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  • 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...

  • What HR Can Learn from the Chicago Cubs’ World Series Title

    We hosted our Udemy for Business People Innovators event in Chicago last Wednesday, and it was exciting to bring together top People executives to share how HR is evolving in their organizations I can’t help but think the fact that the Cubs won their first World Series title in 108 years on the same night we...

  • 2016 Udemy Workplace Boredom Study

    Beat workplace boredom before it becomes an epidemic It shouldn’t come as a surprise that employees appreciate opportunities to learn and grow beyond their current roles It’s also not surprising that today’s digitally savvy workers want learning and development to be delivered in ways that reflect how they’re...