Monthly Archives: May 2021


Degreed vs. Traditional LMS

Gartner estimates that eight in ten workers don’t have the skills they need for their current or future roles. The pandemic has only accelerated the need to upskill and reskill workforces, as it forced organizations to reimagine how, when and where work gets done. It’s no secret that building talent from within is a lot less costly and time-consuming than hiring from the outside, yet when it comes to corporate learning, most LMS and online content companies only see 5% to 15% of licensed seats used in any given month.

How Toast Cultivates and Measures Employee Engagement

Launched in 2013, Toast has grown from 100 to more than 2,000 employees, or "Toasters," in less than ten years. With employees all over the US and even a handful abroad, Toast's intentionality in cultivating culture and creating great leaders earned it a spot on Fortune's 2020 list of Best Places to Work in Technology. Overseeing Toast's leadership development efforts is Keami Lewis, Vice President of People, Organization Development, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

NextGen Healthcare’s High Performance Culture

In most organizations, leadership development and employee engagement live in separate silos. Even though managers' behaviors are the primary driver of engagement, the team that measures engagement is usually separate from the team that can actually do something about it.

Why Ping Identity’s Approach Works

Ping Identity’s 1,000 plus employees, affectionately known internally as “Identians,” benefit from a strong culture of learning influenced by Dr. Jennifer E. Arzberger (Jea), Ping’s Champion of Learning.

Common Mistakes When Leading Remote Teams

2020 has marked the start of a new era of leadership in many companies. While the hallmarks of good leadership—like empathy and emotional intelligence—transcend the boundaries of physical offices, leading well remotely has a different set of challenges than leading well in-person. Have newly remote leaders risen to the occasion?

The Grit Factor

Grit is a muscle you can build. It’s not an individual quality exclusive to some people, but a strength that’s accessible to every one of us. Facing setbacks and overcoming challenges builds that muscle. If you’re facing something that seems insurmountable, just take one step. Face that one challenge.

Become a More Authentic Leader

The single biggest predictor of job satisfaction is authentic leadership. In his new Amazon bestselling book, Lead Like a Human, Emplify Chief People Officer Adam Weber defines an authentic leader as “someone who is willing and able to be themselves, and leads in a way that feels natural to who they are as a person.”
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