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  • October 21, 2015

    Dear Twitter: Don’t Change Your Character Count

    By: Andrew Fayad

    First it’s the Facebook “dislike” button; could Twitter be the next social media giant to announce a big change? In a September 29tharticle, re/code reported that Twitter is developing a product that would allow users to bypass the usual 140 character limit (to mixed opinions). As if to prove their intentions, Twitter also removed the 140-character limit […]

  • September 15, 2015

    Startup Hiring Practices: How ELM Used Culture as a Currency

    By: Andrew Fayad

    It’s a bit of a business catch-22: Startups are in desperate need of brilliant talent to take off, but the best of the best are already working with more established companies. This is where we had to be creative to come up with some cool startup hiring practices. At ELM, we’re well-versed in startup hiring; […]

  • February 12, 2015

    Lynda.com Raises $186 Million for Massive eLearning Takeover

    By: Andrew Fayad

    They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but try telling that to lynda.com. The 20-year-old online learning company just secured $186 million in private investments for their next round of site revamps, including a new catalog of technical offerings and business skills training courses.

  • October 22, 2014

    Culture Club: 5 Ways a Chief Culture Officer Contributes to eLearning

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Think about the last movie you saw: Chances are, it began with four or five new movie trailers, designed to hype whatever Tom Cruise action flick you absolutely cannot miss. And there’s a science behind previews: They create a first impression that stays with the viewer until the movie is released by showcasing the very […]

  • October 08, 2014

    3 Ways to Change Attitudes Toward Learning and Development

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Let’s face it: Years of poor training initiatives have left both employees and managers disillusioned by the process of learning and development. In fact, some may consider training a necessary evil, rather than a professional tool. Those negative opinions can sour an entire training program, resulting in disengaged learners and lackluster results. For better output, L&D pros […]

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