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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.
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.  
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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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"
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.
Making resolutions can be a practical way to reflect on and determine goals that are important to you in the upcoming year. To see results for resolutions in your employee training program, it’s a good idea to focus in on one or two at a time. Your goals may be anything from figuring out how to fit employee training into your organization’s budget, to giving your program’s ROI a boost with post-training reinforcement. There is always room for improvement, and the new year is the perfect time to set new goals for your training program. In this guide, you'll find: 7 different employee training resolutions Key data to understand each one First steps toward the results you’re looking for Click below to download this White Paper.
MICROLEARNING Important Trend, or Flashy Fad? What the Science Says And How to Spot Vendors Selling You with Junk Science Microlearning as an idea has been around for a while. Now that the term has been made popular, vendors are falling over each other to convince companies that they have the best microlearning. But few vendors actually understand the science justifying the use of microlearning, let alone how it bears on instructional design. We present some of that objective research here, making the argument that microlearning is extremely effective, if it is done correctly. Click below to download this White Paper.
What Are The Most Effective Tips For Successful Learning Management System Implementation?  By Tridib Roy Chowdhury I've had the opportunity to work with numerous clients over the years. Each had their own unique requirements, budgets, and list of must-have features. Regardless of their differences, I always share the same LMS implementation tricks to ensure a smooth and stress-free LMS implementation process. Click below to download this White Paper.
Making Leadership Happen   More than ever, in a fast-changing and interconnected world, organizations feel the need for leadership. As a result, managers get a lot of advice on how to be more effective leaders. Articulate a clear vision, engage your employees, develop talent, have a global mindset, think strategically, create win-win solutions, leverage diversity, communicate effectively, hold people accountable, be an agile learner.    On one level, all of this advice makes great sense. Who could argue with it? At another level, it can be overwhelming.  We think it’s time to step back and take a different approach. Click below to download this White Paper.  
What is the #1 problem with every training event?  People forget. Research shows that the natural process of forgetting can have a materially negative effect on productivity, budgets, and time. Why? Because decades of research show that people can forget up to 80% of training information in a mere 30 days after a training event takes place.  But the fix is here, and it’s easy.  Download this white paper to learn:  1) Download this white paper to learn: How to augment your training programs so forgetting is minimized 2) What format of learning has the most impact across any learning demographic 3) How the techniques of Retrieval Practice can quickly increase knowledge retention by 90%+ Click below to download this White Paper.
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