EdCast Launches AI-Powered Learning for Microsoft Teams

EdCast Launches AI-Powered Learning for Microsoft Teams

EdCast’s leading digital learning and upskilling platform delivers personalized knowledge in the flow of work for Microsoft Teams

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA Feb. 6, 2019 — EdCast, known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, now provides technology for learning, knowledge management and information discovery for Microsoft Teams users. EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud has successfully completed the compatibility and security review, and the app is now available through the Microsoft AppSource marketplace for immediate use.

EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud integration enables all Microsoft Teams users to gain one-click access to knowledge on-demand. Organizations can use the Knowledge Cloud to address sales enablement, training, and upskilling needs in ways that are completely integrated into the flow of work with Microsoft Teams, which is now commercially used by 120 million people around the world as part of the Office 365 suite.

Key features available through the EdCast application for Microsoft Teams:

  • Content Curation:
    • Search: Find relevant content from known sources through a unified search engine covering all of your content sources (internal, external, paid, user-generated, and more).
    • Today’s Insights: Get daily personalized recommendations based on your interests, activity, and job title delivered automatically.
    • Channels: Explore the latest and greatest content in your theme-focused channels that you choose to follow.
  • AI-Powered: Personalized materials are curated by our proprietary AI that can pull from all internal, external, paid and subject matter expert content sources.
  • Security: Enterprise-grade security and privacy controls.
  • Engagement (Mobile-first and In-App): Collaboration capabilities available across disparate groups.
  • Customization: Branded and tailored for you and the unique needs of your learners.
  • Analytics: Advanced reporting to assess and measure performance, manage certifications, and empower discretionary learning.
  • Learning Digital Wallet: Frictionless access to paid content with cost savings across publishers and products as part of EdCast’s learning marketplace.

“Now that EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud is available to all Microsoft Teams users with just a few clicks, millions of people can access valuable learning and insights directly in the flow of work,” says Karl Mehta, Founder, and CEO of EdCast. “Our strategic focus on delivering the best knowledge-sharing solutions through a multi-channel approach reinforces the work we’ve done to make EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud app widely available, including in the AppSource marketplace for Microsoft Teams and other Office 365 productivity tools.”

To access EdCast’s application for Microsoft Teams in the Microsoft AppSource marketplace, users can go to https://appsource.microsoft.com and search for “EdCast” or click here. EdCast also recently announced the certification and availability of its Knowledge Cloud app for Office 365’s Excel, PowerPoint, and Word applications, which is available here.

About EdCast

EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used internationally by Global 2000 companies and large government organizations, including NASSCOM and World Economic Forum, to solve the discovery and curation problems across all external and internal knowledge sources. EdCast’s offerings include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and MyGuide’s in-app guides, intelligence, and automation for business software. Follow on Twitter @EdCast.

3 Types of Organizational Change L&D Professionals Should Implement in 2019

3 Types of Organizational Change L&D Professionals Should Implement in 2019

Learning is key to a company’s success. Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, said, “An organization’s ability to learn and translate that learning into action rapidly is the ultimate competitive advantage,” per Allen Comm.1 L&D professionals can increase learning and optimize corporate wellness this year by implementing a few simple tips.  

Want to Jumpstart Organizational Change in 2019?
Give These 3 Ideas a Try.

Here are three ideas that can streamline training, increase productivity, boost employee satisfaction, and more:

  1. Upskill and reskill employees — If you do nothing differently this year, make upskilling and reskilling employees a top priority.
    “U.S. competitiveness is being hurt by a skills shortage…46% (of company presidents and CFOs) believe the workforce is not receiving the proper skills training businesses require,” wrote a contributor to CNBC.2
    The answer to closing the corporate skills gap is simple, but not easy: effectively train employees. For your company, this could mean investing more money into training.
    There are many ways to get better results from corporate training. One is by enabling staff to learn in the flow of work.
  1. Promote learning in the flow of work — “Learning in the flow of work” refers to learning and training that takes place during the course of a normal workday. It doesn’t require an employee to leave his or her desk, or even leave the business applications they may be working with. It feels natural, is informal, and is the future of learning.
    According to Josh Bersin, most employees have only 24 minutes per week to learn.3 When employees learn in the flow of work, they aren’t pulled away from their job unnecessarily. Instead, they rapidly acquire new skills from microlearning segments, such as succinct video tutorials or articles, then immediately apply those skills to their task at hand.
    Companies can promote learning in the flow of work by implementing tools like Office 365, Salesforce, or a learning experience platform.
  1. Create a collaborative work culture — Collaborative work environments offer many benefits for employers as well as employees. Increasing collaboration among staff not only inspires creativity and promotes knowledge sharing, but it also increases performance, according to Forbes.
    To boost workplace collaboration, facilitate team-building activities, use team collaboration software, and improve employee communication with an AI Knowledge Cloud.

 

How Will You Drive Change This Year as an L&D Professional?

Hoping to drive organizational change hard in 2019? If so, try putting a greater emphasis on upskilling and reskilling employees via effective training, enabling staff to learn in the flow of work, and making company culture more collaborative.

 

References:

  1. Allen Comm. 13 learning and development quotes to spark inspiration. https://www.allencomm.com/blog/2015/09/13-learning-and-development-quotes-to-spark-inspiration/.
  2. CNBC. Here’s what the June unemployment rate is not telling you about job losses. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/07/heres-what-the-unemployment-rate-is-not-telling-you-about-job-losses.html.  
  3. Bersin, Josh. A new paradigm for corporate training: learning in the flow of work. https://joshbersin.com/2018/06/a-new-paradigm-for-corporate-training-learning-in-the-flow-of-work/.
  4. Forbes. New study finds that collaboration drives workplace performance. https://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2017/06/22/new-study-finds-that-collaboration-drives-workplace-performance/#423f56de3d02.  

Let’s Connect at the Learning Technologies Event in London

Let’s Connect at the Learning Technologies Event February 13 and 14 in London.

EdCast is a proud sponsor of this year’s Learning Technologies event. We will be in the EdCast Stand #P16 and we’d like to discuss your unique learning and knowledge-sharing needs. EdCast is the AI-powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used internationally by Global 2000 companies and large government organizations to solve the discovery and curation problems across all external and internal knowledge sources.

Please put our topical session on your schedule:

Democratization of Knowledge & Learning in the Enterprise
Feb. 14, 2019, Day 2, Theatre 11 at 3:30p

Annee Bayeux,
Chief Customer Officer, Europe
EdCast

Annee Bayeux leads Customer efforts for EdCast in Europe. She previously served as the global head of Danone Academy, Global HR Process Tools Director at GE, and Head of Global Design and Digital Learning at Alstom. She is an international professional with 20 years combined experience in HR Digital transformation, M&A activities, and Learning and Development at corporate universities and HR centers of expertise.

Let’s pick a time that works for us to chat at the event. Contact us at marketing@edcast.com and we can plan to see you there.

Enhance ServiceNow With Knowledge On Demand

Here are 3 benefits of the EdCast Knowledge Cloud in the ServiceNow Portal

Enhance ServiceNow With Knowledge On Demand

Today’s enterprise is faced with unique challenges. Not only must employees, customers and partners receive traditional training, but they need to access valuable training content right at the point of need for maximum effectiveness. This is no easy feat for company leaders to implement effectively.

When training does not happen at the point of need, individuals are unable to gain the insights they need when they really need them and cannot immediately implement what they know. As a result, “the impact of the learning is lost almost entirely,” states Saffron Interactive.1

The average company spends about $1,250 per employee per year on training and cannot afford for a single dollar to be wasted.2 One way organizations can ensure training takes place in a timely manner (i.e., in the flow of work) and optimize funds spent on training is by implementing a fully integrated learning solution. Enter EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud integration with ServiceNow, which modernizes  a traditional, tedious, manual way of working and learning.

Tools That Promote Learning in the Flow of Work  

“Learning in the flow of work,” a term established by Josh Bersin, refers to informal learning that takes place naturally, during an employee’s workday right at the point of need. Workflow learning is organic and engaging, and isn’t time-consuming like traditional learning. It enables people to put new skills to instant use, increasing knowledge retention and helping companies generate a great ROI on their training investments.

To promote learning in the flow of work, or learning at the point of need, ServiceNow customers can now implement their solutions  that include the EdCast Knowledge Cloud app.

“With EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud solution now being certified and made available in the ServiceNow Store, we can add tremendous value to a client’s customer base by making advanced learning and knowledge-sharing features readily available,” said Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO of EdCast. “We bring learning in the flow of work to our customers, and our strategic effort with ServiceNow advances that initiative.”

Three Solutions the EdCast Knowledge Cloud in the ServiceNow Portal Delivers

On its own, the EdCast Knowledge Cloud provides AI-driven upskilling, personalizes learning and increases productivity. When used to enhance ServiceNow, it also does the following:  

  1. Enables ServiceNow users across all departments to gain one-click access to knowledge on demand. Employees can now address their unique knowledge needs instantly.
  2. Promotes sales enablement for enterprises by giving sales teams the training, tools and insights they need to engage buyers at their fingertips through the ServiceNow cloud.  
  3. Helps enterprises upskill employees with customized training experiences, which improve employee satisfaction and engagement.3

 

Related Reading: 8 Benefits of Moving to the Knowledge Cloud

 

Why Companies are Enhancing ServiceNow Solutions with EdCast’s Knowledge OnDemand

“ServiceNow is dedicated to helping our customers deliver next gen consumer-like service experiences to employees,” states Deepak R. Bharadwaj, Vice President and General Manager, HR Business Unit, ServiceNow.

“EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud provides employees with access to personalized and tailored learning experiences across multiple disparate content sources,” Bharadwaj explained. “With the certified integration between the two solutions, customers can easily configure access to contextual learning and knowledge from EdCast directly within ServiceNow’s Employee Service Center, making it easy for employees during life events, such as onboarding, transfers, and parental leave, and providing a one-stop shop for employee experiences throughout the employee journey.”

We are excited about bringing this combined solution to enterprises and to ServiceNow customers. By enhancing ServiceNow with EdCast’s knowledge on demand, companies are better able to meet the many needs of their global workforce, including streamlining training and making learning in the flow of work a reality for each employee.

Access the EdCast Knowledge Cloud app in the ServiceNow store here. Or send us a message at marketing@edcast.com with any questions.

 

References:

  1. Saffron Interactive. The point-of-need: where effective learning really matters. https://saffroninteractive.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/advance_21_online.pdf.
  2. Patriot Software. What is the cost of training employees? https://www.patriotsoftware.com/payroll/training/blog/cost-training-employees-average/.
  3. KnowledgeWave. How to Raise Employee Satisfaction. https://www.knowledgewave.com/blog/customized-training-and-job-satisfaction.

 

8 Benefits of Moving to the Knowledge Cloud

8 Benefits of Moving to the Knowledge Cloud

“The most profound impact of the 21st Century enterprise will be the way we move work to where the workers are,” stated Redefining the Future of Knowledge Work.1 A Knowledge Cloud gives employees constant online access to work, in a sense “moving” the work to them and, by doing so, promoting learning in the flow of work.   

How Moving to a Knowledge Cloud Will Benefit Your Company

According to Josh Bersin, founder of Bersin by Deloitte and leading HR analyst, “… the way we interact with information has made the original LMS [Learning Management System] paradigm, that of a portal-based online university, increasingly obsolete.2” A Knowledge Cloud is different from other online learning platforms in that it encourages a higher adoption of learning through incredible user experiences, personalized learning, enhanced analytics, and other areas addressing today’s demand.

Powered by AI and highly intuitive, the EdCast Knowledge Cloud provides the following benefits to some of the largest and innovative companies around the world:

  1. AI-powered knowledge — Personalized content from internal, external, and subject matter experts is AI-powered knowledge that companies thrive on. This type of knowledge is beneficial to corporations because it facilitates training that is specific, relevant, and more effective.
  2. Increased productivity – During an 8-hour workday, the average employee is only productive for three hours, stated Inc.com.3 This is why company leaders are constantly looking for ways to improve employee productivity. The EdCast Knowledge Cloud is a viable solution to the productivity problem as it increases performance by up to 50 percent.
  3. Learner engagement — Being mobile-first and in-app allow for collaborative capabilities available across dynamic groups of users. This increases employee engagement with learning and peers naturally.  The EdCast Knowledge Cloud delivers valuable content in the flow of work by integrating with popular productivity software like Microsoft Office365, Slack, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Facebook Workplace and more.
  4. Customized content – “Personalization will revolutionize L&D by providing customized learning experiences for every employee,” stated a contributor to Gartner.4 Our Knowledge Cloud allows administrators to deliver contextually relevant content that is tailored to their companies and to the unique needs of their employees. Powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, the problem of content discovery can be solved advanced personalized learning and self-guided access to relevant content.
  5. Advanced analytics — Advanced, accurate analytics are critical to a company’s success. The EdCast Knowledge Cloud gives company leaders access to detailed reports that measure performance, manage certifications, knowledge graphs, and empower discretionary learning and training to better facilitate growth and innovation.
  6. Easy access to paid content — When clients purchase cloud content, they should have easy, immediate access to it. Our Knowledge Cloud’s Learning Digital Wallet provides frictionless access to paid content across a variety of publishers and products. This can result in cost savings.
  7. Data security More than 4,000 ransomware attacks occur every day, per the FBI.5 For any company that uses cloud-based software, cybersecurity is critical. Our Knowledge Cloud features enterprise-grade security and privacy controls that ensure sensitive and personal data is kept safe.
  8. Vast learning and knowledge materials – Bring all of your leaning content into one portal and delivered to employees in a personalized learning feed. Internal, external, paid, and user generated data can now be accounted for and made instantly available with EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud.

Is Your Workforce Powered by the Knowledge Cloud?

Organizational leaders across all sectors are seeing tremendous benefits from moving to the Knowledge Cloud. Learn more about how a knowledge cloud can help your organization.

 

References:

  1. Delphi Group. The knowledge cloud. http://delphigroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/KnowledgeCloud_v2-1.pdf.
  2. Chief Learning Officer Magazine by Josh Bersin on January 3, 2019. https://www.clomedia.com/2019/01/03/a-whole-new-world-of-learning/
  3. Inc.com. In an 8-hr day, the average worker is productive for this many hours. https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/in-an-8-hour-day-the-average-worker-is-productive-for-this-many-hours.html.
  4. Gartner. 3 ways personalization can improve the employee experience. https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/3-ways-personalization-can-improve-the-employee-experience/.
  5. FBI. Ransomware prevention and response for CISOs. https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/ransomware-prevention-and-response-for-cisos.pdf/view.

Office 365 and Learning in the Flow of Work

Office 365 and Learning in the Flow of Work

Focusing on learning in the workplace can engage employees, develop staff, increase productivity, prevent turnover, and upskill key professionals. Company leaders recognize the value of learning at work, which is a key reason why learning and career management software is the fastest-growing segment in HR technology, according to Josh Bersin.1

What Does “Learning in the Flow of Work” Mean?

“Learning in the flow of work” is a concept popularized by Bersin. “It refers to informal learning that literally happens in the flow of work and can be immediately applied to work-related tasks,” stated Why Your Company Should Promote Learning in the Flow of Work.

Workflow learning is not structured. It happens outside the confines of a traditional employee training program. Because it is informal, it gives professionals a sense of control over their learning processes and tends to be more fulfilling and enjoyable than traditional learning.2

Since this type of learning can be quickly put into practice, it provides immediate gratification for employees, encouraging them to continuously learn without having to be pulled away their work.

Why It’s Important to Learn in the Flow of Work

Today, it is more important than ever for employees develop a culture of continuous learning. This is because professionals are busier than ever. To say the average employee has a lot of his or her plate is an understatement.

Most employees are so pressed for time that they have just 24 minutes per week to focus on training and development, Bersin wrote.3 This is not nearly enough time to acquire new skills necessary for growth and professional competence. Employees who learn in the flow of work glean these skills at a natural pace fitting their immediate objectives.  

Tools That Support Workflow Learning: Office 365 and the EdCast Knowledge Cloud

Most companies aren’t equipped to ensure employees are constantly learning in the flow of work. They often use outdated methods of learning and training that don’t drive results. By implementing tools that facilitate workflow learning, company leaders can set staff up for success.

One resource that can promote workflow learning is Microsoft’s Office 365. This cloud-based tool integrates a variety of apps and services, which can include Skype for Business Online, OneDrive for Business, Powerpoint, Excel, Word, and more.

EdCast, known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, now provides technology for learning, knowledge management and information discovery to users of Microsoft Office 365. EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud app enables all Office 365 users to gain one-click access to knowledge on-demand. Organizations can use the Knowledge Cloud to address sales enablement, training and upskilling needs in ways that are integrated into the flow of work with Microsoft’s leading cloud-based business productivity suite, Office 365, now commercially used by 120 million people around  the world.

The EdCast app for Office 365 increases productivity and fosters a corporate learning culture by making learning in the flow of work readily available.

Support learning in the flow of work at your organization. The EdCast app can be downloaded from the AppSource Marketplace.

 

References:

1, 3. Bersin, Josh. Learning in the flow of work. https://www.slideshare.net/jbersin/learning-in-the-flow-of-work/8-Copyright_2017_Deloitte_Development_LLC.   

2. eLearning Industry. 8 benefits of informal learning in the workplace. https://elearningindustry.com/informal-learning-in-the-workplace-8-benefits.

 

Reskilling the Global IT Workforce to be Future-Ready

Reskilling the Global IT Workforce to be Future-Ready

By 2020, it’s estimated that 75 percent of organizations will experience business disruptions due to infrastructure and operations skills gaps, according to CIO.This source also stated that there are currently more IT jobs available than qualified IT professionals to fill them. Clearly, the global IT workforce is not fully staffed or prepared for the future.  

The Dismal State of the Current IT Skills Gap

Organizations of all kinds are facing an IT skills gap. According to TechCo2:

  • 45 percent of small businesses weren’t able to find qualified (IT) applicants to fill job openings in the first quarter of 2017.
  • 70 percent of cybersecurity professionals believe that their organization is being negatively impacted by the skills shortage in the tech industry.

Many IT professionals around the world are simply not equipped to handle high-level information technology roles. If these individuals do not obtain the skills these roles call for, they as professionals will eventually become obsolete.  

Why Reskilling is Essential to IT Pros’ Future-Readiness

Due to the speed at which technology is transforming and the need companies have for qualified IT workers, the only way an IT professional can truly become future-ready is through regular reskilling.  

Today’s information technology professional should be skilled in big data, cybersecurity, analytics, and cloud computing. While a small percentage of this population has these skills, the majority doesn’t, which is why IT roles are remaining unfilled.  

Reskilling is helpful to both IT pro and employer. It increases IT employees’ hireability while simultaneously increasing their productivity, which has major payoffs for the companies they work for.3

The EdCast Knowledge Cloud is Helping to Upskill IT Pros Around the World

The EdCast Knowledge Cloud platform powers FutureSkills, an initiative created by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), to re-skill and upskill the global IT workforce. This initiative is targeting one million IT pros in India and other parts of the world by January 2021. India’s Minister for IT and Law, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said, “Even if a technology destroys ten jobs, it will create 100 jobs. This reskilling platform will help manage that transition.”

The Cloud is also being used to help launch Nordic Futures learning portal. “The goal of this unique project is to provide knowledge, content, insights and learning across enterprise, academic, and government teams in all Nordic countries.”

The EdCast Knowledge Cloud is helping IT professionals around the globe prepare for the future by gaining critical skills. Learn more about the Knowledge Cloud here.

 

References:

  1. CIO. The IT skills gap: facts vs. fictions. https://www.cio.com/article/3309419/hiring-and-staffing/it-skills-gap-facts-vs-fictions.html.
  2. TechCo. The skills gap in tech: everything you need to know. https://tech.co/news/skills-gap-tech-everything-know-2017-12.
  3. Entrepreneur India. Here’s how upskilling and reskilling will help the IT industry. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/317809.

Nishchae Suri to join the Global Management Executive team at EdCast

Nishchae Suri to Join the Global Management Executive Team at EdCast

EdCast announced the appointment of Nishchae Suri as the President for EdCast’s operations in India, South East Asia and the Middle East. He joins EdCast from KPMG, where he served as Senior Partner for six years. Based out of Gurgaon, Mr. Suri will join EdCast’s Global Management Executive team starting January 2019.

EdCast’s award-winning AI-powered Knowledge Cloud platform is used around the world by Global 2000 companies and government enterprises to provide learning and knowledge-related solutions.

With a track record of building large-scale transformational technology solutions, EdCast’s executive team is passionate about enhancing enterprise knowledge-sharing, training and learning experiences for organizations around the world.

Speaking about Mr Suri’s appointment, Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO of EdCast Inc, said, “As the $200 billion market for corporate learning continues to expand with demand for upskilling solutions, EdCast is helping lead, both, a global shift to the cloud, and an enterprise transition to AI-powered solutions. Nishchae, with his vast experience in consulting, will not only help us in better understanding the needs of clients in key markets, but also provide leadership in developing an overarching strategy and customised solutions to address those needs.”  

With over two decades of experience in consulting and academia, Nishchae has worked with a wide array of clients across the globe. Prior to joining EdCast, Nishchae was a Senior Partner with KPMG. He was also the Managing Director and CEO for Mercer, India. Nishchae started his career with Hewitt Associates (Aon) where he held several leadership positions and was recognized for becoming their youngest Global Partner.

Nishchae has led some of the largest transformation engagements, working with Public Sector Enterprises, Indian & Foreign Multinationals and family-led businesses.

His passion for education and pursuit of building the next generation of leaders led Nishchae to co-found the School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL),

An alumnus of The Doon School, SRCC and Symbiosis, Nishchae is widely respected as a thought-leader in industry circles for his innovative, solution-oriented approach to client issues.

“I am pleased to join EdCast at a time of exciting opportunities. Over the last few years, EdCast has made rapid progress and developed innovative solutions. We are now uniquely poised to build on this strong foundation, given the sheer breadth and depth of our capability and intellectual capital,” said Mr. Suri.

About EdCast

EdCast is the AI-powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used internationally by Global 2000 companies and large government organizations to solve the discovery and curation problems across all external and internal knowledge sources. EdCast’s offerings include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and MyGuide’s in-app guides, intelligence and automation for business software. Follow on Twitter @EdCast.

 

Why Companies Should Promote Learning in the Flow of Work

Why Companies Should Promote Learning in the Flow of Work

About 70 percent of employees are disengaged at work, according to Gallup.1 Disengagement causes a slew of problems for companies, including high rates of turnover and increased costs. In fact, Deloitte reported that federal agencies lose $65 billion each year to employee disengagement.2

There are many strategies company leaders implement in an attempt to resolve employee disengagement issues. Here’s one you may not have tried yet: prioritizing learning for the sake of employee satisfaction, not just upskilling.

Why Your Company Should Make Learning a Top Priority

Creating a learning culture can be beneficial for any company. A culture of learning promotes efficiency gains and increases productivity and profits.3 New research by Josh Bersin indicates that learning not only makes employees more competent, but also more happy.

“In the research we just completed, we found that employees who spend time at work learning are 47% less likely to be stressed, 39% more likely to feel productive and successful, 23% more ready to take on additional responsibilities, and 21% more likely to feel confident and happy. And the more you learn, the happier you become,” wrote Bersin in a recent LinkedIn article.4

The trouble is that there is simply not enough time during the workday for learning. One way to get around this is to ensure employees are learning in the flow of work, which is what almost 50 percent of workers desire.5

How to Promote Learning in the Flow of Work

“Learning in the flow of work” is a term made popular by Bersin. It refers to informal learning that literally happens in the flow of work and can be immediately applied to work-related tasks.

Not every learning platform effectively facilitates learning in the flow of work. For example, learning management systems are not necessarily conducive to this. But a learning experience platform can be, according to Bersin.

Learning experience platforms recommend, integrate, and curate information like training materials and documents to create a personalized, online, social learning experience for employees. Using the information, these platforms arrange learning paths for users. These learning paths can make learning in the flow of work second nature for employees and boost their job satisfaction.

Read more about how learning experience platforms promote learning in the flow of work.6 

Increase Employee Engagement with Workflow Learning

If you want your employees to be happier and reduce the associated costs of turnover , ensure consistent learning is part of their daily work experience. Enable this type of learning with our AI-powered knowledge cloud that delivers learning in the flow of work with Microsoft Office 356, Salesforce, Slack, ServiceNow, and more. If you want to see it in action, click here.

 

References:

  1. Forbes. 10 shocking workplace stats you need to know. https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidsturt/2018/03/08/10-shocking-workplace-stats-you-need-to-know/#39f12e87f3af.
  2. Axero. 20 problems linked to employee disengagement. https://axerosolutions.com/blogs/timeisenhauer/pulse/365/20-fundamental-problems-linked-to-employee-disengagement.  
  3. BIV. Benefits of creating an organizational learning culture. https://biv.com/article/2014/09/benefits-creating-organizational-learning-culture.
  4. Bersin, Josh. New research shows “heavy learners” more confident, successful, and happy at work. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/want-happy-work-spend-time-learning-josh-bersin/
  5. Bersin, Josh. A new paradigm for corporate training: Learning in the flow of work. https://joshbersin.com/2018/06/a-new-paradigm-for-corporate-training-learning-in-the-flow-of-work/.
  6. Bersin, Josh. Learning in the flow of work: Arriving now. https://joshbersin.com/2018/11/learning-in-the-flow-of-work-arriving-now/

EdCast’s CEO, Karl Mehta, Ranks as Best CEO for 2018

EdCast’s CEO, Karl Mehta, Ranks as Best CEO for 2018

For the second consecutive year, the Founder & CEO of EdCast, Karl Mehta, was recognized with a Best CEOs award for small and mid-sized companies from Comparably. Karl joins other notable CEOs from large organizations that include Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Jeff Bezos, of Amazon, Elon Musk of Space X/Tesla, and Marc Benioff of Salesforce, to name a few. The full list is posted on USA Today.

The Comparably Awards honor businesses that are helping to drive positive culture change across companies large and small. Rankings are derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees who anonymously rate their employers on Comparably.com throughout the year. There are no fees or costs associated with participating, nor is nomination required.

To identify which company leaders are the best in the U.S., Comparably compiled data from nearly 10M ratings across 50,000 U.S. companies.

Karl Mehta is a serial entrepreneur, author, investor, engineer, and civil servant with over 20 years of experience in founding, building, and funding technology companies in the U.S. and international markets. He is currently Founder & CEO of EdCast Inc., an AI-powered knowledge-cloud platform company backed by Stanford University and former venture partner at Menlo Ventures, a leading VC firm of Silicon Valley with over $4B under management.

Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of PlaySpan Inc., acquired by Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the world’s largest payment network. Karl also served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, selected by the Obama Administration during the inaugural 2012-13 term. In 2014 he was appointed by Governor Brown to the Workforce Investment Board of the State of California. In 2010, Karl won the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Ernst & Young for Northern California. Karl is on the boards of Simpa Networks and on the advisory board of Intel Capital and Chapman University’s Center of Entrepreneurship.

Karl is founder of several non-profit’s including Code For India and Grassroots Innovation. He is author of “Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid”.