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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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!

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

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.

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….

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.

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.

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.

How to Win the Government Talent War

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State and federal government employees are expected to retire in droves over the next few years. According to the Office of Personnel Management, 45 percent of current federal employees are age 50 and older.

Business Continuity Planning – Preparing Your Skills Inventory

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As if hurricanes, wildfires, and school shootings weren’t bad enough, recent flooding in Maryland and the Kilauea volcano eruption continue to plague our nation with disaster – sending organizations scrambling and wondering if they are sufficiently prepared for emergencies.

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 to Engage and Retain New College Grads

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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.

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

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.

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.

How to Meet the Demand for Better Government Performance Management

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“So, tonight, I call on Congress to empower every Cabinet Secretary with the authority to reward good workers and to remove Federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people.”. President Trump, State of the Union, January 29, 2018.

Bridging Generational Differences in the Workplace

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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

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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

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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.

Are You Failing Millennials with Your Performance Management?

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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.

Competency Management: Understanding the Return on Effort

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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.

A Guide to Marketing Customer Training

Most customers are not required to take training. As such, it’s crucial to create a marketing campaign that engages your training audience and demonstrates the value of your courses.

How to Choose Government Competency Management Technology

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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.

8 Critical Success Factors for Competency Management Implementation

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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.

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

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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.

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.