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  • 10 Minutes of reading

    Published on 12 May 2022.

    You’ve probably heard about hard and soft skills. The first refer to measurable talents and abilities – such as being able to create a graph using Excel – while the second refer to subjective skills that are more difficult to quantify, such as performing well under pressure.  


  • 8 Minutes of reading

    Published on 12 May 2022.

    The retail sector has experienced unprecedented upheavals over the past couple of years. Successive lockdowns during the pandemic, compounded by the supply chain issues brought about by Brexit, have had an adverse effect on the sector’s sales and profits, leading to redundancies and causing many workers to leave the sector.  


  • 7 Minutes of reading

    Published on 11 May 2022.

    Is your business looking for high-quality online training content? Are you looking to create a catalogue of e-learning modules that meet your employees’ needs? These questions are becoming increasingly pertinent amidst the ongoing changes to the worlds of work and training. Luckily, off-the-shelf content delivered via LMS can help to address many of the issues companies face and enable employees to gain new skills.


  • 6 Minutes of reading

    Published on 11 May 2022.

    Not quite sure what off-the-shelf courses can offer your business? Or are you struggling to choose between the thousands of modules available on your LMS? In this article, the Rise Up team will walk you through the kinds of skills your employees can gain thanks to off-the-shelf training content.


  • 7 Minutes of reading

    Published on 11 May 2022.

    Businesses across the globe are all looking for ways to upskill their employees quickly and effectively. Putting together a bank of training materials is key to this. To make things easier for you, we’ve created Rise Up Content: a catalogue of e-learning modules in a variety of engaging formats that you can use straight away. In this guide, we’ll highlight six of our favourite off-the-shelf content formats that your team will love.


  • 8 Minutes of reading

    Published on 11 May 2022.

    When planning out training courses for your learners, a few elements are as important as the content itself. However, it can be difficult to choose between off-the-shelf content, which is ready to use as is, and bespoke content, which your organisation either designs itself or commissions.


  • 11 Minutes of reading

    Published on 03 May 2022.

    Skills as currency. That’s an expression that is being used a lot at the moment in L&D and business circles. But it’s not actually a new concept – it’s something that L&D was talking about 15/20 years ago, usually in relation to IT skills. However, it’s resurfaced the past couple of years and for very good reason. Skills – or more accurately, a lack of them - is a very topical issue right now.  


  • 6 Minutes of reading

    Published on 03 May 2022.

    This was the title of a recent webinar on adaptive learning, conducted by Rise Up in conjunction with HR analysts Fosway Group. Michael Strawbridge, global head of community at the Learning and Performance Institute, chaired the webinar, with Marie Redor, head of product at Rise Up and Fiona Leteney, senior analyst at Fosway Group, forming the panel.   


  • 11 Minutes of reading

    Published on 03 May 2022.

    An e-learning course is only effective if the majority of learners who enrol on it actually see it through to completion – yet retaining learners’ attention and keeping them actively engaged is notoriously more difficult with a distance learning course. Studying alone and having to deal with unwanted distractions (whether at work or at home) are just two reasons why learners tend to abandon distance learning courses before completing them.


  • 6 Minutes of reading

    Published on 03 May 2022.

    It goes without saying that adhering to a well-defined methodology is crucial when it comes to designing a blended learning course. The first step is understanding how teaching theory can help you to develop your employees’ skills. Next, it’s a case of analysing your organisation’s structure to determine your target learners and teaching objectives. After that, you can move on to the design phase, where you can reflect on the teaching strategy you plan to implement.


  • 6 Minutes of reading

    Published on 03 May 2022.

    Rolling out a range of digital training courses can often prove tricky, especially for the first time. However, provided that you’re well prepared and organised, digitalising your training courses with a blended learning approach doesn’t have to be difficult.


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