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Cademi News: Northside Truck And Van Partners With Cademi To Upskill Their Sales Staff​

Northside Truck and van partners with cademi to upskill their sales staff Major Mercedes Benz dealer Northside Truck & Van has selected Cademi to upskill and support staff in their post-COVID recovery strategy.  The automotive industry has faced significant disruption from the likes of Cinch and Cazoo, so car dealerships up and down the country

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Top 5 Interview Questions to Recruit High Performers: Emotional Intelligence, Critical Thinking, Adaptability, Creativity, Communication

Recruitment really is the biggest investment you make as a business owner or HR professional. Investing in a strong team you can rely on to realise your business’s vision is absolutely crucial, and making the wrong decision wastes time, money and resources as you find yourself back in the recruitment cycle.   Steve Jobs, founding CEO of a small business

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Why Investing in an Learning Management System (LMS) is a Good Idea

Expertise: LMS providers specialise in developing and maintaining learning platforms, ensuring organisations benefit from the latest advancements and best practices. Cost-effectiveness: Hiring an LMS provider can be more cost-effective than building and managing an in-house system. It eliminates the need for dedicated IT infrastructure and personnel. Scalability: LMS providers offer scalable solutions that can accommodate

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The Top 3 Priorities for L&D Leaders in 2024

Investing in Learning and Development (L&D) initiatives has never been more crucial in today’s fast-paced world. Here are the reasons why it’s so important: Rapid Technological Advancements: Technological breakthroughs are transforming industries at an unprecedented pace. From artificial intelligence to blockchain, staying ahead of the curve requires continuous learning. Skills needed in today’s workforce are

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The Evolution of LMS: From Testing Machine to Cademi

The recent boom in EdTech might mean that you’re seeing the term “LMS” for the very first time. However, Learning Management Systems have a history that spans almost 100 years, each one attempting to revolutionise the personal learning sphere using the best that technology has to offer. This blog post takes you through the evolution of educational technology, stopping to celebrate some key innovators of the past as we go.   The

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The Growing Need for Cyber Security at Work

Technology: Good or Bad. Technology has had a profound impact on our world, bringing both benefits and challenges. While technology has facilitated remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has also opened doors for cybercriminals to launch attacks. This presents a double-edged sword scenario. Most people view technological advancements positively. However, businesses must recognise cyber

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Stress in the Workspace

Did you know that 76% of working individuals in the UK currently experience moderate to high levels of stress? Sick days due to work-related stress or burnout are costing the UK economy a staggering £28 billion a year! However, workplace stress can be effectively managed when staff are provided with the relevant information and tools.

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Questions to ask to secure your budget for LMS

To secure your budget for implementing a Learning Management System (LMS), you need to engage with internal stakeholders and ask pertinent questions to gather key information that will influence your budget decisions. Here are some essential questions that you need to ask for a seamless LMS discovery and procurement process: Whose budget will fund this

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Key Hybrid Working Skills

As companies move towards a hybrid work model, it’s crucial to prioritise the development of specific employee skills to facilitate a seamless transition for teams. To achieve this, employers should focus on enhancing the following critical skills for hybrid work: Technological proficiency: Employees must be proficient with technology as remote work necessitates the use of

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Benefits of Implementing Learner Feedback

Integrating user feedback into the refinement process of LMS courses is not only about gathering opinions, but it is also a strategic necessity. In the field of online education and training, where learner engagement and effectiveness are crucial, user feedback plays a vital role. It provides valuable insights into course content, leading to continuous improvement

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Is E-Learning Cheaper than Face-to-Face Learning?

For those constrained by budgetary considerations, the cost of training is often a core concern. This leads to the common question, “Is eLearning more cost-effective than traditional learning?” Indeed, a cost comparison between e-learning and other methods is worth exploring. While training costs can vary depending on factors such as provider quality, services rendered, and

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Building an effective business case for an LMS

Creating a comprehensive use case is essential for the successful implementation of a learning management system (LMS), whether you’re a small business, mid-market company, or enterprise. A well-structured use case helps define the objectives, requirements, and expected outcomes of integrating an LMS into your organisation. In this process, you need to take the following steps:

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How do you defend your learning budget?

Navigating through tough economic times can be challenging, especially when it comes to defending your Learning and Development (L&D) budget. However, it is crucial to ensure that your investment in employee growth and skills development remains intact, even amidst uncertainty. Here’s how you can stand up for your L&D budget: Maintain Morale: Investing in personal

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How to Save Money and Drive Results when changing LMS suppliers?

If you’re reading this, you probably understand the significance of a Learning Management System (LMS) in today’s workplace. However, if you find yourself with an LMS that fails to engage your employees, it might be time to consider switching to a better one. Such a move can greatly impact your budget, employee engagement, and productivity

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9 Essential Features of your new e-learning system blog:

In this blog post, we will discuss the key features to look for when selecting a Learning Management System (LMS). There are a lot of options available in the market, so it’s important to identify your non-negotiable requirements to choose the right one for your team. Effective Learning Management Systems are critical for driving business

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How to Choose a New Learning Management System (LMS)?

Are you tasked with finding a new LMS for your business? You’ve had a conversation with a salesperson and agreed to a meeting, but first, you need to figure out who else from your business needs to be involved in the conversation. We have the list of who you should invite and why you need

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Employee Learning Engagement Strategies

Creating an environment that fosters active learning is crucial for any organisation’s growth. Engaging employees in a way that encourages them to take up new challenges and seek development opportunities is essential. A culture of continuous learning is vital for innovation and adaptability in today’s dynamic business world. As learning leaders, we understand that developing

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The True Cost of Non-Compliance

Non-compliance isn’t just about avoiding fines and data breaches; it’s also about seizing growth opportunities. Compliance challenges present a chance for genuine behavioural and cultural change, benefiting both the organisation and its employees. Here are five key areas to enhance your compliance initiatives: Streamline Processes: Bid farewell to manual spreadsheets. Relying on outdated methods for

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5 Skills Guaranteed to Boost Productivity and Employee Satisfaction

Have you ever wondered what skillset it takes to make your workplace excel? In the ever-evolving business landscape, the key to a thriving workplace lies not just in the products or services offered, but in the people that make up the organisation.  Cultivating specific skills within the workforce can significantly elevate employee satisfaction, which has

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How to make your team want to stay in your business

No company wants a reputation of having a high employee turnover. Fact. Not only does it become a time-consuming and costly affair of constant recruitment and re-training, but it’s also a strong sign that something is not fundamentally right inside the business structure.  According to Monster, the average employee turnover rate in the UK is

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What makes our HLP different to a traditional LMS?

A question that we’ve been getting asked a lot is “What is the difference between a traditional Learning Management Software (LMS) and your Holistic Learning Platform (HLP)?” What is an LMS? An LMS is a software application that delivers, tracks and reports training and educational courses for business. The software packages have been around, in

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How to shake the “pushy estate agent” stereotype

“Pushy”. “Flash”. “Tacky”. “Sly”.  We’re sure you get it all the time.   For one reason or another, estate agents get a seriously bad rap. The butt of so many cheap and stereotypical jokes, it seems there’s an almost universally negative view of your character purely based on your career choice.   You know that’s not who you are. But

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Ways to reduce staff downtime in construction

Managing your construction team is no easy task – neither onsite nor off-site. It’s likely that you are managing multiple projects across multiple sites, and issues with staff across any of the projects could result in onsite downtime and disgruntled clients. Although maximising turnover and keeping clients happy are significantly important, so too is ensuring

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4 Ways to Make your pitch presentation more effective

If you’re in a business where you need to pitch for new business against your competitors, you’ll know by now the importance of a great presentation.  One short presentation could be the difference between landing a big new client or going back to the drawing board.    Cademi’s Digital Holistic Learning Platform has a series of courses on

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Your Reviews Really Do Matter And Here’s Why…

In the 21st Century, reviews are even more important than marketing. It’s like a super-charged word of mouth, so the modern buyer is much more likely to trust third party reviews over your shiny website. So, what do you do if a customer publicly berates your business’s customer service as “absolutely disgusting”? Do you simply reply with some empty platitude to shirk responsibility, or do

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The effects of mental health on elite performance

This summer’s recent major sporting events, including the Tokyo Olympics, certainly sparked a lot of debate about the effects of poor mental health affecting peak athletic performance.  As Japanese tennis ace, Naomi Osaka, announced a mental health break after suffering from stress in the limelight, and four-time Olympic gold medallist, Simone Biles, pulled out of

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Cademi News: Cademi selected by John Lewis to support staff facing redundancy

Cademi News: Cademi selected by John Lewis to support staff facing redundancy Major retailer John Lewis has selected Cademi to train and support staff who facing redundancy following store closures. Using impressively designed AI and psychometric testing tools, our comprehensive and compelling array of online training and learning – will give them the chance to both progress their career and boost their wellbeing, completely personalised to each learner’s individual needs. Anne Cooper,

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Upskill your team members to boost their wellbeing

In 2018 the Royal College of Psychiatrists report found that nearly 1 in 7 people suffer from mental health problems as a result of their work. It’s likely that since then, factoring in Covid, this number will have increased.    Stress and anxiety at work can occur as a result of many different reasons, for example, poor

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How to train people effectively

In the words of Richard Branson “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” Training allows you to get the best out of your people. It’s crucial, not only for their mental health and motivation but also, to stay ahead of the game and on top

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Back to work? 5 ways to keep your mental health in shape

Many of us have spent well over a year working remotely following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it seems that most employers are starting to re-open their offices and are currently speaking to staff about their plans to return. Whether you’re a fan of working from home, or not, chances are you’ll have

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Mastering the skills to sell in a digital world

Selling is a delicate and fine art. It involves a lot of rejection, repetition and being told “no thanks” over and over again. Especially in our modern digital world where the choices for customers are endless. Sales is not a career that suits everyone. It requires confidence, persistence and commitment. But, once you accept and

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How to win the talent war

Tech acceleration, automation, and the COVID-19 pandemic are transforming the world rapidly, turning recruitment into a challenging undertaking. Because of that, navigating the hiring process and employee journey requires comprehensive improvements. It’s no longer enough to rely on pre-COVID strategies that typically overlook job seekers’ needs, subtle generational differences, and skill gaps. If you want

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Avoiding stress and burnout in your agency

We’re not letting you into a huge secret when we say that agency life can be brutal and exhausting. You’re constantly trying to juggle your client’s needs, make them like you, report to them and pitch new ideas to them. Factor in those weekly team meetings, brainstorm sessions and end of month reports, and many

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Holistic learning: Your new competitive advantage

In today’s hyper-competitive marketplace, each business is striving to gain advantage over the other. Consumers are savvy, digital is king and start-ups are popping up left, right and centre. But, what makes a business really stand out from the crowd nowadays? What makes customers want to be faithful? What makes its employees want to stay?

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Why Cademi is the Perfect Resource for Modern Learners

If you’re operating a small to medium size enterprise (SME), then you understand the vital role your employees play not only in running your business, but growing it as well. Margins are tight, deadlines are tough, and everyone is giving it their all to reach this quarter’s goals. In such a busy space, a strong

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How millennials changed the core values of business

Core values are extremely important for every single business operating right now. Regardless of industry, size, or location, a company’s core values paint a picture of their ethos and reason for existing. The independent local bakery with six employees, the telesales business employing 100 part-time staff and the construction company operating across multiple offices and

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Upskill or Uplift? Why your employee training programmes need both

If you’re in tune with trends in the UK labour market, you’re likely aware that the skills gap crisis is a serious and growing concern across most industries. Plug “skills gap crisis” into any search engine, and you will find report after report addressing this growing predicament. And this issue isn’t only affecting productivity and

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