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By Todd Dewett | Monday, April 20, 2015

Online Learning Boosts Employee Engagement

Employee engagement lifts when training is available

Employee engagement matters. It improves morale, productivity, and retention. Stronger engagement means stronger performance.

Many factors influence engagement, including the quality of the leader-follower relationship, trust in management, and the use of recognition and rewards.

Career-development activities—especially training—are another strong and sometimes overlooked contributor to engagement. This is particularly true in the managerial ranks. While we know that management-related training produces better managers, companies still don’t always provide it.

One reason has always been cost, but that simply isn’t an excuse with today’s online learning options. In fact, it’s now possible to add more value than we did back in the classroom—at a fraction of the cost.

By Chelsea Adams | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Registration for lynda.com webinar, Stop training. Start learning, now open (again!)

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On Thursday, July 19, 2012 at at 11:00am PDT, lynda.com will be hosting a free webinar that challenges the status quo of standardized training, and discusses the benefits of individualized online learning. Led by lynda.com director of learning and development, Jon Robertson, the webinar aims to show organization leaders how to help inspire their teammates to genuinely want to learn.

Topics covered in the webinar include:

  •     • An examination of the reasons many online learning implementations fail
  •     • An analysis of how technology is changing the way we learn, and
  •     • Discussion of how people learn, and why it’s important that your team stops training, and starts learning

If you’re interested in adapting an online learning program for your organization but feel that you could benefit from a greater understanding of how to approach education, please join us on July 19th to learn more about the education evolution currently transforming academia and how it applies to you, and the professional world.

Register for the webinar

By Jolie Miller | Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Harnessing the productivity of Lotus Notes

If you’ve been interested in learning Lotus Notes but haven’t been quite sure where to begin, Up and Running with Lotus Notes offers an introduction to the features of Lotus Notes and how to use them, including discussion of the integrated email, database, calendar, and address book features.

In this movie from chapter two of the course, author Jess Stratton digs into the integrated email feature and shows you how to customize your Lotus Notes email inbox to display and sort emails to coincide with your workflow preferences.

Feeling comfortable with email, but looking for a way to speed up your Lotus Notes productivity? Here’s a quick list of Jess’s favorite Lotus Notes keyboard shortcuts:

Insert key allows you to toggle between read and unread marking for messages

Ctrl+m creates a blank new e-mail

Enter closes the open document you’re working on and opens the next document in  your view

F1 gives you targeted and context-relevant help

F5 locks your Notes client so you can rest assured your data is safe when you step away from your desk

Whether you just started using Notes for a new job or have been using it for years but never knew how to harness its full potential, this course teaches you the basics you’ll need to use the Sidebar, keep track of calendars and to do’s, and take advantage of Sametime instant messaging and other Notes applications.

Interested in more? • The full Up and Running with Lotus Notescourse on lynda.com • All business courses on lynda.com

Suggested courses to watch next:Time Management FundamentalsExcel 2010 Essential TrainingWord 2010 Essential TrainingEffective Meetings

By Chelsea Adams | Saturday, March 17, 2012

Announcing lyndaEnterprise multi-user solution

LyndaEnterprise multi-user experience

Recently lynda.com released lyndaEnterprise, the newest lynda.com multi-user solution. lyndaEnterprise is an opportunity for any kind of company, whether you need to help designers keep their skills sharp, or your focus is more on smooth software transitions.

With lyndaEnterprise, employees quickly set up their own accounts from the company’s network without any setup administration. Members then get unlimited access to lynda.com anytime, anywhere, on PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones.

Intended for both beginners and experienced veterans, lyndaEnterprise allows employees to choose what to learn, set their own pace, and track their usage with course-tracking reports (which are available company-wide as well as individually).

If you’re interested in lyndaEnterprise or any of our multi-user products, use the Contact Us form on the lyndaEnterprise homepage to reach a Sales representative.

By Bonnie Bills | Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Office 2010 for Business: Focus on SharePoint

Recently Microsoft released Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to business customers, and lynda.com began to roll out training on the Office 2010 applications. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be talking to some of our lynda.com authors about their experiences with Office 2010 and what this latest version can do for businesses.

SharePoint is at the heart of Microsoft’s enterprise collaboration efforts. Today’s Q&A features staff author Simon Allardice, who is developing a rich line of courses to help businesses understand how to get the most out of SharePoint. Look for his SharePoint 2010 New Features course, just released today in the Online Training Library®.

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