Summer Salomonsen’s Top Learnings from the Grovo Acquisition

Cornerstone On Demand

Imagine how you might feel if your boss told you tomorrow that the company you worked for was being acquired. For many, the first thought is: “I’m getting out of here.” In fact, employee turnover can continue at double the average rate for nine years following the initial acquisition.

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Sexual Harassment Training on Grovo: A Comparison with New York State’s Model Training

Grovo HR

This law mandates that New York State employers must conduct sexual harassment prevention training for all employees based in the state. Additionally, today is also the deadline for employers to update and publish their sexual harassment policies (we’ve put a guide together for you here ). With the training requirement going into effect today, we wanted to make sure that your organization is prepared not only on the policy side, but the training side as well.

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Launch Online Training to Target Desired Behaviors

Grovo HR

Changing behaviors is hard — even if the behavior is just getting people to take training! We can’t rely on our employees to be compelled to enter our platforms just because we tell them that it’s “suggested” or “required” training. The thing is, the most relevant and effective training content in the world will only be effective if people consume it. The first mistake we make is relying on the one-time assignment notification to do everything.

7 Powerful Tips For Effectively Training And Developing Millennial Employees

Grovo HR

Which side of the millennial fence are you on? Or tech-savvy, civic-minded individuals capable of making lasting contributions to your organization with the right support? And if we want to engage them at work, we need to rethink the way we approach organizational learning.

To Save Compliance Training, Focus on Root Causes

Grovo HR

Across L&D, compliance is considered a necessary evil: the scourge of both employees and learning practitioners and an annual box to check for risk-averse company executives. Ask an employee, and they’ll say compliance training brings to mind 1980s-era harassment videos coupled with requirements to change your password every 90 days. It’s no wonder compliance training has come to be seen as something to dread by everyone involved. is the content two hours long?”)

Why Do We Ignore the Tip of the Spear?

China Gorman

I’ve written here before that middle managers are the tip of the spear, organizationally speaking, for everything. I ran across a good little white paper from Grovo , a workplace learning company, that underscores this point, yet again.

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Beyond Checking the Box: Sexual Harassment Training That Works

Grovo HR

Sexual Harassment prevention training has been widespread since the 1980s. But the rates of sexual harassment complaints have not gone down in the decades since. While many companies have some sort of sexual harassment prevention training and policy, that statement is quite dismal. “I’ve For decades, sexual harassment prevention training was treated as a check-the-box task for companies with little to no thought beyond that.

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Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter

HR Bartender

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. However, there appears to still be a gap where learning is concerned.

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New York’s Sexual Harassment Training Requirement Goes Into Effect October 9

Grovo HR

On October 9, 2018, New York will join California, Connecticut, and Maine as the fourth state in the nation to require mandatory training in sexual harassment prevention for all organizations statewide. New York City is doing its own part too, with additional training legislation going into effect in April 2019. These new laws are part of a comprehensive set of legislation passed on the heels of the #metoo movement. A Dual Focus on Policy and Training.

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Announcing New Lessons on Employee Discipline

Grovo HR

Think about the way you might refer to discipline to train for running a marathon, or to study for exams, or to get all of your housework out of the way before you watch a movie. Employee discipline refers to the culture and conditions that you as a leader or manager put in place to enable your employees to thrive. When you build a culture of discipline, you are setting up and maintaining a structure that supports the conditions your team needs to reach their goals.

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You Know Nothing:5 Reasons Jon Snow NeedsManagement Training

Grovo HR

On the one hand, he’s had to deal with his share of adversity. Overall, he’s a solid choice for Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Still, the challenges he’s faced have consistently been of a quantity and a severity , frankly, that a lot of managers seem to avoid.

How One Innovative L&D Professional is Engaging Employees As a Training Department of One

Grovo HR

Georgette Vlangos runs CHOPT Creative Salad’s entire learning program by herself. Since joining the innovative salad chain in December of last year, she’s revolutionized the company’s approach to training its growing workforce despite being the sole member of her team.

Preparing for New York’s Sexual Harassment Laws

Grovo HR

While many companies have some form of a sexual harassment prevention policy, New York State is mandating that all companies with employees based in the state complete annual sexual harassment prevention training for all their staff at least once annually. Questions from the Webinar.

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G2 Crowd Announces 2018 Top 20 Corporate LMS Solutions

Rallyware for Human Resources

In the ever-changing world those who succeed never stop learning. The American Society for Training and Development found that companies that offer comprehensive training have 218% higher income per employee and a 24% higher profit margin than those who pay less attention to training.

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Answers to What You’ve Been Wondering About Microlearning

TLNT: The Business of HR

A few months ago, we held a lively discussion with content experts from TED, Grovo, PowerForward and CyberU about how companies can adapt their learning content strategies to meet business and talent needs. Training, Learning & Development Featured microlearning

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5 L&D Lessons We Can Learn From Olympic Champions

Grovo HR

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro! There’s so much we can learn from the Games about training and development, as there’s no better example of the power of great training than these incredible feats of athleticism.

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5 Effective Strategies to Prepare Your Customer Service Reps for the Holiday Season

Grovo HR

The holiday season has officially begun. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the days between now and New Year’s are right around the corner. In fact, during the holiday rush, businesses can expect to handle up to 80% more customer inquiries and complaints than on a normal day. Without preparation for the customer influx of the holiday season, your staff may become overwhelmed and provide poor customer service, leading to rising consumer dissatisfaction.

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7 Keys To Building a High Impact Learning Culture

Grovo HR

When Peter Cappelli published his book Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs several years ago, the Wharton Professor of Management highlighted the growing skills gap in today’s marketplace. The study found: Only 41% of employees said they have opportunities to grow. Keep ‘em learning.

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The 5 Philosophies of a Great L&D Program

Grovo HR

Never before has it been so easy to create, implement, or measure effective learning in your workplace. “Guess who loves learning. Training is an important function of any L&D program. Think of training as the preparation it takes to hit short-term performance goals.

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Office Hours: How to Deliver Learner Centered Programs

Cornerstone On Demand

This post is part of our biweekly " Office Hours " video series, featuring quick career, workplace and leadership tips from talent management experts and business leaders across the globe. When it comes to employee training, large corporations are in a bit of a tough spot.

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HR TechStack – Learning Management System


Learning Management System (LMS) Software Definition. Learning management systems (LMSs) are software platforms for instructors to manage and organize educational courses online and provide students a single location for all course material. Tagged learning objectives.

7 Things We Learned From Deloitte’s “Meet the Modern Learner”

Grovo HR

Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is a snapshot of the challenges facing learning professionals today. Learning needs to be micro. The central theme of the infographic is the fractured nature of the modern attention span.

Joining forces with BambooHR: Our new integration saves time and kickstarts automated learning

Grovo HR

Now, you can combine the #1 HR software for small and medium businesses with modern learning that employees actually like. As our CEO Steve Carpenter noted , we partner with leading talent solutions so Grovo can integrate in the existing HR stack to work seamlessly in any environment or with any approach. Interested in becoming a Grovo or BambooHR customer? If you’re wondering what the Grovo Microlearning® solution is all about, try it out here.

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5 Media Tricks That Build Culture Through Learning

Grovo HR

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. This is the power of micro content.

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5 Ways Learning & Development Drives ROI


While learning and development initiatives are certainly a hot buzzword for HR professionals, it can often be hard to create and execute on an effective and continuous strategy—whether due to lack of employee interest or executive buy-in. The result? The future workforce demands it.

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Future Friday: Will be learning be delivered on-demand?

OmegaHR Solutions

Today we teach employees in a very different way than it is likely to be delivered in the future. We often take the school model to deliver learning opportunities. We put employees in classroom settings and talk about things the need to learn. Even learning opportunities delivered online typically take dedicated time away from the work rather than being incorporated in to it. People learn more.

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Expand Your HR Tech Stack with Learning, IT, and Finance


The future of HR can’t be written alone. That’s why Namely connects your employee data to all the other systems your team uses to get the job done. You can see a full list of partners and integrations here.) This month, we’re highlighting three special partnerships that strengthen the connection between your HR data and learning, IT, and finance—all designed so you can build an HR tech stack that takes your mid-sized company to the next level.

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Your Most Pressing Questions About Microlearning Answered

Cornerstone On Demand

A few months ago, we held a lively discussion with content experts from TED, Grovo, PowerForward and CyberU about how companies can adapt their learning content strategies to meet business and talent needs. What is the best way to track and measure the effects of microlearning on the learner? The ability to retrieve information after its learned, specifically through microlearning , creates permanence in long-term memory.

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What Pro Quarterbacks Teach Us About Employee Development

Grovo HR

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. A football team’s fate depends on the skill of its quarterback.

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Right Time, Right Content. Introducing Triggered Assignments

Grovo HR

They’re charged with thinking strategically about their organization’s learning goals, and yet they need to spend a substantial amount of their time on the tedious task of organizing and assigning their trainings in a way that targets each employee’s unique needs.

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The Surprising Difference Between Millennials and Baby Boomers at Work

Grovo HR

Research reports, with titles like “ Millennials at work: Reshaping the workplace ” and “ How Millennials Could Upend Wall Street and Corporate America ,” commonly portray them more like an invading army than a generation maturing into adulthood. Grovo Sapiens. Job hopping” is the term.

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How To Inspire Millennial Women to Take on Leadership

Grovo HR

For the first time in history, as of October 2015 , more women in the U.S. Perhaps it’s because the pressures of family and career are still palpable. Even in the era of post-Steinem feminism there’s still a gender pay gap , child care costs continue to rise , and the U.S.

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Gallup Proves Why Millennials Need Better Managers

Grovo HR

At least that’s the sense I got from a Gallup report released last week. Evidently, millennials are having a tough time in the office. Disengagement is up, career happiness is down, and young people are on the move. The struggle is real. The boss did it.

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The 5 Disorders Of Terrible Managers

Grovo HR

The sad thing is, a stressed-out employee usually means the manager is struggling too. Talented employees don’t have the patience to answer to a machine. Due in zero one one zero one zero one… They are Gollum from Lord of the Rings.

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Develop or Die: 6(66) Ways To Save Your Organization From the Working Dead

Grovo HR

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.

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A New Definition of Employee Engagement: Think Of It Like Your Health

Grovo HR

We know it’s a topic trending in every corner of the L&D world. Dig into the issue for a few minutes and you’re likely to see more definitions of engagement than you have employees to engage. Why is it so hard to agree on the core of the problem we’re all trying to solve?

Make Your Company a Magnet for Millennials

Grovo HR

As millennials flood the workforce, companies are seeing a massive drop in employee engagement — the lowest it’s been in the past eight years. According to a recent survey from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers , training and development is the No.1