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10 Hot Soft Skills in 2018

Published on April 19, 2018

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Jennifer Juo

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

Soft skills are on the rise, but which soft skills matter the most? We took a look at what 20+ million people are learning on Udemy to find out the 10 hot soft skills trending in 2018. 77% of employers feel that soft skills are more important than hard skills. Why is that? Soft skills…

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The Top 3 Drivers of Employee Engagement in 2018

Published on April 17, 2018

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Alexis Croswell

Alexis Croswell, Senior Content Marketing Manager at Culture Amp

We want our people to come to work feeling happy – that’s the ideal, right? However, happiness is just one side of the coin. Sure, we don’t want employees to dread coming to work every day, but is happiness what we should aim for? What about understanding if our employees feel committed to the company?…

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Automation Skills Your Workforce Needs Today

Published on April 12, 2018

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Bryan Lamb

Bryan Lamb, Udemy for Business instructor on Robotic Process Automation

While there’s a lot of fear and uncertainty around automation in the workplace, training your workforce on key automation skills can enhance both employee job satisfaction and your bottom line. New automation technologies can help free up employees from mundane, repetitive tasks and enable them to do more strategic and creative work. Moreover, from the…

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Millennial Managers: Here’s What You Need to Know

Published on April 10, 2018

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Aaron Levy

Aaron Levy, CEO and Founder of Raise the Bar, helping companies retain millennials.

If you’ve been hearing a lot about millennials in the workforce lately, there’s a good reason: Millennials have been the largest percentage of the workforce in the US since 2015, and in a few years they’ll be the overwhelming majority. As millennials advance and become established in their careers, many employers are asking themselves how…

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The #1 Web Developer Skills in 2018: Flexbox + CSS Grid

Published on April 5, 2018

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Peter Sommerhoff

Peter Sommerhoff, Udemy for Business programming instructor

Flexbox and CSS Grid are the #1 web developer skills in 2018 because these new technologies solve many web design challenges. Professional web developers currently have to optimize their design to balance many different priorities. For example, web design must be pixel-perfect and work on devices of all sizes, in all kinds of browsers and…

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How to Use Your Corporate Tax Break to Help Your Employees

Published on April 3, 2018

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Melissa Suzuno

Melissa Suzuno, HR and L&D Insights Writer at Udemy for Business

With the changes to the corporate tax rate as a result of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, many companies are considering how they can use their corporate tax break to retain employees. This is a timely concern: One of the biggest challenges companies face is employee retention—research from ADP finds that…

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Why Your Employees Are Leaving—And 5 Ways to Help Them Stay

Published on March 29, 2018

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Melissa Suzuno

Melissa Suzuno, HR and L&D Insights Writer at Udemy for Business

Do you have ambitious, talented employees in your organization? That’s great now, but you’d better get ready to lose them. It’s a harsh fact of the current workforce: When employees advance in their careers, only 7% do so with their current employers. Research from Gallup found that 93% of US adults left their employer to…

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10 Hot IT Skills in 2018 Infographic

Published on March 27, 2018

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Jennifer Juo

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

With the current technical skills gap, we analyzed patterns of 20+ million learners on our Udemy platform to see what hot IT skills are trending in 2018. IT teams are wrestling with a wide range of issues from large inflows of data overloading company IT infrastructures to the need to automate growing IT systems. Emerging…

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10 In-Demand Skills Your Employees Need Today

Published on March 22, 2018

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Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers, Senior Director of Content at Udemy

To help your employees keep up with change, Udemy for Business is constantly adding new courses to our library based on in-demand skills. While we’ve added coverage of hundreds of must-have skills this quarter, we’re highlighting some of the most relevant new courses that can help your employees stay up to date on both emerging…

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Is Workplace Distraction Hurting Your Bottom Line?

Published on March 20, 2018

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Jennifer Juo

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

Virtually everything about the way we work is changing, and we’d like to think it’s for the better. Companies regularly roll out new technologies and tools intended to help people do their jobs more efficiently, collaborate more effectively, and boost productivity. But they’ve also spawned new sources of digital distraction. The physical setting where we…

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