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  • December 07, 2017
    The Dos and Don'ts of Office Holiday Parties
    It’s once again that time of the year: office holiday party season. It’s a time where companies thank their employees for a year of hard work with a festive event. But this “party” is no run-of-the-mill party. While these parties can be a lot of fun and a great way to connect with co-workers outside of your day-to-day, there are plenty of social and professional landmines you will need to side step.
  • November 15, 2017
    How to be More Productive at Work
    Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re wrapping up another busy day at work. You’re packing your things away, firing off a couple emails, and saying ‘good night’ to your coworkers.  As your computer screen turns black, you lean back in your chair and take a deep breath when a question pops into your head: “What did I accomplish today?”
  • October 11, 2017
    Staying Cyber Safe in a Cyber Scary World
    Since 2004, October has been designated as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This year, cybersecurity seems more important than ever. Hardly a day goes by without news sources reporting some type of new cybersecurity data breach or threat. The recent Equifax data breach has left many of us concerned about our personal data and threat of identity theft. In an era of rampant cyber hooligans and criminals, all of us need to diligently adhere to safe computing practices.
  • September 27, 2017
    Dancing with a Partner – How to Begin an Application Training Project with Ease and Grace
    A large-scale application implementation is a daunting project with a lot of moving parts. How are you going to prepare your people to use the application? When the update involves new work processes, users generally need some kind of training for even the most intuitive and well-designed application. Do you have the bandwidth to design and develop the training your users need?
  • September 13, 2017
    HEDIS and the Importance of Medical Review Professionals
    As the healthcare industry continues to move from a fee-for-service model to an outcome based model, properly trained medical review professionals are becoming ever more crucial. Healthcare professionals, insurance companies, and patients are now working together to find the most cost and medically effective treatments. This is where the Health Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS) comes into play.
  • September 06, 2017
    Solving the Sales CRM Adoption Problem with Judge and Veeva CRM MyInsights
    Getting your sales team to fully adopt a new CRM can sometimes feel like pulling teeth. Sales people are notoriously habitual and sometimes reluctant to adopt new technology. The reasons for this are varied, but typically it is because they don’t see a reason to change something that “isn’t broken”. They know what’s worked for them in the past, so why change it? There’s also a learning curve to fully understand the technology and how to make it work the way they want it, when they want it. This is where Judge and Veeva CRM MyInsights come in.
  • July 12, 2017
    I Was Just Laid Off From My Job—Now What?
    Being laid off or fired from your job can be a huge blow and disheartening. Amidst the negative emotions you might be experiencing, it is important to bounce back quickly and start up your job search right away! Often times, it is difficult to figure out how to start this process. After all, it’s not every day you need to go looking for a new job (at least I hope).
  • June 14, 2017
    Three Helpful Storyline Tricks
    Learning software at first can be tricky. The authoring company usually provides videos, an online support community, and sometimes live support, but nothing beats experience. As we learn different tools, we sometimes discover timesaving methods or tricks that can enable us to perform a task more efficiently. So here are three, non-standard tricks I have learned as my experience with Storyline has deepened through the years.
  • May 24, 2017
    Growing Need for RADV Professionals
    This blog post is the first in a series covering topics within the Healthcare industry.
  • April 19, 2017
    Microlearning
    We all know too well that we have little time for learning, so it is no wonder that learning professionals have latched on to the idea of microlearning. All the glowing terms surrounding microlearning sound like a dream come true.
  • March 08, 2017
    Growing Olive Trees - Transforming Subject Matter Expert Content
    “These SMEs are driving me crazy!” exclaimed one of my colleagues.  It’s a common complaint that I hear from my fellow learning professionals.  I must admit that I have said those words myself.
  • January 19, 2017
    Measuring Up in 2017 - A Training Perspective
    Goodbye, 2016. Hello, 2017. Many people use the start of a new year to reflect on the events of the past year, and to plan improvements for the upcoming year. At a personal level, this might include changes in the typical areas of diet, exercise, sleep, connecting with others, and plans to have more fun.
  • December 13, 2016
    Creating a Great User Experience for Enterprise Applications
    These are scary times for traditional IT teams who have slews of legacy, on premise systems that users are clamoring for access to.
  • November 21, 2016
    Why We Are Thankful For Learning
    "There is a 'secret to happiness’, and it is gratitude. All happy people are grateful, and ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that it is being unhappy that leads people to complain, but it is truer to say that it is complaining that leads to people becoming unhappy. Become grateful and you will become a much happier person." - Dennis Prager, author of Happiness is a Serious Problem We polled our own happy people and have listed some aspects of our world, in which we are very grateful.  We hope they resonate with you as well.
  • October 20, 2016
    3 Essential Methods to Optimize Your Digital Marketing for 2017
    Digital marketing has become a necessity in the business world today. It casts a large net, encompasses a variety of mediums and technologies, and can deliver brand messaging for anything from 1:1 communications to mass brand awareness campaigns.
  • October 19, 2016
    Say Goodbye to Flash - Keep Your eLearning Out of the Graveyard
    Muahhahahaha…..What is Flash and why is it dying?
  • September 29, 2016
    3 Stunningly Simple Tips for Successful Project Management
    I was a substitute teacher when I landed my first instructional design job; I certainly had NO project management experience. On the day my boss told me I needed to manage a project as well as design it, my jaw dropped. I thought, “How can he expect me to take on this new job with no training?” Well, it was trial by fire at first, but some experienced project managers eventually showed me the ropes. Needless to say, I have learned many valuable lessons, and I would like to share a few with you.
  • August 31, 2016
    Brilliant tips to more accurately gauge the impact of an employee learning program
    Are your post-course assessments measuring how well your students meet learning objectives, or are they measuring how well you’ve written the test questions? Did you know that the longest response option is usually the right answer? Your test-takers do. Do you know why you should avoid writing questions that include the words not, except, or never? Writing good performance-based test questions is more complicated than most people think.
  • June 15, 2016
    Talent Acquisition and it's performance: Key steps for success that we cannot overlook
    Certain laws have endured us for the centuries: Matter cannot be created or destroyed. What goes up, must come down. Or how about this one? Talent Acquisition is an inherently agile activity