Skill Gap Analysis for Employees – The What, How and Why

Continu

Or do you need to hire more or different team members? Or do you need to add additional team member training before this new project is initiated? These are just some of the many scenarios where a skill gap analysis for employees makes sense. Why skill gap analysis for employees?

Doing and knowing

Learning with e's

This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. Today, I was doing some personal research related to a book I have been reading. It is quite a detailed map, supplied by National Geographic Magazine.

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Closer Collaboration with Colleges Can Close the Skills Gap

CLO Magazine

As businesses turn to community colleges to train talent, some analysts say it just might help close the skills gap many employers are facing. Closing the Skills Gap. If there are skills gaps, the governors and the mayors know what they need in their local communities.”.

Looking the Future in the Face

CLO Magazine

How can we best help them grow as business leaders? For ParkBench.com, that means mixing the business with the personal. Ridner agreed, saying that the best leaders, “motivate their teams to do the best work possible and achieve the best outcomes.”. Bridging the Gaps.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! hosted by Training Magazine Network. ** Disclaimers: “I am not a marketer or a game developer.&# (Although he plays a LOT of games). How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? How do they measure success?

Diversity: the modern business risk that no one sees

Eukleia

In this blog post, Diversity and Inclusivity expert Joanna Abeyie explores how a lack of diversity in the workplace presents a serious business risk. From knowing your customer to reducing business risk by 30%, the case is compelling. Diversity impacts business performance.

Do Millennials need special training?

Matrix

A version of this post was originally published on August 23rd 2017, in Training Magazine. So it’s in all companies best interest that younger employees learn from the most experienced ones and use that learning together with new technologies to create business value.

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 Economist magazine recently issued a special report that highlighted the importance of “lifelong learning” as a habit that both skilled and unskilled workers must incorporate to keep pace with a rapidly developing economy.

How to Create a Business Quiz To Meet Your Marketing Goals

ProProfs

And, chances are they definitely took it to know- . Which Harry Potter character do they resemble the most? . And, this is why a biz quiz or online business quizzes need to be a part of your marketing strategy. . Typically, a business has the following marketing goals: .

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Investing in an Automated Future

CLO Magazine

Mind the Skill Gap. You’re going to have the right technology if you do everything correctly around AI, but unless you have a workforce that’s prepared to design, implement and then manage the results of your artificial intelligence, you’re going to be in trouble.”.

How Education Entrepreneurs Can Transcend a Crazy Busy Lifestyle with Executive Career and Mindset Coach Elizabeth Pearson

LifterLMS

Learn how education entrepreneurs can transcend a crazy busy lifestyle with executive career and mindset coach Elizabeth Pearson in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. How are you doing, Elizabeth? Chris Badgett: Doing very well. You know what?

How Do We Get Employees To Adopt Technology For Learning?

looop

The real learning occurs in the act of applying the new knowledge or know-how and the immediate feedback (did it go well or did it not?!). And therefore, there are no performance or capability gaps for L&D to fill, right? Everybody is technically proficient to operate in ever-more digital roles and complex global business environment? What do you mean: No, No, No and No? So, how do they get employees to adopt technology for learning?

To Improve Learning, Don’t Be Afraid of Failure

CLO Magazine

So believes Bradley Staats, associate professor of operations at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and he has the research to back it up. How do learning leaders fit into it? I think good learners do this naturally.

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Keys for Influencing Others

KnowledgeCity

We can all remember an event in our lives where someone persuaded us to do something we didn’t want to do. Or maybe we thought we should do it but it seemed too hard. Somehow that person was able to talk us into doing it, and many times, we are glad we did. Figuring out how to do it is not so easy. Leadership is not about dictating, commanding or running your business by imposing your will on others. Invest time to get to know your people.

20 Key Takeaways from ATD 2019

Docebo

Only 25% of high-performance organizations (and 10% of low performing organizations) are prepared for the capability gap arising from advance work automation. Session – The Business Case for Learning. Start with why – Align programs with the business.

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Fight Ambiguity by Focusing Agile Talent

CLO Magazine

The White House has business leaders on a swivel right now. president brought with it broad uncertainty about his administration’s policies and political impact on social issues and business. Business leaders really have to know their teams, Bailey explained.

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15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –10

Upside Learning

At Upside Learning, we have been doing our bit in spreading knowledge. Read this article to know if the tablets will find more success in the education market. Reader’s Digest – one of the world’s most widely-read magazines – has launched its iPad edition.

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Ecommerce: One Size Does Not Fit All

The Performance Improvement Blog

Why do online shopping experiences have to be so difficult? It’s as if companies forget everything they know about customer service when they build a Web site. All organizations whether government, business, or nonprofit, need to design the Web experience for the customer, not for IT.

Curated Insights: The Immediate Possibilities of BIG Data

Axonify

The same potential exists within the workplace, but most companies have failed to identify and leverage this data to gain powerful insights and drive business results. This TechRepublic article digs into just how foundational data is to Uber’s continued business strategy.

What is Design Thinking and Why Should You Care?

Pract.us

Going through what customers do to experience what they do. Design thinking proponents claim that any business can use it to “achieve extraordinary results.” If possible, do your employee’s job for a few days to really understand where the performance gaps are coming from.

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What are the Hidden Advantages of Hiring Relaunchers?

Avilar

In the 2015 comedy film The Intern , Robert De Niro plays a 70-year-old intern writer at an online fashion magazine. How do you make a relauncher’s reentry internship a success? They are well-equipped to anticipate change as an inevitable part of business.

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How to Help Your Team Become Continuous Learners

Pract.us

Magazine reports, questions are the key to ideas and innovation, especially “the ambitious, frame-changing sort that send companies down unexpected paths of inquiry.” And if you don’t know the answer, great! Ask the questioner to do a little research and report back to the team.

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21 Kinds of Informal Learning at Work [Video]

Pract.us

But most of learning we do at work occurs informally, through interactions and experiences while we’re doing our jobs. Take a look and see how much crucial learning you do outside the classroom. Some of the best learning we do comes from solving our own problems.

Learning Rush Alert: Designing Successful Learning Solutions

SweetRush

What do you do? You are not sure if it’s the right size or what fabric it is, you just know that the cut, color, and style are perfect. So how do you make that happen? As Jane Bozarth recently wrote in her piece for Learning Solutions Magazine, “Designing for Learner Success,” visual design can “enhance or interfere with learner success.”. How to do you change the perception that training is “boring” and make sure you’re ready for a new generation of learners?

What is a true L&D professional?

Litmos

An important point of reflection for any field of endeavor, and members therein, is: where are we and where do we need to be? Then there is the business aspect. The responsibilities transcend formal learning and include business aspects as well. You have to know better.

From Learning to Performance: 3 Key Phases Essential for Learning Success

Axonify

Source: Learning Solutions Magazine. They believe continuous learning can be viewed as a three-phase model, which supports employees from the point of new knowledge delivery, through to competence, improved job performance, and ultimately business results.

RIP Gamification

Lemonade

I know it’s a shock, but when you think of what we asked of it, it’s hardly a surprise. Now I know what you’re thinking: I saw the graphs! I still don’t know if I should be proud of that or not. Sources: The Digital Talent Gap. Training Magazine, 2015. ?.

Achieving Competitive Advantage through Training

Enyota Learning

Amongst this, there is also a constant need to achieve a competitive edge, and training is a leading way to do so. A company depends on its employees for ideas and implements suitable methods that support the business model.

Vacation Salvation: Training a Cybersecurity Team So Your Holiday Isn’t Hacked

Cloudshare

According to Cyber Defense Magazine , a business falls victim to a ransomware attack every 13.275 seconds. There’s more to do, less people to do it with, and the burden falls on beleaguered CISOs who typically end up handling issues when they finally get time off.

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Listen: Researcher Sarah Kimmel on the future of the CLO role

CLO Magazine

Fortunately, Sarah Kimmel, vice president of research for Chief Learning Officer magazine , has some data to light the way. Mike Prokopeak: Welcome to the Chief Learning Officer Podcast, I’m Mike , editor in chief at Chief Learning Officer magazine. Why didn’t we do that?”

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The art of training — Is it really art?

Matrix

Running surveys , figuring out the learning gaps and finding the most appropriate tools to fill them are all very concrete actions. I know they may be pleasing to accountants and mathematicians but they are far from being artistic. The modern workplace is very busy.

RIP Gamification

Lemonade

I know it’s a shock, but when you think of what we asked of it, it’s hardly a surprise. Now I know what you’re thinking: I saw the graphs! I still don’t know if I should be proud of that or not. Sources: The Digital Talent Gap. Training Magazine, 2015. ?.

Show me the problem! From instructional designer to performance consultant

Elucidat

Equipped with your notebook and iPhone, your plan is to capture evidence of the application of the things you’ve taught them and see what gaps might exist. This stems from understanding the difference between the current state and the desired state to define the gap for remediation.

Cost Consious Corporate Gift Idea

Kapp Notes

What do you get them that is not too expensive but not too inexpensive, that is business-focused but not too business-focused. Here is what ASTD's Magazine, T&D had to say about Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. But what makes this book different is its unique approach to the knowledge-transfer issue.This book is a valuable resource for any business looking to find practical solutions to the boomer-gamer knowledge-transfer gap.

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Curated Insights: The Immediate Possibilities of BIG Data

Axonify

The same potential exists within the workplace, but most companies have failed to identify and leverage this data to gain powerful insights and drive business results. It’s beyond time for employers to catch up with the consumer world and leverage big data business intelligence to evolve our workplace experiences, especially as related to learning and performance. This TechRepublic article digs into just how foundational data is to Uber’s continued business strategy.