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3 Steps to Prepare Your Employees for the Future of Work

Published on February 22, 2018

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Jennifer Juo

Jennifer Juo, HR and L&D Insights Writer at Udemy for Business

With the rise of automation, we’re on the verge of experiencing the largest job transition since the shift from agriculture to manufacturing jobs during the Industrial Revolution. Up to one-third of the 2030 workforce in the United States and Germany, and nearly half in Japan will need to learn new skills to find work in…

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L&D’s Role in the Reskilling Revolution

Published on February 14, 2018

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Jennifer Juo

Jennifer Juo, HR and L&D Insights Writer at Udemy for Business

The rapid pace of technology change is sparking debate on L&D’s role in the reskilling revolution and the increased importance of constantly reskilling your workforce. At the recent Learning Technologies Conference in London, I had the opportunity to hear Rohit Talwar, CEO and Founder of Fast Future Research, share his vision on the impact of…

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10 Essential Project Manager Skills

Published on February 7, 2018

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Joseph Phillips

Joseph Phillips, Udemy for Business instructor on project management

Over the past 20 years, project management has grown from an afterthought to become a central part of every business. Today, project manager skills are in high-demand as companies recognize its importance to their success and bottom line. On Udemy, we saw a 42% uptick in learners taking Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) courses—making…

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Kotlin vs. Java: 9 Benefits of Kotlin for Your Business

Published on January 30, 2018

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Peter Sommerhoff

Peter Sommerhoff, Udemy for Business instructor on Kotlin

Kotlin, a new programming language, has gained an astounding amount of interest among developers in the past two years—especially following Google’s #IO17 announcement supporting it as an official language for Android apps. On Udemy, learners taking Kotlin courses spiked by 95% last year, making it the #1 hot tech skill for 2018. So what makes…

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Creating an Organic Thirst for Learning in an Organization

Published on January 18, 2018

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Rajib Bhattacharjee

Rajib Bhattacharjee, Director of Software Engineering at Getty Images

Last month when I attended Dreamforce, the annual conference of Salesforce, I was completely blown away by the insights shared by the business and technology luminaries on the 4th industrial revolution–which is evolving at an exponential pace and disrupting almost every industry in every country. The organizations are now poised to change faster than ever…

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9 Hot Tech Skills for 2018

Published on January 10, 2018

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Jennifer Juo

Jennifer Juo, HR and L&D Insights Writer at Udemy for Business

Based on analyzing the kind of skills 20+ million people are learning on Udemy and Udemy for Business, we can spot hot tech skills that are trending. Here are the 9 top tech skills for 2018 that companies and employees should keep an eye on to stay ahead of the game. 1. Kotlin New programming…

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Where Will Your Company Be in 5 Years?

Published on January 4, 2018

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Jennifer Juo

Jennifer Juo, HR and L&D Insights Writer at Udemy for Business

Where will your company be in 5 years? 5 years may seem like a while away, but a lot is going to change in 5 years, let alone the next 3-6 months. In a 2017 PwC survey, 52% of business leaders said technology would have a significant impact on changing competition in their industry in…

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Udemy Students Share Why They Learn at Work

Published on December 19, 2017

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Jennifer Juo

Jennifer Juo, HR and L&D Insights Writer at Udemy for Business

We sat down with four Udemy learners across several different roles and industries in the San Francisco Bay Area to understand what prompted them to learn at work and why they chose Udemy as their learning resource. Here’s what they had to say about learning new skills on the job. Learning opens new career doors…

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6 Ways to Overcome Startup Growing Pains

Published on December 13, 2017

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Dave Sloan

Dave Sloan, Founder of BigTalker and Udemy for Business instructor

Companies, particularly fast-growing startups, struggle with the complexity of team dynamics. Humans are complicated. Emotions and personality conflicts disrupt team cohesion and productivity. Internal conflict is often inevitable, without targeted soft skills training. In fact, according to a study by Harvard Business Review, 75% of cross-functional teams report they are dysfunctional. So how can you…

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Our Learning Predictions for 2018

Published on December 6, 2017

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Shelley Osborne

Shelley Osborne, Head of Learning & Development at Udemy

Download our latest report 5 Learning Trends and 5 Predictions for 2018 here. Innovative new technologies are poised to revolutionize workplace learning. We’ve come a long way since the days of traditional instructor-led classroom learning. Learning & Development (L&D) departments are embracing new approaches and methodologies as they develop their learning strategies. But what are…

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