Cornerstone OnDemand commissioned a survey on international recruitment in 300 companies in various sectors in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy. European companies report great difficulties in managing their personnel: finding, developing and motivating talented staff is the most challenging task facing any HR department today. The most frequently-asked question is how to motivate and support a team in light of the fact that the most strategic human resources are also the costliest. One answer could lie in the effective management of internal mobility and recruitment. In order to gauge how mature companies are in this regard, Cornerstone OnDemand, a leader in cloud-based talent management applications, contracted a number of leading analysts* to interview a target of at least 300 companies in various sectors in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy.
Mobile devices have become everyday tools, supporting and facilitating a series of common actions: finding the route in the car, consulting a recipe, making a multi-party call, learning a language or a procedure, obtaining information on events, chatting in a group. These are just a few examples, but enough to make us understand how we, in any environment and situation, have grown accustomed to considering smartphones, tablets, pocket PCs, smart watches and other devices as real "super tools", which can enhance our personal faculties and our social and professional presence. For us, these devices are natural extensions of competence, skill and personality. In this article, mobile devices are meant both as the physical supports and the software running on them.
Designing an eLearning environment is by its nature complicated as the training contents are aimed at users who employ communication methods that are different from traditional teaching. That puts in play the adoption of educational and learning methods aimed at optimising the acquisition of didactic content considering the special nature of the context and the dynamics that characterise it. In addition to the definition of correct learning strategies, it is necessary today to consider other aspects that inevitably will have repercussions on the overall quality of the learning experience. User Centered Design (UCD) is a methodology that offers the opportunity to get beyond several obstacles deriving from erroneous use of the system that often make it difficult to acquire the topics that are the subject of study and more in general compromises the good results of the eLearning experience.  
It might happen to meet a friend on a Friday evening and ask him how the day went. And it might happen that an answer arrives saying more or less “Well, I had to do a required online course for company training, really boring”. You are there as the listener, as a person who designs and produces those courses and you have a sinking feeling in your heart. Because it’s true, you have seen every type of online course and you know that not all of them achieve their desired objective. Producing web-based training (wbt) programmes, on the other hand, is not something one invents overnight, it is a trade made up of a meeting between many professional skills, each having their own models and sensitivities. A PowerPoint presentation alone does not mean producing web format, but requires working with much enthusiasm and concentration to communicate content by trying to provoke emotions in the student or an idea, to render learning easier.
What is the link between eLearning and emerging worldwide questions? What do training requirements have to do (being prevalently of a regulatory nature) with the agricultural policies and support for the third world? Now we can say that they are perfectly linked, thanks to the “eLearning for causes” initiative. In short, through the use of online content students receive tokens to spend on social commitment projects sponsored by their own company. An increase in skills, a choice of sharing values.
What expectations for the eLearning of the future? What are the trends to be kept under observation? And why do we insist on Total Learning? Here are the 8 trends that a professional must not ignore. 1. INTERNET OF THINGS As argued by Samsung CEO Boo-Keun Yoon: the trend that will lead the high-tech world in 2015 will be the internet of things. We are already talking about domotics, smart cities, and smart organisations: the effort now is toward an open platform, made of devices that cooperate among themselves and developers able to explore and exploit them freely. If it is premature to talk about company training opportunities, it is instead necessary to begin asking ourselves how this will change our knowledge, the organisation of work and access to information, being able to count upon multi-device experience that guarantees continuity in different contexts. 

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