When you think about giving feedback to your employees, what’s the first thing you think about? Chances are, you dread the awkward conversation. Lots of managers go so far as to avoid giving employee feedback altogether, especially when it’s negative.

The five workplace disruptors are inextricably linked. Tackling each in isolation will have value, but the more of these disruptors you can address, the bigger the impact will be.

When Douglas Conant took over as CEO of Campbell’s Soup in 2001, it was the worst-performing major food brand of its time.

Things were so bad that a Gallup manager described employee engagement as “the worst ever seen among the Fortune 500.”

Many roles are being phased out as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which harnesses digitalization and increasingly complex, sophisticated technology, takes hold.

Gone are the days of reliably planning far ahead in business. In the last few years, constant uncertainty has led to the shortening of business planning cycles from five years, to three, to one and now even three-month plans.

Over one-third of US workers participate in the gig economy, through either their primary or secondary roles, and more than 85% of these gig workers intend to continue into the next five years.

The amount of technology we use each day is growing and changing rapidly.

Until relatively recently, many organizations have been skeptical about remote working. Managers don’t always trust their people to have the self-discipline or motivation to be productive at home or away from an office, so many have insisted on having people come to the office every day.

No matter how quickly we thought the workplace was changing, nothing can compare to the seismic shift experienced in 2020.

With the launch of the brand-new Totara Learn 13 imminent, we know lots of you are keen to get your hands on the latest version of our learning management system.

Did you know that a staggering 96% of employees want to receive regular feedback? 

When it comes to learning management systems, “success” means different things to different organizations. Are you looking to boost learner engagement? Reach that all-important 100% compliance target?

Social learning remains one of the most misunderstood components of the modern workplace learning strategy.

Over the years, we’ve seen many LMS migrations take place in the Totara Partner network.

Here at Totara, we’re always looking to support our partners and customers with great resources and documentation.

The lack of flexibility in online training platforms prevents training and development departments in all sectors to adapt and modernize their learning programs.

After a trying few months, much of the world is now returning to something starting to resemble “normality.” That doesn’t mean that everyone is back to their water cooler conversations or hanging out in the kitchen, but many organizations have reopened

Many of us see choosing a new LMS as the difficult part.

The recent global crisis has knocked many of us for six.

Writing a Request for Information (RFI) or Request for Proposal (RFP) can be a slow and potentially painful process.

Compliance training will always be top of any learning team’s agenda.

Gamification tends to prompt one of two responses. Half of those responses will be along the lines of “I like playing games, so this sounds fun!”, while the other half will be “Ugh, gamification… what a gimmick.”

In early March 2020, Xtractor hosted a vibrant customer event for more than 100 attendees in Stockholm. The focus of the day was “A New Landscape for Learning”, looking into the changes and innovations that are likely to influence workplace learning dur

As part of our vibrant Totara Community, we run regular webinars about absolutely everything to do with workplace learning, performance and engagement, whether that’s gamification, personalization or even developing your own e-learning content.

With many of us changing how we work due to the lockdown, many people might be training virtually for the first time.

As open source learning platforms, Totara Learn and Moodle have plenty in common - but equally, there are many important differences between the two.

The New Zealand government was an early adopter of Totara, with over 80,000 users accessing learning via Totara Learn across 10 government departments. 

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the lives of millions of people around the world. It has affected how we work, how we socialize and how we learn.

I’m Jordan, an e-learning developer for the Totara Community. As well as administering the Totara Community I also create courses for the Totara Academy. Over the past few years I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks to help you set up your own courses.

There's a serious challenge in the retail industry right now.

It's got nothing to do with the battle against online stores – and nothing to do with the ever-climbing business rates and high-street rent, although both are great challenges.

When you think of your own training and development, do you feel actively engaged and involved in deciding what and how you learn? For many of us the answer is complex. Formal training is essential and can be a great experience.

With much of the world moving to remote working in light of the current COVID-19 situation, this presents some obvious challenges for instructors who usually deliver face-to-face training seminars.