Mind the Gaps

Vitalyst

Throughout August, we are turning our focus toward workplace technology adoption—why it’s important, how it’s achieved, and how companies and employees can benefit from it. Although every step is important, identifying the gaps is perhaps the most critical to success. You already know what your desired outcome is—enabling your employees to realize their full potential with technology. Your clients and partners will also benefit.

Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

Avilar

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? Blended Learning : In a world where so many of us turn to Google or YouTube to find immediate answers, employees expect “just in time” learning to do their jobs well. RELATED BLOGS AND WHITE PAPERS.

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The Hidden Benefits of Keeping an Updated Skills Inventory

Avilar

Do you know what skills your people have today? And, there are many hidden benefits of creating and keeping up a skills inventory. Here’s how (and why) to do it. To discover what skills your employees have – and don’t have – review skill inventory and skill gap reports for individuals and teams. Your reports will tell you where your employees’ skills are the strongest, where they’re weak, and where you have gaps. Do you have new employees to manage?

What is Competency Management and Why Do You Need It?

Avilar

After years of seeing business transformation sparked by improved, intentional management of employees’ skills and talent, we can be (too) quick to jump right into conversations about how to do competency management and what to do next. How do you get the most from your competency initiative? Conduct skills gap assessments to pinpoint crucial weaknesses, so you can provide exactly the targeted training they need. Even when things turn out great, they don’t know why.

Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI

Obsidian Learning

New post Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI on Obsidian Learning. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. Return on investment (ROI) is a quantification of the relation between the benefits of a program and its costs [benefit-cost ratio (BCR)]. Included in the third level are: Doing things differently at work.

Contemplating Competencies: What Are the Best Companies Doing Now?

Avilar

Any best practices from companies that are doing it well? Companies still use competencies to understand employees’ weaknesses to develop and support a training plan with resources to close the gap. It’s best to understand where potential holes exist and to know what’s needed in one, three, five, and even 10 years down the road. One thing that’s working is an increased understanding among workforce development professionals of how competencies can benefit their companies.

How to Boost Your LMS When Upskilling Employees is Your Goal

Avilar

To truly address the skills gaps of your employees with the learning and development they need, you’ll want a robust LMS paired with a competency management system that informs and guides the upskilling process, every step of the way. You’ll know right away where there are skill gaps.

How to Cultivate Top Tech Talent: What Every Exec Needs to Know

General Assembly

The following is an excerpt from 6 People Strategies for Successful Digital Transformation , an exclusive white paper from General Assembly. Download the full paper here. The former has to do with the tools, mindset, and organizational structure that will drive the business agenda forward, while the latter has to do with the reskilling that each individual will need to use these tools and thrive in the new organizational context.

5 ways that the learner experience impacts your employee value proposition (EVP)

Learning Pool

Organizations were urged to focus on everything that might help them to attract and retain talent – including not only pay, benefits and working environment, but also career development and training opportunities. .

How To Foster User Adoption In Your New Learning Management System?

Gyrus

This will establish the groundwork to let them know how the process is going and what requirements may be tough to find specific compliance. Know the System Benefits. Know the gained functionalities and options which you will be offering like the back of your hand. By knowing the cool features you are getting (especially the ones that exceed the original scope of requirements), you can act as an internal sales figure for increased product adoption.

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Learning and Development

Hurix Digital

There’s hardly a field that has not benefited from AI. Identifying Knowledge Gaps. So, forcing them to learn what they already know is not a very effective strategy. . AI can identify knowledge gaps and then automatically scan for the most appropriate content for the learner.

What is a Skills Assessment and Why is it Important?

Avilar

A person’s education, experience, and references all provide indicators about what a person knows and what they have done. Ideally, the assessment captures the level of proficiency for each skill, so you know which participants are new to a skill and which have mastered it. . Skills assessment tests give no weight to how employees learned what they know; they measure what employees can do. Benefits of a Skills Assessment. What is a skills assessment?

How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

Avilar

Former LinkedIn Chief Learning Officer, Kelly Palmer, and David Blake, co-founder of Degreed, think they know why. To minimize essential skills gaps in your organization, you either need to hire skilled professionals or develop the skills of your current employees. Upskilling” generally describes skill improvement – doing what you do now, only better. There are many benefits of upskilling employees. RELATED BLOGS Is the Skills Gap a Myth?

How to Up Your Competency Management Game for 2019

Avilar

You may already be using competencies to understand your employees’ weaknesses and develop learning plans to close essential skills gaps. But solving strategic business goals through competency management is a complex endeavor and it’s really tough to do that well without technology. When talent is scarce, the worst thing you can do is hire the wrong person for the job. Do you resolve to be a more competent company in 2019? Think ahead to this time next year.

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Putting the Future of Work in a Global Context

General Assembly

And the gap between the skills workers have and the skills companies need is growing wider as workers struggle to keep pace with emerging technologies in fast-growing industries. We know technology is transforming the global workforce. and what policymakers, learning and development providers, and business leaders should be doing to prepare for it. Download the Putting the Future of Work in a Global Context white paper.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

Manual data entry stifles the true potential of this model, however, When it comes to identifying knowledge gaps or potential performance improvement recommendations, automation is the stepping stone to broader application. A broad set of professional disciplines could benefit from a platform that connects record keeping databases with PD catalogs to offer personalized recommendations and long-term performance tracking.

Why Competency Projects Fail (And How to Avoid It)

Avilar

Why do competency projects fail? And what can you do about it? Unless you have a shared set of competencies across the board, you can’t really know how well your workforce is performing – and where there are skills gaps that need to be closed. Second, if the competency project doesn’t reflect the jobs that people do every day, managers won’t care. Anyone who has experienced a competency-driven performance culture knows how powerful it can be.

Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

The shift to digital teaching does not have to be overwhelming because – More than 90% of students use a smart device to derive educational benefits like accessing online resources outside the classroom, setting reminders for test dates, scanning homework, and assignments, etc. Greater access to online resources, white papers, academic articles can keep teachers and students abreast of the latest developments in their field of study/interest.

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Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

The shift to digital teaching does not have to be overwhelming because – More than 90% of students use a smart device to derive educational benefits like accessing online resources outside the classroom, setting reminders for test dates, scanning homework, and assignments, etc. Greater access to online resources, white papers, academic articles can keep teachers and students abreast of the latest developments in their field of study/interest.

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7 Reasons Why You Must Convert Flash Games to HTML5

Hurix Digital

However, owing to glaring security gaps, performance, and stability issues that Flash games presented on mobile devices, a need for change became more pressing. Let’s take a look at the differences between the software platforms and why you stand to benefit from making the switch. Serious gaps in its security came to light every now and then. White paper: Leveraging RPA for Flash to HTML5 Conversion. Adobe Flash ruled the internet for a long time.

Why You Need to Up Your Succession Planning Game for Millennials

Avilar

They’re leaving behind surprised and puzzled managers – and talent gaps in their organizations. To engage Millennials as workforce leaders, you first have to know what makes them tick. Widely considered the most-studied generation , we know quite a bit about Millennials. Work/life balance is more important to them than salary and they want to do work that improves society, putting emphasis on corporate social responsibility, sustainability and diversity.”.

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Why Are Companies Turning to Older Workers? Should You?

Avilar

Some are actively working to keep their most experienced employees in the workplace or they’re recruiting older workers to fill skills gaps. What can you do to ensure that your workers have the skills they need to succeed? Retaining and hiring seasoned employees has a myriad of benefits: Preserves institutional knowledge from a wave of experienced workers who are approaching retirement age. How do you overcome age bias to find mature workers that will fit with your workforce?

4 reasons why ‘experience’ is the focus in learning now

Learning Pool

In the Learning Pool white paper, Powering the Modern Learner Experience: Next-Generation Learning Tools Come of Age, these changes are grouped into four main areas: Work. Further to the above, businesses now deploy whole cohorts of contingent workers to meet skills gaps and achieve particular strategic goals. Flexibility is now the most-desired non-monetary benefits for US workers, a trend that is only likely to continue.

6 Reasons Why E-Learning is Replacing Traditional Higher Education Courses

Hurix Digital

The education sector has slowly realized the benefits of online learning. To iron out these differences, here is our list of six major gaps in traditional higher education courses and why online learning is becoming a viable alternative. Online learning is fundamentally flexible since learners do not have to sit in classrooms. Online social interactions also let students know the views of other students sitting in different countries.

Whos the Boss Women Business and Leadership

Training Industry

Those stats were cited in a recent white paper from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, which earlier this year studied the issue of women in business. This won’t surprise you at all: Men feel more positive about how their orgs develop/support women leaders than the women themselves do. Where do we go from here? Next time UNC does a study like this, the numbers will hopefully be better and the gender gap shorter.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. Google is also doing its part to support workers and educators who need to communicate effectively in distributed environments. With the cancellation of so many conferences and in-person events, RISC is filling the gap with a series of virtual sessions to help training professionals advance their knowledge. “Alone Together” White Paper.

Untapped Potential

General Assembly

To say it’s a tough endeavor is an understatement, as it usually requires time, money, and effort to bridge skills gaps and make inroads in a new field. including loans, scholarships , GI Bill benefits , and government programs?—?to There are more who would like to do the same, but half of those who apply for loans get turned down, and our pool of scholarship funding is not big enough to meet demand.

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

This could be attributed to the sense of insecurity created by the 2008 financial crisis, but Tom Turner, president of , thinks it has more to do with a shift in management culture. More often than not once their consultancy period is over, they leave the same knowledge gap behind them. By now, you can see that knowledge management is critical to business success, but what can you do to turn the tide of knowledge loss in your own organisation?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Chris refers us to Will Thalheimers “The Learning Benefit of Questions&# , in which Will argues that introductory questions have a notable impact on learning. Personally, I dont like to hide things from learners and play guessing games, so I am an advocate of letting the learner know, up front, what they will be expected to do at the conclusion of the course, lesson, or whatever. There are better ways to do some of the things we’ve been doing.

The LTEM Training & Learning Evaluation Model

Convergence Training

A quick reminder, most of you probably know who Dr. Will Thalheimer is, he’s kind of a learning research legend. Can you tell everybody what what you were thinking and what you were trying to do when you created LTEM? So clearly, we’re not doing as well as we might be doing. So I’m going to do a little deep dive into the learning and forgetting curves to put an evaluation in perspective. I’ll do both. We do evaluation for a reason.

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals? Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Making of a Mindful Leader (Free for ATD members) Did you know that 68.5