The lowdown on learning management systems

When it comes to using Learning Management Systems (LMS) to deliver training programs to employees, Moodle is still leading the pack in terms of having the most users as of May 2015. According

Published on: September 29th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Six new technologies you should bring into your online training

While online training has been around for about 20 years, its popularity in corporate North America is growing by leaps and bounds, thanks largely to new technologies that promote user engagement. These include:

Published on: September 8th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Five ways online training saves your company money

While research supports the growing value and engagement employees find in online learning opportunities, many companies currently find themselves at the crossroads of deciding whether to abandon their traditional training practices in favor

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

How to incorporate gamification into HR

From recruiting to training and development, gamification is beginning to take its place in the world of human resources. Simply put, gamification is the process of incorporating game elements like win-lose psychology, mechanics

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

How to get your employees to buy into mandatory training

Contrary to what your mother might have told you, most workers do not consider learning as its own reward. Many trainers have faced a group of sullen students, people who feel overburdened to

Published on: May 1st, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Secrets of a happy, satisfied workplace

Free lunches, beer o’clock Fridays, and bringing your dog to work might be fun perks at the office. But taken alone, they can’t build a great company culture. One company that does seem

Published on: October 9th, 2014 Candice So

Cameco taps Telus Transformation Office pilot to boost employee engagement

Brett Elmgren, a leadership development specialist for Saskatoon-based uranium producer Cameco Corp. first met Dan Pontefract three years ago at a conference. Pontefract chief envisioner of the Telus Transformation Office (TTO) and author

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Employee training: Is this as good as it gets?

A recent Conference Board of Canada release, Learning and Development Outlook, indicates that Canadian organizations have increased their spending on employee training by $17 per employee, modestly reversing a downward trend of the

Published on: March 27th, 2014 Marylka Empey

Telus uses SAP Jam as ‘glue’ in corporate culture transformation

Since joining Telus Corp. five years ago as the head of learning and collaboration, Dan Pontefract has since acquired an interesting new job title as he seeks to architect a new company culture

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Avatars add sizzle to ‘immersive learning’

Avatars aren't just for the movies or for techies with time on their hands. Organizations are using virtual worlds for training, simulation and prototyping, among other things.The U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Centre (NUWC)

Published on: April 9th, 2010 Esther Shein

Five online training strategies for small businesses

Previously associated with large corporate organization, online training is quickly becoming a popular employee education medium down market as small businesses increasingly recognize the cost savings and convenience that new electronic learning tools

Published on: July 2nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Finding skilled IT workers – a CIO priority

What's on the minds of Australia's banking and finance CIOs as 2008 approaches? Finding skilled and talented people to work for them, effective communication with the other business leaders, and, of course, going

Published on: November 30th, 2007 Rodney Gedda

Seven surefire strategies to block network attacks

While network attacks are expected to rise in 2008, security experts say small Canadian businesses can protect themselves by implementing seven practical steps."Protection is not always an expensive proposition," said Marc Fossi, manager

Published on: November 29th, 2007 Nestor Arellano