Talent Management & the Power of Conversations – Hesketh Emden – Podcast

Welcome to the second HR L&D Podcast – created by Nick Day from JGA Recruitment. In this episode Hesketh Emden discusses “Talent Management and the Power of Conversations”.  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:04 — 32.3MB) | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | […]

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Content Curation for L&D Professionals – Podcast

Welcome to the first HR L&D Podcast – created by Nick Day from JGA Recruitment. In this episode CEO and Founder of Anders Pink, Stephen Walsh discusses “Content Curation for L&D Professionals”.  Below are alternative listening options: Podcast (hr_ld_podcast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:21:59 — 57.6MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | […]

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A 2-minute video insight into why we chose to become a Totara Partner

Listen to our CEO Shaun Wilde give a quick insight on why we chose to become a Totara Partner Feedback.   Transcript: A key thing for ourselves was the high configuration that Totara provides, not only with the client side in site administration and all the various user levels but also on the server side. […]

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Rapid e-Learning Development

Technology gives organisations huge opportunities to revolutionise the way in which learning is delivered, not just in the creation of e-learning content to support face-to-face training, but in improving and revolutionising entire learning and knowledge processes. Your Challenges Do you have local e-learning needs not adequately covered by third party resources? Do you want to […]

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Think Learning Services Listed on G-Cloud 10

The UK Government G-Cloud is an initiative which aims to make the procurement of Cloud based software, services or people to deliver digital projects across the whole of the Public Sector simpler, clearer and quicker. The G-Cloud consists of: A series of framework agreements with suppliers, from which public sector organisations can buy services without […]

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Five key ways Totara Learn supports onboarding

A good onboarding process can determine future performance. Onboarding new employees effectively plays a crucial role in employee retention, turnover and performance. Technology can have a huge impact on both employers and new employees. It can create a more efficient onboarding process through automation and it can increase engagement and productivity in new employees. One […]

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Pre-Hire Learning using Totara Learn

The London Streamlining project originally started due to the experience of a Doctor on rotation between Trusts. They were completing the same paperwork and the same Statutory and Mandatory training in each organisation, delaying their start on front-line services. Induction training took place in the classroom and before education was streamlined there was a chance […]

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Audience Management in Totara Learn increases compliance with the CSTF

One of the aims of the NHS Streamlining agenda is to drive up not just the quality of Mandatory and Statutory training (MaST) but to increase the levels of compliance across regions, reducing organisational risk and improving Care Quality Commision (CQC) results. This can only be delivered by correctly understanding the training requirements of your […]

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Totara Learn Supports Streamlining and the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)

Across all the regional streamlining programmes in the NHS one key component consistently strengthens and ties the Statutory and Mandatory workstreams together – the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF). With a highly mobile workforce, employers often need to identify a recruits previous training. Where information is lacking, people can repeat training unnecessarily, wasting time and […]

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Key components of Totara Learn V11

This overview highlights the key components within Totara Learn 11 and shows how its features and functionality work together to help you achieve your training and development needs. Click here to download the PDF.

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Key features of Performance Appraisal in Totara Learn

Totara Learn is feature rich – the existing list of features / core functionality exceeds most other enterprise wide performance and learning management systems we have looked at. We’ve summarised for you below the key functionality for managing employee performance: Definable workflow – define your own workflows with Totara Learn’s easy-to-use, online Appraisal Builder. You can include multiple stages, […]

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Why are organisations choosing Totara Learn for Performance Appraisal?

Today, more than ever, the achievement of your organisational objectives is dependent upon the knowledge, skills and experience of your workforce. Performance management is a core business practice. It revolves around the ability to give staff constructive feedback so that they can improve the quality of their work. Company goals and/or individual goals are defined […]

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Building a business case for an LMS within healthcare

We know about the challenges faced by organisations in the healthcare sector around education – high DNA rates on classroom courses, poor access to technology to complete training and in-flexible legacy LMS’s to name but a few. Yet with all these challenges are still expected to become more efficient, provide quality training resources and improve […]

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Totara Learn offers a great solution to managing nurse revalidation

We have built online forms in Totara Learn, which replicate the NMC Revalidation templates (CPD Log, Practice-Related feedback, Reflective Accounts, Practice Hours), enabling you to launch an NMC-compliant e-Portfolio solution very quickly. System customisations can be created quickly and easily where required to supplement the core functionality, and the fact that Totara Learn can accommodate […]

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Is the effectiveness of your LMS affected by your IT infrastructure?

In February 2014 the Brandon Hall research report stated Learning Management Systems were under-performing in the eyes of organisations. Satisfaction with Learning Management platforms was low and 47.7% of respondents were looking for alternative solutions and providers. Dissatisfaction with organisations’ existing LMS’s seems to prevail and many are now citing that their LMS is also […]

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Totara Learn Learning Activities and Resources

Learning Activities Below is a summary of the comprehensive range of learning activities that can be configured to meet your needs in Totara Learn and combined into learning pathways. Assignments Enables trainers to communicate tasks, collect work and provide grades and feedback. Learners can submit any digital content (files), such as word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, […]

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Exploring the potential of blended learning and learning pathways in Totara Learn

Blended learning involves combining on the job experience, informal and formal/classroom training with the flexibility of technology enhanced learning methods, including flipped classrooms. A key driver for adopting a blended approach to learning is often the need to reduce the cost of learning through the optimization of resources and the time spent on undertaking learning […]

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Matomo provides user activity analytics within Totara Learn v10

‘Big data’ is making a significant impact in almost every area of business, and most organisations are ramping up their investment and interest in data as it becomes a more feasible opportunity. Totara Learn has always featured customisable reports that focus on outcomes. For example: Who’s completed what content? What scores have people got in a […]

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Totara Learn – Boosts learner engagement and drives up compliance

We live in an increasingly regulated world where compliance is a statutory and regulatory requirement within most organizational sectors. Forcing your workforce to tick boxes simply isn’t enough. It’s important to engage staff with learning by providing them with engaging systems and development activities to both achieve compliance and demonstrate competence. Thankfully, technology has rapidly evolved to support this and heighten […]

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Totara Learn Supports GDPR Compliance

Totara Learn 11 Supports GDPR Compliance

Totara Learning has announced the release of Totara Learn 11, a special interim release designed to help customers ensure their learning management platform supports their compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) before it becomes effective on 25th May 2018. Totara Learn 11 makes it easy for end users to understand what their […]

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Engage. Learn. Perform. with Think Learning at #LT18UK

We are looking forward to exhibiting at Learning Technologies on the 31st January and 1st February 2018. Come and meet our solutions-focused team at STAND H6. As Europe’s leading showcase event for organisational learning and technology we will be taking the opportunity to share how Totara Learn can rise to the following organisational challenges: Staff engagement […]

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Best use of Totara to ensure compliance award 2017

We are proud to have won the award for the Best use of Totara to ensure compliance for our work within healthcare, where good, accurate training is critical to patient care. Our implementations result in significantly increased training compliance and great feedback for Learning and Development teams from regulators. We would like to take the opportunity to thank our […]

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Think Associates now Think Learning

We are excited to announce Think Associates are now operating as ‘Think Learning’ and we have updated our branding to reflect this. We are proud of the fresh start that this provides us for 2018 so please do take a look and subscribe to our newsletter using the contact form or the field at the bottom of […]

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Multi Tenancy with Totara Learn

Sustainability Transformation Plans (STPs) have been designed to drive transformation in health and care delivery across the NHS and social care.  STP plans often support the recommendations of the Carter Report, particularly the aim of making back office functions and services more efficient. Having spent the last 10 years working with healthcare organisations in the UK […]

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Think Learning partner with BMJ Learning

We have teamed up with BMJ Learning, a leading international provider of online CME and postgraduate training, to help healthcare professionals at UK hospitals improve their knowledge and deliver the very best care to their patients. The partnership will provide access to BMJ Learning’s Hospital Collection via our bespoke Totara Learning Management System (LMS). Developed with […]

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Key Insights from our June 2017 Totara Healthcare User Group

In June 2017 we hosted our bi-annual Totara Learn User Group. Our user groups are a way for our clients to network, share knowledge and experience and feed into Totara development plans. We were fortunate to be joined by the following guest speakers: Guest Speakers Lars Hyland,Totara – outlined the extraordinary growth of Totara, it’s cross-sector […]

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Introducing the Totara Learn Report Builder

Reporting is a key feature of Totara Learn with a powerful, flexible report builder. Totara Learn ensures you have a complete picture of usage, progress and achievement across your business. Totara Learn’s flexible Report Builder allows you to: Build customised reports – including graphical reports for immediate engagement. Personalise reports with customised search filters and column […]

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Totara Learn – Making Powerful Bespoke Reporting Simple

To make the right decisions quickly, you need timely and targeted information at your fingertips. We hear many organisations find it difficult to report efficiently and accurately across their organisation and to provide managers timely reports to enable them to better manage their staff and keep track of compliance requirements. We appreciate that organisations all […]

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