The Human Side of Learning and Talent Technology
Fueling Digital Transformation with Jules Carman

Fueling Digital Transformation with Jules Carman

June 15, 2021

Welcome to a brand-new episode of the Human Side of Learning and Talent Technology!

In today’s episode we sit down with Jules Carman, Head of Global Strategic Alliances and Digital Transformation at Sage, to talk with us about effective digital transformations and why they are so critical to an organization’s success. We discuss Jules’ background, what exactly is a digital transformation, and what do effective digital transformations look like.

We also discuss:

  • Bluewater has a new office!
  • Jules’ background and what Sage provides
  • What does a good digital transformation look like?
  • How to begin to implement digital transformation
  • What is the value of digital transformation?
  • What is technology debt? 
  • How COVID forced companies to transform their digital landscape

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Effective Content Strategies with Blake Beus at Allen Communications

Effective Content Strategies with Blake Beus at Allen Communications

June 8, 2021

Welcome to a brand-new episode of the Human Side of Learning and Talent Technology!

In today’s episode we sit down with Blake Beus, the Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Allen Communications, to discuss how to develop effective content strategies for employee training. We talk about the difficulties of creating compelling compliance training, how to avoid checking boxes, and some recent changes in learning and development technology.

We also discuss:

  • Who is Allen Communications? 
  • Blake’s approach to content development
  • How to avoid overload of technology and content
  • How to make learning resources more available
  • What are the effects of an effective learning program?
  • Recent changes in training and development programs

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How to Build Global Training Programs with Robert Patteri

How to Build Global Training Programs with Robert Patteri

May 27, 2021

Welcome to a brand-new episode of the Human Side of Learning and Talent Technology!

In this episode, we are joined by Robert Patteri, the Senior Vice President of Strategy at Connex. Today we discuss with Robert what goes into managing training programs at a global company as well as how remote training has affected their approach.

We also cover:

  • A quick goat update from Tiffany
  • Robert’s background as a trained actor and how he got into training
  • Dealing with small “fires” before they turn into big “fires”
  • What is Connex?
  • How do you manage global training initiatives?
  • The challenge of different cultures in training
  • How has remote learning affected training protocols?
  • How to handle employee burnout

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Building Global Compliance Initiatives with 3M Health Care

Building Global Compliance Initiatives with 3M Health Care

May 20, 2021

Welcome to a brand-new episode of the Human Side of Learning and Talent Technology!

On this episode we are joined by Lisa Edstrom, Global HCP Engagement and Compliance Leader at 3M Health Care. We discuss with her the challenges of managing compliance training initiatives from a global perspective as well as changes the COVID has caused in corporate training.

We also cover:

  • Who has better state fairs, Texas or Minnesota?
  • The challenge of compliance at a global healthcare company
  • How to approach learning & development at a very large company?
  • Adding entertainment into typical training
  • Shifting from classroom to online learning
  • Is hybrid training going to be the preferred method going forward?
  • Finding technology that meets people’s needs in 2021
  • Technology doesn’t fix bad systems

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How to Build Engaging User Experience in Learning & Talent Management

How to Build Engaging User Experience in Learning & Talent Management

May 12, 2021

Welcome to a brand-new episode of the Human Side of Learning and Talent Technology!

In our latest podcast episode, we dive into the topic of user experiences in learning & talent management as well as review some steps you can take to make your user experience more engaging without breaking the bank.

We cover:

  • The podcast team is officially remote this week
  • Bennett does a dog DNA test
  • User experience is more than visual!
  • Learner accessibility to content is essential
  • How to define a user persona and create content based off it
  • How important is ease of use?
  • How to deal with learner expectations
  • Creating powerful UX doesn’t have to be hard or expensive

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How to Handle Recruiting in a Post COVID World

How to Handle Recruiting in a Post COVID World

April 20, 2021

Welcome to a brand-new episode of the Human Side of Learning and Talent Technology!

In our latest episode, we cover the challenge of recruiting in a post COVID world as well as some steps you can take to make this process go both effectively and smoothly.

We also discuss:

  • Bluewater is moving!
  • How recruiting is going to change this year
  • What does virtualization of recruiting look like?
  • Preparing for rehiring as things get ramped back up
  • How does technology play a role in recruiting?
  • How to reduce recruiting costs
  • How to balance people and automation

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How to Integrate Learning Ecosystems & Processes

How to Integrate Learning Ecosystems & Processes

April 13, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of the Human Side of Learning and Talent Technology!

In this episode, we discuss how to integrate learning ecosystems & processes and why that might be more complicated than you’d think.  

We also cover:

  • Chris’ vacation
  • Diving into learning technology integrations
  • How to connect separated learning systems
  • Why integration is not a simple process
  • What are the complexities of a complete integration?
  • Why HR managers have been running at 120% capacity this year
  • Why assumptions can be so damaging in building an ecosystem

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Deep Dive into Decision Analytics

Deep Dive into Decision Analytics

April 6, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of the Human Side of Learning and Talent Technology!

Today we dive into the topic of decision analytics and why they are so critical to a successful organization.

In our memorable discussion with Bluewater guest Dave Seligsohn, we discuss:

  • An introduction to Dave and some sports talk
  • What is Decision Analytics?
  • What do you have to gain by doing Decision Analytics?
  • What are the actual steps that are involved in proper Decision Analytics?
  • Finding critical information in your current processes
  • The most surprising things we’ve found in Decision Analytics

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Staff Augmentation: When Should You Consider Outside Resources?

Staff Augmentation: When Should You Consider Outside Resources?

March 31, 2021

Welcome to a brand-new episode of the Human Side of Learning and Talent Technology!

In today’s episode, we look into the topic of staff augmentation, when it makes sense to do, and how to best utilize this option.

We also discuss:

  • Bennet has a new family member (not a goat)
  • How to deal with increased workloads & changes due to COVID
  • What is staff augmentation?
  • How to handle work cycles
  • Why augmentation allows you to be flexible
  • Who benefits most from augmentation?
  • What are the costs and benefits?
  • How quickly can someone get caught up to speed?

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Addressing Compliance Training in 2021

Addressing Compliance Training in 2021

March 16, 2021

Welcome to a brand-new episode of the Human Side of Learning and Talent Technology!

In this episode, we dive deep into compliance training, how it’s changed due to the pandemic, and how to effectively plan ahead for the future.

We also discuss:

  • What’s your favorite video game?
  • How do games factor into learning?
  • How did COVID affect compliance training?
  • How do compliance processes need to evolve?
  • What kind of business cases can be built from people who handled this pandemic well or poorly?
  • How to optimize video for compliance training
  • What can augmented reality do to affect training?

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