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Mind the Gaps

Vitalyst

Most likely, you would first identify what you need, such as square footage, location and price, and consider other key factors such as the age of the building, zoning information, neighborhood, crime rate, and other factors. 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?

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? Legacy training programs were heavily classroom-based, with online training to supplement the skills and information covered in class. 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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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. Changing business climate.

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.

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.

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

Axonify

Debunked: In fact, when done correctly, microlearning is an effective way to deliver short bursts of information that are easy to digest, don’t overwhelm employees and allow them to learn more over time. 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. Truth? Or Myth? Depends on which decade you’re operating in.

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.

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

Gyrus

Inform Users of the Changes they will experience in the new program. This will establish the groundwork to let them know how the process is going and what requirements may be tough to find specific compliance. Once the product is carefully chosen by the selection committee, it is vital to inform on the positives of the new system. Know the System Benefits. In order to properly inform the user base on the impending software change.

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. They also need to know their rights, roles, and responsibilities.

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. In the old days, work was mechanical; workers learned the skills and knowledge to do their jobs from training sessions and then performed their job function. It’s up to them to figure out what to do.

How to Boost Your LMS When Upskilling Employees is Your Goal

Avilar

As your people master essential skills, they become more valuable and engaged in the work while your organization becomes better-placed to thrive in an evolving business environment. . You’ll know right away where there are skill gaps.

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Learning and Development

Hurix Digital

Identifying Knowledge Gaps. So, forcing them to learn what they already know is not a very effective strategy. . Popular online training providers can use AI to measure learner performance, skills, and knowledge gaps in an organization.

How to Create Interactive Content for Sales Enablement

Kitaboo

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. Also, consider your own business objectives: Do you want to educate and inform, mine for information, establish thought leadership, raise brand awareness, explore new possibilities, or generate and capture valuable leads?

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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 People spend upward to 21% looking for how to do sh** in your precious LMS, in your intranet, within SharePoint – wasted time. 1) Know your audience needs. (I

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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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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. That’s not to say there isn’t massive potential in these models, which can inform U.S.

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. Informed by more than a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, she creates a compelling case for leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents along with empowering advocates at all levels to find their voice, and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations. .

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.

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. When was the last time you heard anyone say ‘make this course as long as you like, staff have plenty of time available to do this’?!

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. To take advantage of all the tools and data available, marketers must be crystal clear on what they and their business are trying to accomplish, and why. By when do I need to achieve this goal?

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? Using competencies to assess talent informs recruiting and hiring decisions, guides learning and development plans, and shapes future leaders as individuals grow and as the climate in which they operate continues to evolve.

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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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. A more information-rich environment has produced higher expectations around what we should all be able to accomplish with that information and how quickly.

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. Serious gaps in its security came to light every now and then. White paper: Leveraging RPA for Flash to HTML5 Conversion. In addition to these very clear benefits, here are seven reasons why you should convert Flash games to HTML5 – and do so on priority – 1.

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.

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

Hurix Digital

But this notion is steadily being side-lined by the growing use of the internet, which has become the favorite channel among millennials to get reliable information. 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.

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. In the current economic context, people represent one of the primary strategic assets of a business. Included in the third level are: Doing things differently at work.

Looking back on Devlearn 2014

easygenerator

A white paper based on the trend session is available to download. Easygenerator created a whitepaper with much more detailed information that you can download at https://www.easygenerator.com/13-trends-leading-end-lms/. Despite not being on the top 10, it was still a great and informative session. He does know the landscape well. This was a great presentation about filling the gap between the real world and our instructional design world.

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?”

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.

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

Jay Cross

The more we pay attention to this direct relationship, and the more senior leaders do everything they can to ensure the tools, resources and opportunities are at the fingertips of these managers to assist people who are at the heart of the customer experience, the. 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. 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10.

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

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.)

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 Aligning training goals to the business.