Sometimes, it feels as though your last round of appraisals has only just finished when the next batch is scheduled. For many managers, the performance management process can be time consuming and inefficient, leaving them questioning the value of the process. So how can managers ensure their teams and individuals are progressing and achieving their goals without becoming overwhelmed by the nitty-gritty of performance management? We’ve put together some tips to help you on your way to a more efficient process.
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When it comes to learning management systems, it’s never too late to get started. But with hundreds of products available, where do you start?
Your LMS will likely form a significant part of your learning programme, and can be a major investment. They can also take time to design, implement and roll out, so you want to be sure you’re getting it right from the beginning. Before you dive straight in with feature-by-feature comparisons and RFPs, there are five key questions to ask of your organisation and its audience when selecting an LMS…
People love to talk. We know this, yet still many organisations are wary when it comes to introducing social learning initiatives. But are those making the leap really making the most of the benefits of social learning? In the Towards Maturity Benchmark Report 2015-16, we discovered that 16% of organisations are currently experimenting with communities of best practice and 12% with in-house social media, with these figures expected to increase in the coming years.
When the Open Badges Movement launched two years ago, it made waves. It ushered in real potential to change how we recognise, credential and validate learning. Ahead of our seminar at World of Learning Conference and Exhibition (WOLCE) 2015 in Birmingham this week, we take stock of where we are with Open Badges, and what’s ahead.
Joining a new organisation is an experience. It can be a daunting one or a great one. The LMS can play a pivotal role in making your onboarding a success, but are you making the most of it? Make it a positive and supported one through the use of a focused onboarding portal. Nina Brebner from Totara Platinum Partner Kineo shows us how.
Ever come out of a performance appraisal wanting to delete it from your mind? Sometimes they can just feel like sham exercises, sometimes complete surprises. Is there a way to make them more authentic and useful? We think so...here are some ideas.
We caught up with Paul McElvaney, CEO and founder of Learning Pool. Paul leads the team and is responsible for strategy at Learning Pool. Paul coined the phrase ‘Learning as a Service’ which drives the company's customer-centric approach.
Paul and his team have successfully implemented over 300 LMS solutions for their clients. He’s seen what works for clients, and what doesn’t, and shared his tips for getting value from your LMS.
Keeping any LMS running smoothly requires heroic administrators and support. Often the unsung heroes of the LMS experience, we champion them in this post by sharing 10 challenges they sometimes face, with tips to make the whole process run a little smoother. Many thanks for input from the Client Services team at Kineo, who manage over 100 Totara LMS implementations for clients including Samsung, easyJet and the MindEd. Heroic work guys!
Here are 10 user challenges they’ve learned to answer swiftly over the years, so you can benefit from their considerable experience.
Webanywhere has been a Totara partner since February 2011. With a global team providing learning solutions to clients in over 20 countries, they’re more than familiar with the challenges of making learning happen in the corporate space. We caught up with Conor Gilligan, Head of Division, Workplace Learning, to get personal, social and performance related...
Implementing an LMS? It's always best to start with the end in mind and work backwards. Dr Tammy Stephens of eClass4learning explains why, and shares 3 steps that you can take to get to the right place with Totara LMS reports.
Start at the End
At eClass4learning we recommend starting with the end when planning your Totara LMS implementation. Think about the outcomes and outputs you want to see, and work backwards from there.