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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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Don’t Get Disrupted: Blockchain Skills Your Business Needs for Success

Published on March 15, 2018

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George Levy

George Levy, Udemy for Business instructor and Chief Learning Officer at the Blockchain Institute of Technology

Blockchain is on the verge of disrupting all kinds of businesses from traditional finance and real estate companies to startups like Airbnb and Uber. You’ve heard of blockchain, but how is it going to affect your business and what skills does your company need to leverage this new technology? According to leading job website,…

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Forget About Career Ladders: 4 Steps to Career Development

Published on March 13, 2018

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Shelley Osborne

Shelley Osborne, Head of Learning & Development at Udemy

Career development is incredibly challenging in the modern workforce. In fact, 78% of L&D leaders say their top challenge is keeping employees’ skills up to speed with change. This is not too surprising when we consider the fact that 52% of business leaders believe that technology will have a significant impact on their industry in…

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4 Key Benefits of Apache Kafka for Real-Time Data

Published on March 8, 2018

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Stephane Maarek

Stephane Maarek, Udemy for Business Instructor and Consultant on Apache Kafka

In our era of big data, your IT infrastructure may be taxed by the influx of data from a wide variety of sources. On top of that, customers demand to see their data in “real time” without any lag time, so your servers need to process and display data quickly. Apache Kafka is a new…

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5 Ways to Build Self-Directed Learning

Published on March 6, 2018

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Jennifer Juo

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

There is much discussion about the need for constant reskilling due to rapid technological change and automation. But how can L&D help employees learn continuously? Self-directed learning will be critical to lifelong learning, according to Mirjam Neelen, Learning Advisory Manager in Dublin, Ireland. I had the opportunity to hear Mirjam Neelen speak at the Learning…

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5 Sales Skills That Will Grab Your Prospects’ Attention

Published on February 28, 2018

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John Barrows

John Barrows, Udemy for Business instructor & sales coach to the world’s fastest-growing companies

Sales reps often get a bad reputation for spamming people with unwanted messages – a mere 24% of cold outreach email gets opened and the #1 word used to describe salespeople is often “pushy.” This is because the majority of sales teams aren’t going after the ideal customer profile in a thoughtful and strategic way…

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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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