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Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It

Pract.us

You’re the best person to bridge the skills gap for your team. Economists and researchers like to argue about whether there’s any evidence for a skills gap, but as a recent article in Inc. points out, if you cannot find qualified candidates for your business, it doesn’t matter what the rest of the country is doing. You have a skills gap. Those who agree that there is a skills gap love to argue about whose fault it is. And it’s your job to do so.

Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

The focus of a recent Harvard Business Review article in its Spotlight Series, “Educating the Next Generation of Leaders,” is something that is always on the mind of companies, especially when it comes to high potentials and key employees. Companies spend time and effort developing leaders, but the return on investment is often questionable or the company doesn’t know how to measure it. They are exposed to knowledge, but the success of any program is in the follow-up.

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Training Needs Analysis: A Step-By-Step Guide To Identify Performance Gaps In Your Organization

TalentLMS

Do you know which online training resources your employees need to boost on-the-job performance? In this article, I’ll walk you through each step of the training needs analysis process. How To Identify Performance Gaps In Your Organization: A Step-By-Step Guide To Training Needs Analysis. Your online training program has all the essentials. Here is a step-by-step guide to pinpointing performance gaps in your organization through a training needs analysis.

Using an LXP to Fix Learning Gaps in Customer and Channel Partner Education

Origin Fractal LXP

If you have some knowledge about the desktop publishing industry, you would know how important QuarkXPress was in the 80s and 90s. If you refuse to adapt to changing user requirements, do not price your product sensibly, and do not have adequate product training; be prepared to fail.

How to Design an Effective LMS Training Program

TOPYX LMS

Like many decision makers, you may be more than ready to improve the effectiveness of your company’s LMS training program. However, before moving forward with such a venture, it’s important that corporate leaders determine if they feel confident in their LMS ( learning management system ) program-building skills. This may seem like a tough feat, but an effective corporate training program streamlines the process. 3 Steps to Designing an Engaging LMS Training Program.

Student Memberships: How Associations Can Fill Skills Gaps for Grads

Association eLearning

Many Millennials, like myself, don’t realize that there’s often a huge gap between the content they learn in college and the skills they need to succeed in the workforce after graduation. I didn’t know anything about associations, let alone that many of them offer certifications in areas I’m interested in. It’s your job to make sure Millenials know your association exists.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

7 Reasons Why Developing a Corporate Learning Program is Necessary for Your Business

Your Training Edge

According to the recent Gallup report, 59% of Millennials consider corporate training one of the most crucial “pro” factors, when applying for a job [2]. But making your Millennial employees more loyal is not the only reason why developing a corporate learning program is necessary for your business. Regular employee training as a part of a corporate learning program benefits overall employee performance.

How to Link Your Training Programs to Your Business Goals

ProProfs

Did you know that only 36% of organizations have learning strategies aligned with the long term problem that they are trying to solve? Usually, the goal of an employee training program is to enhance the skills, knowledge, and productivity of employees. Find the gaps.

How to develop an employee reskilling program — the fast and easy way

TalentLMS

And what does an employee reskilling program has to do with it? According to McKinsey , “87% of executives said they were experiencing skills gaps in the workforce or expected them within a few years.”. The same article also suggests that today’s employees need to find out how to adapt to all these rapidly changing conditions in the business world. According to the report, 75 million jobs will be displaced by 2022 in 20 major economies.

Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience

General Assembly

Users interact with a product through many different channels and modes of communication, and bridging the gaps between them is essential to your product’s success. Encountering any gaps in the product-experience loop is frustrating to the user and these points of friction jeopardize your businesses. I call these gaps mode-shift friction. Lynn Shostack’s 1984 Harvard Business Review article on measuring and improving the processes and services the bank delivered.

Ranting on the Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning

Usable Learning

About two weeks ago, Cammy Bean blogged about the eLearning Guild’s latest salary report. In it, she referenced the significant gender pay gap: According to research results, men on average make $10k more than woman. I know I’ve left money on the table.

Why You Need More User-Generated Content in Your Training Program

Pract.us

But the power of peer-to-peer communication, whether face-to-face or across space and time, can actually help you capture your company’s tribal knowledge, enhance your training program, and build a learning culture. And many have recognized its value in a training program. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2018, 80% of learning and development programs will incorporate user-generated content. But it’s more than just finding an article or video that a peer created.

What is Prescriptive Analytics and Why Should You Care?

Talented Learning

This begs several questions: How do descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics differ? Think of monthly sales reports, web traffic numbers, leads generated from a marketing campaign, customer churn metrics and the like. This data indicates how a project, program or product performed previously. This data considers not only what your company can expect to happen, but also how that outcome will improve if you do x, y, or z.

Tips and Strategies to Create a Roadmap to Transform Your eLearning Programs

EI Design

Legendary American professional baseball player Yogi Berra is famously quoted for saying, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”. And this saying holds true even for L&D professionals who wish to create new eLearning programs or revisit and transform previously created eLearning programs. In this article, I’ll shed some light on how you can do just that.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). Deloitte (the second largest professional services network in the world) launched a digital executive training program called “The Deloitte Leadership Academy” to make training more accessible for employees by utilizing top content from business schools like Harvard, Stanford, etc. The program delivers lessons to 50,000+ executives in 150+ companies worldwide. .

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

We have come across several interesting articles in the past couple of weeks, which discuss some of the social, political and economic changes that are currently impacting how we work and learn. In this post, we have collected some articles that we think will be interesting for associations, and that touch on some of the challenges and opportunities for association education programs today.

8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

What resources do we need to implement the LMS? In this article I will review what needs to be considered for a thorough Needs Analysis with the effect that as an organization you are able to make the most educated choice when selecting your new Learning Platform. Reporting Needs. You may be surprised why I am starting your LMS Needs Assessment with reporting needs. Hence start with the Reporting Needs to eliminate an LMS if you don’t need it early on.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

In this article I will dive into these questions and how your LMS Feasibility Study will answer them. Let us go back to your LMS Needs Assessment , which I covered in a previous article. Remember, that we identified all needs for your Learning Management System under a number of categories: Reporting Needs. At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. Identify the gaps in each of the systems and assess them against your requirements.

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Increasing your ROI with Video Learning

Your Training Edge

In this article, let’s have a look at success. How do you see and define the term success being a training manager? But do you know there is a universal goal for the success? As per recent reports [2] , more than 176 million people are there who watch online videos every month, and most of them used the platform of YouTube. Video lets your learners to see how to do particular things. And, you know what? Video- A platform for bridging the gaps.

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What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). Deloitte (the second largest professional services network in the world) launched a digital executive training program called “The Deloitte Leadership Academy” to make training more accessible for employees by utilizing top content from business schools like Harvard, Stanford, etc. The program delivers lessons to 50,000+ executives in 150+ companies worldwide. .

How Can L&D Contribute to Creating Highly Engaged Employees?

Litmos

We know that a strong learning program can help push those numbers up further. Yes, you can do more to improve employee engagement than just delivering courses. They take the initiative on tasks and projects because they feel trusted to do so.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M. Think Beer - Rapid eLearning Blog , July 13, 2010 Did you know that Portland, Oregon has more than 30 breweries? might not like every beer that I taste, but I do enjoy the diversity in flavor.

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Racial Bias or Workplace Sexual Harassment – Why eLearning is an effective solution.

Enyota Learning

This article doesn’t focus on the controversy around whether it was racial bias or unconscious bias. The best question to ask yourself when looking to avoid such incidents is – are you as an organization doing enough to train your employees ? Not too long ago, a regular at a GAP store, an African American man was forced to prove the clothing he was wearing was not stolen. Good LMSs with reporting mechanisms are adequate to track these scores and completions.

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget. When taking on any new initiative, it’s best to develop a strategy so you don’t squander resources, especially when you’re trying to create an online learning program with a limited budget. What did they need to learn to do their current job? Where do they get their education now?

LMS reports: 7 Tips to track skill development with an LMS

Matrix

Do they know how to use them on the job to tackle everyday tasks? In this article, I’ll feature 7 tips to monitor skill development with the help of a Learning Management System. LMS reports: How to track skill development with a Learning Management System. But how do you know if your staff is building the skill sets their job demands? Here are 7 tips to track skill growth with the help of LMS reports. Assessment reports.

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5 Best Practices for Using Competitive Intelligence in Sales Enablement

Sales Hacker

In this article, I’m going to show you the best practices for sales enablement and how to get the most out of your competitive intelligence so you can increase alignment and stay ahead of your competitors. In the same report, 96% of sales leaders agree that they need sales management, operations, and enablement aligned effectively to drive results, but “only 21% of organizations had effective ongoing enablement (beyond onboarding).”. Don’t try to do everything at once.

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?Specialized Job Skills—How to Find Employees with the Right Stuff

KnowledgeCity

In fact, more than 80 percent of human resource professionals report having difficulties attracting talent with the right skills. Of course, there’s no real problem finding educated people who know their way around the Microsoft Suite, but, part of the issue is most universities weren’t built to keep pace with today’s fast-changing, tech-driven workplace. While investing in a recruiter may cost a good chunk of change upfront, high turnover rates do the same.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do.

6 Top Tips To Measure Online Training With LMS Metrics

Litmos

In this article, I’ll share six tips to measure online training with the help of LMS metrics. . Many Learning Management Systems automatically generate built-in reports. The ‘pop quiz’ at the start has two functions: It reviews what corporate learners already know, building their confidence and proving they’re not as green as they think. After the online training course, corporate learners retest themselves to see what they know now that they didn’t before.

The future is bright: corporate learning gets smart

Torrance Learning

This article was also posted in Education & Career News. According to the Association for Talent Development’s 2015 State of the Industry Report 39% of all corporate training is delivered online, via mobile phone or remotely. Rapid development tools allow the fast and easy creation of new elearning programs, and organizations can choose from a variety of off-the-shelf libraries containing thousands of courses for very low cost. Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning.

New Springtime Rituals for Learning Pros in 2020

Litmos

As The New York Times states: After a crisis, most people acquire a newfound sense of purpose, develop deeper relationships, have a greater appreciation of life and report other benefits.”. But, how do we get there? What are some simple things we can do to produce positive outcomes on the other side of this crisis? To take our theme a step further, however, how can you apply the idea of spring cleaning to your learning program?

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Training in 2020: Five Priorities for the New Year

Litmos

Is your training program ready for the new year? A pair of reports show that organizations of all sizes are increasing their training budgets. According to the Training Industry Magazine’s 2019 Training Industry Report , 42% of organizations increased their spending on training this past year. LinkedIn’s Workplace Learning Report shows increased budgets, less worry among L&D leaders about not having enough funds, and more support for training from the C-Suite.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

This August 21 article posted by Sharon Gaudin in Information Week reports that Half of Companies are Blocking Facebook: "Employers are increasingly blocking access to Facebook because theyre concerned about the time wasted and the information leaked when workers use social networks on company time." The article gives no specifics, making me wonder if the threat is real or just imagined by the corporate control freaks. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Part 3/3: Facilitating learning experiences with AI

Everwise

Welcome to the third article in a three-part blog series on the role – and potential – of AI in Human Resources, specifically Learning and Development (L&D). The previous articles addressed AI as a transformative force in HR, followed by the role of AI in learning programs.

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Essential Training KPIs You Should Be Measuring

Litmos

How do you demonstrate beyond doubt that your online training strategy is providing tangible return on investment? In this article, I’ll highlight the essential online training KPIs you should be measuring. . So, how do you demonstrate that your online training program is delivering value for money? What Key Performance Indicators do you need to put in place from day one to support your business case?