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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.

How to Bring the Best Lessons from COVID-19 Back to Work

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We’re nearing the end of the beginning. The gates are lifting. States and businesses around the country are starting to open back up from the COVID-19 pandemic disruption – and business leaders are preparing their people and spaces to return to on-site work.

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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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

[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 will discuss learnings from their recent study, and share her insights on the state of Customer Education. They'll dig into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

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.

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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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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?

What are the Hidden Advantages of Hiring Relaunchers?

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In the 2015 comedy film The Intern , Robert De Niro plays a 70-year-old intern writer at an online fashion magazine. The movie highlights the comical side of the scenario. Yet it’s not as unlikely a scenario as it once was.

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The Better Way to Onboard Customers

Speaker: Skilljar Experts

The best onboarding programs have a super power: they’re constantly improving. Here at Skilljar, we’ve learned a thing or two about onboarding, both by crafting our own experience, and by collaborating with the best Customer Education professionals in the world. In our upcoming webinar, we’re going to share these learnings with you.

How to Get Started with Competency Management

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From recruitment through hiring, development, and promotion, many successful companies rely on competency management to optimize the skills of their workforce and give the company a competitive edge.

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.

How to Bolster Your Employee Experiences with Competencies

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“Employee experience” is all the rage right now, and for good reason.

Should You Adopt Reverse Mentoring at Your Workplace?

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Last week, Cambridge University announced a new reverse mentoring initiative aimed at addressing charges of institutional racism.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Inadequate Competency Model Hazards and How to Avoid Them

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How to Win the War for Talent with Competencies

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Today’s employers are in an all-out talent war, facing unprecedented competition for recruiting and retaining talented employees. unemployment rates are at a historic low , giving professionals the confidence to hold out for the employers and job offers they really want.

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.

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.

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

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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Why Competency Projects Fail (And How to Avoid It)

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Competencies are the collective knowledge, abilities, and expertise of an organization’s workforce. When used as a framework to focus individual, team, and company skills on what matters most, a well-honed competency program will make an organization stand out.

The Hidden Benefits of Keeping an Updated Skills Inventory

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Technology advancements. Political and environmental upheaval. Demographic shifts. Companies across industries are scrambling to find people with skills and disciplines that barely existed a few years ago. And the more things change, the tougher it will be to keep up.

How to Optimize Workforce Allocation with Competencies

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Government and commercial leaders routinely plan for five or ten years out – sometimes even more. They’re making decisions about what markets to pursue – and which to pull back from. What products or solutions to develop. Which target partners to engage with.

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Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.