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What Can a Sales Competency Model Do for Your Business Growth?

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We all know that sales drive business growth. And that stronger sales individuals and teams can accelerate revenue growth. But great sales and business development individuals and teams don’t happen by accident. And it’s not simply a matter of hiring those with the best track record.

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Why Successful Upskilling Requires the Right Skills Assessment Tools

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“I don’t think there’s a single person, from CEO to front-line worker, who can afford over the next five or 10 years to not upskill in some way.”. Future of Work Analyst Kweilin Ellingrud, Senior Partner at McKinsey and Director of its Global Institute (via BBC Worklife ).

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Why You Should Value Competencies and Skills Over College Degrees

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Individuals and companies are re-thinking the value of college degrees. What’s happening now? Why should your organization value competencies and skills over degrees? Until the U.S.

Skills-Based Talent Management: What is it? Why is it Important?

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Skills-based talent management isn’t a new concept. For decades, companies have identified the skills required for their jobs, then hired people with those skills and developed that skillset once employees were on board. Marketing skills for marketing professionals.

Transform Your Classroom with Apple

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Apple empowers educators and students by design. In our webinar, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

First-generation professionals: What can you do to ensure they succeed?

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For decades, colleges and universities have recognized the special challenges faced by first-generation students – those whose parents did not earn a college degree.

Why You Should Value Competencies and Skills Over College Degrees?

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Individuals and companies are re-thinking the value of college degrees. What’s happening now? Why should your organization value competencies and skills over degrees? Until the U.S.

4 Predictions: Why 2022 Will Be a Skills-First Kind of Year

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Ready or not, 2022 is here! While much of what we learned in 2021 will inform our year, there are a number of standout trends that will uniquely shape the year ahead.

How Can Competency Management Help With Hiring Internal Candidates?

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When was the last time you learned something unexpected about a colleague? Perhaps your office manager is a lead singer in a local band. Or a project manager once taught scuba diving in the Caribbean. Your accountant loves to skydive. A technical support analyst draws and paints every weekend.

How to Choose the Best Performance Management Software for Your SME

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As organizations grow and evolve, most leaders mature their policies, processes, and systems to adequately support the business at scale.

Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

Career Transparency: Why Does it Matter for Employee Retention?

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For many reasons … the pandemic disruption, the Great Resignation , annual strategic planning initiatives … employers are taking a hard look at their employee retention efforts. How well is your company retaining top-performing employees? Are employees in key roles staying or leaving?

5 Steps to Closing the Workforce Skills Gap with Continuous Learning

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Five steps to closing a workforce skills gap with continuous learning. Creating a resilient workforce has emerged as a top priority for business leaders.

Reskilling, Upskilling, and New Skilling: What’s the Difference? Why Does It Matter?

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Over the past couple of years, business leaders have faced shifting business models, changing workforce demographics, emerging cultural movements, and persistent competition for highly skilled professionals.

The Great Resignation is Happening. Is Your Company Ready?

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A few short months ago, employers were making hard decisions about PPP loans, furloughs, and layoffs as many industries stalled in the face of the pandemic. Many employees were clinging to jobs and desperately balancing work and life commitments in a mask-donned, Zoom-connected, COVID-driven world.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

5 Tips for Building a Successful Return-to-Office Plan

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If you’re like most companies with an office environment, more of your employees are starting to work from the office on a more regular basis. You may be mandating that all employees return by a set date. Or actively encouraging employees to work more days in the office.

World Events Taking Their Toll: How to Help Your Employees Through (Another) Crisis

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People around the world are deeply affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The 24×7 news stream and social media activity is serving up unprecedented instant immersion in the escalating conflict – and in the resulting shock, sadness, concern, and anger that’s rippling across the globe.

4 Benefits of Performance Management Tools for Small and Mid-Size Enterprises

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Most start-ups and small companies are perfectly capable of covering the basics of managing a workforce. Payroll and benefits are put in place. Training is offered. Performance reviews are conducted at least annually. The systems and processes to manage these tasks tend be basic, too.

What did Hurricane Ida teach us about business continuity strategy?

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On August 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a strong Category 4 hurricane – exactly 15 years after the Category 5 Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and surrounding areas.

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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

3 Tips for Surviving Another Year of COVID Cybersecurity

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October marks the 18th year of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Government organizations, communities and businesses use the occasion to educate citizens about cyber threats and how each person can do his or her part to avert or minimize the impact of cyber attacks.

“Best Known” is Not Always “Best.” How to Find the Best Talent Management Vendor for Your Organization

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When leaders at small and mid-sized companies need new technologies – including talent management systems – they often have a long list of vendors, products, and solution sets to choose from.

How (and Why) to Build a Culture of Respect for Your Service Workers

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Enough! Front-line service workers have long-faced chronically low wages, undesirable work hours, and limited benefits.

Resilience Rises: 4 Top Competencies of HR Professionals

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“Resilience rises.” So starts a video tweet from NASA on November 15, 2020 , marking the successful liftoff of Resilience , the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history.

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Who Knew? 10 Skills to be Grateful for from 2020

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Who knew, one year ago, that 2020 would be such a remarkable year? Truly remarkable. Challenging. Unique. Devastating. Unexpected. Whatever adjective rings most true, 2020 was a year unlike any other. .

Do you Really Need to Prepare for an Active Shooter at Work?

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Atlanta spa shootings | Eight people died. One injured. . Boulder grocery store shootings | 10 died. One (shooter) injured. Indianapolis FedEx shootings |Nine died (including the shooter). Seven injured. Following the U.S.

What will the COVID-19 vaccine do to Employee Retention?

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Pfizer. Moderna. Johnson & Johnson. Novavax. Oxford/AstraZeneca (UK). Bharat Biotech (India). CanSino Biologics (China). Gamaleya (Russia). SinoPharm (United Arab Emirates). Sinovac Biotech (China).

Top 8 Management Trends of 2021: What We Learned This Year

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This year, business leaders learned to pivot, to listen, and to innovate. Here are the top eight management trends of 2021, revealing what we learned this year. 2021 has been quite a year! Dynamic. Challenging. Transformative. COVID continued to evolve as vaccines emerged.

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

Which Competencies Are Most Important for Your New Leaders?

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It’s easy to call to mind examples of great leaders — from explorers to activists to military, political, community, sports, and business leaders. And many leadership qualities stand the test of time. Communication. Vision. An ability to motivate others. .

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.

6 Ways Competency Management Can Support Your Hybrid Work Environment

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Business leaders across the country are making moves to bring their employees back to work. . For many, “back to work” is a simple phrase that’s meant to describe a fairly complex reality – one that likely includes a hybrid work environment. And “returning” employees are really a mix of profiles.

How to Be CyberSmart in a COVID-19 World

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month , established in 2004 as a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online. This year’s theme is: “Do Your Part. BeCyberSmart.”.

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

The Stay Conversation: It’s How to Retain Top Talent

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Immediately following a merger, acquisition, or reduction in force announcement, smart company leaders turn their attention to the remaining employees. In all-hands meetings and 1:1 conversations, executives, HR leaders, and managers all work to convey to those employees how much they’re valued.

Understanding Durable vs. Perishable Skills and How to Balance Them

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There are many ways to describe skills.

5 Advantages of a Competency-Based Approach to Solving Workforce Issues

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We talk to human resources and business leaders every day. Those who are evaluating talent management tools and systems for their organizations will often ask: Do we (really) need a competency management system?

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What are the Top 2021 HR Priorities

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With the COVID vaccine rollout, company leaders are preparing to move beyond their temporary work environments toward longer-term, sustainable operations.

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.