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How to Boost Your LMS When Upskilling Employees is Your Goal

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There’s no doubt that upskilling employees – improving and advancing skills to keep up with emerging technology, organization, and market demands – is a win-win for your company and your workforce.

How to Update Your Business Continuity Plan in a Time of Crises

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Hurricane season is in full swing, bringing with it the triple whammy of high winds, destructive water, and flying debris that can threaten your business and its workforce. With seven of the top ten most destructive hurricanes making U.S.

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How to Model Great Leadership in Tough Times

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Building Great Leadership in Tough Times. Leaders routinely guide companies through changing market conditions and customer needs.

What is COVID-19 Doing to the Workforce of the Future?

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For our youngest professionals, those just entering the workforce after graduating from college, COVID-19 couldn’t have come at a worse time.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

How to Use Competency Models to Develop Leaders in the Workplace

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“Leaders aren’t born; they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” ” ~ Vince Lombardi.

How to Offer Flexible Career Pathing Using Competency Management

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Technology innovation. Global marketplace engagement. Shifting demographics. These forces and others are changing the way we work. Employees used to have well-defined career paths.

What You Can do to Combat Racism at Work

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We had planned a different blog for today. But the death of George Floyd and the surrounding events compelled us to address racism at work. With the country once again in turmoil following (another) death of a Black man at the hand of a law enforcement officer, we are left with a multitude of emotions, urges, actions, and words. Many are speaking up, stepping up to articulate feelings, to push for action, to encourage healing.

Building Blocks for a Successful Workforce Development Plan

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Workforce development leaders – in our communities and in the workplace – are facing a shift in the world of workforce readiness. It’s not simply the recent need for many employees to work from home and all workplaces to support social distancing during the pandemic. It’s not even the pressing need to prepare individuals to succeed in a work world that’s getting transformed by technology. Now, there’s a level of economic uncertainty that our country hasn’t experienced in years.

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

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In 2016, Millennials surpassed the previous generation (Generation X) to become the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, making up more than one third of all workers.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

On-Premise or Cloud LMS?: How to Make the Best Choice

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If you’re starting to think about your next learning management system, you have an abundance of choice. Whether your organization is a corporation, nonprofit, or government entity – or a company that sells training – you’ll want to find an LMS with the features that are most important to you.

What is a Skills Assessment and Why is it Important?

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What is a skills assessment? Why is it important? And how can it help your organization? When hiring, developing, or promoting employees for new positions in your company, resumes, and interviews only tell you so much. A person’s education, experience, and references all provide indicators about what a person knows and what they have done. But, the best way to understand one’s abilities and level of proficiency is to conduct a skills assessment. . What is a Skills Assessment?

Skills and Competencies: What is the Difference?

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Nearly every day, we hear business people discuss the skills and competencies their employees need to succeed. The two terms, “skills” and “competencies,” are used together so often that many people think of them as synonyms. Are they the same?

3 Tips for Implementing a Wellness Program in the Workplace

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Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, companies around the world sponsored employee wellness programs, recognizing that supporting the health and well-being of their employees is a win-win for the organizations and individuals alike. As HR consultancy G&A Partners points out, healthier employees “work harder, are happier, are more willing to help others and are generally more productive.”

Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

What is a “Skills Matrix” Used for and Why Do You Need One?

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Nearly every business claims that “our people are our most important asset.” It’s certainly true that positive business results rely on strong workforce performances. But with so many essential skills spread across so many employees, how can management know which employees have the skills they need to succeed and for the company to thrive? Many companies use a skills matrix , a tool that maps required job skills to the proficiencies of employees who need them, to find their answers.

How to Reach Your Competency Management Objectives in the Age of AI

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Earlier this month, LinkedIn released its third annual LinkedIn Emerging Jobs list, highlighting the fastest-growing jobs around the world.

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Business Continuity: How Can Competency Management Help Now?

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Tom Grobicki, Avilar CEO, has long been a proponent of using competency management programs for business continuity purposes. We had a chance to sit down with Tom for his perspective, lessons learned from previous business continuity challenges and practical tips for harnessing competency management in response to the current pandemic. Q) Tom, when people are implementing competency management programs, it’s usually for workforce development and workforce planning issues.

How to Adapt Your Corporate Training for COVID-19

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COVID-19 is changing the way people learn across the U.S. and around the world. As throngs of employees and citizens follow stay-at home or “safer at home” measures, corporate training companies are quickly adjusting to deliver essential learning while minimizing or eliminating personal contact. Videos and virtual platforms, for example, have become the norm interpersonal interaction in just a few short weeks. .

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

How to Create a Skills Inventory and Why it’s Important

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In business disruption, a skills inventory can help align company goals with employee performance. Here’s how to create a skills inventory along with seven skill inventory benefits that can advance your corporate strategy. While no one knows exactly what skills a workforce will need ten years, five years, or even two years from now, it’s clear that organizations and employees must be ready to adapt. Certainly, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this point into sharp focus.

How to Get Your Workforce on Board for Competency Management

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“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” ” – Henry Ford. Competency management is at the heart of workforce optimization and long-term success – if your employees are on board. When competency management programs struggle to get off the ground or maintain their momentum, it’s often because employees aren’t fully participating.

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.

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.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

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Sixty-four percent of CEOs feel they must upskill or reskill 25 percent of their workforce over the next five years for their companies to stay relevant. McKinsey & Company, Skill Shift: Automation and the Future of the Workforce , May 2018. Skills are top-of-mind for many organizational leaders. Former LinkedIn Chief Learning Officer, Kelly Palmer, and David Blake, co-founder of Degreed, think they know why.

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.”.

What is Competency Management and Why Do You Need It?

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We talk a lot about competency management at Avilar. It makes sense. After years of seeing business transformation sparked by improved, intentional management of employees’ skills and talent, we can be (too) quick to jump right into conversations about how to do competency management and what to do next. But recent conversations with leaders who are new to competency management remind us that it can be helpful to take a step back. Get back to the basics. Reflect on our roots.

Pandemic Planning: How to Prepare for the Coronavirus

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As of this writing (February 27, 2020), more than 82,000 people in nearly 40 locations internationally have been infected with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, “coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19.” More than 2,700 people have died. While the outbreak is not (yet) considered a pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the SARS-COV-2 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

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.

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.

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.

Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

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It’s easy to see when the carpet needs replacing in your office. Or to know when it’s time to update your computers. Or even when and how to update your employee benefits to appeal to the professionals you most want to hire. But how do you know when it’s time to update your training program? Answer these three questions to find out. Does Your Training Program Fit How Your Workforce Likes to Learn?

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

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.