LinkedIn buys Lynda.com for $1.5 Billion, Signals Shift in the Learning Marketplace.
APRIL 10, 2015
Business Trends Enterprise Learning grovo linkedin lynda.com online learning pluralsight skillsoft Today LinkedIn announced the acquisition of Lynda.com, a pioneering online learning company known for high-quality, expert-led video instruction.
The Four Most Important Words In Human Resource Management
JUNE 7, 2016
As I sat down to write this post (to tell you about a new HR communication product from Grovo, full disclosure), I began thinking about some of the most pressing questions facing our industry today: How can we improve the employee experience? That’s why today I’m very excited to tell you about a brand new product from all of us here at Grovo. What’s Grovo Handbook?
7 Things We Learned From Deloitte’s “Meet the Modern Learner”
OCTOBER 15, 2015
See what a better option looks like: read Grovo’s white paper on “ How to Build a 21st Century Learning Ecosystem.” ” The post 7 Things We Learned From Deloitte’s “Meet the Modern Learner” appeared first on Grovo Blog. Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is a snapshot of the challenges facing learning professionals today.
5 L&D Lessons We Can Learn From Olympic Champions
AUGUST 19, 2016
At Grovo, we extol microlearning, the process of learning complex skills in small, focused segments (have you read our latest microlearning whitepaper yet?). The post 5 L&D Lessons We Can Learn From Olympic Champions appeared first on Grovo Blog. The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro! Dreaming of tomorrow, disciplined today. Do not disturb.
The Surprising Difference Between Millennials and Baby Boomers at Work
JULY 8, 2015
Grovo Sapiens. The post The Surprising Difference Between Millennials and Baby Boomers at Work appeared first on Grovo Blog. What exactly makes millennial employees different from their older colleagues? We know that it’s something. Businesses are terrified of not being prepared to engage, retain, or even communicate with millennial workers. than in traditional social norms.
7 Things Every L&D Leader Can Learn From David Bowie
JANUARY 12, 2016
The post 7 Things Every L&D Leader Can Learn From David Bowie appeared first on Grovo Blog. David Bowie is gone. It chills me just to type. He was so…not human. How could he be dead? Facing the strange indeed. As I sifted through various articles about his passing, I saw all sorts of words used to describe him: rock star, artist, visionary, chameleon, and my personal favorite: weirdo.
The (New) Definition of Employee Engagement
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
The post The (New) Definition of Employee Engagement appeared first on Grovo Blog. Employee engagement has been one of the most talked-about topics in human capital management for twenty-five years. And yet, despite the attention of professionals from every area of the business world—or maybe because of it—the term itself has never gained a universal definition. What it’s not. Engaged.
7 Powerful Tips For Effectively Training And Developing Millennial Employees
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
The post 7 Powerful Tips For Effectively Training And Developing Millennial Employees appeared first on Grovo Blog. Which side of the millennial fence are you on? Do you consider them spoiled trophy kids whose job-hopping tendencies make them poor candidates for long-term development? And if we want to engage them at work, we need to rethink the way we approach organizational learning.
Do Emotions Belong In The Workplace?
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
appeared first on Grovo Blog. Knowledge workers care about what they do for a living. They can’t help it. A job in the knowledge economy requires years of education, innate talents, and a lot of an employee’s time. It’s not just button-pushing. Asked to bring their whole selves to the job, modern knowledge workers crave work that engages their whole selves—including their emotions.
How To Inspire Millennial Women to Take on Leadership
MAY 20, 2016
The post How To Inspire Millennial Women to Take on Leadership appeared first on Grovo Blog. For the first time in history, as of October 2015 , more women in the U.S. held bachelor’s degrees than men. Only 24% of millennial men felt that way. Perhaps it’s because the pressures of family and career are still palpable. trails the world in family leave policies. Support mothers and parents.
Gallup Proves Why Millennials Need Better Managers
MAY 27, 2016
What’s more exciting—and more probable, to us Grovo Sapiens—is the idea that great management is simply the aforementioned set of skills and behaviors. The post Gallup Proves Why Millennials Need Better Managers appeared first on Grovo Blog. Ah, graduation season. At least that’s the sense I got from a Gallup report released last week. The struggle is real. What’s going on here?
How 13 organizations climbed the best employers lists
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Grovo A repeat winner of the Great Place to Work award, Grovo scores highly on all areas of Great Place to Work employee ratings. At Grovo, employees have an inclusive parental leave plan, gym and personal trainer access, unlimited PTO (with at least three days used per quarter) and more. Achieving awards sends a powerful message to candidates. Bain and Company Receiving 4.8
Can We Please Stop Treating Employee Happiness Like A Metric?
MAY 19, 2016
appeared first on Grovo Blog. For organizations, investing in employee happiness is just good business. Companies with happy employees outperform their competition by 20%. One out of every three employees would give up $5,000 in salary to be happier at work. But somewhere along the line, companies systematized the idea of happiness too much. Another rule to be enforced. We don’t need rules.
Make Your Company a Magnet for Millennials
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
The post Make Your Company a Magnet for Millennials appeared first on Grovo Blog. As millennials flood the workforce, companies are seeing a massive drop in employee engagement — the lowest it’s been in the past eight years. Further, replacing them is a massive challenge costing companies billions annually. Millennials look for companies that align with their core values. View it here.
Celebrate the 25th Birthday of Employee Engagement
DECEMBER 1, 2015
The post Celebrate the 25th Birthday of Employee Engagement appeared first on Grovo Blog. An idea as powerful as employee engagement seems like it should have been around forever. Businesses have always employed people, after all, and people have always done their best work when they’ve cared about the outcome of their efforts. Actually, employee engagement is a fairly young idea. 2009.
Why Every New Hire Needs A Mentor
AUGUST 22, 2015
The post Why Every New Hire Needs A Mentor appeared first on Grovo Blog. The best way to convey the value of constant development to new hires is to get them familiar with what proven success in your organization looks like. Give every rookie that joins your company a mentor to guide them. Here’s why mentoring works: It makes them feel valued. They see a model of being. Mentor and manatee.
6 Effective Ways to Show Employees You Appreciate Them
Great Place to Work
MARCH 3, 2017
Grovo , a New York technology company focused on education and learning, loves team outings so much that they give managers $75 per month per employee for social outings. In honor of Employee Appreciation Day , we thought we’d share a few ideas and outstanding employee programs from our Great Place to Work-Certified companies! Do you have a recognition tool in place? Peer Gifting.
5 Reasons Quality Beats Quantity in Training Content
APRIL 19, 2016
The post 5 Reasons Quality Beats Quantity in Training Content appeared first on Grovo Blog. In the Internet age, information is limitless. Everything your employees need to know is out there on the World Wide Web. But who has that kind of time? Forcing your employees to CTRL F their way through search results in order to find the answers they need isn’t an efficient use of their workday.
The 5 Philosophies of a Great L&D Program
DECEMBER 4, 2015
The post The 5 Philosophies of a Great L&D Program appeared first on Grovo Blog. Never before has it been so easy to create, implement, or measure effective learning in your workplace. If you’re trying to inaugurate an L&D program at your office—or better yet, if you’re exploring how you could do it yourself—here are five learning philosophies to steer you in the right direction.
A New Definition of Employee Engagement: Think Of It Like Your Health
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
The post A New Definition of Employee Engagement: Think Of It Like Your Health appeared first on Grovo Blog. What exactly is employee engagement? We know it’s a topic trending in every corner of the L&D world. We know it has something to do with being “all-in” on work. Mostly, though, we know that no one knows quite what it is. You don’t achieve it, you maintain it. Engagement hr
What Pro Quarterbacks Teach Us About Employee Development
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
The post What Pro Quarterbacks Teach Us About Employee Development appeared first on Grovo Blog. The throwing motion of a quarterback is the most complex motor skill in all of sports. Hundreds of elements in the passer’s technique need to be perfect in order for the ball to reach its target. Decisions have to be made in fractions of a second. Beckham Jr. cementing his legacy.
Develop or Die: 6(66) Ways To Save Your Organization From the Working Dead
OCTOBER 28, 2015
The post Develop or Die: 6(66) Ways To Save Your Organization From the Working Dead appeared first on Grovo Blog. In organizations all over the world, employees are dying inside. They drag themselves to the office and perform their jobs just well enough to not get fired. They nap, snack, and lumber around the workplace, haplessly killing time and strangling your bottom line. Engagement hr
How One Innovative L&D Professional is Engaging Employees As a Training Department of One
OCTOBER 6, 2015
The post How One Innovative L&D Professional is Engaging Employees As a Training Department of One appeared first on Grovo Blog. Georgette Vlangos runs CHOPT Creative Salad’s entire learning program by herself. It’s a monumental task—one that requires precise time management, clear tactics, and a lot of energy. Vlangos isn’t complaining. “In Hers is a common story in the industry.
Why Do We Ignore the Tip of the Spear?
OCTOBER 18, 2016
I ran across a good little white paper from Grovo , a workplace learning company, that underscores this point, yet again. China Gorman Data Point Tuesday Employee Development Program Grovo Learning/Development Managerial Effectiveness Performance Productivity Training Employee DevelopmentProductivity? Check. Change management? Check. Communication? Check. Culture? Check. Engagement?
11 Ways To Approach Team Goal-Setting
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Every team at Grovo uses the “slingshot” method to set yearly and quarterly goals. Teams then craft three goals and 10 priorities that align with overall company objectives. – Jeff Fernandez , Grovo Learning, Inc. YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about how they took on team goal-setting. Here are their answers. How do you handle team goal-setting for the year?
What the Grateful Dead Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement
JULY 6, 2015
The post What the Grateful Dead Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement appeared first on Grovo Blog. A lot of L&D leaders are spending their summer days cooped up inside, thinking L&D thoughts, and worrying. Specifically, many are anxious about employee engagement. How exactly does one get a changing workforce to engage in the work they do every day? What does engagement feel like?
Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter
JANUARY 8, 2015
According to Grovo Learning, companies recognize the value of training employees on social media and are increasing employee training on social media. By now, we realize social media isn’t going away. In fact, quite the opposite – new social media sites are popping up every day. It’s a challenge to keep current…or even learn the full capabilities of the platform. What is Twitter? BONUS!
Yes, Millennials Are Real. Here’s What We Want.
JUNE 14, 2016
appeared first on Grovo Blog. A few months ago, I was at a family function when an older gentleman next to me in the beverage line started some friendly small talk. He was a former associate of someone’s, well into his retirement, and eager to chit-chat. We stood there and swapped a few pleasantries. Then, about a minute in, a strange look came over him. You need to help me,” he blurted.
Top Funding News in the HR, Recruiting and Benefits Space | 2016
DECEMBER 30, 2016
Grovo Raises $40M Series C to Reinvent Workplace Learning & Development. Funding Announcements in the HR, Recruiting and Benefits Space | 2016. January 2016. The recruitment marketing platform Smashfly started off 2016 raising $22 million. The first of many big funding announcements in 2016. Job Today inks $10 Million Series A. This NYC Startup Just Raised $4.5M Million in Seed Funding.
M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals
JANUARY 27, 2017
Grovo Partners with Leading Diversity Experts to Develop Free Unconscious Bias Learning Program. Happy Friday. Each week, with the help of HRmarketer Insight software , our researchers compile a sampling of mergers & acquisition, funding and partnership announcements from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. FUNDING. Qapa Raises €11M in Funding. M&A.
5 Media Tricks That Build Culture Through Learning
AUGUST 27, 2015
The post 5 Media Tricks That Build Culture Through Learning appeared first on Grovo Blog. More media outlets exist today than ever before. A generation ago, most people got their current events from relatively few sources: periodicals, broadcast news, and, quite literally, the water cooler. Stuff that, when we look back on it later, is far more insignificant than it seemed at the time.