, it’s

Superuser Collaboration Tools: A Wish List

 “I wish…” Superusers are the glue that keeps an organization informed, knowledgeable, and ready to adopt new business processes. “Superuser” is a title that’s typically in addition to one’s regular job: What resources can we provide to superusers to ensure

SuccessFactors and SAP Time Management by Kronos: What do organizations need to know?

Earlier this year, SAP and Kronos confirmed their new strategic partnership, announcing the new SAP Time Management solution by Kronos. Since then, we have been inundated with requests and questions from organizations curious about what this means for them and

Decision-Making Hacks for Leaders

Consider this—some sources indicate that the average person makes 35,000 decisions a day,* so the ability to make decisions quickly is hardwired into our brains. From what to wear to what to eat, we make decisions, often unconsciously, that impact

SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics Early Adopter Program: Is It for You? 

SAP SuccessFactors customers: SAP has announced that you can sign up to be part of an Early Adopter program (SAP S-ID required) for People Analytics, embedded edition. Should you apply for this? Read along to learn more details, including my

Shaking the Vending Machine: Becoming a Trusted Advisor

Once upon a time, I was sure I’d grow up to work in a vending machine. (That’s right; I thought there were people inside.) I loved the idea of translating keypad codes into icy beverages and crackling bags of snacks.

Workforce of the Future – Workforce of the Past

We spend a lot of time focusing on the workforce of the future and our needs as a business to transfer knowledge and adapt our solutions to the next generations coming in. In these conversations, I picture our organizations watching

Focusing on the Learner Experience, Not Courses

L&D professionals are often still order-takers. Employees don’t know how to do something, so organizations use training as a Band-Aid to fix it all. Training solutions offered are often eLearning modules that don’t consider what happens before and after taking

Survey Says… Training Needs Human Connection and Interaction

In early 2019, we conducted a survey to discover the learning preferences of professionals. While we learned a lot about the skills people need to develop, what motivates them to learn at work, and more, two areas stood out to

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