How To Close Your Workforce Skills Gaps with Reskilling


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. Leading industry consultants, government agencies and business leaders do not view the current talent shortage as a short-term crunch. RELATED ARTICLE: 5 Ways to Combat Cyber Threats at Your Organization.

Training Needs Analysis & Skills Gap Analysis

Ed App

How well are your employees fulfilling their roles/positions in your organization? Using the tools of skills gap analysis and training needs analysis / assessment can help ensure that you accurately measure your employees job performance. Skills gap analysis examples.


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Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning


Wacky but completely true (there is a great article here if you are curious to learn more) – it also highlights well the connection between training and rewards. We get trained to do something, perform a task to maximize our rewards, then reap the benefits. We aren’t pigeons and we can learn to do things in more way than one. We’re already struggling to close a widening skills gap and can’t have our people lose faith.

How the COVID Pandemic Has Broadened The Skills Gap and Increased the Need for Skills Development Training (And What To Do About It)

Convergence Training

Back in the years and even decades before the COVID-19 pandemic dominated much of what we talk and think about, employers and learning & development experts used to talk a lot about the skills gap and how to create and provide training to help employees develop those needed skills.

Tips for Closing Skill Gaps at Your Workplace

Convergence Training

Companies have been dealing with a skill gap for many years–this is well known. And the COVID-19 pandemic only increased that skill gap. So that skill gap problem we’ve been talking about for a long time became even more pressing. We hope you find the article helpful.

Everything You Should Know About Agile eLearning Before Investing

Your Training Edge

This post presents everything you should know about agile eLearning before investing. When doing so, ensure that you are able to implement your user stories in one sprint, and cut them up if they are too big. Although you may have done everything to ensure that your business takes the appropriate direction in terms of growth, incorporating agile eLearning as part of the business will play an integral role in ensuring that the gap between the business and the consumers is bridged.

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The new normal: Six articles about life during and after COVID


Here are six articles that seek to answer those questions. SDxCentral) – COVID-19 will affect the data center; at the very least it will change how businesses address storage as we know it. Sidney Sawaya discusses the impact, the role of cloud computing, and what the new normal means for businesses moving ahead. Our own Dr. Zvi Guterman offers tips on how to elevate your game and bridge the in-person/virtual gap.

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Could Competency-Based Online Training Address the Skills Gap?


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. Employers can take a proactive role in helping employees be successful on the job.

What NOT to do in L&D


As do most articles in the L&D space, I frequently talk about what we should do. And, it occurred to me, that I could (and should) also talk about what we shouldn’t do. First, don’t stop doing courses. Of course, when they’re done, do them right! There are other causes of performance problems in organizations besides skill gaps. Similarly, there are appropriate interventions , and L&D can and should play a role.

Role of L&D in Creating Effective Sales Enablement Strategies


In short, everything the team needs to know to drive customer decisions. One of its major roles is to fill in the gaps between sales and marketing content strategies. . The role of content management is, therefore, critical to ensuring the success of sales enablement. Why Do Sales Enablement Technologies Fail? Sales Reps are Doing Unproductive Tasks. From pitch decks to price sheets, blog articles to ebooks, content needs to be easily discoverable.

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Corporate Onboarding Programs: What You Need to Know

Roundtable Learning

Whether your organization conducts virtual onboarding or sticks to in-person onboarding, the goal is to prepare new hires to succeed in their roles. In this article, we’ll define onboarding programs, explain why they’re important, and discuss how to establish effective onboarding. .

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning. But there would still be some baseline tasks that a consultant would do in this respect.

When the Competency Model Breaks Down: How to Map Skills to Roles


This article is based on a presentation from our annual conference, Degreed LENS. In many organizations, competency maps have been around for decades, but competencies of the past don’t match the skills needed today — as evidenced by the growing skills gap. And who really knows how to measure the broad statements they often contain, such as “treats customers with empathy and kindness while expediently resolving their issues”? So, we’ll add “manager” as a role.

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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.

The Authentic Learning Model: 7 Things Every eLearning Pro Should Know

Infopro Learning

Do you need to add more real-world context to your eLearning course? In this article, I’ll explore everything eLearning pros need to know about the Authentic Learning Model. Everything eLearning Pros Need To Know About The Authentic Learning Model. The Authentic Learning Model involves a high degree of social interaction, as online learners must be able to engage in meaningful online discussions and play an active role in your online learning community.

12 Myths About LMS Best Practices – You Should Know


In this article, we shall explore a few of them. The size of the organization does not play any role here. In fact, there are instances you do not need an instructor at all. This will also help you identify the critical gaps in your course modules and fill them. Myth: Professionals and employees do not prefer LMS-based e-learning course: These are the busiest people. Also, make sure that you do not bind the pupils to rigid schedules.

Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published on in February 2008. For some organizations, the shortage of skilled executives, middle managers and individual contributors in critical roles already is having quantifiable ramifications — from decreased production capacity to drops in customer satisfaction. Many organizations have tasked such groups to make strategic investments that put the best people in suitable roles at the right time to drive performance.

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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. It should do more than repeat the content of the formal course; it should focus on application.

Big Data & Training 101: What You Need to Know


I know, I know. And if you haven’t calibrated your content correctly, the data you do collect can be inaccurate. Why Do We Need Big Data In Training? Big data analytics help fill in the gaps so you see which employees are struggling, which are excelling, and where your organizational knowledge gaps are. This article will go into more detail on how to generate useful data, and why it matters. How Do We Get Big Data?

Microlearning Solves Real-world L&D Problems: 4 Use Cases


Debate about whether this is really a new practice or if it’s what learning designers were doing well before the term emerged are less relevant here. L&D professionals everywhere follow this methodology in their roles. 3) Learners need to know this – right now!

Big Data & Training 101: What You Need to Know


I know, I know. And if you haven’t calibrated your content correctly, the data you do collect can be inaccurate. Why Do We Need Big Data In Training? Big data analytics help fill in the gaps so you see which employees are struggling, which are excelling, and where your organizational knowledge gaps are. This article will go into more detail on how to generate useful data, and why it matters. How Do We Get Big Data? You want them to know it.

Field Notes: What Do You Hope to Accomplish, Here and Beyond


What do you hope to accomplish here and beyond? But oh boy do I ever love this kind of stuff. ” The more I understand why I join, serve, labor, or otherwise share my gifts, the more I can bring my full self to whatever I do. I have many assignments in my current role, but I thrive most in those face-to-face or virtual modalities where I can show and share the path. It flows naturally and I could do it for hours on end with unwavering delight.

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


Simulation: Highly interactive application that allows learners to model or role-play a scenario. Skill gap analysis : Compares a person’s skills to those required to do a job they have been, or will be, assigned to. This article will help you to decide if SSO could work for you. You should now know your manifest from your module, your cognitive load from your knowledge construction. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.

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. Role Shift - Learning and Working on the Web , July 5, 2010 The last time I looked at roles in education I was inspired by Anil Mammen to create a table based on his definitions.

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Online Quizzes are Here to Stay


Either way, these online quizzes do serve a purpose. for online training that tests knowledge on topics other than oneself), there’s one question you should ask yourself: Do you really need quizzes in your online training modules?

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


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. Sure, no business is entirely immune from the skills gap conundrum, but there are some better ways you can find the right talent for the job. Most employers fail to document employees’ skills, which could worsen the skills gap.

Online training in empathic mode


We will focus in this article on a definition that is meaningful and applicable in a pedagogical context. In elearning, when a course is ready to be offered to learners, the role of the teacher is often no longer as much of a content provider as that of a guide and resource person. “Presence is the instructor being visible and active in a course which does play a role in promoting empathy. Related articles: The 3 Speeds of Thought. Articles Catherine Meilleur

How to Build a Simple Digital Learning Strategy that Works


Or do you? The truth is that executing in such an overly simple way will not be the most impactful thing to do. Knowing your organisation’s context and priorities should help drive the right approach to become an agent of value, as well as a cost efficiency driver. If you don’t know which projects in your organisation are the game changers, then you won’t know where learning can potentially have the most impact.

Your Culture Needs More CX Training


Do you have a plan for training the right content in the right way to truly become experience-driven? They make it a key part of aligning values with candidates by creating job descriptions that explicitly identify how the role will help fulfill this mission. Why do I need to bother with this? I’m in a logistics (or accounting or admin) role and don’t deal with customers directly! But we all do. Close the Gap .

What are your 3 career criteria?

CLO Magazine

Know thyself” is a principle inscribed at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi which dates its origins back to fourth century B.C. When working with and coaching executives, I regularly hear from individuals that they are not completely happy with their jobs or fulfilled by their roles even when they have seemingly climbed the ladder to a position of status. Working with people similarly aligned: doing the first two with a team who share a similar passion and belief in the mission.

How to Drive Agile Learning for a More Effective Workforce

Learning Wire

Poor planning and a lack of reactivity has led to a lack of learner engagement and drives an ever-widening skills gap. The benefits are not one-sided as research has shown that the majority of team members are very willing to engage in professional development and actively seek out opportunities to do so. The impact of a skills gap. Let us help you identify skills gaps and create a more agile learning environment! Article Learning Trends

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What is a true L&D professional?


An important point of reflection for any field of endeavor, and members therein, is: where are we and where do we need to be? And if you don’t know how we learn and think, you can’t design appropriate solutions. You have to know better. If you only know the former, you’re liable to use courses when there are better solutions. (If If you don’t know the former, you’re liable to commit learning malpractice !) Your own culture also plays a role. Articles

Aging Members Will Stick Around (& Keep Learning) Longer Than You Think

WBT Systems

Businesses will have to bridge that gap with older, 65+ workers. An article in Nautilus , where many of this post’s statistics and quotes were sourced, shares the story of two companies that welcome older workers. “We’re To prepare your association and professional development strategy for an aging workforce and, therefore, an aging membership, you need to know what’s going on in your industry. What do employers and aging members need?

Key Corporate Training Insights: The 2021 Learning Landscape

Infopro Learning

To better help you understand how the pandemic has impacted the future of work we have shared 3 keys insights in this article. There are 3 major insights you should know about as you begin to develop your learning strategies for the upcoming year.

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SHRM 2018: People at the End of Every Policy

CLO Magazine

” Taylor asked Muñoz about the people changes United Airlines has made and the role HR had in past controversial customer service incidents. We let rules, procedures and policies get in the way of our employees who know the right thing to do, but we didn’t let them do it because of our rules and policies. ” This affliction, Schawbel said, was discussed in a New York Times opinion article, “Happiness is Other People.”

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. This is where ISD still plays a role.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] The 3 Speeds of Thought


2017), which presents the fruit of 20 years of research in his laboratory, Houdé uses the term “cognitive resistance system” instead, that would be better accepted by the general public, since the term “inhibition” has a negative connotation, whereas, in this model, its role is eminently positive. “The performance gap (success/failure) is the rule of cognitive development, not the exception! We do the same thing for curiosity and regret.

Is your learning path a mission toward the best customer experience?


Some learning paths don’t seem to be bridging that gap for employees. For example, one hospitality organization had a learning path titled “Become a Customer Service Superstar,” which included courses and materials on the technology around checking in a guest, who to call and what to do if someone complained, and more. Know your customer experience mission. But that’s only possible if every single person knows what that experience is supposed to be. Articles

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Thinking Beyond the Course


The situation is that there is a job task that’s an additional load upon a variety of existing roles. In the case of another organization, they were working with SMEs, and generally doing what those SMEs wanted. And, at times, even if there are complexities, you can do a blended online approach and have some synchronous online time as well. The learners like going off-task and spending some time away at a course, and the trainers know how to go and deliver the courses.

International Women’s Day 2020: An Investment in Training is an Investment in Your People


A third of women in this study stated they wouldn’t know how to report sexual harassment in their workplace. And what role does workplace training play? Gap between organisational values and actual behaviour. Or, for lack of internal options, their feet will do the talking – people don’t always leave their role, they often leave their workplace culture. International Women’s Day 2020 is this weekend, Sunday, March 8th!