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Don’t be Hacked: 5 Cyber Security Skills Your IT Team Needs to Master

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, Udemy for Business IT Instructor and President of Total Seminars LLC

Recent high-profile security breaches like the WannaCry ransomware attack on May 12 have put cyber security at the top of every company’s agenda. Within a day, this one attack hit an estimated 230,000 computers in 150 countries. Yet cyber security is a critical IT skills gap facing companies today. According to the 2016 Global Cybersecurity…

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Agile Learning Ensures That Your Company Wins, Not Loses

Yvonne Chen

Yvonne Chen, Head of Marketing, Udemy for Business

As businesses respond to a rapidly evolving technology landscape, agile learning has become critical for organizations that want to survive and thrive. According to the 2017 Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report, new technologies and business models are disrupting more companies every year. Only 12% of Fortune 500 companies from 1955 are still in business, and…

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The Unexpected Skills Your Employees Want to Learn Now

Darren Shimkus

Darren Shimkus, VP & GM, Udemy for Business

In the world of corporate training, you commonly find “Interpersonal Skills” or “Negotiation” courses that hit the same rudimentary points about the same basic worker skills. That’s predictable and understandable. Playing well with others and negotiating for the best deals are timeless skills that people should leverage to drive business success. However, the workplace is…

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Why Career Pathing Can Backfire with Millennials and Generation Z

Jennifer Juo

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

Recent surveys show that Millennials (age 24-35) and the new Generation Z (age 18-23) care more about career development than perks or pay. But career pathing isn’t the solution, here’s how to truly develop them. Our Workplace Boredom Study found that Millennials are the most bored and disengaged demographic at work. When asked why? They…

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What Soft Skill Improves Your Company’s Reputation?

Kellie Edwards

Kellie Edwards, Udemy for Business Instructor and Psychologist

While technical skills shortages are well known in the workforce, companies are also experiencing a gap in soft skills like communication, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and advanced leadership. According to a survey by Adecco Staffing USA, 44 percent of executives feel that a lack of soft skills is the biggest proficiency gap in the U.S….

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4 Ways Learning Science Can Maximize How People Learn

Jessica Ashraf

Jessica Ashraf, Learning Scientist at Udemy

Exciting new research in both neuroscience and cognitive science reveals how people’s brains actually learn—enabling L&D professionals to apply the instructional methods that work best. As Udemy’s Learning Scientist, my job is to stay up to date with the latest research and make decisions on how learning science strategies can be incorporated into both our…

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The People-First Learning Strategy that Works

Jill Witty

Jill Witty, VP of Talent & Operations at Entelo

“Great employees are the foundation of great companies.” This statement, which happens to be our first core value at Entelo, has research to back it up. Putting people first enhances your company’s performance, as evidenced by a study by the University of Warwick, which found that happier employees are 12% more productive. But how do…

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What a Workplace Culture that Truly Develops People Looks Like

Jennifer Juo

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

What does a workplace culture that truly develops people look like? At a recent Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Conference in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to hear Robert Kegan, Meehan Professor of Adult Learning at Harvard University, deliver a keynote speech on this topic and recent book The Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental…

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3 Ways to Stop Unconscious Fear From Blocking Innovation at Your Organization

Jennifer Juo

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

How do you foster employees who embrace change and innovation? Laura Goodrich, Udemy for Business instructor, outlines 3 ways to create a change mindset in your organization.

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Fixing Unconscious Bias with Processes that Change Behavior

Yvonne Chen

Yvonne Chen, Head of Marketing, Udemy for Business

We hosted a People Innovators event in San Francisco last Thursday on Addressing Unconscious Bias through Learning. Our panelists of Diversity & Inclusion and HR leaders discussed the next wave of Unconscious Bias—Unconscious Bias 2.0.

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4 Ways PayPal Makes Workplace Learning Stick

Yvonne Chen

Yvonne Chen, Head of Marketing, Udemy for Business

When I think of my own career in marketing, relying on formal undergraduate and post-graduate education to sustain me in my long-term professional aspirations are not enough. Today, as a marketer, I need to constantly stay up to speed on all the new innovations in digital marketing that involve predictive analytics, marketing automation, social media…

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How Citibank Uses Learning to Stay Ahead of the Game

Laurie Rebholz

Laurie Rebholz, Director of Professional Development at Citibank

Over the last few years at Citi, we’ve been on a journey to reinvent workplace learning. New technologies are reshaping the competitive landscape, and we must respond accordingly in our ongoing pursuit of delighting our clients. We have to stay ahead of the game by identifying skills gaps in our workforce and we must close…

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5 Learning Trends You Need to Know to Keep Your Workforce Ahead of Innovation

Jennifer Juo

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

In today’s world with new technologies outpacing skills every 3-5 months, it’s time to take a good look at your company’s learning and development (L&D). Think of all the positions in your organization that didn’t exist just ten years ago—social media manager, digital marketer, SEO specialist, app developer, or cloud services specialist. Is L&D ready…

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4 Marketing Steps to Ignite Workplace Learning

Yvonne Chen

Yvonne Chen, Head of Marketing, Udemy for Business

70 percent of CEOs feel their organization doesn’t have the skills to adapt to disruptive technologies, according to the latest 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends. Many leaders expect a new tool to fully solve this problem. However, while bringing in new technology is a key step to staying competitive, we cannot ignore the next…

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The Future of Work: Nurturing Employee Creativity Amid Automation

Yvonne Chen

Yvonne Chen, Head of Marketing, Udemy for Business

In a world where automation will replace more routine jobs, companies must pay attention to new research that supports developing the human traits that cannot be replaced with technology.

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6 Tips to Transform into a Socially Dynamic Organization that Thrives on Change

Julian Stodd

Julian Stodd, Author and Founder of Sea Salt Learning

We live in a time when everything is changing: the nature of work, the rise of technology, and a leveling of power between the individual and the organization. However, many of the organizations that we operate within today are the product of an outdated architecture of power and control. These organizations are static and lethargic,…

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Authentic Relationships as the New Management Paradigm

Claudia Fry

Claudia Fry, VP of People at FiveStars

The FiveStars mission is to turn every transaction into a relationship for our merchants. We decided to take the same philosophy and transform our internal organization into a relationship-based community. We want to turn every work relationship into a long lasting, authentic relationship that goes beyond our day to day, beyond FiveStars, and is part…

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The Next Wave of Predictive Analytics in HR: 5 Tips for Success in 2017

Darren Shimkus

Darren Shimkus, VP & GM, Udemy for Business

Just like computers and smartphones transformed today’s workplace, the next wave of predictive analytics and machine learning is drastically altering functions across organizations from finance and marketing to HR. As outlined in our report 5 Workplace Learning Trends and 5 Predictions for 2017, we’re beginning to see some organizations leverage huge employee datasets and predictive…

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The New World of Flipped and Blended Learning at Valin

Sue Czeropski

Sue Czeropski, Head of Learning at Valin

In order to reshape corporate learning at Valin, we’ve created a flipped and blended learning program for our 200+ employees. Valin is an industrial technology and automation firm in Silicon Valley.

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ATD Conference Roundup: 5 Takeaways on Innovative Trends in Learning

Jennifer Juo

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

I had the opportunity to attend the Association for Talent Development (ATD)’s TechKnowledge Reimagine Learning conference in Las Vegas last week. With around 1500 attendees, the ATD Conference offers the latest technology trends in talent development and an opportunity to show how Udemy for Business’ consumer-based learning platform can help reimagine learning at organizations. Here…

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How L&D Can Market Like a Pro

Seth Godin

Seth Godin, Best-selling Author

What are proven marketing tactics that learning & development (L&D) professionals can apply to their field? This question is asked all the time, in every category, from pet food to political campaigns. Here are two initial questions for L&D when it comes to using marketing techniques to sell training courses within their organizations. Smart marketers…

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The Future is here: Workplace Learning Reinvented

Jennifer Juo

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

Imagine a future workplace where new recruits are virtually touring your corporate campus and meeting avatars of your team, employees are tapping into an AI-powered coach who learns from their mistakes and makes recommendations, or using a smart bracelet to monitor employee sentiment. This future is not far off and beginning to happen at companies…

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4 Ways HR Can Win a Seat at the C-Suite Table

Jorge E. Diaz

Jorge E. Diaz, Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Fleetmatics

I was hired at Fleetmatics to transform HR from an administrative function into a “grown-up” strategic role. Fleetmatics, a SaaS company with over 1200 employees currently, was back then around 400 employees globally and was just about to go public when I joined to help redefine their HR function. But it wasn’t going to be…

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New Year’s Resolution: Update your professional brand in 2017

Deena Baikowitz

Deena Baikowitz, Chief Networking Officer and co-founder of Fireball Network

Human Resources and Learning & Development (L&D) professionals are taking on elevated roles and winning new seats at the C-Suite table. With this increased exposure and responsibility, it is critical to promote your professional brand within your organizations and industry. The start of a new year is the perfect time to update and upgrade your online and offline brand. Here are some fresh suggestions to keep you current and competitive.

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People Innovators: The Leaders that Will Flip Corporate Learning in 2017

Yvonne Chen

Yvonne Chen, Head of Marketing, Udemy for Business

Asking the question of whether or not your company should offer engaging learning opportunities is a waste of bated breath. Think back five years ago, when companies asked if they should be on social media? The answer is obvious now. Of course they should be. Those that didn’t invest in social media lost out to competitors and had a lot of catch-up to play over the last few years.

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Building a Grassroots Movement to Reinvent L&D

Regis Courtemanche

Regis Courtemanche, Director of Learning & Talent Development at BuzzFeed

When I joined BuzzFeed 4 years ago, we had roughly 150 employees. We’ve grown to nearly 1,500 employees and although I personally don’t call us a startup anymore, we still operate like one. Our rapid growth has had positive but challenging implications for HR and training. We’re constantly promoting individual contributors to managers, searching for talent to fill new positions, and addressing organizational culture change in the context of an evolving environment.

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Get Learning Right: Key Workplace Learning Trends for 2017

Yvonne Chen

Yvonne Chen, Head of Marketing, Udemy for Business

How do people today learn at work? When and where is the best time and who is learning what? As L&D professionals innovate ways to redefine corporate learning in the new year ahead, we took a deep dive into the patterns of Udemy’s 13 million online students in our latest report—2017 Learning Index Report: 5 Workplace Learning Trends and 5 Predictions for 2017.

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A Brave New Role for L&D: Our Learning Predictions for 2017

Darren Shimkus

Darren Shimkus, VP & GM, Udemy for Business

Three key trends are converging and giving rise to the importance of L&D in the business world. First, the rapid rate of technological innovation requires an agile, adaptive workforce. Second, tight skilled labor markets are making it challenging to fill new positions and companies realize this talent must be nurtured internally. Finally, the rise of the ‘employee experience’ as well as Millennials’ desire for learning opportunities to stay engaged at work are also reshaping L&D.

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