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Our 5 BIG WINS presented at FocusOn Learning 2017 add impact to training - what have you got to lose?

Posted by Alicia Raff & Liesl Christle on Jul 6, 2017 12:39:43 PM

 
To say we had an AMAZING time at the FocusOn Learning Conference & Expo in San Diego in June would be an understatement! This exceptional event sponsored by The eLearning Guild welcomed many leaders in the industry and presented innovative ideas. We were very honored to be chosen for a concurrent session slot on the topic of videos in training, titled “Creating 5 Big Wins Through Real-Life Video Scenarios.” Here’s a quick recap of how our 5 Big Wins can help your organization win, too!

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Topics: eLearning, training module, employee development, real-life video scenarios

Reflection Software Awarded Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence Award in Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology!

Posted by Jessica Arenz on Dec 16, 2016 3:35:40 PM

We are honored to announce that Brandon Hall Group, the leading independent research and analyst organization focused on human capital management practices, has awarded Reflection Software the Bronze Award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology as part of their Excellence Awards Program.

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Topics: eLearning, News

eLearning Trends for 2016 Include Analytics, Collaboration

Posted by Jessica Arenz on Mar 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

What are you hoping to accomplish with corporate training this year? This year looks to offer a lot of potential for any organization that wants to improve the way its employees learn and work. Stay up-to-date on what eLearning platforms can offer and look for ways to incorporate them into the way you do business. Here’s what to look for.

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Topics: eLearning, corporate training, corporate training trends

What Does CIP Version 5 Compliance Look Like?

Posted by Liesl Mahnke on Jul 17, 2015 9:58:00 AM

Imagine your customers flicking the switch on in their homes, expecting the lights to turn on. When they don’t, they check the circuit breaker, but even that doesn’t work. Using their cell phone, they call you, the energy provider, and a person at the Helpdesk assures the customer that your facility is working on the problem, but your customer still sits in the dark… for a full day.

Such was the situation that eclipsed the Northeastern U.S. in 2003, leaving 50 million energy customers nationwide without power and, for some, without running water for up to two days. In response to this massive blackout 12 years ago, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has since more closely monitored energy projects and several facets of energy sales to prevent similar situations that could disrupt the flow of energy to consumers.

Even with FERC taking a more proactive approach by implementing new standards and policies to prevent situations that could disrupt the flow of energy to the grid, there is still the possibility that there will be threats. Just a couple years ago, intruders breached the Metcalf substation in California. After cutting the fencing, the intruders stole construction equipment being used for security upgrades; however, despite the severity of the attack, Metcalf did not report the intrusion until five hours later. Only a year before, gunmen attacked the facility and in a move that nearly caused Silicon Valley, the U.S. technology hub, to lose power they shot out 17 transformers. In that earlier attack, the facility was out of service for a month. And both of these recent events demonstrated that energy facilities could still do more to protect the grid.

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Topics: eLearning, Compliance Training, CIP Version 5

No Place for Harassment

Posted by Sean Nabors on Jun 25, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Anti-Harassment: Preventing discrimination is vital for today’s diverse workplaces.

Harassment and discrimination in the workplace is a complex issue for organizations to manage effectively.

“We have gone from punishing behavior that is objectively wrong to that which is subjectively offensive,” according to women’s business issues writer Elizabeth Larson. 

As such, cases of harassment and discrimination suits have become increasingly common, and high-profile and expensive lawsuits have been filed against private companies, non-profit organizations, and the government alike. Though many businesses would like to think they are immune from the possibility of being sued for inappropriate conduct, harassment can affect anyone. And we are all responsible for acknowledging and preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

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Topics: Learning Management System (LMS), eLearning, Preventing Harassment

How learning clarifies and amplifies a company's culture.

Posted by Bryan Robb on Jun 9, 2015 10:17:00 AM

Many executives often believe that an organization’s trademark and logotype not only represents their brand, but is the brand.  

However, while a brand may be powerfully represented by its graphic identity, an organization’s brand is far more than a logo.  A brand is a promise to the consumer, a promise to fulfill a need by providing either a good or service.

 But because many different brands offer the same products and services, it is a the unique mix of an organization’s tangible and intangible values that a customer will consider when selecting a product or service.

These values make up the cornerstone of a company’s brand and set an organization apart. Think for a moment: though many retailers sell food or coffee or clothing, you probably have a place that you visit most often. Maybe it’s because the coffee house uses a secret recipe, or maybe it’s because the clothing is inexpensive but trendy, or because the food is locally sourced, but we all let a company’s values guide our purchasing habits.

For this reason, it is important to recognize your company’s own values and communicate them to your associates, your stakeholders, and your customers every opportunity that you get. Doing so will not only clarify and amplify the culture that your customers experience, but will carve out a deeper niche for your company within the market. By aligning your values with your customer, you will get their buy-in.

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Topics: Learning Management System (LMS), eLearning, Company Culture