Facebook is not exempt from involvement in the growing learning and development (L&D) industry, as the company announced in 2018 that it aims to train 1 million people by 2020 with its new Learn with Facebook site. So far, it seems to be well on its way toward reaching this goal.
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The latest news, regulation updates, and best practices in the training field.
The U.S. government experienced a partial shutdown, which ended in late January 2019. The partial shutdown impacted many employees and businesses across the nation, and it cost the economy around $1 billion each week.
According to Gartner research, companies are currently spending an average of $1,200 per employee on training per year, and 86% of business leaders think that employee development is critical to driving business outcomes moving forward. And this is no surprise when you consider how quickly L&D is becoming the most innovative department inside any organization.
Are you in the market for new learning and development (L&D) software for your organization? According to users and expert ratings, the following software vendors appeared on multiple “best” workplace training and learning software lists from 2018.
The learning and development (L&D) industry is booming and is expanding at a rapid rate alongside innovative technologies—so much so that L&D departments themselves are becoming central hubs for all workplace innovation and growth.
Corporate-sponsored training initiatives have been prominent in the media in recent years. The trend toward such programs represents both the need for skilled, competent workers and a perception that government-sponsored education doesn’t necessarily adequately prepare the workforce for the needs of the workplace.
We talk a lot about both vocational training within the educational system and on-the-job training provided by employers. Both are important, but unfortunately, both also are often lacking.
Too often, there is a back and forth between the business community and the educational system over who bears the responsibility of the training of the next generation of the nation’s workforce.
Employee training and development are major priorities for many businesses. Businesses of all types and sizes need their employees and managers to be able to handle the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that come up every day.
A few weeks ago, we posted a series of blogs on blunders by entry- or low-level employees that ended up costing their companies big money. Unfortunately, Google has recently had its own blunder; we’ll discuss that here, as well as what we can learn from Google’s mistake.