Future-proof your organization with the right talent development strategy

How can a strong talent development strategy help prepare your organization for the future? Find out in this blog based on LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report.

LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report paints an interesting picture of the challenges organizations face to maximize the potential of their workforce. We take a look at the key insights and what they could mean for your talent development strategy.

The report surveyed 4,000 professionals made up of 1,200 L&D or HR professionals, 400 people managers, 200 executives, and 2,200 learners from North America, Europe, and Asia.

a talent development strategy can boost business success

NextSteps 2018 in San Diego: Future trends and inspiring stories

Aside from the sunshine, there were plenty of highlights at NextSteps 2018 in San Diego during our annual regional user conference. Clients from a variety of industries shared experiences, best practices, and learned more about the evolution of our core products.

A view of the bay during NextSteps 2018 in San Diego.

The theme of NextSteps 2018 in San Diego was ‘facilitating learning in a connective world”. Our focus was on where the industry is going and how we are going to get there.

With this in mind, we invited a number of technology visionaries to talk about the impact that emerging technologies will have on L&D functions in the future, and all of our speakers provided fascinating insights.

How a global enterprise seamlessly integrated NetDimensions Talent Suite to transform their healthcare learning

Patients being treated in hospitals, clinics and specialist facilities expect the highest possible standards of care from medical providers. As a global provider with a long-established reputation for clinical excellence, one healthcare company was spending hundreds of millions of pounds each year upskilling its staff and expanding its technology.

This investment supported a worldwide team of around 8,500 people, including doctors, nurses and a broad range of administrative and technical staff. The training needs of this workforce were varied and sometimes complex.

The ability to meticulously assess and improve learning programmes and staff knowledge across a network of hundreds of workplaces in different countries was a key part of the organization’s growth ambitions.

A photo of people having a meeting in a healthcare setting

Transforming systems and creating a powerful healthcare learning ecosystem

Between 2015 and 2016, the healthcare company embarked upon a complete overhaul of its HR IT systems. It had been working with several different platforms, including an HR interface and middleware, all of which needed to be united in a best of breed Learning Management System (LMS) with a compliance focus.

Ongoing, rigorous auditing is a critical challenge for healthcare providers. Audits are carried out on a frequent basis to ensure that companies in the healthcare sector are fully compliant and provide a quality of care that meets industry standards at every level of their organization.

The LMS features you need for effective learning management

We often hear from L&D teams who are not yet leveraging LMS features that could transform the way they work and improve the learning experience for their employees. In this blog, we look at some LMS features you need for effective learning management.

If you currently have an LMS, how many of its various tools and features do you use on a regular basis?

If you’re looking to purchase an LMS, do you know which tools and features could make a real difference on your team’s day-to-day work?

A L&D manager looking at LMS features on her work laptop

An LMS is a big investment, and it needs to work for you. An LMS that doesn’t create admin efficiencies, or improve compliance and learner engagement will not deliver significant ROI for your organization.

From our experience advising many leading organizations, we’ve put together a list of ten LMS features that deliver great benefits. In the rest of this blog, we’re going to share a few of our favorites.

GDPR LMS requirements: We’re prepared, are you?

The GDPR comes into effect on May 25 2018. Here at NetDimensions, we’re busy getting ready to meet GDPR LMS requirements. But how ready are you?

If you’re reading this, then you probably know that the GDPR is a major update to European data protection laws. The GDPR will affect businesses around the world given its very wide reach and applicability. It regulates when both ‘data controllers’ and ‘data processors’ are allowed to process personal data, and which safeguards need to apply to such processing.

The GDPR is coming - do you know your GDPR LMS requirements?

Many organizations impacted by the GDPR will already have their preparations well underway, but reports suggest many others are still unsure what steps to take to become compliant.

As an L&D professional, it’s critical to analyze and capture your organization’s approach to learner data management and storage. You should also review your LMS to identify the features and functionality that will help you meet GDPR LMS requirements.