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  • Learning Is Worth The Investment, And The Numbers Back It Up

    As a society, we spend hundreds of billions of dollars measuring the return on our financial assets Yet, at the same time, we still haven’t found convincing ways of measuring the return on our investments in developing people And I get it: If my bank account pays me 1% a year, I can measure it to the penny...

  • Five Ways Workplaces Will Change For The Better In 2019

    We’re probably all feeling the tension between the changes affecting our work lives right now and the ones still on the horizon but likely coming soon We’re already seeing some of these trends gain steam, while others are just materializing and have yet to fully form Without further ado, I’ll throw my hat...

  • Make The Coffee: Small Gestures Go A Long Way At Work

    Small gestures—like holding the elevator door, saying good morning as you pass another in the hall, congratulating a coworker on his or her promotion—make a big difference So much of our career success depends on building positive, productive relationships with colleagues The foundation for such...

  • Updating Your Résumé Might Mean Updating Yourself

    It seems like a total no-brainer: you should update your résumé and online profiles when you are job hunting But there’s more to consider besides just adding your latest position and maybe dropping old or irrelevant ones Your résumé can do more heavy-lifting if you use it to showcase your skill set and...

  • Time For A New Employer-Employee Contract

    Now that Congress has passed tax reform legislation, companies are enjoying a lower tax rate and hanging on to more of their profits There’s a strong case to be made that this is the time to reverse the decline in worker investment, specifically when it comes to upskilling and reskilling The pace of today’s...

  • L&D Is Long Overdue For a Modern Makeover!

    When I say “corporate training,” what comes to mind For many, it conjures visions of being stuck in a room for hours while someone walks through a boring PowerPoint presentation A lot of companies are stuck in the “sage on the stage” model when it comes to learning at work There are L&D people who...

  • How L&D Can Market Like a Pro

    Today we're cross-posting from the Udemy for Business blog, where marketing guru and best-selling author Seth Godin writes about how corporate learning & development teams can apply marketing tactics to their own work Seth has been a hugely popular instructor in the Udemy marketplace and was even the keynote...

  • A year of Udemy: 2016 in review

    Well, this was an eventful year, wasn’t it For the purposes of this blog post, we’re just looking at what made news in the Udemy universe over the past 12 months As we reflect on 2016, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished but are even more excited for building upon that in a big way in 2017 By the...