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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.

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. For them “social” means YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat, rather than in-person conversations and collaboration.

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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.

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

Axonify

From difficulty of use, to lack of social collaboration capability, to outdated methods of delivering learning content and measuring success, there are many reasons why organizations are looking for new options. 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.

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

Axonify

From difficulty of use, to lack of social collaboration capability, to outdated methods of delivering learning content and measuring success, there are many reasons why organizations are looking for new options. 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.

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? As global warming and other environmental and social challenges have emerged, they blame previous generations for neglecting or exacerbating those problems.

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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?

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.

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.

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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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.)

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.

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

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?”