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How to Combat “Accidental” Leadership With Data

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When you meet a great leader, you know it. It’s inspiring. Energizing. There’s a palpable, positive energy. You feel motivated to do your best. Even if you can’t quite articulate exactly why, you feel compelled to follow and learn and go where that leader leads.

7 Definitive Ways to Unlock the Full Potential of Your Employees

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High-quality talent is a valuable commodity for any organization. Today, organizations tend to pull out all stops to recruit the best person to do a job. It’s a good bet that the person will succeed, but one could easily be wrong.

4 Essential Steps to Successful Succession Planning

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We all know that succession planning is important. When an essential leader leaves the company, it’s too late to create a plan or start a search for his or her replacement. By its very nature, succession planning takes years of careful planning to be successful.

What did we Learn from the Government Shutdown?

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If you believe the headlines, the recent and longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history will be the ruin of the federal government.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Why You Should Boost Soft Skills in Your Organization

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There’s no doubt that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills are essential in our fast-moving, tech-evolving, globally connected world.

How to Be the Best Place to Work (for the Things that Matter Most)

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NASA was just named the Best Place to Work in the Federal Government by the Partnership in Public Service. Bain & Company is the top-ranked 2019 Best Places to Work Employees’ Choice , according to Glassdoor.

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To Train or Not to Train: Analyzing Performance Problems

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When an employee does something wrong in their job, a common reaction is to provide training as the solution. However, believing that training can solve all behavior and performance problems can set an organization on the wrong path. It may even result in a loss of support for your training program.

Inadequate Competency Model Hazards and How to Avoid Them

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When developed correctly, competency models enable organizations to close skill gaps, increase employee engagement and retention, guide succession planning, and more. However, a poorly developed competency model may not yield desired results.

How To Close Your Workforce Skills Gaps with Reskilling

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Predictions about how artificial intelligence, automation and augmented reality will affect the workforce range from doomsday scenarios of massive job losses to nirvana sketches of AI-powered machines liberating employees to perform only the most strategic, rewarding tasks.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Why You Need to Up Your Succession Planning Game for Millennials

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Last summer, car company Audi launched its Summer of Audi: Promote Yourself commercial where a top-performing employee is recognized for her contributions, then promptly packs her boxes and leaves the company to start one of her own.

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How to Up Your Competency Management Game for 2019

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Think ahead to this time next year. What if you didn’t have to wonder where your employees shine? What if you knew exactly who you needed to recruit? If your workers were proudly and confidently mastering the things that matter most?

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Why Now is the Right Time to Build a Powerful Workforce

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Twenty-five years ago, in August 1993, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – teen superheroes destined to protect the earth from evil-doers – debuted on television.

Can Your LMS Do THIS?

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At Avilar, we are proud of having a learning management system (LMS) that’s enormously flexible. We’ve talked to many learning leaders who expressed disappointment with the rigid workflows of their homegrown eLearning systems.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

One Agency’s Competency Management Success Story and Unexpected Benefits

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Training programs are under constant pressure to demonstrate a positive return on investment, so it is crucial to evaluate and understand the impact of training on the company’s bottom line.

The Pros and Cons of Six Different Competency Models

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Can’t decide which competency model to use? Making decisions is not always easy. An inordinate amount of time deciding between equally attractive options can drain you of your time and energy, which is why we often follow certain best practices to speed up the process.

How to do Online Training for Government the Right Way

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We know that the U.S. federal government is actively working to modernize the federal workforce to meet the fast-evolving nature of 21st-century work. There’s a push to update technology systems to improve mobile access and citizen engagement.

5 Ways to Combat Cyber Threats at Your Organization

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Facebook security breach exposes accounts of 50 million users. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FBI and Department of Treasury identifies malware used by North Korea in an ATM cash-out scheme referred to as FASTCash.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Why Succession Planning is a Top Priority for the Federal Government

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“Public sector organizations find themselves in a time in which the demand for services has increased, the expectation for quality service is high, and the accountability for results is exceptional. Agencies must be results-driven, citizen-centered, and market-based.”.

Why Are Companies Turning to Older Workers? Should You?

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Not so long ago, most people worked until the age of 62 or 65 before retiring to fill their days with family, travel and recreation. After decades of demanding work schedules, employees looked forward to a life of leisure. However, while no one was looking, the rules of retirement changed!

How to Assess Your Workforce to Create a Skills Inventory

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What’s the one thing that all businesses have in common? They all possess the same #1 asset – the employees! That’s right…human capital. The skillful utilization of human capital is a necessary requirement for managers of all levels, often determining the success or failure of an organization.

4 Surprising Things You Can Learn from Your LMS

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For many, a learning management system is a tool to track employee learning and to deliver eLearning. But an LMS can do much more. An LMS captures a wealth of data about learners and learning experiences that can inform learning and development programs in organizations of any size.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

5 Important Skills for Strong Future Leaders

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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.

How to Overcome Government Performance Management Challenges

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On paper, it looks like the federal government has the right formula for performance management – an ongoing cycle of planning, monitoring, developing, rating and rewarding employee performance.

LMS Demo: How to Make it Painless and Productive

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You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it first, would you? The same rule applies when selecting a Learning Management System (LMS) or other talent management software. Having vendors demo their products offers you the chance to discover the benefits it will bring to your organization.

Why Cybersecurity is an Every-Employee Initiative

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Edward Snowden and the NSA. Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. The Russian government and the 2016 presidential elections. Yahoo. Equifax. Office of Personnel Management. LinkedIn….

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

Competency Management: Top Pitfalls of Poor Implementation

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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.

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.

4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

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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.

How Natural Disasters Impact Businesses

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Guest Post: by Jeff Flanagan. Businesses spend so much time worrying about what they can change that they often don’t think about how they’ll deal with what they can’t change.

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.