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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.

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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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.

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.

Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

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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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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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 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.

How to Bolster Your Employee Experiences with Competencies

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

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

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

Inadequate Competency Model Hazards and How to Avoid Them

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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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View from the Learner's Perspective: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Learners make an investment when they participate in learning initiatives - an investment that is often overlooked. Their schedules, priorities, and even their colleagues’ schedules are impacted. The Triple Bottom Line of Learning acknowledges the learner as a crucial stakeholder in the learning process. Join Miriam Taylor and Lonna Jobson of Inno-Versity as they continue in this series by looking at eLearning from the learner's perspective!

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.

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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Is a Shorter Workweek Right for Your Organization?

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Workplace productivity is a funny thing. The basic premise is that the more hours employees work, the more productive they are. But there’s a limit. At some point, employees become fatigued or disgruntled and aren’t productive. We’ve all heard, “Work smarter, not harder.”

Role of Competencies in the Employee Experience

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

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View from the Learning Team: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

As a learning leader, you are regularly faced with a dilemma: prioritize the needs of the learners, or succumb to the budgetary demands and deadlines of the C-suite? This proverbial tug-of-war is a constant in learning development - but it doesn't have to be. Join Miriam Taylor and Andrea Mikulenas of Inno-Versity as they dive into the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

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.

Are You Prepared for the Measles Outbreak to Hit Your Workforce?

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measles cases have officially exceeded the highest single-year record since the disease was eliminated in this country in 2000 – and we’re only a third of the way through this year! Despite hundreds of people in measles quarantine , that number is expected to rise.

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.

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.

View from the C-Suite: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

One of the secrets of the C-suite is that they are always dealing with scarcity. Money spent in one place cannot be spent in another. One hundred thousand dollars spent on learning will not be available to spend on marketing or hiring, or any one of several dozen other budget items. Join Miriam Taylor and Dr. Jerry Zandstra as they take a look at learning, training, and development from the C-suite perspective!

Amazon’s Big HQ2 Decision Put the Spotlight on Competencies

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In Amazon’s year-long search for a second headquarters location (quickly dubbed HQ2), the company faced a Goldilocks-like conundrum. Tier-one cities with expensive real estate or an over-saturation of technology competitors risked being too big.

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.

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.

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.

The Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Traditional return on investment (ROI), while a long standing and important concept in the business world, often falls flat when it comes to showing the full picture of a learning initiative. Join experts from Inno-Versity as they propose a new model for finding the ROI of learning, and learn how to make your learning valuable for everyone involved.