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?

5 Approaches on How to Identify Skill Gaps at Work

eFront

There will always be what we call ‘skill gaps’ – at any workplace, in any industry. However, for result-driven businesses – where leveraging on employees’ performance is of the utmost importance – skill gaps are the biggest detriment to attaining business goals.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

For another, when they do review and/or develop learning strategies, those strategies don’t always mesh well with business priorities. Learning delivery is important, but strategic alignment between learning and the business should be a key focus.

How to Get What You Want from Vendors

CLO Magazine

Should technology malfunction or no longer serve its purpose, it would be seamlessly replaced with the help of an honest, easy-to-work-with vendor. In the process of purchasing learning technology from a vendor, learning leaders often forget to ask the most important questions.

Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

” A qualified business opportunity is knocking at your door! I know, because I’ve been on both sides of the evaluation table. Let’s briefly return to your business opportunity. You know your product is a contender and you deserve a shot at closing the deal.

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Is Your Business Data Really Worth Keeping?

Talented Learning

Daniel is an author, speaker, blogger and educator who works with leading technology brands to help businesses around the world embrace the benefits of digital transformation. Business Data: Blessing and Curse. For business, data is the lifeblood of digital transformation.

Hospitality LMS: What to Know

Continu

And if you need to add more staff during the busy season, there is no need to change your training protocol. Now that you know some of the benefits of an LMS, it’s time to choose the correct partner. What key features do you need? How is the new LMS vendor’s reputation?

How to choose an external e-learning vendor ?

Ideaon

Interaction with a prospective vendor can show and shed more light than reading up about them or viewing their work online. What skills does the e-learning vendor offer? Are the skills that the vendor brings, something that is complementary to your team? Do you like the team?

Good Things Come in Three: L&D Trends and Questions to Assess a Learning Technology Vendor

Degreed

With constant talk of the widening skills gap and retention as one of the largest pain points for businesses, L&D strategies are not only emerging as a clear solution, but a benefit many younger workers have come to look for when assessing a job offer.

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

Do a stellar job of educating their members, and. And because our members are busy medical practitioners, we aim to provide learning experiences that are innovative and engaging. However, because our portfolio has grown organically, we know there are gaps.

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

LMS vendors, I owe you a post. But since the LMS market is on fire, you’ve probably been too busy to notice. I hope you’ve been too busy winning. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. What do I notice?

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

. In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors. The vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. LMS Demo Do’s. How do you measure that?

Online Courses Are Golden: Can an LMS Help Your Business Cash In?

Talented Learning

Do you sell learning content online ? And if you already offer online courses, you’re probably looking for ways to expand this line of business. Your best bet is to outline your ideal use cases and select a short list of vendors who satisfy those requirements.

What is SaaS LMS? Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

According to a study by Research and Markets , prominent software vendors have come up with advanced LMS features such as seamless communication and collaboration that simplify learning management. This blog post sheds light on everything you need to know about this platform.

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! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

Leverage a LMS to bridge talent gap

Aptara

Leverage a LMS to bridge talent gap. Without access to the right talent, a business' performance and success is compromised. On top of the already present skills gap many organizations are experiencing, there is also the challenge of retaining top performers. .

The business LMS – from basic requirement to learning ecosystem

Matrix

A business LSM is critical to e-learning program success. So far I have talked about what an LMS needs to do for an organization at the present time. Yet great businesses always know to look to the future and be prepared for it.

Know All about The Players in the E-learning Outsourcing Process

CommLab India

The success of outsourcing in e-learning depends on the quality of people management on both sides, especially the vendor side. Working together becomes smooth when both parties know their individual roles and responsibilities better. Do share your views.

When You’re Too Busy Delivering Training To Do Digital L&D

looop

In my recent experience, it seems many L&D professionals are too busy delivering training to dedicate time to their own digital development. As a result, the L&D provision in many organisations is still predominantly classroom-based, and any individual employee’s experience of L&D is limited to occasional events and technology ‘solutions’ outsourced to vendors or simply bought in ‘off-the-shelf’.

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

In only 30 minutes we compared notes about all sorts of issues of interest to business-minded learning professionals. What should you consider when choosing an LMS for business ? How do tools like xAPI and CRM integration make it easier to link learning with business results?

The Importance of Extended Enterprise Learning for Business Development

Continu

You know the benefits of training your employees, but what value do you place on training stakeholders, suppliers, and even your customers? If you don’t focus on extended enterprise learning, now is the time to do so. One way to do this is with online certifications.

Curated Insights: It’s past time for L&D to show business results

Axonify

The business impact of learning is still seenby many as a mythological entity, like the sasquatch, or the unicorn. Rather, they’ve never been shown the true impact L&D can have on the business.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, I’ll be doing a virtual presentation around it as well. Instead, we will call this "self-directed learning" and will do our best to support the workforce to learn it on their own with minimal guidance and support. Does anyone know or have the numbers?

UG2 takes a hands-on approach

CLO Magazine

And he’s got just the plan to do it. Lane was brought on board in 2017 to help develop a long-term business plan that could support sustainable growth. This hands-on approach serves multiple goals for the business. The grand opening of UG2’s Training and Innovation Lab.

How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Do you feel like giving your learning platform a heave-ho out the door? Or, it doesn’t have the functionality to allow your online learning business to grow. Your argument for a new LMS has to be rock solid, so first we’re going to explain how to prepare a business case for a new LMS. This won’t come as a surprise: preparing a business case takes time. Vendor support. How do your programs compare to the competition? What do they offer that you can’t?

Curated Insights: It’s past time for L&D to show business results

Axonify

The business impact of learning is still seen by many as a mythological entity, like the sasquatch, or the unicorn. Rather, they’ve never been shown the true impact L&D can have on the business. Why would they invite you to the really important meetings if they don’t know why you should be in the room? Therefore, while the business may be suffering, L&D could very well be celebrating their own results in a dangerous vacuum.

eLearning Business Alternatives - Good Discussion

Tony Karrer

An interesting conversation is starting around this month's big question - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? Tom Haskins is telling us that we had better: Leave a clean corpse Now that I have pictured ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors as obsolete, the question remains how long their customers will pretend the world has not already changed this dramatically. So, what do you do to take advantage of a move to alternatives?

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. Unfortunately, it is too easy for LMS vendors and buyers to get lost in the “me too” feature race and fail to see the forest for the trees.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. What audiences are good targets and what business-related behavior are you trying to change or improve?

How to choose the right LMS

eLearning 24-7

Should we have a company picnic at a park or will the work cafeteria do the trick? Should we demand that the vending machines charge only 50 cents for a candy bar or do we run over to 7-11 and stock up for rainy day? Some of these approaches work, others are just stop gaps. The minus: vendors come out of the woodwork to tell you their system meets those needs. But how do they really know? Hire a consultant who knows the LMS industry.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Many people confuse the term thinking it means electronic learning and thus will boost that they were doing e-learning 20 years ago or even longer. The most common features within this area for a LMS, include 360 feedback, skill gap analysis, performance reviews and skill paths. You do not have to purchase all the modules. Some vendors (and it is gaining steam) offer “active users” Active users – People who are taking at least one course during the month.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

It’s also because I’m a fiercely independent analyst and LMS selection consultant and it’s my job to know what’s happening among the hundreds of vendors who are pushing the boundaries of LMS innovation. 4) Uncertainty and change — what role do they play?

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Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Continuing education is a big business. Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. 3) Functional Gap.

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

If you don’t know what I mean, you must be living under a rock. But first, lets look at what other sources say… AI Trends In Business. Despite confusion about its definition and its business value, AI continues to find its way forward.

Podcast 13: High-Stakes Compliance Training Trends – With Bill Mastin of NetDimensions

Talented Learning

Are technology vendors responding with better compliance training solutions? Do you do that? They’ve used our LMS for a few years, and recently they needed security courseware for their third-party vendors , like taxi and food service providers.

Bargain Shopping for eLearning? Why Off-the-Shelf Isn’t Always the Best Deal

eLearningMind

But before you hand over your credit card, you should know that off-the-shelf eLearning isn’t always the best deal. How many participants do you have? You also have to wait for the vendor to update the courses, so your employees may not have the latest training materials right away.

Subject Matter Experts vs Learning Experts: What’s the Difference?

Bottom-Line Performance

They know their products inside and out… but they do not know how to close a specific performance gap that is happening or how to give their learners the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their roles.

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