Lumesse client SABMiller wins top award for blended learning campaign

By John Helmer

Awards logo Personnel Today Overall WinnerOur joy was unconfined this week as one of our clients picked up the ‘prize of prizes’ at this year’s Personal Today Awards for a blended learning programme in which the Lumesse Learning team played a key role, creating bespoke elearning content using our CourseBuilder authoring tool.

At the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane, SABMiller won first the Award for Excellence in Learning and Development, and then was named ‘best of the best’ overall winner.

Lumesse Learning was the lead digital development partner on the winning programme, known as PRGM, an ambitious learning and development initiative that helped to improve profitable growth. PRGM has delivered more than $33 million in incremental profits since it launched.

The brewing company, which produces iconic beer brands and has recently been acquired by AB InBev, beat 900 other submissions and the winners from 20 other categories to receive the coveted Overall Winner Award.

SABMiller and Lumesse people at Personnel Today Awards Ceremony

 


Does your elearning authoring tool do this? CourseBuilder update vlog

By Harriet Croxton

cb-update-webinar-v2Studies indicate that about one fifth (20%) of the population has some kind of disability. The number of disabled users in the workforce is rising in the UK, and more and more organisations now have positive policies on accessibility for digital learning materials.

One key area is providing support for the visually impaired; making it easier for them to use screen-readers and other aids. Every employer needs to ensure that online learning resources carry all the relevant accessibility features. Continue reading


11 ways to empower the self-directed learner

By John Helmer

Graphic ident for research report Me Time: Empowering the Self-Directed Learner Recently our Head of Transformation, Rachel Cook, contributed a piece to this blog about how changes in the pattern of employment are shaking up the employer/employee relationship. One of the most interesting aspects of Rachel’s work for us was how these changes ­– momentous enough to get analysts talking in terms of a ‘fourth industrial revolution’ – are highlighting the phenomenon of the self-directed learner.

Aware that this is a source of much debate for the learning and development clients we work with, and in many cases a pain point, we wanted to know more.

We reached out to our research partners, Towards Maturity, for help in investigating this phenomenon, and commissioned a report written by Peter Williams, editor of e.learning age entitled Me Time: Empowering the Self-Directed Learner that you can download for free. The findings were fascinating. Continue reading


Five important tips that will help you engage learners with HSE training

By Harriet Croxton

lum_photography_human_2015_014Here is a great blog post from Toby Roberts from our HSE content partner, Safety Media.

Health and Safety training is part and parcel of any business, big or small and it is essential for employers to provide this training for their employees. However, like much in life, the most important tasks are annoyingly often the ones we consider the most boring.

When it comes to learning, there has been much advancement over the years, from early CD Roms, video tapes and DVDs, through to e-learning and a more recent trend towards mobile learning.

Despite technological advances in the delivery of this type of training, is still considered by many as boring. Perhaps it’s due to its mandatory nature or the generic, long winded content that’s not always relevant to our own working environment or the duties that form part of our individual roles. It is therefore no surprise that people switch off at the mere mention of ‘online off-the-shelf training’ never mind ‘health and safety’- put these together and you’ve lost their attention completely. Continue reading


The uberisation of work

By Rachel Cook

uberisationChanges in the pattern of employment will have a significant impact on learning, recent research indicates. In many cases these effects are being felt already. L&D professionals need to make preparations now, so as not to be caught on the back foot.

Seismic changes are shaking the world of work. A shift is seen in the relationship between organisations and the people who work for them, typified by the disruption wrought in the transportation industry by Uber. Uber, a ride sharing app enabled by GPS and mobile technology, is now starting to dominate the US business travel market. According to the Economist and Certify, in the first quarter of 2016, Uber and Lyft accounted for 46% of business ‘ground transportation’ trips in America. Traditional competitors (notably, taxi firms) have been displaced with surprising speed. It is not just the technology that is causing this market disruption, but the business model used by the company. Uber has a permanent employee base which represents its core beliefs and practices but also a huge flexible component. Continue reading