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What You Can do to Combat Racism at Work

Avilar

They are all better suited and better positioned than Avilar to do just that. Two questions that are relevant to business leaders. They are: “What can I do?” We know that a great company culture can help to attract and retain great employees. As a company leader, you can step forward and clearly communicate to employees right now about the events that have been happening across the country. That we should do. We had planned a different blog for today.

Pandemic Planning: How to Prepare for the Coronavirus

Avilar

Not surprisingly, dozens of business leaders around the world have been warning investors of declining earnings – especially in the industrial, technology, travel and healthcare sectors. Does your business continuity plan include how to respond to pandemics? By using competency management for pandemic planning, you have continuous visibility into the availability of employees that have the skills and competencies you need to serve your customers and run your business.

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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. What advice do you have for organizations who want to do more? Tie workforce optimization efforts to solving strategic business goals.

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. Yet, in an interesting twist, the adoption of automation is starting to shift the focus beyond “hard skills” (technical know-how), creating a greater demand for employees with finely tuned “soft skills” (the way people do their jobs). How to Identify and Close Soft Skills Gaps?

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. Somehow, quietly, these and many other companies across a wide variety of industries are laying off employees as they react to their own market conditions and business realities. To do it well takes the time and commitment of a team of people. Assemble your RIF team to guide the planning, communications, event, and follow up.

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

Learning Pool

However, the skills gaps that provoked the talent war were always in highly specific areas and driven by large-scale technological shifts in the nature of business and society that are not going away any time soon.

How to Develop Leadership Competencies that Work

Avilar

We all know that future business leaders don’t emerge by chance. Do you know how to develop leadership competencies that work? . Business judgment : Make business decisions that drive positive bottom-line performance.

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? What they may or may not do. What they must do, in some circumstances. Communicate with your workers. They also need to know their rights, roles, and responsibilities.

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. What competencies do they need to develop to get there? Business writing, business communications, and in-person speaking are all essential leadership competencies.

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How to Create Interactive Content for Sales Enablement

Kitaboo

Interactive content is the new buzzword in communication with 88% of marketers saying that it helps them stand out from competition. When done right, sales enablement content can help you reach potential customers, improve conversions and close high-value business deals. Your sales executives are the best people to know what works and what doesn’t. These objectives will help you map your business goals and align them with the needs of your customers.

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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.

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. Complex communication. Do you resolve to be a more competent company in 2019?

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Why Competency Projects Fail (And How to Avoid It)

Avilar

As a competency-first approach has moved from novel idea to mission-critical business strategy, organizations have – with varying degrees of success – put competency programs into place. 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.

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. Having grown up in the digital “public eye” of social media and instant feedback, they want to always know how they’re doing and what to do next. Performance review templates were built with the busy manager in mind. Such goals won’t do for Millennials.

Is Your Team Ready for International Expansion?

OpenSesame

As your organization is growing, the natural course is for you to take your business across the borders, expanding into new markets and exploring new opportunities. As HR leaders of an expanding global organization, you need to know, especially because discerning how knowledgeable your staff is about other cultures, customs and communication norms is vital to a successful entrance into a new region. Do an Initial Assessment.

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

Talented Learning

3) Learning and Business Services. 6) Business Continuity and Management Resources. Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. Contact Randy Jones , VP of Business Development & Strategy.). For any company that needs access to an all-in-one business-to-business sales training content, coaching and collaboration system, SalesHood is offering full access at no charge for 3 months.

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

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. 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. You can read about how and why we created the Catalyst program in more detail in our white paper, Untapped Potential.)

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 Aligning training goals to the business.