Udemy for Business in the News

A New Way To Upskill: Novel Partnership Could Change How We Learn At Work

May 18, 2021

The recently announced partnership between performance management software company Betterworks and remote learning provider Udemy for Business is already bearing fruit in the form of a pilot project, a more powerful integrated learning and development platform.

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Udemy Announces New Udemy for Business Customers

May 13, 2021

Udemy, a leading destination for learning and teaching online, today announced several new customers and expansions for its enterprise business, Udemy for Business. In the first quarter of 2021, organizations including Carbon Health, Nasdaq, Novant Health, and RSA Security chose Udemy for Business for learning. Additionally, current customers, including 3M, TIBCO, Okta, and Unilever, expanded their Udemy for Business deployments to further invest in the skills development of employees.

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Best Places to Work in the Bay Area

May 7, 2021

Udemy recognized on the San Francisco Business Times 2021 Bay Area Best Places to Work List.

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9 unexpected skills you need for today’s tech team

April 28, 2021

The 2021 Trends Report from Udemy for Business found that data literacy is now a key skill for all IT team members, not just the data scientists. The training platform reports a 1,411% increase in people taking business intelligence courses in 2020.

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Udemy, an Online Course Platform Where Anyone Can Teach, Keeps Raising Money. What’s Next?

April 21, 2021

Udemy’s CEO Gregg Coccari shares how he sees the market for online courses changing after the pandemic in an interview with EdSurge.

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3 Ways to Create Resilient Teams, Not Just Resilient Individuals

April 14, 2021

Udemy instructor Beth Payne shares about how her course in Resilience Leadership has surged in popularity-- with enrollments for resilience continuing to climb as we face the uncertainties of a post-pandemic workplace.

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2021 Largest Denver-area Tech Employers

March 26, 2021

Udemy recognized as one of the largest tech employers in Denver, CO.

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Leadership coach: Managers aren’t doing enough to support anxious employees—here’s how to start

March 3, 2021

Demand for anxiety management classes skyrocketed almost 4,000% in 2020, according to user metrics from the online learning platform Udemy for Business.

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5 Changes In HR That Should Persist Through 2021

February 17, 2021

In supporting individuals through difficult challenges for the last year, People leaders have established new ways of making the world of work welcoming and productive. Udemy SVP of People, Places, and Learning shares her insights.

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Chipotle enhances virtual training for employees

February 16, 2021

Chipotle Mexican Grill has enhanced its remote employee learning and personal development offerings to include Udemy for Business, an online educational platform offering over 5,500 courses on a variety of topics, including tech, business and wellness.

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These are the top skills people are seeking out while working from home

February 12, 2021

According to a 2021 trends report from virtual learning platform Udemy for Business, courses that teach soft skills are among the most popular on the site that saw skyrocketing demand in the past year.

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Udemy and Betterworks Blend Learning and Performance for “Next Normal of Hybrid Work”

February 10, 2021

Betterworks, the leading strategy execution enterprise software company, announced today a progressive new approach to employee development by integrating its OKR platform with Udemy for Business, a world-class enterprise learning platform powered by Udemy, the world’s largest global marketplace for learning and teaching online.

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Under Pressure: 6 Ways to Be a Good Manager in an Ongoing Crisis

February 8, 2021

Udemy VP of Learning Shelley Osborne shares how leaders can build and support their teams' resilience.

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Randstad announces training program for underrepresented communities

January 29, 2021

Randstad has partnered with Udemy for a separate upskilling initiative focused on preparation for tech roles and building skills such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, Cloud, Python and Amazon Web Services proficiency.

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Udemy Hires New President Greg Brown as Its Growth Continues

January 29, 2021

This key hire comes at a growth state for Udemy, which accelerated with the pandemic. In 2020, Udemy reached a $3.25 billion valuation and Udemy for Business surpassed $100 million in annual recurring revenue, according to its data.

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What HR Professionals Are Looking Forward to in 2021

January 8, 2021

Udemy SVP of People Cara Brennan Allamano looks ahead into 2021 and shares the importance of maintaining humanity within an organization.

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100 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area

January 11, 2021

Built In's “Best Places to Work” list rates companies based on their employer benefits and ranks organizations that are great places to work.

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3 Ways To Create A Culture Of Internal Mobility

December 10, 2020

Udemy SVP of People Cara Brennan Allamano shares how Udemy retains its best employees by giving them the freedom to move up or around the organization and how the company has intentionally created a culture where it’s common to raise a hand if you’re interested in a job opening within the organization.

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Training for this Workplace Skill is Up Nearly 4,000% in 2020

November 24, 2020

According to a new report from Udemy for Business, a learning and development platform, workers have been devouring virtual training courses that help them learn soft skills to better manage their mental health and wellness. The learning platform found that, between 2019 and 2020, the number of hours logged for courses that teach anxiety management alone jumped by nearly 4,000%. Demand for courses that teach people other soft skills including resilience and stress management also saw triple-digit growth.

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3 New $100M ARR Club Members and a Call for the Next Generation of Growth-Stage Startups

November 24, 2020

Udemy for Business grew from $1 million ARR to $100 million in five years. Udemy for Business sells its services to companies so that they can better train their staff.

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Udemy Adds More Than $1 Billion To Its Valuation In New Funding Round

November 19, 2020

Online learning platform Udemy announced today that it had raised an additional $50 million, boosting its valuation from the $2 billion it reported in February to $3.25 billion. The new round brings the San Francisco-based company’s total funding to more than $273 million.

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6 Training Trends to Watch that “Will Define the Workplace in 2021

November 1, 2020

Udemy published key findings of its 2021 Workplace Learning Trends Report. The report detailed training courses that have seen a surge in demand on Udemy for Business, the company's online learning platform. The company also analyzed organizational "learning behaviors" to identify six trends Udemy believes will "define the workplace in 2021."

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Udemy for Business Surpasses $100M In Annual Revenue

October 29, 2020

Udemy for Business announced that its annual revenue reached $100 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) after a 90% surge in enrollments this year. “This milestone is further proof of Udemy’s successful business model and rapid growth over the last five years,” said the company in a press statement. Privately held and headquartered in San Francisco, Udemy hosts 57,000 instructors over 130,000 courses in 65 languages, while Udemy for Business curates 7,000 of the highest-rated courses.

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COVID-19: How to Protect Your Business from the ‘Mind-Killing’ Effect of Fear

October 22, 2019

Udemy VP of Learning Shelley Osborne shares how fostering a growth mindset means not being afraid to take risks and fail and how to foster that mindset.

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6 Tips on How to Be a Leader Others Can Learn From

October 19, 2020

Udemy VP of Learning Shelley Osborne explains why leading by example has never been so necessary. In times of change and volatility, leaders should model a growth mindset and take a future-forward approach.

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Why Learning Is The Future Of Work

September 22, 2020

Embracing a learning culture is a prerequisite for organizations that want employees to keep acquiring new skills for their own sakes as well as for the organization’s. And there’s no better time than now– the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have only reinforced the importance of building agility into an organization. Throughout the conversation, Shelley’s passion for instilling a culture of continuous learning in all organizations shone through – it’s evident that she’s deeply committed to the cause.

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Fortune Magazine’s Change the World Companies

September 21, 2020

Not all great teachers have classrooms. That’s the premise behind Udemy, the world’s largest marketplace for online classes. Since its 2009 launch, some 35 million users have enrolled in 130,000 different courses there. In the pandemic, Udemy has served as an affordable bridge to new job skills. Technical drawing and coding are particularly popular classes; so is stress management (go figure).

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Making Time for Learning When No One Has Time

September 10, 2020

Udemy VP of Learning Shelley Osborne shares six ways leaders can take a more creative and flexible approach to professional development during this challenging time.

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Udemy for Business Selected to Further Advance Digital Skills of the United States Air Force

August 21, 2020

Business and Enterprise Systems Product Innovation (BESPIN), a United States Air Force (USAF) agile development lab, has chosen Udemy to upskill Airmen across the entire organization with the newest and most in-demand technical and business skills, including machine learning, web development, artificial intelligence, leadership, data science, and more.

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2020 Top Online Learning Library Companies

July 23, 2020

With the evolution of online learning libraries, it’s easier than ever for learners to access content wherever and whenever they need it and for training professionals to ensure that the content learners are consuming is accurate and appropriate for their roles. Udemy for Business is ranked one of the top 20.

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How to Train Workers for a Growth Mindset

July 7, 2020

Udemy VP of Learning Shelley Osborne shares how a growth mindset can serve as both a core differentiator for success and a way of maintaining sanity in this new economic reality.

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Anyone Can Teach Anything On This Education Site — And That’s Why It’s Worth Billions

June 17, 2020

In May alone, the company logged 25 million new enrollments, compared to 9 million the previous May. Its Udemy for Business division, which sells annual subscriptions for $360 per user to companies including Adidas and Toyota, is booming too. Among the most popular classes: best practices for Zoom video conferencing and how to manage a virtual team.

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Udemy Adds Free Content for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

June 16, 2020

Online learning platform Udemy will add more than 700 of its courses to Talent Exchange, developed by vendor Eightfold.ai, in an effort to improve access to training resources for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the companies said in a June 11 statement.

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Coronavirus is a Business Opportunity for Reskilling Companies

May 13, 2020

Udemy, the largest global marketplace for learning and teaching online, found the coronavirus pandemic is boosting the tech education industry. Enrollment in courses related to telecommuting spiked by 21,598%, virtual teams surged 1,523%, decision-making rose 277%, self-discipline grew 237% and stress management increased by 235%.

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4 EdTech CEOs Peer into the Industry’s Future

May 11, 2020

Historically, however, the United States has been slower to adopt edtech than other countries. Udemy, a San Francisco-based learning market place last valued at $2 billion, recently released a report to give a little insight into how people around the world are learning; the company had 130% growth in enrollments in the U.S., 200% in India, 320% in Italy and 280% in Spain.

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Building Organizational Resilience Through Learning

May 8, 2020

Udemy President Darren Shimkus discusses the significant surge in online learning on Udemy over the last two months. To help other organizations understand the current state of learning around the world, Udemy released a comprehensive data report, “Online Education Steps Up: What the World is Learning (from Home).”

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Udemy: Online Course Enrollment Surged 425% Amid Lockdowns

April 30, 2020

Udemy saw a more than 400% spike in course enrollments for individuals between February and March. Business and government use increased by 80%, while instructors created 55% more new courses.

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Why Remote Working Doesn’t Have to Mean Alienated Employees

April 15, 2020

Udemy VP of Learning Shelley Osborne shares the most effective ways for remote workers to have difficult conversations, as well as how leaders can think about approaching performance feedback and potential lay-offs.

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Learning Is Essential To Your Remote Workplace Strategy

April 9, 2020

Udemy President Darren Shimkus shares the essential need for learning while shifting to remote work.

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Bay Area Tech for Education Sees Boom Amid Scramble for Online Learning

April 9, 2020

Online learning is truly mainstream now. It’s been moving that way for a long time, but based on what we’re seeing right now, we think it’s likely that these shifts will remain even after we return to some level of normalcy.

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Training Today for Tomorrow

March 3, 2020

With today’s workplace more fluid than ever, now is the time to reinvent learning and development for 2020 and beyond, says Shelley Osborne of Udemy for Business, through networked teams, skills mapping, continuous training and social learning.

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Online Learning Marketplace Udemy Raises $50M at a $2B Valuation from Japanese Publisher Benesse

February 19, 2020

Udemy, which provides a marketplace offering some 150,000 different online learning courses from business analytics to ukulele lessons, has picked up $50 million from a single investor, Benesse Holdings, the Japan-based educational publisher that has been Udemy’s partner in the country. The investment was made at a $2 billion pre-money valuation, it said.

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The Top 20 IT Training Companies

February 19, 2020

As enterprises face digital transformation, training IT professionals to develop cutting-edge skills and maintain knowledge is critical. Here's the list of the top 20 IT training companies, in no particular order, from the business resource Training Industry.

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What 2020 has in store for working life, according to HR leaders

January 21, 2020

In a report published at the end of last year, online learning platform Udemy offered some insights that support Lawson’s words. In the face of automation, for example, Udemy noted that most of the respondents to its survey expressed excitement for learning the new skills that will come with this change.

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5 Ways To Future-Proof Your Workforce

December 4, 2019

Udemy Darren Shimkus shares the ways organizations can future proof their workforces.

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These 10 hottest tech skills could pay off the most in 2020, says new report

December 2, 2019

Udemy’s latest 2020 Workplace Learning Trends Report, however, found that the No. 1 new skill its users are most interested in is Gatsby.js, an open-source framework that helps developers build websites and apps. Created in 2015, Gatsby.js has been used by notable brands such as Nike, Impossible Foods and Hopper.

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The 10 most in-demand soft skills to master if you want a raise, promotion or new job in 2020

November 21, 2019

According to Udemy’s 2020 Workplace Learning Trends Report, a having a growth mindset — or the ability to continue learning in order to adapt to change — was ranked as the most important soft skill for career success.

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These will be the top 10 most popular tech skills of 2020

November 19, 2019

As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it can be difficult to know exactly what skill sets are necessary to thrive in different fields. One way to find out is to understand people are spending their time learning, which is exactly what Udemy’s 2020 Workplace Learning Trends Report aims to do.

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How to Conduct Virtual Training That Doesn’t Stink

November 12, 2019

While remote work has benefits like improved employee satisfaction and productivity, it’s critical to ensure that remote employees still feel connected to company culture and are continuing to learn and grow, which may require some outside-the-box thinking.

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Udemy for Business launched Learning Paths

November 10, 2019

Udemy for Business launched Learning Paths, a new feature that allows customers to more efficiently curate the right combination of Udemy for Business courses, external materials or proprietary company resources. The tool allows any employee to build a personalized learning experience to achieve specific outcomes, such as onboarding employees, mastering competencies or preparing for major projects.

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The Business of Learning, Episode 22: Soft Skills as a Differentiator

October 28, 2019

In this episode of The Business of Learning, Shelley Osborne, head of learning and development at Udemy, and G. Riley Mills, co-founder and chief operating officer of Pinnacle Performance Company and author of “The Bullseye Principle,” share their insights on why the phrase “soft skills” may be a misnomer — and what some better terms might be.

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Most workers don’t actually want a super casual workplace

October 1, 2019

New research from Udemy reveals that workers aren’t content with the blurring of lines between personal and professional lives and the relaxing of workplace norms.

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The people have spoken: A bad commute outweighs company mission

September 24, 2019

In recent years, the commute has been a dealbreaker for many candidates; in fact, location is now one of the first topics I address with candidates.

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Hitting the right balance of employee happiness and employee engagement

August 29, 2019

Ultimately, companies look to be productive and successful, and engaged employees are a means to that end — but happiness can't be ignored, either.

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How Training Bolsters Relationships and Builds EQ

July 16, 2019

Employers have long seen the need for training employees in hard skills. In recent years, soft skills like leadership and communication have crept into learning and development initiatives, too.

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What Everyone Should Know About Managing Gen Z

June 25, 2019

Carrie Viohl, the co-owner of The Square, a restaurant in Moultrie, Georgia, manages a team of Gen Zers (those born between 1997 and 2012, the oldest of whom are just entering the workforce). But she wasn’t optimistic about hiring them at first.

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The Game of Thrones’ Hangover is a Blip on the Radar Compared to the Annual Cost of Digital Distraction

May 19, 2019

It’s predicted that millions of Americans will call in sick with a hangover from the final Game of Thrones episode, which, if you’re reading this later, aired on HBO Sunday, May 19.

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Work-Life Balance Beats Out Mission as Source of Meaningful Work

May 16, 2019

Meaningful work has shown up in studies as crucial to employees' happiness for some time. A 2017 report found that meaningful work topped the list of positive employees experiences. Since "meaningful work" can mean different things to different people, as the Udemy report showed, the challenge for employers is finding what factors resonate with certain employees to engage and retain them.

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Udemy Identifies the Drivers of Employee Happiness in its First Workplace Happiness Report

May 15, 2019

Udemy released the company’s “2019 Workplace Happiness Report,” which found that feeling fulfilled at work is about achieving work-life balance and having a better quality of life.

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3 Things Employees Need To Be Happy At Work

May 14, 2019

To feel fulfilled at work, employees must prioritize a healthy work-life balance and good quality of life, according to an Udemy report released on Tuesday.

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The Best Defense Is A Strong Offense — Especially When Addressing Your Shortcomings

May 8, 2019

It’s one of those cliché interview questions: what’s your biggest weakness? If you’re ever interviewing with me, I like to mix it up a little and ask, “what is your personal kryptonite,” but I’m getting at the same thing.

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Feedback Isn’t the Problem, but the Way that We Deliver it is Broken

April 27, 2019

Companies need to value employees who embrace personal growth, pursue big professional goals, and want to understand their career options.

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Udemy SVP Cara Brennan Allamano On 4 Ways We Can Avoid Workplace Burnout

April 25, 2019

Let’s face it: we all hit the wall sometimes. Our inboxes are overflowing, our calendars are packed, and the chat messages won’t stop. But burnout is not a sustainable state of being.

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The Upskilling Imperative: Why Accomplishments Alone Won’t Earn You A Promotion

March 6, 2019

Too many employees get promoted based on what they’ve done in the past, not because they have a proven aptitude for the next role. This is especially true when individual contributors move into management positions. Recent Udemy research found overwhelming evidence that people are promoted into management too quickly, and many employees think their supervisors need more manager training.

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New Research Shows This Is the Most Needed Soft Skill in 2019

February 26, 2019

A new study from Udemy outlined the top soft skills needed in 2019, and found conflict management as number one. HR spends five hours a week on such tension. An astounding $359 billion paid hours at work are annually spent dealing with this issue.

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To Close the Skills Gap, Let Go of These 5 Myths

January 22, 2019

Before we can devise effective solutions to fix the skills gap, we need to dispel several myths and misunderstandings. It’s well-documented that companies are struggling to hire enough new workers, but historically low unemployment is only part of the problem.

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Ready or Not: The 4 Technologies That Will Impact IT in 2019

January 7, 2019

Given the rapid rate of technology's evolution, IT professionals specifically find themselves in a difficult situation. They constantly have to learn the latest IT skills to be competitive in the job market. This tends to create the cyclical process of skilling and then re-skilling.

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