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LMS Training: Why Do My Employees Need LMS Training?

Posted on March 16, 2016 By Jake White

Employee training is an important part of the onboarding process, as well as keeping your staff up to date on how to do their job. However, this process can often be frustrating, time-consuming, and even ineffective. In light of this, many new technologies have been created to improve the way we deliver employee training. The Learning Management System (LMS) is one such that helps you take control of employee training and makes it easier for your staff to get what they need from it. […]

Corporate LMS: LMS For Your Business

Posted on March 13, 2016 By Jake White

Effective employee training is vital to any business, regardless of its size or market. Equipping your new employees with the knowledge, practices, and missions associated with their position and the company as a whole is important to employee performance and morale. […]

News: Torch LMS Wins 2015 Technology Awards

Torch LMS won two Brandon Hall Awards for Excellence in Technology for 2015! The Best Advance in Learning Management Technology (Silver Award) and Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training (Bronze Award). Torch LMS also won two Brandon Hall Awards in 2014 and one in 2013. Congrats to the great team that has made this possible.   […]

LMS Software: Watch Out for LMS Featuritis

"Featuritis" is when a software product becomes too overwhelming to users, and crosses from easy to use and powerful to a frustrating level of feature fatigue (see image below). It takes an incredible amount of discipline and long-term planning for software development teams to avoid this common stage in a product's development. The irony is that it is often customer feature requests that later leads to customer dissatisfaction, as the development team makes one feature accommodation after another. And soon they become the very thing that fueled their passion for entering and disrupting their market: The broadly-disliked incumbents, who rely on marketing to hide their spreading disease of featuritis. […]

Learning Management Systems: LMS Implementation - A Better Way

We hear two major concerns from prospective customers regarding LMS implementations. First, "How long will it take?" Second, "Do you integrate with other systems?" What we hear over and over is that other providers have major issues in these two areas. We don't. Our average implementation is about 3-6 weeks. Most of our customers are shocked at how quick that is. I have personally been involved in an implementation that took nearly a year. This is insane! We will get you up and running quickly. […]

Small Business LMS: Talent Management Suite vs. Best-in-Class LMS

Talent Management Suite vs. Best-in-Class Learning Management System […]

Book Review - The Chief Learning Officer

Years ago, I read an excellent book that is a great blueprint for leaders of training & development departments. I have enjoyed some books by the co-authors, Jack Phillips, who writes a lot about measuring the return on investment (ROI) for learning and development. The book, The Chief Learning Officer: Driving Value Within a Changing Organization Through Learning and Development (334 pages), by Elkeles and Phillips, definitely covers the topic of measuring ROI. But it goes well beyond this and addresses many other important aspects of managing a successful learning & development function. […]

Learning Management Systems: The Value of a Modern Learning Management System

When I attend trade shows and ask people how they like their legacy LMS, I usually get rolling eyeballs, followed by a sigh and an emphatic, "not at all." The research on satisfaction levels certainly confirmed this general attitude about the market leaders. There are dozens of outdated, legacy learning management system (LMS) and talent management suites. Switching to something more up-to-date can make a huge difference to administrators and end users alike. A current LMS like Torch LMS seeks to solve many of the common frustrations that seem to be epidemic in this space. Here are some of the benefits of upgrading your LMS. […]

Leadership Development Models

Posted on July 09, 2015 By Jake White

Businesses need leadership programs more than ever. As the Baby Boomer generation begins to exit the workforce, the next generation of leaders need to be developed to take on new leadership responsibilities. There are thousands of books on leadership. It can be daunting to identify a leadership development model that works for your organization. From our experience, here are some of the best leadership models to incorporate into your organization's employee development efforts. […]

Training & Development: One of the Best Investments Your Company Will Make

Posted on March 21, 2015 By Jake White

By Jake White, CPLP - Torch LMS […]