22 episodes

Just like you, we at Bluewater are passionate about people and their potential, so we’re tackling the constantly changing world of learning and talent, along with the technology implications through this podcast. We will focus on a variety of learning and talent focused topics each week and how those topics are impacting the way HR and L&D departments are making decisions every day.

The Human Side of Learning and Talent Technology Bluewater Learning, Inc.

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Just like you, we at Bluewater are passionate about people and their potential, so we’re tackling the constantly changing world of learning and talent, along with the technology implications through this podcast. We will focus on a variety of learning and talent focused topics each week and how those topics are impacting the way HR and L&D departments are making decisions every day.

    Fueling Digital Transformation with Jules Carman

    Fueling Digital Transformation with Jules Carman

    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


    Want to dive even deeper into learning & talent technology?


    Check out previous episodes below:


    https://www.bluewaterlearning.com/podcast/


    Or take a look at some of our recent blog posts!


    https://www.bluewaterlearning.com/blogs/

    • 40 min
    Effective Content Strategies with Blake Beus at Allen Communications

    Effective Content Strategies with Blake Beus at Allen Communications

    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


    Want to dive even deeper into learning & talent technology?


    Check out previous episodes below:


    https://www.bluewaterlearning.com/podcast/


    Or take a look at some of our recent blog posts!


    https://www.bluewaterlearning.com/blogs/

    • 38 min
    How to Build Global Training Programs with Robert Patteri

    How to Build Global Training Programs with Robert Patteri

    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


    Want to dive even deeper into learning & talent technology?


    Check out previous episodes below:


    https://www.bluewaterlearning.com/podcast/


    Or take a look at some of our recent blog posts!


    https://www.bluewaterlearning.com/blogs/

    • 1 hr
    Building Global Compliance Initiatives with 3M Health Care

    Building Global Compliance Initiatives with 3M Health Care

    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


    Want to dive even deeper into learning & talent technology?


    Check out previous episodes below:


    https://www.bluewaterlearning.com/podcast/


    Or take a look at some of our recent blog posts!


    https://www.bluewaterlearning.com/blogs/

    • 48 min
    How to Build Engaging User Experience in Learning & Talent Management

    How to Build Engaging User Experience in Learning & Talent Management

    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


    Want to dive even deeper into learning & talent technology?


    Check out previous episodes below:


    https://www.bluewaterlearning.com/podcast/


    Or take a look at some of our recent blog posts!


    https://www.bluewaterlearning.com/blogs/

    • 35 min
    How to Handle Recruiting in a Post COVID World

    How to Handle Recruiting in a Post COVID World

    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


    Want to dive even deeper into learning & talent technology?


    Check out previous episodes below:


    https://www.bluewaterlearning.com/podcast/


    Or take a look at some of our recent blog posts!


    https://www.bluewaterlearning.com/blogs/

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

BethChurik ,

Loving it!

Loving the info and the hosts. Great content!

Epete22 ,

Incredibly insightful

Loved the casual tone of the conversation, learning and talent is mission critical right now, it’s nice to know companies are passionate about making it better.

Coloradokid616 ,

Great info and very informative

This was a great listen! Solid info on learning and employee development

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