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September 22, 2017

Skillsoft’s digital learning tools are disrupting the corporate training market

By David Resnic

Skillsoft’s digital learning tools are disrupting the corporate training market

Josh Bersin, founder and principal of Bersin by Deloitte, recently wrote an interesting article for Forbes.com about how the corporate training market is about to be disrupted by new digital learning tools. We at Skillsoft couldn’t agree more with Josh’s view of the market. In fact, we foresaw this dynamic and invested $ ...

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September 15, 2017

Learning For Everyone – The democratization of corporate learning

By James Hanson

Learning For Everyone – The democratization of corporate learning

What began in 1945 Brisbane as a small engineering consultancy firm has grown into a global professional infrastructure, environmental services and international development company delivering projects in more than 100 countries and employing around 6,000 people worldwide. Obviously, we are tremendously proud of such an accomplishme ...

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September 11, 2017

The Quest for the Purple Squirrel

By Kyle Gingrich

The Quest for the Purple Squirrel

Do you remember when you were a child and always on a seemingly endless quest to find a unicorn or a dragon or some other mythical creature? Well, what if it turns out, the search is over and what you were looking for is, with a little tweaking, right in front of you? The term ‘purple squirrel’ is used by recruiters to d ...

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September 06, 2017

National Read a Book Day – Why books aren’t dead!

By Mark Onisk

National Read a Book Day - Why Books Aren't Dead

Today is National Read a Book Day! While many folks have the perspective that books are a thing of the past, Skillsoft’s primary research demonstrates that books are still a preferred modality by multiple generations of learners. Where else can you get in-depth, expert insight, research, and perspective that can be consumed an ...

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September 06, 2017

New survey reveals UK Managers are in crisis

By Tony Glass

New survey reveals UK Managers are in crisis

“The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate you away from those who are still undecided.” – Casey Stengel A quick Google search and you can easily unearth a whole slew of jokes about managers, with their perceived ineptitude and irrationality producing the most/best fodder. Television hasn&rsquo ...

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September 04, 2017

Developing the Developer

By David Else

Developing the Developer

For the past 10 years, I worked on a busy financial trading floor in central London. The job required highly accurate pricing systems with zero time latency and extremely high security in a volatile environment. For IT professionals, this is no easy task; with higher security comes higher latency and vice versa, so it was a constant ...

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September 01, 2017

The hard truth about why soft skills need to be part of your resume

By Kyle Gingrich

The hard truth about why soft skills need to be part of your resume

Take a minute and bring up a mental image of your resume. Aside from the usual, what’s on it? Did you Google the top skills employers are looking for and tailor your list to match them as much as possible? Did you fudge a little on some? Choose words that are general enough to suggest competencies or experience, yet might be s ...

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August 30, 2017

The Digital Workplace – are you ready?

By Emily Wiese

The Digital Workplace – are you ready

As I sat with my kids recently watching Dreamworks 2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, I was reminded of the many complexities that juggernauts of change bring. In the movie, the transcontinental railway was an unstoppable force, revolutionizing a way of life; in our time, the digitalization of the workplace is a more understated ...

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August 28, 2017

How “future proof” is your organization?

By Kristin Shackelford

How “future proof” is your organization?

According to the World Economic Forum, we are on the verge of a technological revolution that is predicted to “fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another.” Known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this disruption will be felt in every industry and in every country.  We’re already se ...

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August 25, 2017

Is L&D a luxury or a necessity for Small and Medium Enterprises?

By Jamie MacDonald

Is L&D a luxury or a necessity for Small and Medium Enterprises?

I have spent the past 16 years working with small and medium enterprises (SME’s), learning the nuances, the challenges and the drawbacks inherent in such organizations. And I’ll be honest, these organisations do face some unique and tough tests. One of the biggest areas of concern is that too often employees are asked to ...

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