The changing skill set of the learning professional
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Skills define us. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride. These could be physical skills – our ability to knit jumpers, drive vehicles, perform gymnastics, play the violin, cook tasty food, swim or make beautiful furniture. Yes, skills are what make us what we are. Skills Journey is that programme. What's changing? Not convinced?
7 Soft Skills You Need To Succeed In Your Career
Your Training Edge
MARCH 4, 2016
Soft skills or people’s skills are set of skills that are different from job-specific skills or hard skills. Unlike hard skills, they involve your personal attitude, outlook and behavior towards your colleagues. Having soft skills not only enhance your performance as a professional, it also improves your relationship with your coworkers.
Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap
APRIL 13, 2016
Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., The Skills-Gap Crisis. How bad is the skills-gap problem? – Of those job openings, 80% are classified as highly skilled, 20% semi-skilled.
Got Skills Gaps? Partner Up
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Adults are struggling to learn in today’s fast-paced world, and leaders are having a tough time finding employees who already have both the technical and soft skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Chief Learning Officer : How severe is the skills gap in our knowledge-focused age? What’s one way today’s learning leaders can build these skills? Why is it so great?
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
It also creates a common language across the organization, and it improves on-the- job performance—all at a cost more reasonable than custom elearning. skills in working with diverse populations. Sometimes they’re called job aids. learner forgot to use the new skills or knowledge. training to the on-the-job application. broad range of business skills to help.
How does customizing of learning help to improve competencies?
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
What do conglomerates with highly complex product lines do to keep people charged on gaining skills? The MNC’s world-wide presence meant that each of its location had its own unique requirements as the employees operating out of every location had profiles with diverse skill-sets. The tool could accommodate as many job roles as needed. Learning cannot be static anymore.
Learning Skills Essential to Every Job
JANUARY 4, 2017
Every job seems to get more complicated and more difficult. We are asked to do more with less. Or are we asked to learn more in a shorter amount of time. As technology becomes more advanced, everything seems to speed up
Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills
JULY 29, 2016
Nearly 16% of respondents in the eLearning Guild’s 2015 salary report identified their job as “do a lot/little of everything.” ” Clearly many people do work that doesn’t fit neatly into a single job category. The core skill for instructional designers is creating learning experiences. The range of roles and responsibilities is pretty wide.
How to close skill gaps in your organization ?
SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
Also, the competencies and skill-sets of employees too were quite different given their levels of knowledge and expertise. One of the first things that Origin set out to do was to do a Job Task Analysis (JTA). This primarily helped in skill gap analysis. The transportation major had built up its product portfolio of locomotives with complex pieces of machinery.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
employees have the knowledge and skills. new managers transition from skilled individual producer to team. the lack of transfer back to the job after participating in training. managers develop the skills they need to succeed? struggle with applying their new knowledge on the job. on the job.” managers will then use these new skills and knowledge.
Adaptive Learning Methods Could Close the Trained Worker Skills Gap
JANUARY 23, 2017
But for low-skilled factory workers who are increasingly shut out of jobs that require technical skills and updated knowledge, retraining may be the only way to tap this potential — that is, if their knowledge and skills gaps can be filled in a meaningful and cost-effective way. Learners also experience satisfaction as they gain greater proficiency and new skills.
Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations
JULY 9, 2014
There’s a huge skills gap problem facing our nation today, but this crisis represents an opportunity for associations to reinvent themselves and compete with traditional suppliers of higher education. I was recently asked to present on the skills gap issue and the opportunities it creates for associations at the ASAE Great Ideas conference in Orlando. College may not be the answer.
Why is Skills Management Important?
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
Last week I defined skills management by referencing and summarizing an existing Wikipedia article. This week I’ll explain why skills management is important and I’ll begin by repeating Wiki’s definition of Skills Management: “ The practice of understanding, developing, and deploying people and their skills. appeared first on Gyrus.
Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It
JANUARY 25, 2016
You’re the best person to bridge the skills gap for your team. Economists and researchers like to argue about whether there’s any evidence for a skills gap, but as a recent article in Inc. You have a skills gap. Those who agree that there is a skills gap love to argue about whose fault it is. The schools aren’t preparing students for today’s jobs. The U.S.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
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Is Your Organization Moving Towards a Skills Gap Crisis?
APRIL 5, 2016
Skills gap can be defined as the difference between an organization’s current competency and skills and the required skills it needs to achieve a goal. With rapid changes in technology, consumer market, business process, it is very important for organizations to have the right skills set among their workforce. The skills gap is widening across many industries and organizations are struggling to find people with right skills set despite the availability of a large pool of candidates. are unaware whether they have the skills gap or not.
Best Practices for Using eLearning in Soft Skills Training
JULY 30, 2013
Or perhaps you need to help sales reps practice their selling skills. Why is teaching soft skills so hard? I interviewed Alicia Ostermeier , Senior Learning Designer at BLP, to learn more about how she approaches eLearning projects designed to teach soft skills. Read on to learn more about developing soft skills eLearning… that actually works. Job aids?
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: How eLearning Puts Job-Seekers Ahead
AUGUST 26, 2016
Let’s be honest; trying to find a job is scary. In addition to the intimidating screening and interviewing process, people often doubt whether they have the qualifications to succeed at a potential job. Companies preach that prospective employees must have the necessary KSA’s-- knowledge, skills and abilities-- to be successful. Skill is defined as an observable competence of an act. “I Knowledge, skills, and abilities can all be acquired; enter elearning. She or he may have great technical skills, but it’s very likely that her or his competitors do as well.
The 5 Minute Guide To Getting a Job in Social Media
AUGUST 17, 2011
Online Training Employment Hiring Job Skills job training social mediaAs more and more companies begin to offer employment opportunities in the social media world, many of us are trying to figure out how to get a foot in the door. If you want to get into this field but your efforts have proved fruitless, look no further. click image to enlarge).
Soft Skills Training – A Necessary Luxury – Today & Tomorrow?
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Soft skills development is a luxury – nice to undergo – even better when it pays off at the workplace. Every year, millions of dollars are spent on soft skills training by enthusiastic organizations. Today, soft skills training stand tall with the hard skills of IT, maintenance, technical, and product training. But – is soft skills training a necessity?
Is On-the-Job Training Right for Your Business?
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
We learn most of what we know about our work “on the job,” but few companies take the time to support and encourage that learning. Training often resides in classrooms, webinars, and videos for which we take time away from the job. Are you ready for on-the-job learning? Do managers see employee development as part of their jobs? And we’re used to learning this way.
Millennials Need Soft Skills Training
JULY 21, 2014
The millennials are here and they have a resume full of hard skills to offer. College degrees and internships have afforded them the knowledge and newfound skill sets to add to their portfolio, but inexperience and greenness to the business world have left them with an apparent lack of soft skills.
5 Jobs Where You Can Use Your eLearning Design Skills
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
In addition, if – okay, when—functionality issues arise, you have the necessary skills and ability to fix them and get learning back in action without too much down time. You might be wondering how an eLearning designer’s skills translate to working as a marketing and communications specialist. Do some job-shadowing and get a realistic idea about what a career change might mean.
eLearning Course or Job Aid: Which do your Learners Need?
MARCH 18, 2014
A new emphasis on creating a learning environment with job aids available to learners where and when they need them. If you’re asking the question: “eLearning course or job aid?”, Are you trying to provide support for on the job tasks? If poor performance increases risk in an important area, it probably should not be relegated to a job aid. BLP News
Skills Your e-Learning Team Needs in 2016 and Beyond
APRIL 21, 2016
Average skills are no longer enough to get or keep an average job, and you need even more when you are working in the technology-driven world of e-learning. As computers and machines take on almost Orwellian levels of skills and abilities, once adequate human skill sets simply aren't cutting it anymore. e-learning skills
Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. Some certifications would go a long way toward getting me to my goal of getting the job and being able to eventually become a foreman, but you only offer the courses I need occasionally, and I’m not sure if I can grow at company X without them. Teach me what I need to grow my salary and my skills.
We Need to Create an Individualized Skills Cloud
JANUARY 18, 2017
Some of these education initiatives offer low-skilled adult workers tuition assistance to enroll in high school and college, while others provide upskilling programs to allow hourly workers to develop specific job-focused skills. Our nation’s workforce development system is at a crossroads. The philanthropic world is also making a concerted effort to upskill the workforce.
Supply and Demand, the Battle for Knowledge and Skills
DECEMBER 5, 2016
For instance, consider the supply and demand for the talent, skills and knowledge needed to compete in the global economy. New job creation has held steady at more than 150,000 new hires per month and the unemployment rate is below 5 percent. Consider: These technologies have been scrubbed from Internet job posting sites, so companies are actively looking for them. economy.
Can an Instructional Design Degree Help You Get a Job?
MARCH 30, 2015
Will it actually help me land the job of my dreams , or is the investment of time and money too big for the rewards I can expect to receive?” When earning an Instructional Design degree can help you get a Instructional Design job. When you are out looking for an e-Learning job , you want to have every possible advantage over the other candidates who are vying for the same position.
How to Balance Hard Skills and Soft Skills Training
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
When you run a business or work in Human Resource Management, you know that developing your employees and improving their skills and expertise is going to be helpful for you in the long run. However, what is often missed when developing lower-level staff and administrative professionals is that training should not only focus on “hard skills,” such as computer software packages or technical qualifications; soft skills are important, too, for all levels of employees. Which soft skills training courses are key? We shouldn’t forget about hard skills, though, right?
Marketing Your ELearning Skills
AUGUST 5, 2014
The idea of marketing your own skills can be somewhat intimidating, and understandably so. There are a ton of opportunities on LinkedIn in our industry – be it job offerings or chances to connect with like-minded professionals. Truth is, the elearning industry has some of the most prestigious networking outlets. It goes beyond networking though, it is self-marketing.
Corporate Learning & Development: Whose Job Is It?
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
But whose job is it, exactly, to create a culture of learning within the organization? If senior leaders are honest with their employees about the areas where they need to develop their own skills, organizational communication barriers will crumble. So, Really, Whose Job Is It? These same values can also give an organization a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.
8 Key Customer Service Skills Every Employee Needs
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Good customer service skills make a difference to your bottom line. If your business has customers, you and your team needs customer service skills. Even people who only interact with internal departments still need skills for working with colleagues who rely on them for help. And while some people have naturally developed these skills, everyone can improve in them.
Benefits of a Skill-Centric Learning Management System (LMS)
OCTOBER 30, 2015
In the 10/23/15 blog I mentioned, “Skills allow people to succeed at their job, not training.” As an example, a wannabe rocket scientist could take many rocket science classes, however until they build a rocket and put it into orbit, they don’t have rocket science skills. Some other benefits of using a skill-centric LMS include: Employees provided with.
OCTOBER 11, 2011
My first job out of college was designing and programming educational computer games. So you can imagine it was with some unexpected sadness that I learned about the passing of Steve Jobs. And I think that while Jobs was at times dictatorial, as has come out, I think he did it through selling a vision inside the company as well as outside. Steve Jobs was inspiring, but he recognized it was more than just luck, it was a habit of mind that can be developed. Not only do you have to pursue your dream, but there are skills and habits of mind that go along with it.
5 Online Tools To Make Your Job Easier
Your Training Edge
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Most of us would love to develop our skills to make us even better at our jobs and progress further in our careers. Brushing up on your knowledge and training up on new skills may be a common New Year’s resolution but in reality those good intentions soon go out the window when the workload starts to pile up again. SpecifiedBy. Padlet. Mapit. Pocket. iQuick Contract Maker.