With its international culture and French origins, the Cegos Group has always been both a keen observer and a dedicated player in the world of work and business.

Our publications and white papers

Future of Soft Skills 2019
Future of Soft Skills
July 2019

To tackle the changes happening in the world of work, it is now vital for companies to step up the pace of their teams’ skills development. How can organisations anticipate and ease in these far-reaching changes, rather than simply dealing with the consequences?

Current advances in technology are challenging employees’ entire skills set, including technical, behavioural and line-of-business skills.

Under these circumstances, we will have to define and construct the framework necessary for man and machine to work together intelligently and efficiently.
At Cegos we have three fundamental beliefs about this:

• As technologies progress, the strictly human aspects of work and the skills they entail will steadily grow in importance.
• Human interaction is crucial for deep-seated learning.
• In a world where it will be increasingly necessary to learn and train efficiently on an ongoing basis, our job is to embed the skills that will help engage learners and ensure that their training is effective and has a lasting impact.

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Learning and Development : decoding the future
Cegos Innovation Handbook, 2nd edition

Learning & Development departments face three challenges today:

• Measuring the impact of professional development projects by creating a stronger link between training and individual and organisation performance;

• Optimise the Total Cost of Ownership of these projects by implementing solutions that maximise the individual’s time spent at work.

• Digitisation means changing usual practices (in particular classroom training) and by finding new digital methods, proving that L&D is keeping up with the digital transformation of the company.

Initiatives are already underway: development of enriched classroom solutions, integration of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and free digital resources in internal training market places, mobile learning in transformation projects for example.

Promising trends are emerging: adaptive & data driven learning, real-time videos, virtual and augmented realities.

There is one pitfall left to be avoided: L&D managers and training organisations must strive to improve the quality and economic performance of training methods, without falling into a race to digitisation.

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Our surveys

Learning & Development function globalization and challenges
A European survey by the Cegos Group

Learning & Development function globalization and challenges

Today, Learning and Development (L&D) managers are facing four key challenges:

- Meeting business demand for committed workforce sharing best-in-class practices across countries ;

- Developing a genuine learning culture ;

- Building an effective L&D ecosystem by selecting the right technologies, organization, providers and content ;

- Keeping costs down and demonstrating business returns on training.

The current globalization of business is heightening these challenges more than ever before and driving more companies to internationalize their L&D function. ATD’s 2012 survey on training across borders suggests that at least 50% of companies are in this position.

Cegos conducted in 2015 a qualitative survey in 34 large international companies throughout Europe to gain a better understanding of how companies are meeting L&D challenges amid globalization.

This report explores the main findings from its interviews with HR or L&D managers in those companies. We also considered the experience that Cegos’ teams have acquired through the 200 international training projects they deliver worldwide each year.

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Transformation, Skills and Learning 2018
Cegos’ European Research
June 2018

89% of European employees think that technological developments could change the content of their work.

The 2018 survey polled 2,227 employees and 316 HR & Learning Directors, all working in private-sector companies with 50 and more employees in five countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

Key findings at a glance:
- Technological developments and their impact on the management of human resources: 89% of European employees think that technological developments could change the content of their work.
- Strategic skills for the future: 49% Flexibility and adaptation, 45% Learning to learn, 41% Efficient organisation of work.
- Professional training: perception and usage: 53% of European employees would be willing to finance part of the cost of their training, and 79% would be willing to take training outside of their work time.

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Leading and Managing in the Age of Disruption
Leading and Managing in the Age of Disruption

Leading and Managing in the Age of Disruption

Responses and findings from the Cegos survey of professionals across the Asia Pacific region.

The research focus
- Technology
Advances in technology are disrupting the way we do business more than ever. In order to innovate and succeed in a competitive marketplace, leaders and managers need to make the best use of new technologies.

- The Human Touch
Technology has a big impact on the way we work, but it is important not to lose the human touch.
Organisations that reflect this ethos in their work practises and recruitment / retention drives will be the ultimate winners.

- Strategy
Good planning, clear communication, along with flexibility and agility, help modern organisations stay ahead of the game in an increasingly complex world.

- Productivity
Leaders and managers must keep in touch with their workforce and create an environment that maximises operational efficiencies and productivity.

Get a copy of the full report on Cegos Asia-Pacific website.

Digital Learning Excellence Awards

The Digital Learning Excellence Awards have been organised by Cegos since 2011. They promote programmes that reflect the richness and diversity of digital and mixed-format training courses provided today in the world of business and learning. The awards cover formats such as e-learning modules, mobile learning, serious gaming, social learning, micro-learning, on-the-job learning, MOOCs and SPOCs...

Each year in Paris, the ceremony brings together several hundred decision-making professionals in HR and training and awards the most effective, pioneering programmes in the following categories: Grand Prix; Best “Job” training programme: Best "Corporate" training programme; Best "Education" training programme.

More information
Training and HR: the future lies in new technologies

16 Sep

Blog Global Learning & Development

Training and HR: the future lies in new technologies

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Os 4 valores da agilidade na Gestão de Pessoas

19 Sep

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Os 4 valores da agilidade na Gestão de Pessoas

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¿Qué son las habilidades blandas y cómo desarrollarlas?

17 Sep

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¿Qué son las habilidades blandas y cómo desarrollarlas?

Hoy en día, las grandes empresas ya no buscan a sus nuevos profesionales sólo por el nivel de estudios y formación realizados. Buscan que en paralelo hayan desarrollado otro tipo de habilidades, habilidades muy importantes y demandadas en el mercado ...