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The Truth About Wage Gaps

The Truth About Wage Gaps

-The Most Significant Wage Gaps Are Between Men and Women CEOs According to Ezra, a provider of digital coaching, women still make up a low proportion of CEOs in 2021 (6%), despite some high-profile success stories. In the UK FTSE 100, there are only six female CEOs compared to 94 men in 2021, the same number as between 2017 and 2019. In 2020, there were just 5 female chief executives, though the number has at least climbed…
5 Trends in Robotics

5 Trends in Robotics

By Carsten Heer, International Federation of Robotics Annual installations of industrial robots more than tripled within ten years (2010-2019) reaching 381 thousand units in factories around the world. The International Federation of Robotics shows top 5 trends shaping industries around the globe. “The mission to combine traditional production with ´go digital strategies´ puts robots in a pole position,” says Dr Susanne Bieller, General Secretary of the IFR. Trend 1: Robots learn new tricks: Artificial intelligence software in…
Kids at Home Benefit From Free Digital Online Learning in Math and Science

Kids at Home Benefit From Free Digital Online Learning in Math and Science

–The e-Learning for Kids Foundation’s Digital Lessons Can Help During This Unprecedented Health Crisis The e-Learning for Kids Foundation (EFK, (https://www.e-learningforkids.org/), a non-profit organization launched in the USA in 2004 and in the Netherlands in 2007, provides free, highly engaging and game-based quality curriculums to children ages 5-12 around the world. This includes the entire primary International Baccaleaurte (IB) Kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculums of Mathworld and Scienceworld, respectively consisting of 336 and 221 eLessons,…
New Science Portal Open for K-12

New Science Portal Open for K-12

-Elearning for Kids Offers 213 Courses Online for Free. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the education of over 90% of the world’s children and students. It has exacerbated already existing inequalities and magnified the global learning crisis. The future of an entire generation is at risk. (The Education Commission, 2020). But while education is clearly a victim ofthe pandemic, it is also the solution to the longer-term recovery. In response, The e-Learning For Kids Foundation…
Shift in Talent Management Focus Underway

Shift in Talent Management Focus Underway

The COVID-19 crisis has made talent management an enterprise-wide issue where it was previously focused on succession. “Organizations are having to pivot who works where, doing what and when – and traditional talent management processes and structures have proved insufficiently agile or transformational at the time they have been needed most,” cites David Perring, director of research at Fosway Research Group. Perring continues, ‘With the new world of work unfolding around us at pace, the…
Learning Events Shift in 2021

Learning Events Shift in 2021

COVID-19 continues to negatively impact conferences and events into 2021. ATD announced that TechKnowledge, scheduled for late January in San Antonio, TX, will go virtual for 2021. The Jan 25-28 virtual event details can be found at: https://atdla.org/event-4011328. Training Conference & Expo initially reported they were to host their event in February in Orlando, FL as a live in person event on Feb 22-24, preceded by a live virtual event on Feb 8-12. However, they…
Churchill II Merges with Skillsoft, Acquires Global Knowledge

Churchill II Merges with Skillsoft, Acquires Global Knowledge

Churchill Capital Corp II entered agreement to acquire Skillsoft and Global Knowledge for $1.533 billion. The valuation was 2x revenues and 8x adjusted EBITDA representing more than a 50% discount to peers. The initial $100 million equity investment was made by Prosus, a tech investment company. Churchill plans to transform Skillsoft with large cash infusion to support a growth and consolidation strategy. Jeffrey Tarr, former CEO of DigitalGlobe and President & COO of IHS, will…
UDEMY Surpasses $100 Million Revenue Annually

UDEMY Surpasses $100 Million Revenue Annually

Udemy for Business, has scaled from $1 million to $100 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) in just five years. Udemy for Business curates 7,000 of the highest-rated courses covering in-demand professional skills that employees need. When the pandemic resulted in shelter-in-place orders, Udemy for Business experienced a 90% surge in enrollments as employees adapted to remote work. Popular topics included Virtual Teams (1,523% increase in enrollments), Coaching (322%), and Stress Management (235%). Consumption has stayed…
People on the Move

People on the Move

RUBEN RABAGO joined Intellum as Chief Customer Officer. Former Gain Sight Chief Strategist, he brings more than 20 years of customer and operational experience to Intellum, a customer education platform company. Roabago will overseeing customer success, customer support, and services. PHIL SAUNDERS took the reigns at Cornerstone after the acquisition of Saba. Saunders led Saba since 2015 and was responsible for guiding Saba’s vision and strategy across all product and go-to-market functions, business operations, talent,…
Learning Events in 2021 Announce Plans

Learning Events in 2021 Announce Plans

ATD announced that TechKnowledge, scheduled for late January in San Antonio, TX, will go virtual for 2021. The 1/25-1/28 event details can be found at: https://atdla.org/event-4011328 However, Training Conference & Expo will host their event in February in Orlando, FL as a live in person event on Feb 22-24, and preceded with a live virtual event on Feb 8-12.Learn more at:  https://www.trainingconference.com/2021/index.cfm We are all hopeful events will return to their prior glory in 2021. Safe…