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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? Do you have a learning culture that recognizes and celebrates all kinds of learning? RELATED BLOGS AND WHITE PAPERS.

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Mind the Gaps

Vitalyst

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? Understanding business user needs is a critical but often-overlooked element.

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 does it help?

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

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. How Skills Inventories Can Help.

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

Axonify

The thinking was this tool would help employees learn. 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. Truth? Or Myth? Depends on which decade you’re operating in.

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

The thinking was this tool would help employees learn. 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. Truth? Or Myth? Depends on which decade you’re operating in.

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.

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. What they may or may not do.

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

Gyrus

Pre-qualifications discussions can also help you identify topics that were not in your initial product scope. This can also help if your requirements are heavily regimented and require an extensive time commitment. 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. Are you asking what a white paper is?

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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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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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.

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. Q: How do organizations measure success within D&I initiatives?

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?

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. They just want and do things differently.

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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.

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. Targeted goals will also help you gathering the most informative performance data.

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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

You will not be successful without the support of a senior management sponsor who can open doors to at all levels and help your make your case. Empower your people; let them help others learn how to learn. Let them know you don’t expect them to train their people.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. 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. Since hiring employees with the right skill set is not always possible, it is vital for companies to train their existing employees and help them develop the necessary skill-sets. Most functional areas are heavily regulated, requiring detailed analysis, judgment, and business acumen.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. This single individual outperformed many Fortune 500 sales training staffs that I know of!

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

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. is unhelpful to the business, but it’s also understandable.

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?”

The LTEM Training & Learning Evaluation Model

Convergence Training

Click the links below to learn more about how we can help you. 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?

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 Kris and Katie will help you discern if you have what it takes to go out on your own and will share five indicators that independent consulting may not be for you.