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Why Cybersecurity is an Every-Employee Initiative

Avilar

Edward Snowden and the NSA. Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. The Russian government and the 2016 presidential elections. Yahoo. Equifax. Office of Personnel Management. LinkedIn…. The list of hacker attacks, data breaches, information leaks and other cybersecurity incidents is varied, long and growing. Cybercriminals show no signs of slowing down. And as more and more of our interactions move online, we increase our risk of falling victim to the next attack.

Improve Government Customer Service? Look to the Workforce

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Every agency and department in the federal government has a core mission that is vital to its success. And to execute on those missions, government organizations must actively engage with the constituents they serve. To “sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations,” for example, the U.S. Forest Service must deliver recreation passes and permits to people who want to visit our national forests. “To

5 Important Skills for Strong Future Leaders

Avilar

Adapting and driving a company vision. Inspiring innovation through collaboration. Creating a globally connected, flexible, diverse workplace. Tomorrow’s successful business leaders will need to master skills and approaches that differ somewhat from those of today’s leaders.

4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

Avilar

High performing organizations understand that success depends on the knowledge and skills of their employees. They also realize that formal education doesn’t entirely prepare employees with the appropriate skills needed to perform optimally within their specific industry or organization.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

Generation Z is Here. Are You Ready?

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The Homeland Generation. Founders. Plurals. Post-Millennials. iGeneration. Gen Z. Or, if New York Times ’ readers have a say, Deltas or Generation Scapegoat. Whatever we call the generation that comes after Millennials, born around 1995 or later, the oldest are graduating from college now.

Business Continuity Planning – Preparing Your Skills Inventory

Avilar

As if hurricanes, wildfires, and school shootings weren’t bad enough, recent flooding in Maryland and the Kilhauea volcano eruption continue to plague our nation with disaster – sending organizations scrambling and wondering if they are sufficiently prepared for emergencies. A vital component for preparedness is an up-to-date workforce skills inventory.

How to Engage and Retain New College Grads

Avilar

If you’re in the throes of onboarding new college grad employees, congratulations! You’re building your future workforce. You already know that, for the vast majority of new grads, there will be a skills gap between company expectations and university curricula. Since the majority of college grads are part of Generation Z (born between 1995 and 2014), your new employees will also bring with them the perspectives, preferences and talents of this new generation.

Bridging Generational Differences in the Workplace

Avilar

In my CEO networking groups, I keep hearing frustrations about how Generation X employees don’t work well with Millennials or Baby Boomers. Or when Millennials and Baby Boomers are on the same team, certain disagreements often come up.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

4 Important Considerations for Writing Competency Definitions

Avilar

I think we can all agree that writing competency definitions can be challenging. Every employee has a unique writing style developed during their career, and some writers are more skilled than others. Levels of detail can vary, and those levels can often make or break the success of the project.

3 Keys to Successful Federal Leadership Development

Avilar

We need leaders at all levels of the federal government. As the economic, political and demographic landscapes shift, those leaders must thrive in an ever-changing, digitally connected and transparent world.

Competency Management: Top Pitfalls of Poor Implementation

Avilar

Those of you who’ve considered implementing a competency management program within your organization already understand the powerful impact it can have and how the benefits and long-term success far outweigh the effort. However, such large projects to implement can often feel overwhelming, particularly if the basics of solid project management are not adhered to – that’s when hazards pop up and mistakes occur.

Are You Failing Millennials with Your Performance Management?

Avilar

Millennials are projected to overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation in 2019, the Pew Research Center announced earlier this month. They are already the most prevalent generation in the workplace and are on track to comprise 50 percent of the workforce globally by 2020.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Competency Management: Understanding the Return on Effort

Avilar

Built upon a skills gap analysis, competency management – on its surface – is relatively simple. It consists of three basic activities: Define the competency requirements for each job role in terms of the skills and proficiencies that are required for high performance.

How to Choose Government Competency Management Technology

Avilar

I’m often asked whether competency management systems for commercial entities work well for government organizations, too. The answer is “not necessarily.”. Avilar President Tom Grobicki. Corporations and government organizations have similar competency management needs.

The Best of Disaster Management: 4 Lessons from Kilauea

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Earthquakes. Carbon dioxide. Sulfur dioxide. Since the floor beneath the lava lake at the summit of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano collapsed on April 30 , we’ve been immersed in headlines, photos and videos of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. One month later, the world remains mesmerized by the somehow-beautiful, yet truly destructive, force of the volcano as lava creeps forward – destroying land, vegetation and homes in its path.

8 Critical Success Factors for Competency Management Implementation

Avilar

Competency management can be used in a variety of ways to benefit an organization. From recruitment to hiring to compensation to training, there is a broad spectrum of applications that can benefit from a solid competency management method.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Are You Ready for These 5 Trends in 2018?

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January is always a month for optimism, planning and predicting. As we enter 2018, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and anticipating what’s next. On the one hand, this year is simply a continuation of the last one.

How Lifelong Learning is at the Heart of Singapore’s Success

Avilar

By 2030, as many as 375 million workers – or 14% of the global workforce – could find that their jobs have disappeared because of automation. In the U.S., 73 million jobs could be destroyed.

(Part 2) Integrating a Competency Management Method: Why It Results in Success

Avilar

While competency management is sometimes seen as a “complementary” resource to existing human resources functions such as acquisition, training, and succession planning, it is, in fact, much more important than that.

Why Do Companies Commit to the Greater Good?

Avilar

Support a colleague in a 5K charity race. Donate lunch-time fitness classes to nursing home residents. Lead a team of colleagues to build homes for struggling families. Fly aid workers to hurricane-torn communities on the corporate jet (for free).

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Integrating a Competency Management Method – 5 Steps (Part 1)

Avilar

It would be hard to argue against the many benefits of effective competency management. Access to the skills inventory of a workforce to use for performance improvement alone would be enough reason for any organization to implement a competency management method.

10 Favorite LMS Features and Why We Love Them

Avilar

As a competency management company, we talk to business and learning leaders all the time about their workforce development programs. Our conversations often center on how they can maximize their learning management systems (LMS) to advance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their employees.

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5 Tips for Doing a Reduction in Force (RIF) the Right Way

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Low unemployment rates and a scramble to close the skills gap are top-of-mind trends among HR professionals and business leaders. Against such a backdrop, thoughts of reductions in force (RIF) and layoffs are largely ignored.

Disaster Planning: Ask These Critical Questions for Successful Preparedness

Avilar

How does your organization react when employees are out of work for several days for something as simple as the seasonal flu outbreak? It’s common to deal with these types of absences by shifting workloads within departments or peer-groups.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Contemplating Competencies: What Are the Best Companies Doing Now?

Avilar

We recently spoke with Avilar’s CEO, Tom Grobicki, to discuss what he’s seeing in the world of workforce competencies. What’s happening? What’s next? Any best practices from companies that are doing it well? Here’s what he had to say.

4 Unrealized Benefits of a Competency Model

Avilar

Every day, savvy organizations make investments in their future. As technology compels business to move faster, and new generations of employees comfortably jump from company to company, smart organizations must continue to ensure that their assets are more than just adequate to move them forward.

Is the Skills Gap a Myth?

Avilar

A quick scan of Google and LinkedIn garners these headlines: “U.S. job openings hit a record high.” Nearly half of companies say they don’t have the skills they need.” Industries look to high school grads to fill skills gap.” companies look overseas to fill the IT skills gap.”

How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

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Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

In my last post, I shared some thoughts about why people need to actually learn and remember things, rather than assuming we can always look them up.

How to Design Great Learning Experiences Instead of Just Delivering Content

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Gamification Elements That Rocket Boost Learner Engagement

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Encourage competition while providing tangible incentives to drive performance. For years, we’ve heard about applying gamification elements within the e-learning industry.

Your Learning Platform – Your Sales Enablement Machine

Docebo

Keep an eye out for Docebo’s upcoming whitepaper that will outline the strategies you need to boost sales performance with your learning platform.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.