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Best of the Best 2014: What You Wanted to Know on Our Blog This Year

With 2014 quickly fading in the rearview mirror, we decided to take a look back at the year in blogs and see what you liked best. We had a lot to choose from because the talented folks at Allen like talking about what they do and where they see the future of learning. It turns […]

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It’s All Thanks to You

While we now think of Thanksgiving as a time to be with those we love as we sink into a food coma, its origins are a little more complicated. It wasn’t until Honest Abe was trying to help unite the North and South that he declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, as a way […]

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Learning with Gamification: Pairing a Powerful Business Vision with the Right Design Strategy

Learning with Gamification

From our past blogs, many of our visitors are aware that Allen has put a stake in the ground on helping companies use their brand for corporate and consumer education. As a recap, we believe that to be effective in the area of brand education it’s important to mesh marketing best practices with deep instructional […]

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Finance Training: Tips to Create a Compliance Culture


What comes to mind when considering “training in the financial services industry”? For me it’s an easy one … compliance. Having worked in finance and held licenses to sell securities for over 15 years, I’ve taken my fair share of compliance courses. Like clockwork, every few months I’d find myself in front of a computer […]

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Retail Training Trends: The Importance of Front-Line Employees

Retail Training Trends - TN

As a young adult, I worked a few hours a week at a national clothing retail chain to stay in the “now” on clothing trends and, of course, for the employee discount. Looking back, I didn’t receive a single minute of training outside of how to use the merchant system to ring customers up. As […]

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