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Corporate Onboarding Programs: What You Need to Know

Roundtable Learning

Amid such change, one thing is sure: employee onboarding programs will remain vital. The best employee onboarding programs account for them all. In this article, we’ll define onboarding programs, explain why they’re important, and discuss how to establish effective onboarding. .

How To Close Your Workforce Skills Gaps with Reskilling

Avilar

More companies are looking at upskilling and reskilling the workers they have to address essential skills gaps. RELATED ARTICLE: Is the Skills Gap a Myth? Upskilling generally describes skill improvement – doing what you do now, only better. White House Launches Cyber Reskilling Program.” Leading industry consultants, government agencies and business leaders do not view the current talent shortage as a short-term crunch.

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No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. This article will help you prepare for those conversations and handle the drama as it comes. If you know you need to do more one-on-one meetings with your team but you’re not sure how to make them successful, take a look at this very practical article.

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.

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.

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. You can do this by setting an expiry date on the original certificates.

Could Competency-Based Online Training Address the Skills Gap?

Mindflash

If, upon graduation, he applies for a job that is not traditionally associated with the degree he earned, can employers expect that he can do the job—and do it well? But ultimately recruiters and hiring managers do not know if a candidate will be successful in a position until the candidate proves success down the road. Meanwhile, there’s a skills gap in the workforce.

3 Reasons You Need to Reinvent Your Corporate Training Program

Your Training Edge

Employees do not have the opportunity to apply what they learn to real-world problems and situations. Whatever the reason your training isn’t effective isn’t important (well, it is, but that is for another article). Here are three reasons you need to reinvent your training programs. If your organization is facing a skills gap, you know this to be true. Gary Beach of CIO.com wrote that the “IT skills gap is really an education gap.”

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

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. An employee that gets an opportunity to regularly attend different programs is more aware if different methodologies and practices that help them perform their job better.

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 Build and Execute an Effective Coaching Program

KnowledgeAnywhere

Adding coaching into your current training and development program can have many benefits. This article will outline: How coaching increases the effectiveness of online training. How to build an effective coaching program. Let’s dive into why coaching is such a powerful accompaniment to training and how to build and execute an effective coaching program. Employees can discuss issues that are preventing the implementation of their training and create solutions.

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

In it, she referenced the significant gender pay gap: According to research results, men on average make $10k more than woman. Yes – even in the eLearning biz: There continues to be a consistent gender gap in pay between men and women. 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.

Top 5 reasons to move from face-to-face to online training

Digitec Interactive

What do you do when you need to learn something? Most people don’t share the exact same knowledge gaps. If one or more of your workers are being kept out of the office for any particular reason , it’s good to know that they won’t be left behind.

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

Businesses face a consistent struggle to engage and motivate people, whether it’s their own staff, or the target audience they are looking to serve, and seek an effective solution to this potential barrier. Gamification in its true application can be a viable and effective solution to these two inevitable problems. An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). The solution for everything.

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to do this we need a better understanding of the context and the type of learning you want to apply. When you surf the internet you will find some indications when to use eLearning (mostly directed at a formal course): When there is a significant amount of learning to do. In response to my first post Clark Quinn commented the following: “Many courses are built when it’s not the best solution.

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

Predictions for the next big trends in eLearning solutions started appearing before 2017 had even begun. With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year? Many of these trends for eLearning solutions will enable associations to take advantage of opportunities prompted by a changing economic, political and social climate in 2017.

Developing a Training Program That Assists Hiring of Maintenance Techs

Convergence Training

Recently a commercial real estate maintenance company came to us looking for help putting together a comprehensive maintenance technician training program to meet the needs of not only their new hires but of their maintenance techs throughout their careers with the company. Although this company had many reasons to want to improve their training program, one was that it was becoming difficult in a tight labor market to hire without being able to offer that benefit to their job candidates.

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. How to identify if solutions available in the market are covering your needs. Let us go back to your LMS Needs Assessment , which I covered in a previous article. You can read up on these requirements in my article “8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment” Gather the responses in one master document to make it easily comparable.

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What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

Businesses face a consistent struggle to engage and motivate people, whether it’s their own staff, or the target audience they are looking to serve, and seek an effective solution to this potential barrier. Gamification in its true application can be a viable and effective solution to these two inevitable problems. An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). The solution for everything.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources - eLearning Technology , July 13, 2010 I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M. How do you blog then?

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Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

Videonitch

We know it’s effective in educating – Ebbinghaus forgetting curve be dammed when there a good story behind the learning. It should also be noted that it takes about four years (seven for Coco ) for Pixar to complete a film; it’s hard to find a learning program that has the luxury of even four months. But let’s skip the debate and see what’s out there: D2L impressed by infusing video throughout learning programs via its Brightspace LMS. Storytelling.

Online training in empathic mode

KnowledgeOne

In a rush, many have been forced to opt for hyper-simplified solutions, which are not representative of the possibilities offered by online training these days. Among its approaches, the pedagogy of empathy is one that can be implemented even in simplified elearning solutions. We will focus in this article on a definition that is meaningful and applicable in a pedagogical context. As such, the practice of empathy seems to be the ideal solution.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Objectives: Course or learning objectives define the knowledge or skills learners are expected to gain from a training program. In this approach, learners are presented with a problem and gain knowledge from the development of a solution. Training professionals are now often required to demonstrate the ROI of learning programs and software to leadership teams. Deciding between a cloud LMS and self-hosted solution should be done early in a selection process.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

The need for a dedicated learning solution in changing times. And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Further, due to the API-economy, the ability to create add-ons to the Google for Business apps have created a new ecosystem of companies that do one super-specific thing very well. Do you see a pattern in the above table?

15 performance questions L&D should ask (before running)

Learning Wire

The Learning Needs Analysis has always been THE approach to aggregating common development needs and delivering a standard program. L&D professionals must recognize that a learning performance analysis is an essential part of effective learning programs and therefore must be able to understand and perform this analysis. Business leaders want learning programs to target relevant and measurable business results. Article Case Study

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.

Training is Organizational Change

Litmos

That is, the introduction of any such program requires change management. In a recent article , The Great Training Robbery, Harvard professor Michael Beer and colleagues Finnstrom and Schrader document the case that much of learning interventions are wasted. When you have a training intervention, there should be a specific performance gap you want to address. The performance consulting process should have identified a specific performance gap and a clear mandate for training.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

The need for a dedicated learning solution in changing times. And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Further, due to the API-economy, the ability to create add-ons to the Google for Business apps have created a new ecosystem of companies that do one super-specific thing very well. Do you see a pattern in the above table?

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.

Leadership RoundUp: Learn to Lead, not Manage

eLearningMind

With all that information out there, it can be hard to know where to start and because we know the struggle, we’re making it a little easier on you by rounding up some of our best articles on the inexhaustible subject of leadership. . One of the struggles we’ve observed that businesses face is their inability to fill the gaps in their leadership development; take a look at what you can do to fix this: [link].

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 DIY vs. Formal Learning DIY Learning (Do-it-Yourself) is the term of the week, it seems. Elliot Masies most recent Learning Trends newsletter leads with the headline "DIY: Do It Yourself Trends". He quotes an article by Dion Hinchcliffe in ZD Net in which Dion states, The idea of DIY (Do It Yourself) is to get developers and IT departments out of the demand loop and letting users self-service themselves. What do you think?

The Most Popular Blog Posts for 2016

Litmos

I'm always looking for new innovative learning solutions to share with the L&D industry and this got me thinking of a lot of things. But into what, nobody really knows. One thing is clear, the work we do as instructional designers has been disrupted. But the instructional design of these solutions is left out. Do people just not care any more? These are simply ideas to get you rethinking about the work you do and how you do it. #1 Articles

Q&A with Nicole Tarasoff

Interactive Services

Nicole later served as a head writer and compliance program consultant for NYSE Governance Services (formerly Corpedia), where she advised both public and private companies across a broad swath of industries on E&C best practices, authoring over 100 codes of conduct and related policies during her tenure. In your opinion, what makes an effective compliance training program? What communications strategy do you use to help launch mandatory training efforts?