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Building an Organizational Culture of Mentorship

From corporate boardrooms to office water coolers, it’s the hot topic for every organization looking to attract, develop and retain top talent: mentoring. But building an organizational culture of mentorship doesn’t just happen. Likewise, it can be overprescribed, stifling the inherently organic nature of relationship building. Click below to download this White Paper.

Talent Strategy Playbook: Your Guide to Creating a Better Talent

Put people first for better business results Sports teams and talent management have a lot in common. For both to be successful, you need to get to know the people and the skills they bring to the team, and where opportunities for improvement exist. In organizations, HR and L&D leaders are the coaches and the talent management strategy is the playbook they use to make decisions. The talent management strategy outlines how interconnected people programs work together to keep employees engaged and productive. Employees aren’t a number - they\'re the core of your business Progressive organizations know this and it\'s why they\'re looking for ways to align their business strategy with how they manage, train and develop their people. That\'s where a solid talent strategy can help. Comprehensive talent management strategies can include programs for recruiting, onboarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, succession planning and more. With a comprehensive talent strategy that\'s aligned to key business objectives, the talent management programs you implement act as the offensive line to bring in the right people at the right time. It also becomes your defensive line to ensure people stay engaged in their work and don’t leave the organization. In today\'s ever-changing workplace, organizations need to make it a priority to meet the needs of the people that keep their business going strong. The Talent Strategy Playbook outlines the steps you can take to build a comprehensive and effective talent management strategy. It also includes an editable template you can use as a framework for building your strategy. Download the playbook now to get started building a talent management strategy that aligns the needs of your people with the success of your business!  

Real Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

What Are the Obligations of Managers? In a world that is rapidly approaching eight billion people, rarely do organizations around the world face the exact same challenge at the exact same time. Yet, that is exactly what’s happening when it comes to people being engaged in their work. Here are some telling statistics from Gallup: In France, an abysmal 6% of all employees are actively engaged. In the UK, that number nearly doubles to 11%. Here in the U.S., we boast above-average employee engagement levels with 15% of employees reporting that they are actively engaged. That means 85% of US workers are disengaged or actively disengaged in their work. Click below to download this Whitepaper.  

3 Ways Leaders Can Prepare for the Future of Work

It’s a busy time to be a futurist. The pace of change in the workplace continues to accelerate. Expectations of people leaders to effectively move their organizations and teams forward have seismically shifted. And that is likely only to continue. Shelley Robbins, PhD, senior faculty chair of masters programs in business at Capella University, recently discussed this topic as part of a panel at the BetterUp Shift conference, which delved into the science of talent development in a world where people enablement will be the way of the future. The following are Robbins’ takeaways from the panel on how people leaders can prepare for the future of work.

Your Guide To Developing Today’s Top Talent - How Technology Is Changing the Way We Learn and Grow at Work

The truth about the future of work is that it’s unpredictable. As technology, industries, and demographics continue to shift, organizations have found themselves in a position as exciting as it is challenging: What will the future hold, and how do you prepare for the unexpected?  

Welcome To The Skills Economy - How To Drive Organizational Change And Thrive In This New World Of Work, Where Skills Are The New Currency

The Fourth Industrial Revolution We’ve entered the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where cars drive themselves, robots are more than a sci-fi storyline, and the line separating biology and technology is increasingly fuzzy. These are not unrealistic statements. LYFT’s CEO projects no need for car ownership by 2025, and 3D DNA printing is already a reality.­­­1 According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), this revolution is happening at an exponential pace, and the “speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent.”2 For industries, organizations and employees alike, the Fourth Industrial Revolution offers tremendous benefits. However, within these very benefits lie the revolution’s most complicated — and sometimes frightening — challenges. While AI and robots aren’t making the human workforce obsolete, they are forcing employee roles to change. And that means organizations must begin to modify departments, staffing, training Click below to download this White paper.

18 Ways to Improve Sales Training with Video

How to use video in your sales enablement practice to help your reps ramp up more quickly, sell more efficiently, and share best practices more easily. Click below to download this Whitepaper.  

Disrupting Sales Management through Adaptive Sales Coaching™ - Better Coaching Leads to Better Sales

Across the nation, sales managers are struggling. They struggle to keep up with deadlines, with reporting, with setting and hitting goals, and with managing and motivating their sales teams. SalesFuel hears these sentiments at every conference, at every training session, and every day from our own clients. There is not enough time. And most definitely, there is no time for sales coaching. The developers and researchers at SalesFuel were tired of hearing sales managers say, “Oh, I\'m swamped with bazillions of things to do. I don\'t have time to sit down and have hour-long conversations with each sales rep every week.” So, they created a tool specifically to address this no-time epidemic and to disrupt the way we think about managing sales forces forever. It is time for a sea change in sales management. And, it\'s time for adaptive sales coaching.

5 Potential Pitfalls in Sales Training

We have identified five potential areas of failure in sales process/sales methodology implementation in the midst of data-driven sales transformation.  These areas are broad and multifaceted, but we have explained them within the context of the business issue, and their effects on process implementation, as well as the way that shifting process implementations can affect business issues.

ROI of Coaching

As HR investments become more data-driven, coaching must deliver on its ROI evidence gap. At BetterUp, we’ve created a model that can effectively measure the impact of coaching on the bottom line. Download our paper to learn: How coaching ROI has been measured in the past, and why these methods are flawed Which inputs are factored into our ROI algorithm How we map the ROI of coaching to tangible business results

New Manager Development

New managers can develop into high performing future leaders. Or, they can flail and fail–costing your company hundreds of thousands of dollars. Learn what you can do to ensure new manager success. Download our paper to learn: The 3 major problems most companies have with new managers Which 4 critical management skills should be developed How coaching new managers can lead to dramatic improvements in new manager performance

Developing Inclusive Leaders

Company cultures that value and celebrate diverse perspectives not only support, engage and advance underrepresented groups, but also benefit by making better decisions and achieving broader innovation. We believe inclusion is a hallmark of strong leadership and should be a core skill for all leaders. Download our paper to learn: Why most diversity and inclusion programs fall short on their promises How to develop skills that foster an inclusive workplace with BetterUp coaching How BetterUp unlocks the potential of emerging leaders with career coaching to build leadership behaviors at scale

Essential Guide to Modern Sales Onboarding

A New Look at Sales Onboarding Sales organizations onboard new employees differently now than they did just five years ago. This transition to modern learning practices reflects exciting new opportunities for today’s professionals in Sales Enablement and Training as well as Learning and Development to transform onboarding into an organizational capability that drives growth. We’ve helped over a hundred organizations build out successful modern onboarding programs and gained perspective on themes that consistently emerge among top performers. We’ll illustrate these throughout this guide while giving you tactical recommendations for driving better and faster onboarding today Click below to download this White paper.

Transforming The Workplace Through Creativity

How investing in human and creative skills drive your business forward In-demand skills are evolving more quickly than we can keep up. Baseline skills—such as communication, problem solving and creativity—already represent one in three skills requested in job descriptions, and by the year 2020, more than one third of core skillsets will be made up of skills not considered crucial to the job today. Use this resource as a starting point to develop innovative, creative and productive teams that push your business forward. Click below to download this White paper.

Conversations with the C-Suite: How L&D can become a trusted advisor to business leaders

Talking with the C-suite, having a seat at the table, being a trusted advisor…whatever you call it, this form of success only comes from credibility fostered by a reputation of consistently giving good advice. This white paper will help you develop what it takes to propel yourself and your department into the confidence of senior leaders, reliably and consistently.

14 Ways to Use Video for Formal & Informal Employee Training

As today\'s organizations stare down the challenges of ever-increasing compliance regulations, unpredictable turnover, and rapidly expanding cultural and learning style changes among employees, companies are looking for new ways to automate and scale their training efforts. More and more, they\'re finding that help in video. Adaptable to both formal and informal learning needs, video overcomes today\'s most common training challenges. It helps instructors increase training quality, speed and effectiveness — all while significantly lowering program costs. But of course, today\'s learning and development professionals already understand the potential that technology can offer in the modern training environment. Their real challenge? Convincing their organizations to do more. In this paper, we help L&D practitioners tackle that challenge head on, including: • 5 benefits that help convince your decision makers to use video in more ways • 14 ideas for supporting and scaling formal and informal learning with video • 1 technology — the video platform — that simplifies the use of video for L&D Video training is no longer a novel idea. It\'s the new normal. Make sure your organization isn\'t missing out. Click below to download this White paper.

Effective Sales Process Execution

Sales is in an effectiveness crisis, with 47% of sales professionals failing (according to CSO Insights studies). It\'s easy to blame outside factors. But the truth is, if we\'re going to turn sales performance around, we have to take a good, hard look at sales process.  To achieve consistent results, your sales team needs an actionable and measurable sales process consisting of your best practices. It needs to be repeatable and easy to follow. Download this white paper to: Learn why mapping out a formalized sales process is worth the effort. Get practical guidance on how to do it successfully. Learn how technology makes effective execution achievable for any sales organization. See inside an organization that increased their profit margin by 50% by better executing their sales strategy.

A Reason For Learning Every Season

As a training program manager, you likely spend a significant amount of time thinking about how to increase employee participation to ensure impact, value, and return on investment. Check out BizLibrary\'s "A Reason For Learning Every Season" resource to foster marketing & awareness for learning and development, so you can help your people take it upon themselves to learn something new and improve efficiency. Click below to download this White paper.

5 Things to Consider for Ideal Learning Venues

It’s common for venues to claim to be one-size-fits-all, but most are equipped for one type of event and ill-suited for others. So how do you find the ideal venue for your group’s needs? To help you navigate the labyrinth of offerings, the expert planning team at The National Conference Center has put together a comprehensive list of key factors any planner should consider when selecting a venue for a meeting, training or event. Click below to download this White paper.

The Beginner’s Guide to Using Video for Employee Training

Bringing Everything into View As today’s organizations stare down the challenges of ever-increasing compliance regulations, unpredictable turnover, and rapidly expanding cultural and learning style changes among employees, companies are looking for new ways to automate and scale their training efforts. More and more, they’re finding that help in video. Adaptable to both formal and informal learning needs, video overcomes today’s most common training challenges. It helps instructors increase training quality, speed and effectiveness — all while significantly lowering program costs. But of course, today’s learning and development professionals already understand the potential that technology can offer in the modern training environment. Their real challenge? Convincing their organizations to do more. In this paper, we help L&D practitioners tackle that challenge head-on, including: • 5 benefits that help convince your decision makers to use video in more ways • 14 ideas for supporting and scaling formal and informal learning with video • 1 technology — the video platform — that simplifies the use of video for L&D  Video training is no longer a novel idea. It’s the new normal. Make sure your organization isn’t missing out. Click below to download this White paper.

Your YouTube Channel vs. The Corporate YouTube

Video is increasingly the tool by which businesses communicate and share valuable information. As organizations continue to find new value in video – creating online training videos, streaming live executive broadcasts, webcasting events, and offering on-demand presentations and product demos – the question of where to keep all this video has become critical. Often this question comes down to two hosting options – video sharing sites like custom YouTube channels, or “the corporate YouTube” video content management system. Each option has its pros and cons, which are discussed in this paper.   Click below to download this white paper.

508 Compliance: Beginner's Guide to Captions for Training Videos

As technology continues to advance, video accessibility will become more and more important – both in terms of legal requirements and the needs of our world.  Captions have become much more ubiquitous with the growth of online video. Laws continue to close the accessibility gap by requiring captioning in more places where video is found, but people are also starting to appreciate the universal benefits of transcription and captioning.  As video continues to dominate the web and other public spaces, captioning will become less of an afterthought and more of a necessity in an increasingly accessible world. Download this Guide for an excellent introduction to captioning (vs subtitles) their importance to learners and even their role in risk management (see pages start on #24!).

508 Compliance: Video Accessibility Checklist

Accessibility is becoming ever more important to organizations seeking to make all learning accessible and those who want to manage risk through compliance and even where 508 compliance isn\'t required, through best practices in instructional and training videos.   Click below to download this excellent resources, attend the webinar and watch for the companion piece in your InBox soon, "Beginner\'s Guide to Captions for Training Videos"

How to Hang with VR - The New Kid on the Training Block

So you know you want to incorporate virtual reality into your training. Everybody wants to bring in the new kid and have virtual reality (VR) on their team because the tech is innovative and memorable. VR training experiences have a proven higher retention rate, with retention gains reaching 75% in comparison to standard video, eLearning, or textbook training. VR simulated training has made its way into retail stores, car assembly factories, police academies, all the way to Olympic athlete training.  The possibilities are endless. But how do you turn your VR training idea into reality, and who do you turn to? This new kid isn’t like any training you’ve worked with in the past. VR is not a one-size-fits-all delivery method, nor is it built for quick turnarounds. But here’s the real reality. It’s an investment, and investing in something implies longevity and appreciation in value. Choosing to incorporate VR into your training curriculum or course is not a choice made lightly, nor should it be. This guide is designed to help you set realistic expectations for the VR production process, know what to look for in a great VR development partner, and understand the process of production planning for your next VR training module. Click below to download this  White Paper.
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