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Bluewater Shark Bites – Cornerstone Edition is your one-stop source for information, opinions, tips, and answers on all things Cornerstone OnDemand. Follow the industry leading Bluewater team as we provide the unique perspective of a Cornerstone partner, but also a partner of several other leading talent management solutions. How does Cornerstone measure up to other vendors? How can you use the Cornerstone solution in new ways to solve your business problems? What industry trends should you be aware of and how is Cornerstone responding to these trends? Bluewater Shark Bites has the answers you need to get maximum value from your software and become a hero within your company. Subscribe now.

What Did We Learn at Cornerstone Convergence 2019?

Hey Bluewater friends and fans, Chris Bond here. Just wanted to give you an update on our adventures at Cornerstone Convergence 2019. Great event, a lot of excellent information and things we heard from clients and trends. I want to share a little bit of that with you...

6 Top Tips for Building a Company-Wide Content Plan

So you need to build a content plan. Now what? First, know that this is an investment in your employees and your customers, and it requires a big-picture plan for success. Before you decide to purchase or create any specific pieces of content or spend a dime on a...

Rules of Engagement: Hiring an LMS Consultant

I am working with a client that has had their current learning system for about 3 years.  It worked pretty well for them initially, but the system operations and the user experience have gotten progressively worse over time to the point that some significant work has...

Your LMS User Experience: Three Things You Need To Know

If your LMS is filled with relevant content but you can’t seem to get your users to complete courses, there may be a problem with your user experience. What exactly is User Experience? User experience refers to the experience of the user when they interact with the...

It’s Time To Evaluate Your Onboarding Process

In some ways, onboarding is like a first date - it’s your new employees first real look at what a relationship with your company looks like. It can be the moment when doubts begin to flood in, or the moment they start planning their long and happy future together with...

Why Goal Setting Is Important For People Development

The primary goal and focus of talent management in an organization is to recruit, hire, retain, and develop one’s employees. An aspect of people development that often gets overlooked is goal setting. By establishing clear goals, you can get your employees and...

What Did We Learn at Cornerstone Convergence 2018?

It is early Monday morning following Cornerstone Convergence and I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the three key topics.  Cornerstone puts on a first-class event which is fun, engaging, and educational.  There were a little over 2,000 participants this...

Content: The Key To Employee Engagement

Does your organization struggle with employee engagement? Your greatest tool in that struggle might just be your content strategy. Read below for an excerpt from our latest e-book: Great Content, Strategically Positioned: A Winning Strategically Positioned: A Winning...

What A Great User Experience Looks Like For Your LMS

When you're reviewing your company’s user experience and the role it plays in your organization, it’s easy to note what needs to change. Poor design, outdated content, poor engagement. But what are things you should look for or look into improving? In our experience...

Is Your Learning and Talent Management Technology the Problem?

Is Your Learning and Talent Management Technology the Problem?  Interesting question. The answer is…it depends.  Recently I was on a plane from Dallas to Baltimore.  During the flight, we ran into some pretty tough weather.  Our pilot had to trust his technology to...

User Experience is a Wave Not a Splash

At Bluewater we speak with thousands of clients during the course of the year about all types of issues.  Consistently the number one issue we hear is that their LMS is too hard for their users because it is not intuitive. These are code words for “you need a better...

Thankful for Smart Cornerstone Clients

One thing we’ve always been thankful for at Bluewater is the passion our clients bring to their organizations. We’re proud to work with industry leaders who put the development of their people first. James Webb, VP of Global People Development and Engagement at...

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