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Read MoreThe New Way to Blend Learning

Randy Emelo explains how companies can expand their training utility by adding social learning opportunities to current formal blended training, creating a whole new way to blend learning.

Published in Training Journal, November 2014

thumb-large-spirit-of-sodexoThe Spirit of Mentoring at Sodexo

Jodi Davidson of Sodexo and Randy Emelo of River share how Sodexo embraces the spirit of mentoring in their award-winning program of the same name.

Published in Engage, Fall 2014

Read MoreFacilitating Social Learning

Randy Emelo argues that the learning advisor is the key to unlocking productive social learning, and he offers tips for helping advisors step up to the challenge.

Published in Training Journal, October 2014

Read MoreMentoring in a Millennial World

Millennials crave mentoring, but the way in which this generation prefers to connect, learn and share expertise leaves traditional mentoring programs ill-equipped.

Published in Talent Management, October 2014

thumb-large-blog3 Critical Elements for Dynamic Social Learning

Randy Emelo discusses the three elements needed in order to achieve organizational social learning that is dynamic, engaging and productive.

Published in the World of Learning Blog, August 2014

Read MoreIt's Time to Retire Your LMS

Randy Emelo argues for more personal, dynamic, and responsive learning in organizations.

Published in Argyle Journal, July 2014

Read moreHow to Build Trust in Social Learning Environments

Transformational social learning thrives only when trust is present among collaborators. Randy Emelo defines three ways to build trust in a social learning setting.

Published in the Human Capital Blog from ATD, June 2014

Read moreHow to Be a Catalyst for Social Learning

Anyone who serves as an advisor in a social learning setting is responsible to lead that virtual community towards discovery. Randy Emelo discusses the responsibilities of the advisory role.

Published in the Human Capital Blog from ATD, June 2014

Read MoreLearning for Performance

Learning is about changing behaviors and improving the way we work. As such, we need to make learning fit more easily into the context of daily work. This article by Randy Emelo offers tips on how to accomplish this.

Published in Argyle Journal, May 2014

Read MoreUnlock Agency Success with Modern Mentoring

Modern mentoring means enabling your workforce to connect with one another via technology for learning and development that occurs in a just-in-time fashion, and it affects the daily work-related productivity of participants. Learn more in this article.

Published in GovLearning Blog from ASTD, March 2014

Read MoreThe Evolution of Mentoring

Since the 1980s, mentoring has evolved from a practice of one-to-one career advancement relationships to a practice that supports social learning, informal learning, peer collaboration and more. See how the journey took place in this article.

Published in GovLearning Blog from ASTD, February 2014

Read MoreSocial, Informal Learning Can Be Measured

It's true! Key performance indicators for social and informal learning identify knowledge hubs and lead to better results. It is all about usage, participation and contribution.

Published in Chief Learning Officer, February 2014

Read MoreInnovative Software and Information Technology Business

This brief interview of Randy Emelo highlights River as an innovative software, reveals one of the biggest challenges we faced in recent years, and puts a spotlight on big data as a "hot button" issue in our industry.

Published in US Daily Review, January 2014

Read MoreBuilding a Social Learning Strategy

Learning can become more personal and more immediate for solving real-time business problems, while, at the same time, become more affordable and scalable so that companies can widen the scope of learning to every employee.

Published in Training Journal, November 2013

Read MoreGetting Committed to Social Learning

When it comes to social learning, people fall into one of three categories: the crowd, the community or the committed. Randy Emelo discusses how to get people committed.

Published in HR Examiner, November 2013

Quantum Workplace BlogModern Mentoring: What Your Employees Are Asking For

Randy Emelo discusses how to leverage modern mentoring to help create a smarter and more engaged workforce.

Published in Quantum Workplace's corporate blog, November 2013

CLO Nov. 2013Writing on Someone's Wall Is Nothing New

People have always learned from one another, but new social learning technology can provide employees with the information they need to do their jobs better and faster in real time. Randy Emelo shares strategies for creating sustainable social learning in this article.

Published in Chief Learning Officer, November 2013

Argyle JournalHow Social Learning Can Fix the Skills Gap

What does it say about the state of U.S. businesses when 92% of senior executives acknowledge there is a serious skills gap occurring in the workforce?  Randy Emelo offers four strategies for using social learning to fix the skills gap in this article.

Published in Argyle Journal, October 2013

CLO October 2013Mentoring without Barriers

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Author Randy Emelo writes that today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better.

Published in Chief Learning Officer, October 2013

thumb-large-blogForget Gen Y. Get Ready for Gen Z.

Randy Emelo discusses what to expect from Generation Z and explores how this young generation's unique attributes will impact future L&D practices.

Published in the Human Capital Blog by ASTD, June 2013



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