Meridian LMS Spring Release Delivers Powerful Compliance and Certification Tools

April 27, 2020

Reston, VA – April 27, 2020 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced the availability of Meridian LMS Spring 2020, the latest version of its award-winning learning platform. Meridian has emphasized new certification and compliance management capabilities in its latest release. Newly developed accreditation and certification features offer big benefits to associations looking to strengthen their continuing…

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Video Fatigue is Real

April 23, 2020

We are experiencing a time of great uncertainty. Schools have shifted to online, working from home is the new norm and the word “Zoom” seem to be in everyone’s vocabulary. With social distancing measures in place across much of the country, we are relying heavily on other forms of communication to stay connected. Thanks to…

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Meridian LMS Utilization Rates Skyrocketing During Crisis

April 16, 2020

Distance learning in general has been in the news a lot lately, especially with respect to secondary and post-secondary education. However, online learning has clearly taken on greater importance in the world of work as well. As working from home and managing remote teams becomes the new normal, the ways that companies need to engage…

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Why Development Planning Shouldn’t be an Afterthought

April 9, 2020

Most of us who have spent time in the HR or training space understand development planning often manifests itself as an ugly compromise within organizations. Those who see learning and development as a line-item expense, rather than an investment in future performance, fight to minimize the impact development planning has in terms of taking people…

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The Top 10 Essential LMS Reporting Features

March 20, 2020

Data-driven solutions can help your organization overcome barriers to learner success, ensure compliance, and make more informed decisions. No matter the specifics of your learning programs, it is not likely that an out-of-the-box LMS report will provide all the data that you’d like to track. Out-of-the-box reports will provide some of the information you need,…

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Are You Ready to Replace Retiring Workers?

February 21, 2020

State agencies and local municipalities expect a significant rise in the retirement rate of their workforce during the next five years. Firefighters, police officers and other public safety personnel are expected to make up a significant portion of all total retiring workers. This trend is primarily due to the fact that staff in these emergency…

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Getting a Jumpstart on 2020

February 5, 2020

Meridian Knowledge Solutions recently wrapped up our annual Corporate Kickoff meeting. This year’s theme was “Turning Clients into Fans”. It’s no secret that the learning management systems industry is constantly evolving and reinventing itself. As a leader in this space, we at Meridian must evolve as well. Led by Meridian’s Chief Strategy & Operations Officer…

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5 Tips for a Smooth LMS Implementation

December 5, 2019

Implementing new technology or upgrading current tools is never an easy task. Having the right strategy when migrating to a new learning management system (LMS) platform can mean the difference between making life easier or harder for the learners. Most organizations approach the LMS integration process as they would any project, by utilizing a project…

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TecHunt Global Offers Meridian LMS to Emerging Markets

November 13, 2019

Reston, VA and Karachi, Pakistan – November 13, 2019 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading provider of enterprise learning management solutions and TecHunt Global (Private) Limited, an end-to-end integrator of IT and HR solutions, today announced that they have signed an agreement to provide training and learning solutions for highly regulated industries in Pakistan and…

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xAPI: Why Should I Care and What Could It Do for Me?

October 4, 2019

New technologies are always cropping up with seemingly better and more efficient ways to accomplish our everyday tasks. Of course, not all technologies truly realize their purported promise, or are as applicable and far reaching as they might have originally claimed. Determining if a new technological approach is worth embracing is a challenge, to say…

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Why Corporate Social Responsibility is Important in Today’s age

October 4, 2019

Whether you work for a big or small business, chances are you’ve heard of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The purpose of CSR is to give back to the community, take part in philanthropic causes, and provide positive social value ¹ . CSR is a thoughtful and practical way to give back to society. When companies…

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ATD Recap: Learning in the Public Sector

September 23, 2019

Meridian sponsored this year’s at ATD Government Workforce Learning Innovations Training Summit. This popular event, focusing on learning and talent development best practices in the public sector, had a great turnout across government organizations. Meridian’s Director of Federal Sales shared 3 reoccurring comments from visitors to our booth: Visitors were impressed with Meridian’s modern learner-centric…

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Sales Game Changers Podcast Featuring Patrick Devlin

September 20, 2019

Patrick Devlin, Chief Business Development Officer at Meridian was invited to speak with Fred Diamond, in the podcast series “Sales Game Changers”. In the podcast, Patrick reveals his approach to sales training and how his past experiences as an Engineer helped shape his lens to put himself in the customers shoes to really understand their…

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Am I Forgetting Something?

August 23, 2019

Let’s face it, we all forget things – from the name of someone we’ve just been introduced to in a meeting to the reason why we walked into the kitchen. Our senses are frequently bombarded with visual and aural information and we can often feel overwhelmed with the sheer amount of data that we experience…

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Compliance Training: Are you Reactive or Proactive?

July 26, 2019

Many companies and government agencies consider compliance training as just another item to be ticked off a checklist. This viewpoint can cause organizations to neglect many of the fine points that should be considered when planning a compliance training program. Compliance training done right can ensure an organization is following the laws and regulations across…

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First Annual Meridian Impact Eastern Summit Brings East Coast Clients Together

June 14, 2019

The first Meridian Impact Eastern Summit, held last week, brought commercial & federal learning professionals together to share best practices, discuss ways to improve their training programs and how to leverage the Meridian LMS to achieve their organizations goals. Attendees gained valuable insight into existing client use cases as well as ways to increase efficiency…

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ATD 2019 Insights

May 31, 2019

Every learning professional knows that the ATD International Conference & Expo is one of the best annual events to gain a new perspective on ways to better address their learning and talent management challenges, exchange ideas with their peers and make a positive impact on business results or their agency’s mission. While everyone always wants…

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Hosting & LMS Customization: Considering Your Unique Learning Needs

May 29, 2019

Many organizations find it difficult to pin point the differences between the myriad LMS platforms currently in the market. What makes Meridian different? In this video, our CSO, Paul Terry, discusses the importance of considering a number of factors when evaluating your online learning environment. He also touches on Meridian’s ability to deliver an LMS…

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Winning Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change

May 16, 2019

It’s time for a pop quiz! QUESTION: What is the best way to overcome employee resistance to change? Force them to comply with threats and negative consequences. Bribe them. Gain their trust and willing participation. Hopefully, everybody selected “C.” In all seriousness, though. Change is a challenge. Yet it’s a constant in every organization, along…

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3 Things You Need to Know About Your LMS RFP

May 9, 2019

Over the past ten years with Meridian, I have been the lead technical writer and proposal manager for over 500 learning management system (LMS) proposals. I have seen request for proposals, or RFPs, RFIs, RFQs and RFOs from every industry, every sector, in every space. I have led 300 page, multi-volume efforts that were a…

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