Month: April 2020

Subject Matter Experts

It’s All About the SMEs, The SMEs, No Troubles….

We love us some Megan Trainor around here – and so we are all about the SMEs today – and that is no trouble.

As we have talked about before, SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) are an essential part of the work we do as learning professionals – without them, we would have no domain knowledge, no real-world examples, and let’s face it – very little content.

Subject Matter Experts

Let’s Talk About SMEs

Let’s talk about SMEs baby, let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that maybe.

We hope that you will pardon our parody of the iconic hip-hop trio Salt-N-Pepa, but in our time of social distancing, we have a ton of time to rediscover music we love and it made for as catchy of a title as it did a tune. But now on to the point of our post:

Comfort Food

WeLearn Fun Fact: Our Favorite Comfort Foods

If you ever wondered what inviting WeLearn to an office potluck would be like – well, wonder no more! Recently we asked our fellow WeLearner’s what their favorite comfort foods were and, we just need to say, we would make for awesome guests for a potluck!

The View From The Top

The View From The Top Can Be Lonely!

I used to think being a leader was about how high you were on the career ladder. It is that title, your span of control, or how many teams you led. It looked and seems to be rather lonely at the top, but as my career progressed, I realized it did not have to be and let me tell you why.

Show Me The Money

Show Me The Money ! (But Know That Money Is Not All That Motivates Me!)

Show me the money! That is what employees are all about and what keeps them with you right? Well, not exactly. In fact, most employers will tell you signing bonuses, raises, and other financial incentives alone do NOT improve retention in the long term. So what do you do to keep employees? Understand the incentives that mean the most for the workforce and design an employee value proposition around them.

Where can I go?

I am here. Now where can I go?

Think back for a moment, what was your first job? Like a lot of people, we would imagine that you potentially started somewhere very different then where you are today. Now looking ahead where do you want to go? How do you get from here to there?

The Times Are Changing. Why Hasn’t Your Learning Team?

The changing nature of work continues to evolve at an ever rapid pace. If you are a learning leader or a senior business leader you know this as more than most people. So why are the roles in L&D not evolving just as fast? Looking around we still see an awful of instructional designers, facilitators, and LMS administrators, however, we begin to shift the focus to the future of work and to how learners want to learn, we see the opportunity for many new roles and skill needs.

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