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December 2016


Dear Readers,


Employee engagement has become a key business success factor.  Improving engagement can enhance productivity and innovation (among other benefits).   

But according to Gallup’s 2016 Employee Engagement Survey, only 40% of millennials feel strongly connected to their company’s mission – and 60% are open to different job opportunities.  This one-foot-out-the-door mentality means a large segment of your employees may not be interested in contributing to the long-term success of your business.


But there is hope.  This month, you’ll gain best practice insights from five big tech companies (Salesforce, Yelp, Pandora, Adobe, Facebook, Coinbase).  Each of these companies are using innovative learning and development programs to ensure employees are engaged at work. 


Five emerging trends in learning & development will augment these insights. Businesses are finding ways to leverage a wide range of techniques including social, mobile, and adaptive learning. Is your business tapping into the most innovative practices to keep you on track for growth?  Read on… 


                                                  WorkforceXpert Editorial Team


5 Tech Leaders Step Up Learning and Development to Engage Employees

By Ellen Wilson

How five big name tech companies (Salesforce, Yelp, Pandora, Adobe, Facebook, Coinbase) use innovative learning and development programs to ensure employees are engaged at work.  Learn how startups and mid-sized companies can borrow from their playbooks.

Company Culture: How to Capture Your Values

By Matthew Jagoda
Whether a startup or a centuries-old conglomerate, there are key elements that go into revisiting what you stand for and where you’re headed. Learn the questions to ask and the best ways to finalized and communicate a clear set of values to your employees.

5 Trends for the Future of Learning and Development

By David Wentworth

Five key trends and best practices that companies should consider include the use of mobile technology, adoption of social learning tools, alignment with corporate objectives, use of adaptive learning principles, and the ability to measure effectiveness.  
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White House Challenges States to Overhaul Non-Compete Deals

By Jon Hyman

Employers often misuse non-competes to scare workers away from their competitors, knowing that the cost of litigation serves to enforce an otherwise unenforceable deal.  Learn how to shape non-competes to protect your business while promoting innovation.
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Top 10 Objections to Gamification (and the Best Way to Respond)

By JD Dillon

User engagement should always be a primary consideration for any L&D strategy. Providing solid reasons for employees to choose a learning experience over other work activities will help increase engagement. And, who knows, it just might be fun! 
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