Udemy for Business in the News

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.

Read the full article at Thrive Global

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.

Read the full article at HR Dive

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.

Read the full article at HR Technologist

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.

Read the full article at TechRepublic

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.

Read the full article at Fast Company

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.

Read the full article at Thrive Global

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.

Read the full article at Inc.

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.

Read the full article at HR Outlook

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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Udemy and the Empire of Skills

November 14, 2018

Udemy is the most market-based of the online giants, in that it eschews the traditional education gatekeepers. It encourages individuals to develop courses without regard to where they might have gone to school or taught, and allows the market to determine value. It focuses on skills, far more than certifications or degrees.

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Here’s How to Spotlight Skills Over Schooling in Your Next Job Interview

October 26, 2018

The modern workplace is a fluid environment, and career paths are no longer linear. Given this state of constant change, companies are looking for lifelong learners who are ready, willing and able to adapt to whatever comes next.

Read the full article at Entrepreneur

Navigating Digital Transformation: Skills To Prepare For What’s Next

October 4, 2018

As digital technology is transforming the world, organizations are scrambling to adapt and scale while ensuring their employees are staying ahead of the shrinking shelf life of skills. Adobe's director of talent development Danielle Clark shares how Adobe brings its employees along on its digital transformation journey internally, while also driving digital change for its customers.

Read the full article at Forbes

Engage Employees by Creating a Learning Culture

September 18, 2018

As job functions change due to artificial intelligence, automation, and myriad forces impacting how we work, forward-thinking companies are adapting the way they operate in order to remain competitive. The smartest ones are also rethinking how they prioritize learning and development (L&D) in this age of continuous reskilling.

Read the full article at HR West

Updating Your Resume Might Mean Updating Yourself

August 10, 2018

At a time of historically low unemployment, companies are having trouble filling open jobs. Moreover, technologies like automation and artificial intelligence are changing job responsibilities faster than most employers can keep up.

Read the full article at Forbes

How Soft Skills Can Help You Get Ahead In A Tech World

August 10, 2018

The road to success is paved with soft skills, an unfortunate label because these skills are anything but fluffy. When you complement technical skills with soft skills, you increase your value beyond any specific job responsibilities.

Read the full article at Entrepreneur

How Soft Skills Can Help You Get Ahead In A Tech World

August 10, 2018

While it's true that technology plays a huge part in virtually every job out there, plenty of other skills contribute to your performance, and being able to code will only take you so far. If you want to set yourself apart as a workplace superstar, either as a manager or individual contributor, you're going to have to develop into a well-rounded professional.

Read the full article at Entrepreneur

How to Find the ‘Explainers’ and Turn Them into Your L&D Warriors

August 8, 2018

Explainers are the perfect bridge between employees who need to learn and employers having trouble keeping up with quickly evolving tools and technologies.

Read the full article at L&D Daily Advisor

Upskill To Pay The Bills: How New Employees Can Navigate The Emerging Workforce

June 26, 2018

Organizations can help support employees by anticipating new skills needed and paving a path for employees to improve themselves.

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These are the Most In-Demand Skills for 2018, According to Udemy for Business

June 13, 2018

If you’re finding that there is a ball of anxiety forming in the pit of your stomach about how the skills you currently have will fare in this ever-changing market, you can put your fears to rest – you just need to keep calm and retrain.

Read the full article at SiliconRepublic

How to Create an Effective Company Training Program

June 9, 2018

A successful training program needs the involvement of the executives. By demonstrating support of a learning mindset, stakeholders can give employees the confidence to fully embrace training and development.

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Evolving Learning Strategies to Keep Pace With the Modern Workforce

June 6, 2018

Employees who are empowered to build and improve their soft skills are not only better at their jobs, they also become the type of teammates and leaders who bring out the best in others.

Read the full article at Training Journal

Grads, Feel Like Your Diploma Might Not Be Enough? These Are the Skills You Need

June 5, 2018

As the skills gap across the nation is continuing to impact the workforce in a time of digital transformation, the workforce of the future will continue to face new obstacles in an evolving market.

Read the full article at Entrepreneur

How to Convince the C-Suite to Make Learning a Priority

June 4, 2018

Given the accelerating pace of workplace transformation across every industry, the need for continual upskilling grows exponentially every day.

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When the World of Work is Changing so Fast, What Should Workers Be Learning?

May 22, 2018

Learning and development (L&D) leaders need to shift how they’ve traditionally approached their jobs — from being the gatekeepers of knowledge to being facilitators of learning.

Read the full article at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Time for a New Employer-Employee Contract

April 10, 2018

Helping employees gain skills and providing career development often take a back seat to business priorities more directly tied to revenue, but workplace learning has never been more critical than it is right now.

Read the full article at Forbes

Don’t Embellish Your Resume, Do These Things Instead

May 8, 2018

There’s nothing wrong with playing up your skills on a resume to present yourself in the best possible light but data from Udemy for Business found that 26% of workers under 40 have lied on their resume.

Read the full article at Fast Company

When Work Feels Chaotic, Take Back Your Power With Learning

May 4, 2018

According to Udemy for Business research, 70 percent of workers think training could help them cope with distractions, but 66 percent have never spoken to a manager about it.

Read the full article at Recruiter.com

Algorithms Are Coming for Their Jobs, So Workers Are Teaching Themselves Algorithms

May 4, 2018

Udemy for Business customer Malwarebytes shares its story on how it adopted lifelong learning to stay relevant in the rapidly changing cybersecurity industry.

Read the full article at LA Times

2018 Top Online Learning Library Companies

May 4, 2018

Training Industry continuously monitors the training marketplace looking for the best providers of services/technologies in support of corporate learning and development. This second annual list is designed to help buy-side organizations in their search for online learning platforms that possess on-demand libraries of courses and content for corporate/individual learning and development.

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Top 5 Ways a Learning Culture Impacts the Bottom Line

April 24, 2018

Cultures built around feeding and nurturing the curiosity of employees not only enable modern businesses to keep up with ever-changing workplace needs and demands, but they also drive increased employee productivity and engagement.

Read the full article at Inc.

Making the Business Case for a Learning Culture

April 17, 2018

Learning-driven organizations tend to be more efficient, create more customer value and market leadership, and report higher customer satisfaction.

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The Instant Message Generation Gap

April 17, 2018

With the slew of new technologies, including workplace instant messaging, it's critical for businesses to train employees on how to avoid their pitfalls.

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The 21st Century Workforce: Driving Productivity in an Era of Distractions

April 6, 2018

Companies regularly roll out new technologies and tools to help employees do their jobs more efficiently but it's also important to understand strategies to mitigate workplace distractions and maintain productivity.

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Are Workplace Distractions Hurting your Bottom Line?

March 28, 2018

The barrage of workplace disruptions is not only difficult to navigate, but it significantly impacts employee productivity, efficiency and even happiness.

Read the full article at Human Resources Executive

HR Buzz: Employees Are Distracted at Work

March 22, 2018

Distraction is a silent thief and training for employees on how to use email productively, time management and other soft skills can help combat the issue.

Read the full article at Bloomberg Law

Distractions Are Costing Companies Millions – Here’s Why 66% of Workers Won’t Talk About It

April 22, 2018

Insight from recent Udemy for Business research into what happens for businesses and employees when workplace distractions run wild.

Read the full article at Inc.

Social Media, Personal Technology Killing Productivity, Udemy Study Finds

March 21, 2018

A recent Udemy for Business report on workplace distractions found that both personal and business-related tech tools get in the way of work.

Read the full article at eWeek

Making Over L&D to Serve a Fast-Changing Workplace

March 7, 2018

In order to attract and retain quality talent, employers would be wise to nurture a learning culture and revisit their L&D strategy to make learning a strategic asset.

Read the full article at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blog

Insights On The Future Of Business, Tech And Education

February 1, 2018

The days of “school for learning, then work for life” are gone…and they aren't coming back. Hear insights from Udemy CEO Kevin Johnson on his business best practices and adopting a learning mindset.

Read the full article at Forbes

Learning Is ‘Hot Benefit’ That Helps Employers and Employees

January 25, 2018

The importance of learning as an employee benefit will continue to increase as the competition for talent increases.

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Examining Skills Gap Perceptions

January 17, 2018

While a skills gap is widely acknowledged, perception of it varies among industry, rank, generation and gender.

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What Do Attitudes Toward the Skills Gap Tell Us About State of the U.S. Workforce?

December 13, 2017

The best way for companies to find the talent they need is to grow their own — and close their own skills gaps.

Read the full article at Huffington Post

3 Strategies for Success in a Skills Gap Era

December 4, 2017

Find out the steps workers can take to shore up their skill sets and be better prepared for the changes ahead.

Read the full article at Training Magazine

How to Spot a Resume Liar–These 2 Things Should Make You Think Twice

November 23, 2017

According to findings from Udemy's 2017 State of the Skills Gap Report, many job applicants are leaving hiring managers wanting more by lying on their resumes or during interviews.

Read the full article at Inc.

More Than a Quarter of Professionals Under 40 Lie on Their Resume—Here’s Why

November 22, 2017

As a result of a changing job market, and worries about the future, Udemy found that a significant number of workers feel more inclined to lie about their skills in order to get hired, particularly young people.

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How to Incorporate This One Employee Perk to Improve Your Business

September 15, 2017

The benefits of a learning culture are real, especially as the modern workplace demands continuous learning to keep up with ever-changing business needs and technologies.

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How Adults Can Compete for ‘New-Collar’ Jobs

September 9, 2017

Hear from Udemy CEO Kevin Johnson on how workers are retraining and reskilling to meet employers' needs.

Read the full article at The Hill

What’s needed for innovation: The enduring benefits of hiring lifelong learners

August 9, 2017

Udemy for Business General Manager, Darren Shimkus, is featured in HR West's print pub! Check out page 14.

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2017 Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies

August 2, 2017

Training Industry continuously monitors the training marketplace looking for the best providers of services/technologies in support of corporate learning and development.

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Your Top Employees Are Learning New Skills on Their Own Time. Here’s What You Should Do.

July 6, 2017

While your first thought may be these employees are about to jump ship, your priority should be to encourage this kind of lateral growth.

Read the full article at Entrepreneur

Udemy: 58% of employees turn to training to reduce stress

June 13, 2017

The Udemy study found that 52% of full time employees in the U.S. are more stressed now than a year ago. On top of that, 58% of employees are turning to corporate training to combat stress.

Read the full article at HR Dive

Udemy Study: Stress Levels on the Rise

June 6, 2017

Darren Shimkus, VP & GM at Udemy for Business, explains why younger people in the workplace have higher levels of stress.

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5 Employee Training Tactics That Actually Work

May 18, 2017

Every new job has a learning curve – and every existing job evolves over time. Consistent learning and training helps employees build and sharpen their skills, and ensures that your team is growing with their roles, rather than remaining stagnant.

Read the full article at Business News Daily

Udemy is featured as one of Indeed’s top 25 amazing tech companies in Dublin, Ireland!

May 8, 2017

Dublin’s Silicon Docks is the centre of Ireland’s thriving tech scene, home to high-tech brands and waves of on-point startups.

Read the full article at Indeed Prime

5 learning and development trends to watch out for in 2017

December 15, 2016

To help L&D professionals shape a next-generation learning environment, Udemy for Business took a deep dive into the profile of the modern online learner based on its platform of 13 million students to distill key learning trends and what to expect in 2017.

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5 Predictions for Corporate Learning in 2017

December 7, 2016

Read about trends we expect to shape how companies deliver learning & development (L&D) to their teams in 2017.

Read the full article at Huffington Post

Building a B2B Business Within a B2C Company

December 2, 2016

Bowery Capital Startup Sales Podcast interview Darren Shimkus, the General Manager of Udemy for Business, to discuss Building a B2B Business Within a B2C Company.

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What Happened to Engagement? Here’s Why Employees Are Bored at Work.

November 29, 2016

Investigate what individuals want to learn, and align them with special tasks that will support their interests.

Read the full article at Entrepreneur

Millennials are twice as bored at work as baby boomers

November 23, 2016

US millennials and entry-level workers report higher levels of boredom and are more likely to leave their companies. Here's how you can keep them engaged.

Read the full article at TechRepublic

The Best Way to Keep Millennials Engaged

November 18, 2016

Surveyed insights into what drives a new generation to work.

Read the full article at Edtech Digest

Promote Learning to Curb Boredom

November 16, 2016

Want to engage the 43 percent of office workers who are currently bored at work? Teach them something they can use on the job or in their career.

Read the full article at Chief Learning Officer

Soft skills, flexibility make for next-level marketing hires

August 26, 2016

CMOs and marketing managers should always be on the lookout for marketers who can bring value to their organizations and can find them by focusing not only on specialized skillsets but also on soft skills.

Read the full article at FierceCMO

Edtech startup Udemy raises $60 million from Naspers for international expansion

June 2, 2016

The venture arm of Naspers Ltd. has invested $60 million in Udemy, an online marketplace for education.

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Udemy Thinks It’s Cracked the Future of Online Education

February 12, 2016

Udemy CEO Dennis Yang believes online education can serve a role of helping professionals long out of college keep up with changing workplaces and stay on the cutting-edge of skills development.

Read the full article at Time