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How To Close Your Workforce Skills Gaps with Reskilling

Avilar

Predictions about how artificial intelligence, automation and augmented reality will affect the workforce range from doomsday scenarios of massive job losses to nirvana sketches of AI-powered machines liberating employees to perform only the most strategic, rewarding tasks.

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. 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

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. Avoid being caught off guard by a future skills gap.

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

Axonify

Employees aren’t learning more; they’re not retaining enough knowledge; and they’re not able to apply their learning effectively to the job. 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. Myth 4: There’s no way to link training to strategic business results. Truth? Or Myth?

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. There are more jobs available and higher salaries paid for employees with strong math and social skills.

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

Employees aren’t learning more; they’re not retaining enough knowledge; and they’re not able to apply their learning effectively to the job. 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. Myth 4: There’s no way to link training to strategic business results. Truth? Or Myth?

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. So, we’re all safe and secure in our jobs for the foreseeable future, right? To do it well takes the time and commitment of a team of people.

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 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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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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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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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? The most important results, though, are the business results.

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? In today's technology-driven world, jobs are complex and performing them efficiently requires a mix of several skill sets.

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!

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?”

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 There is much focus on the tools and technologies required to make this shift, but companies are finding themselves with skills gaps.

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.