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What is Competency Management and Why Do You Need It?

Avilar

We talk a lot about competency management at 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 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.

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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.

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.

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

Gyrus

How To Foster User Adoption In Your New Learning Management System? As you are planning to transition from your outdated Learning Management System (LMS) to your new LMS application it is important to keep in mind your users’ perception of the change. Below we have compiled a list of change management strategies that can be used specifically in optimizing your experience in migrating your enterprise over to a newer and more robust application. Know the System Benefits.

How to Up Your Competency Management Game for 2019

Avilar

There’s still time to take these five steps to up your competency management game in 2019. 1) Adopt Competency Management Technology. You may already be using competencies to understand your employees’ weaknesses and develop learning plans to close essential skills gaps.

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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. Using a skills management system like Avilar’s WebMentor Skills , invite employees to complete online skills assessments based on their role(s) within the company. Technology advancements.

Are You Failing Millennials with Your Performance Management?

Avilar

However, most are woefully behind in adapting their performance management processes and tools to retain and develop Millennial workers. Here are four ways companies are failing Millennial workers with their performance management programs. 2) Emphasize Manager Ratings.

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?

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. Managers, certainly, need expert soft skills to be effective. Managers set the tone.

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

Axonify

Debunked: Over the past decade, many organizations have invested in a learning management system. 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?

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

Axonify

Debunked: Over the past decade, many organizations have invested in a learning management system. 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?

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. Here are five tips for managing a RIF the right way. To do it well takes the time and commitment of a team of people.

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 Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

Avilar

In fact, 28% of Millennials hold management positions today, and it’s projected that two thirds of managers will be Millennials by 2024. What leadership competencies do Millennial managers need to develop to effectively lead our next-generation workforces?

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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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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. Do an Initial Assessment.

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. Effective managers make stretch. Experience is the teacher, and managers shape those experiences. These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective.

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

Jay Cross

Changing the role of managers is a wrenching organizational change. 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. Managers have to learn how to develop their people.

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

The importance of knowledge management within organisations used to be a thing that could be easily overlooked. First, let’s look at the catalysts that are forcing business leaders to re-examine their approach to knowledge management.

Looking back on Devlearn 2014

easygenerator

A white paper based on the trend session is available to download. Morning buzz session on knowledge management. This session was an interesting discussion about knowledge management. A key outcome identified that an organization can’t manage knowledge but can facilitate it. To manage and facilitate knowledge successfully, an organization needs to use taxonomies (meta data) curation, and one central tool. He does know the landscape well.

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 LTEM Training & Learning Evaluation Model

Convergence Training

Learning Management Systems. Safety Management Software. 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 In a volatile and ever-changing world and workplace, resilience has become one of the most significant traits for managers and staff to develop.