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. Leading industry consultants, government agencies and business leaders do not view the current talent shortage as a short-term crunch. Skills Gap gap analysis skills analysis Skills Assessment

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? What are some of the primary and secondary functions that a business expects from a learning consultant? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning.

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Measurement Matters: 3 Data Analytics Lessons to Remember

Talented Learning

But these days, it’s hard for any of us to avoid analytics , no matter what we do for a living. Here are three of the most memorable examples: Lesson 1: Find Your “North Star” Metric. It reminds me of the 1990s dude ranch comedy film “City Slickers,” when Billy Crystal’s middle-aged character, Mitch, shares a serious moment with a grizzled cowboy named Curly, played by Jack Palance: CURLY: “Do you know what the secret of life is? And how do you respond?

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #2 – Don’t Overwhelm Your Trainees

Mindflash

Watch and see if you’re reminded of anyone you work with… One of the biggest challenges I hear about working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) is getting them to focus on “need-to-know” training content. Training Lesson: Don’t overwhelm your trainees! The purpose of training is to close a performance gap and/or meet a strategic business objective. Filter #2: What should learners be able to do on the job?

Eric Ries on 5 Lessons Companies Can Learn From Startups

General Assembly

In his latest book, The Startup Way , Ries has bridged the gap of these learnings from the startup realm into the larger world of big business, helping large companies innovate, acquire and retain talent, and increase revenue. If you’re unhappy with the innovation results you’re getting, the natural thing people do is go top-down by simply replacing people,” Ries explains.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). The program delivers lessons to 50,000+ executives in 150+ companies worldwide. . The Solution: Gamification including: giving consultants instant feedback on progress, creating clear learning paths, allowing for users to build a reputation, and other mechanics like rank, rewards, missions, and leaderboards. How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right?

Learning From the World’s Biggest Brands, How to Consult, and Scaling Up a Niche Course Subscription Platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync

LifterLMS

Learning from the world’s biggest brands, how to consult, and scaling up a niche course subscription platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Gary recognized the different types of people doing voice-over work and created his content specifically to serve them. If you don’t have the competitive edge where you’re always looking for doing something different, improving, and refining, then somebody else will.

Managers: How To Know When You Need to Add Training

Mindflash

A high-stress work environment where (because everyone is always new) no one knows what they’re doing and customers receive poor service. Recognize what training CAN’T do. When a severely wounded patient arrives at the Emergency Room do the doctors all stand around debating the cause of the injury? It’s amazing what a simple FAQ job aid can do to help employees provide better customer service. Prioritize the To-Do list.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). The program delivers lessons to 50,000+ executives in 150+ companies worldwide. . The Solution: Gamification including: giving consultants instant feedback on progress, creating clear learning paths, allowing for users to build a reputation, and other mechanics like rank, rewards, missions, and leaderboards. How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right?

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?” Learnnovators: It is exciting to see a growing realization that people learn primarily through ‘doing’ rather than ‘knowing’. How do you think existing learning models need to evolve to support these workplace learning preferences?

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Further, due to the API-economy, the ability to create add-ons to the Google for Business apps have created a new ecosystem of companies that do one super-specific thing very well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? No, do not insult the culture of learning that way.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Further, due to the API-economy, the ability to create add-ons to the Google for Business apps have created a new ecosystem of companies that do one super-specific thing very well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? No, do not insult the culture of learning that way.

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device , etc.) If that is the case, how do we avoid this pitfall?

What’s the CEO want to see

Clark Quinn

To start with, we need specific responses for the things an organization knows they need to do (until that can be automated? Orgs must do what matters, and address any gaps. Should our glorious leader care about us doing what we’re supposed to? Instead, this individual is concerned with gaps that have emerged and that they’re fixed. You know, “we’ve been able to decrease those troubling call handling times back down to x.5

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Plenty to do, but not in a frantic way. Many lessons learned. More just-in-time performance support tools; "hey, how do I do that?" " Most Awesome Project Ever This project kicks ass, if I do say so myself. Kept thinking of Dorothy Parker: "The book fills a well-needed gap." I liked Peter Blocks Flawless Consulting , except for the title. I think good IDs should know the theories. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Gyrus Systems Earns Award For “Best Compliance LMS” By Talented Learning

Gyrus

Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. It seems that not everyone is hip to the idea that there is indeed…… Public Safety Training – How well Do You Train For Emergencies? As we all know, natural disasters, terrorism threats and other public emergencies cannot be predicted.

7 Employee Retention Tips From the Experts

Edume

says Kerry Wekelo , COO of Actualize Consulting. Actualize Consulting reaped the rewards from implementing a recognition-rich culture - their “high turnover rate of 33% dropped to under 1%”. So what else can employers do? What do employees think of their recent training?

How Important is the Design Phase?

Design2Train

If you do not complete the Design Phase the right way, you will end up with cost-overruns of re-work, redefining the project scope, and lots of stress. . How do you know if you have completed the Design Phase properly? Knowing who you will work with and their specific roles and responsibilities is important. Many teams are now a mixture of internal staff and external consultants. We call this separation, Need to Know and Good to Know.

Shattering the way L&D thinks about measurement

CLO Magazine

We know who completed the training, how long they took and what they clicked along the way. 5), consulting more deeply with the business (No. A Lesson from Marketing. It’s time for another lesson, this time on data. They don’t just know that you consumed an ad.

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Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

This is always a great time of year to stay inside, and we’ve had plenty of encouragement this year to do just that. What a great time to catch up on work and even do a bit of professional development. Know of any upcoming free L&D webinars? Contact us here to let us know!

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The role of L&D in achieving transversal business acumen

Matrix

Making big decisions fast and knowing when something is a major game changer and when it is just a fad is crucial to the present day leader. It may sound like something freshly made up by business coaches and consultants but it is actually a very old concept. Fortunately, business acumen can be developed so all companies have to do is get the L&D people involved, figure out the gaps and set up an effective sharpening program. Knowing yourself as well as the market.

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5 More Great Books for Your Learning & Development Bookshelf

Mike Taylor

Of course, everyone’s list will be slightly different based on things like the type of work you do, your experience level, interests and other factors. So without further delay, here is my own take on the five books modern workplace professionals should read: Analyzing Performance Problems: Or, You Really Oughta Wanna–How to Figure out Why People Aren’t Doing What They Should Be, and What to do About It. Apply #1 and #2 to everything you do.

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The CoLab Podcast Ep. 3: Empathy & business growth with Elliot Begoun

Coassemble

First of all, you know, brands, the way consumers interact with brands is emotional. We don’t buy things because it’s the rational thing to do. Elliot intended to serve as a traditional consultant, operating externally from an entrepreneur’s business. G’day Mates!

The CoLab Podcast Ep. 3: Empathy & business growth with Elliot Begoun

Coassemble

First of all, you know, brands, the way consumers interact with brands is emotional. We don’t buy things because it’s the rational thing to do. Elliot intended to serve as a traditional consultant, operating externally from an entrepreneur’s business. G’day Mates!

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

So how much interactivity do you require for your content? What do they need to be able to ‘do’ as an outcome of this module? If you haven’t asked those questions yet, go and do it now. Here’s why: It’s extremely easy to work with, copy and paste your content into any one of its pre-built lessons, or use its custom lesson blocks for a bit more control and variety. You can do that with Preso!

How to Maximize Your Sales Training ROI

Training Industry

Maybe a couple of lessons stuck, but for the most part it’s slowly back to business as usual – the manuals, books and templates stuffed into a cabinet only to see daylight during a cubical move. Assess your salespeople to identify their skill gaps and learning styles. The best means for assessing needs is through: Management observation Self-evaluation Basic sales skill evaluation (do they know the process?)

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Valuable Insights from ATD’s TechKnowledge 2018 Conference

ReadyTech

For attendees interested in learning actionable tips on how to use reinforcement to improve training and increase results, Wurth outlined practical tips on building reinforcement objectives; measuring knowledge retention; closing the common training reinforcement gaps, and achieving the three phases of behavior change. John Mattox , Managing Consultant at Corporate Executive Board , presented on how learning drives metrics.

From ‘have to learn’ to ‘want to learn’ at PwC France

Coorpacademy

That’s true for everyone in the company, not just its front line business and technology consultants. So rather than create a one-size-fits-all L&D programme we launched a Digital Fitness application, specifically designed to identify gaps in people’s knowledge which they could address at their own pace, via a menu of different resources.

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Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

How did you do that? JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in. The instructional designer in me is doing backflips… JEN: Yes! Then we identified gaps. But our reputation is on the line, so won’t do it unless it’s right. How do you manage that content quality aspect? JEN: We offer courses, lessons and ebooks in a variety of formats. That means we don’t have to do it for them.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

Paul will also show you how you can divide your video into individual lessons and place the relevant questions in between video lessons. People are aware of it and know they need to do something about it, but they don’t. Independent consultants saw their business dry up.

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How upskilling turned everyday employees into ardent advocates for change

CLO Magazine

PwC may be best known as a tax and auditing services firm, but its consultants are expected to be knowledgeable about all financial and business trends. PwC clients rely on their consultants to help them navigate the digital landscape and to implement solutions that will make their businesses more efficient. “So A key element of the program is that it isn’t just for consultants. It’s a rapid way to figure out what you know, and what you need to learn,” he said.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations? Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

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Free learning & development webinars for June 2020

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11AM – 12PM PT: Training Disrupted: Lessons Learned on The Frontline (Free for ATD members) 80% of the global workforce is frontline employees. Organizations are rapidly exploring new ways to get these frontline employees the support they need to do their best work, but traditional training isn’t an option. companies spend more than $90 billion dollars on training and development, yet training managers continually feel pressure to do more with less.

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Digitization, individualization and self-determined learning belong together

Adobe Captivate

Digitization is a completely different way of teaching and learning, because when individualization and self-determined learning do not belong together, you don’t use 90% of the benefits of digital technology. Devices are like tools that you have to master, but if they don’t serve, then they have nothing to do in the classroom. The learners will do exercises on the computer, but most of the time they will spend designing and producing their own exercises. What do you think?

How to mitigate the risk of switching your LMS provider

Learning Pool

Treat these factors as valuable lessons and use them to focus both on what didn’t work and where the gaps lie. Do they work with similar organisations on similar projects? Is their focus primarily technical (the bells and whistles) or do they have a detailed support and development strategy to offer? . Recommended product: Obviously you’ll need to assess the LMS providers recommend and explore their reasons for doing so.

Summer Micro-Learning Series: Just-In-Time Personalized Learning

Clarity Consultants

Here are 5 things you can do to bring this speedy training method into use at your company this summer. 1) Know the Learning Journey. Knowing what that decision process looks like from the outside is important to providing the micro-learning resources that will be most useful to your team. Start by digging into the data on what information is currently available, what the learning objectives are, and where there are finite performance and skill gaps.

How Microlearning Benefits Your Online Employee Training

KnowledgeAnywhere

This is something that many people do today even if they’ve never heard of microlearning. When people watch TED Talks or instructional YouTube videos, or consult Google to find out how to do something they’re applying this principle. Expands learners’ ability to fill the skill gap Employees will be more likely to participate in professional development if they know that they don’t have to take a huge chunk of their workday to complete a training.

How Membership Site Owners Can Go Beyond the Simple Contact Form to Unlock Incredible Powers with Zack Katz of GravityView

LifterLMS

We have a Gravity Form to process contact forms, but what does GravityView open up people who build websites to be able to do? You don’t need to do anything after the customer submits the testimonial other than approving it. Zack Katz: So every time you have a form and you might want to use that data on the front end degree site, that’s where GravityView comes in and you could do really amazing stuff with it. That’d be a real quick, easy way to do that.

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Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?” Learnnovators: It is exciting to see a growing realization that people learn primarily through ‘doing’ rather than ‘knowing’. How do you think existing learning models need to evolve to support these workplace learning preferences?

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

This could be attributed to the sense of insecurity created by the 2008 financial crisis, but Tom Turner, president of , thinks it has more to do with a shift in management culture. A 2014 report from industrial forecasting consultancy, Oxford Economics, estimated that it costs more that £30,000 to replace a member of staff, with the bulk of this cost resulting from the loss of productivity in the 28 weeks it takes to bring a new recruit up to speed. Consultancy fees.