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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.

Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

Avilar

Or to know when it’s time to update your computers. But how do you know when it’s time to update your training program? Changing Demographics : Broadly speaking, each generation has its own set of learning preferences. RELATED BLOGS AND WHITE PAPERS.

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Mind the Gaps

Vitalyst

Previous post in this series: The Times are A-Changing. Why, then, is it ever acceptable to approach other costly endeavors, such as implementing new workplace technology, with a narrow focus on the technology and little consideration for its impact on business users?

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. Changing business climate.

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

General Assembly

Staying on top of digital trends is key to business survival. 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 Hidden Benefits of Keeping an Updated Skills Inventory

Avilar

And the more things change, the tougher it will be to keep up. Do you know what skills your people have today? Here’s how (and why) to do it. Your reports will tell you where your employees’ skills are the strongest, where they’re weak, and where you have gaps.

Why You Should Boost Soft Skills in Your Organization

Avilar

Companies are frantically investing time and money to recruit, retain and develop employees who know about artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science and the like. How to Identify and Close Soft Skills Gaps? Wondering how to identify and close your employees’ soft skills gaps?

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. What advice do you have for organizations who want to do more?

Employee training myths you could be “April fooling” yourself about

Axonify

For more information, read our Microlearning White Paper. Debunked: Traditionally, L&D has looked at the subjects employees should know and then has created training content around those subjects. If learning programs are ever to have a measurable impact, L&D must start with understanding the strategic objectives of the business first. Myth 4: There’s no way to link training to strategic business results. Truth? Or Myth?

Whos the Boss Women Business and Leadership

Training Industry

You’ve all heard about – perhaps even talked about – the issue of women’s roles in the leadership ranks and business. But despite those amazing gains, the discussion still continues about the role of women in business, and how that role is changing. consumer market, spelling out a compelling business need for women’s voices in leadership ranks. For the study, UNC surveyed 925 business professionals about roles in their organizations. Where do we go from here?

5 Tips for Doing a Reduction in Force (RIF) the Right Way

Avilar

Low unemployment rates and a scramble to close the skills gap are top-of-mind trends among HR professionals and business leaders. To do it well takes the time and commitment of a team of people. Once your leadership team decides to do a RIF, your best bet is to confirm the facts.

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

Gyrus

As you are planning to transition from your outdated Learning Management System (LMS) to your new LMS application it is important to keep in mind your users’ perception of the change. Below we have compiled a list of change management strategies that can be used specifically in optimizing your experience in migrating your enterprise over to a newer and more robust application. Inform Users of the Changes they will experience in the new program. Know the System Benefits.

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

Avilar

Did you know that competency management can help you and your team weather the storm? And…how do those risk factors map to your employees? Do your travel policies limit travel to higher-risk geographies in the U.S. Do you support work from home for people who may be exposed?

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

Avilar

What leadership competencies do Millennial managers need to develop to effectively lead our next-generation workforces? It’s no surprise, then, that Millennials tend to believe in themselves (rather than employers) to find new, better ways of doing things.

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Simplicity in Learning

Learning Rebels

“If one is good, more must be better” The world is looking toward simplicity, in architecture, in art, in writing and in our lives but… L&D is still looking for the LMS that will do everything except wash your dishes. Digital skills gap today cost businesses $1.3

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Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Chronus 

She is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplaces, ultimately driving innovation and business results. Jennifer: The issue is being forced by changes in the workforce.

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.

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How to Craft Laser-Focused Marketing Goals

General Assembly

The following is an adapted excerpt from Campaign Essentials , an exclusive white paper that will help you focus, plan, execute, and optimize your marketing efforts. Back then, businesses: Identified their target markets and customer value propositions.

Microlearning – the next big thing is small!

Unicorn Training

It seems everyone wants to know more about what it is, how it works and how it can transform their training initiatives, silver bullet style. This may sound obvious, but it isn’t always uppermost in the mind of business stakeholders when specifying the build of training courses.

Why You Need to Up Your Succession Planning Game for Millennials

Avilar

It’s bypassing a raise for a better opportunity elsewhere, or trading in that corner office to start a business in their living room.”. They’re leaving behind surprised and puzzled managers – and talent gaps in their organizations. Demands of the workplace have changed, as well.

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Are You Failing Millennials with Your Performance Management?

Avilar

If you’re doing performance management wrong, you will probably lose some great employees to competitors who have figured out how to provide the feedback and opportunities that Millennials crave. Performance review templates were built with the busy manager in mind.

Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI

Obsidian Learning

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. 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.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. The world of business is undergoing a phase change. We learn on the job to do the job. In a time of increased business speed, learning is vital. Workers need to know what one another are doing.

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Be the CEO of Your Learning Organization

PDG

It’s fall, and for parents and students, thoughts have turned to school; in the business world, thoughts are turning to fiscal planning for the coming year. Manufacturing businesses use supply chain management practices to determine their future needs, and learning organizations can, too.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (5)

Jay Cross

Changing the role of managers is a wrenching organizational change. You, the learning and development leader, must commit to helping managers get the know-how they need to take on a new, time-consuming — but ultimately fulfilling — responsibility.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

Austin: Corporate learning functions are often stretched too thin by the business’ increasing demand for learning programs coupled with the increasing pace of change. What do you feel sets you apart as a learning solution? Recap from: Kapp Notes.

5 Uses where Blended Learning Works Best and Why!

Enyota Learning

With digital disruption looming large, it has never been more critical for organizations to close skill gaps in new business models, revolutionary ways of working, and in emerging technologies. But the question is, how do companies help employees gain more knowledge in an efficient and convenient way? Most functional areas are heavily regulated, requiring detailed analysis, judgment, and business acumen. We are changing the way corporates train globally.

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

However, with the Baby Boomer Brain Drain phenomenon and the millennial job-hopping trend changing the face of the workforce, the harmful effects of knowledge loss are becoming more and more evident. Business leaders have recently been swept into a panic due to the Baby Boomer Brain Drain.

Evolution of L&D - Some more thoughts

ID Reflections

Or should we ask, will L&D the way we know it remain? Do we see L&D undergoing a name change, identity shift or morphing into a different entity altogether. And if we miss the bus at this point, we stand to lose the collective trust of business that L&D can make a difference and is the much needed partner to business. Now, the question is not “What to do?” In this case, “How do we go about bringing the change and making an impact?”

Untapped Potential

General Assembly

How GA’s new income-share agreement program is removing barriers to education and career change. By Ashley Rudolph and Tom Ogletree Embarking on a career change is a major investment. ISAs are new and we know there’s still a lot to learn about the model, but we’re optimistic.

Looking back on Devlearn 2014

easygenerator

A white paper based on the trend session is available to download. It will include the way we create content, the content itself, the way we deliver it, the way we organize it — all this will change rapidly and fundamentally. He does know the landscape well. It will come fast and will change our world, so start preparing. This was a great presentation about filling the gap between the real world and our instructional design world.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

Austin: Corporate learning functions are often stretched too thin by the business’ increasing demand for learning programs coupled with the increasing pace of change. This single individual outperformed many Fortune 500 sales training staffs that I know of!

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Making of a Mindful Leader (Free for ATD members) Did you know that 68.5 In a volatile and ever-changing world and workplace, resilience has become one of the most significant traits for managers and staff to develop. But that’s all changed.