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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. 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.

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.

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The Hidden Benefits of Keeping an Updated Skills Inventory

Avilar

Do you know what skills your people have today? 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. Identify the skills gaps that can be filled by new employees. Avoid being caught off guard by a future skills gap.

4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

Avilar

However, many organizations find it challenging to move from inspiration to implementation, especially small businesses or those with fewer than 1,000 employees. A great place to start is with a competency model followed by gaining an understanding of what employees know and what they don’t know. A “competency model” defines the skills and levels of proficiency in those skills that an employee needs to possess to do a particular job effectively.

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. You know that keeping job descriptions up to date is essential for recruiting the right employees.

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. But the business case is not the only tool in a D&I practitioner’s toolbox—nor the most persuasive tool.

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. As a key part of that business process, learning organizations need to be prepared to understand requirements and budget for the upcoming year. Manufacturing businesses use supply chain management practices to determine their future needs, and learning organizations can, too. Business plans spawn learning demand.

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. And as always, if you want to discuss your learning technology needs with an independent advisor, I’m happy to conduct a free preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. (To Contact Randy Jones , VP of Business Development & Strategy.). via Business Warrior.

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. Either the learning program development backlog will increase (delaying the time to deployment), or the programs’ quality will have to be watered down to meet the required delivery date to the business. What do you feel sets you apart as a learning solution? Recap from: Kapp Notes.

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

First, let’s look at the catalysts that are forcing business leaders to re-examine their approach to knowledge management. Business leaders have recently been swept into a panic due to the Baby Boomer Brain Drain. 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. Consultancy fees. is unhelpful to the business, but it’s also understandable.

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. Either the learning program development backlog will increase (delaying the time to deployment), or the programs’ quality will have to be watered down to meet the required delivery date to the business. 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, 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.

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.