NextSteps 2018: Inspiration and insights at our annual conference

NextSteps 2018, NetDimensions’ global user conference, proved a typically insightful day as our collaborators met in London. Here are a few of our highlights…

With guests from all over the world representing a diverse variety of sectors, this year’s conference was a vibrant event packed with great discussions and insights.

During the course of the one-day get-together in London, we heard from thought leaders, learning pioneers, technical experts and L&D specialists.

Together with invaluable insights and success stories, there was a real sense of mutual encouragement and collaboration.

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How a pharmaceutical market leader used NetDimensions to eliminate compliance risk

Keeping workforces compliant with legislation is a major challenge in the pharmaceutical industry – and failing to do so can be extremely risky. With a seamless integration of NetDimensions technology, one market leader’s L&D team ensured they could face compliance risk and meet the demands of regulators such as FDA and EMA.

The ability to manage compliance risk is expected to become more crucial than ever in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector by 2020 [1].

Businesses need to protect themselves from the heavy costs of non-compliance. A culture of quality is crucial to reducing and eliminating exposure to risks including financial penalties, rescinded regulatory approvals and reputational damage.

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.

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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.

Are you maximizing your learning platform investment?

When it comes to creating training that strikes a chord with different types of learners, having a learning platform that allows you to adapt and change to meet specific learner needs is key.

Unfortunately, many organizations lack the platform capability to be able to tailor the look, feel and flow of their training. Being able to do this would allow them to specifically suit the requirements of a broad range of users.

We often hear that companies are using dozens of different platforms. This is usually because they couldn’t find one that offered them the flexibility to maximize their investment and meet all of their training requirements.

Sometimes, learning professionals simply don’t know that their existing system can allow them to create different kinds of learner experience. They might also be unaware that solutions which offer that power do exist.

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How do you know if you’re getting the most out of a learning platform?

If you want to evaluate whether your learning platform is giving you maximum benefit, start by taking a look at the system you’re using. Decide what all of your needs are and whether you could use your system in a different way in order to meet those needs.