Microlearning New Content

Announcing New Lessons on Data Privacy

A few days ago, I stumbled upon an online article about some celebrity. I wanted to read it, but to access the article, the site required me to give them all this information – like my name and email and various demographic details. I didn’t know why they could possibly need all that information from me, and something about it seemed shady, so ultimately I said forget it and closed the website. Chances are you’ve had a similar experience, or had a similar feeling about a company or website asking for your data. And chances are also that you don’t want your customers to feel that way about your company.

When we ask for data from customers, employees, and others, we’re asking for their trust. Especially in an age where we’re bombarded with news of companies who’ve misused data or been breached, gaining that trust – and deserving that trust – can be difficult. Providing assurance of data privacy and using data privacy best practices can help.

Essential components of data privacy are transparency and control. Transparency means that you’re communicating why you’re asking for the data you’re requesting. And control means that you’re allowing the person to share only what they feel comfortable with, and only for the uses they authorize. If the celebrity article website had done those two things, then they wouldn’t have lost me as a reader.

Our newest Grovo Microlearning® content from producer Ike Wilson covers all the key aspects of data privacy practices that will help your company build and maintain trust with everyone’s data. This new release includes topics such as:

  • What Is Data Privacy? Learn about different types of data, what it means to keep them private, and what the risks are of mishandling data.
  • Safeguard Data: Learn how to collect data responsibly and share data responsibly, and ensure it stays safe while in your hands.
  • Protect Against Data Breaches: Learn red flags to look out for and how to respond in case there is a potential breach.
  • Create a Data Privacy Culture: Learn how everyone at your company can get involved in data privacy efforts.

As the world becomes more and more reliant on data, data privacy is becoming more and more important to all of us. Start learning how to do it at your company with one of our lessons, The Risks of Mishandling Data.

Future of Learning Happening at Grovo Product

We’re Integrating with ADP to Help HR Drive Enterprise-Grade Learning

We’re pleased to announce that Grovo is now available on ADP Marketplace. The Grovo Microlearning® Solution Connector for ADP Workforce Now® delivers seamless data integration between Grovo and the ADP platform without needing any help from IT. With up-to-date user data via ADP Workforce Now, you can easily and automatically trigger personalized Microlearning when someone joins your company, takes on a new role, transfers offices, and more.

The integration with ADP allows clients to deploy enterprise-grade learning within small and midsized businesses, and is a further expansion of our strategy to make Microlearning accessible for companies of all sizes in a way that drives easy integration and adoption. Check out more details in our press release.

“Grovo continues to create opportunities for organizations of all sizes to support and empower employee growth by building more out-of-the-box integrations that connect our Microlearning content and platform with the systems they already use today,” said Steven Carpenter, CEO at Grovo.

Don’t have Grovo yet?

To find out how the Grovo Microlearning® platform fits within your HR system to serve your business, learn more here or reach out to info@grovo.com.

If want to learn more about how to build out your customized HR ecosystem, learn more about ADP Marketplace.

Already a customer of both Grovo and ADP?

If you’re ready to integrate Grovo and ADP Workforce Now, start from the Integrations section under Admin in your Grovo account – you’ll be directed to scoop up the Grovo Microlearning® Solution Connector for ADP Workforce Now, available on ADP Marketplace starting today. Check out our support documentation for step-by-step instructions, and don’t hesitate to email us, support@grovo.com.

Give us feedback!

With the launch of this integration, we’re excited to enable employee productivity and learning, all while giving valuable time back in their day to HR admins. As excited as we are about our integration with ADP, we’d love to hear from you—our current and future learners!

Share your feedback with us on Twitter @Grovo or drop us an email at support@grovo.com. We look forward to hearing from you about our solution available on ADP Marketplace.

Learn Better Microlearning

How to Use Interactive Sessions to Turn Online Training into Real-World Application

When I was growing up, I used to play a car-racing video game with my brother (San Francisco Rush I think?), and I got pretty good at it! I routinely beat my brother while we drove through the fake streets of the Bay Area. But then as I approached 16 it was time for me to drive a real car. Turns out all my amazing video game car skills didn’t translate. Surprise? Of course not. No one expects being good at a video game to translate into mastery of a real, complex skill.

And yet, as learning practitioners, we are often surprised when employees complete our online training, do well on our assessments, and then fail to successfully implement all the great stuff they learned in the real world. We’re disappointed when our video game racers aren’t ready to get behind the wheel.

While online training can be a great way to learn the concepts and gain understanding of how to apply new behaviors, we can help our employees actually implement the new behaviors by creating structured opportunities to try the new behaviors out – like driver’s ed.

Interactive Training in Action

Here’s an example. We were hiring on my team and instead of having unstructured, subjective interviews, we wanted to conduct behavior-based interviews. So, we assigned out our training on behavior-based interviewing on a Monday and set the expectation that we’d be using what we learned from the content to make an interview guide on Thursday. The team got an immediate opportunity to practice using what they learned in the context of their jobs, before they went into the higher-stakes environment of conducting an actual interview. (Plus, it lit a real fire under them to take the online training in the assigned time frame.)

Not every training initiative is on a topic that is so tangible. For instance, Active Bystander training. As with a lot of compliance topics, you aren’t preparing employees for a controllable event; you’re preparing them to react and stay vigilant for some unknown future time. But there are still ways of providing an interactive follow-up to your online training. You could bring your team together after the online training to discuss what they’re taking away from it, talk about how you can use what you learned as a team to make your culture more inclusive and receptive to bystander intervention, and even have your team members role-play intervening in the different ways outlined in the training. While it won’t be the same as using the skills in a real situation, it will be much closer to a real situation than you can get to online.

No matter what training intervention you’re implementing, this interactive follow-up piece is key. It holds your team accountable for actually completing the training, encourages them to think about how to apply what they’ve learned within their work environment, and gives them an opportunity to practice their behaviors in a situation that is as close to work-like as possible.

To learn more about how to plan a successful learning initiative with interactive components, download our Grovo Microlearning® Strategy whitepaper, and start identifying the ways you can turn your expert gamers into masters of their craft.

This post is part two in a seven-part series on Implementing Modern Online Training. Read the first post, Launch Online Training to Target Desired Behaviors, to learn more. Stay tuned for the next post in the series.