Some Employee Learning Articles You May Have Missed This Week

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Hello!   Hope you’re doing well and that your week has been a meaningful one. As usual, I’ve got you covered with some interesting articles and blog posts from this week looking at employee training and performance issues.  Hope you enjoy them! How to Fuel Innovation (Chief Learning Officer) –  Steve Parker of SumTotal Systems argues that innovative learning organizations can merge business and people information to provide diverse, consumable learning within the context of daily work and use technology to support real-time collaboration. Paying Attention? New Online Training Tech Keeps an Eye on Employees (GigaOM) – Chalk this one up to employee training monitoring, even if it’s a little bit creepy.  Online training company Mindflash introduced this week a new eye-tracking feature that monitors employees and automatically pauses online training videos when it senses that the learner has become distracted,   Online training companies say their model increases efficiency, effectiveness and trackability. But Mindflash CEO Donna Wells said, “The stumbling block that remains is that CEOs, CFOs and heads of training feel that they lose some control and visibility in trainees’ engagement with the content.” Employers Hit By Training Crisis with More than Half of Young Workers Headed for the Door (Onrec) – According to new research commisioned by Skillsoft, a survey of office workers has revealed that less than half of 16-24 year olds surveyed (48 per cent) feel that their training needs are being met by their employer, with 20 per cent of this age group working towards a professional qualification outside of work – at their own expense – to further their careers.  The survey also found that almost a quarter (23 per cent) of young recruits plan to leave within a year of starting a job, with over half (54 per cent) leaving due to lack of training and career development prospects. Questions That Every Manager Should Ask When Planning Employee Training (eLearning Industry) – Sometimes it’s about asking the right questions in order to get the right answers. Have a great weekend!
Jason is the former Lead Author & Editor of TrainingStation Blog