How to Measure the Effectiveness of Soft Skills

KnowledgeCity

However, recent conversations about work-related skill sets are starting to acknowledge that soft skills are just as important as hard skills — and can be transferable between jobs. Workstyle: Do they show a natural predisposition for an organized and efficient work style? Initiation: What does their process of taking action and inspiring others say about them and how they work? Visit the soft skills learning library to find the right courses for you and your team.

Future skilling your public sector workforce

OpenSesame

In a recent OpenSesame webinar , Liza Wisner , an award winning television personality, radio show host and keynote speaker who works in the public sector of the City of Corpus Christi, explored future skilling in an organization, the advancement of technology, and the post COVID world. For example, when the city of Corpus Christi was forced to adapt their working style because of coronavirus, they were prepared due to the advanced technology systems that they already had in place.

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Managing eLearning: Fall Webinar Series

Web Courseworks

Flexibility – Having the web as your work space means you can work on eLearning anytime, anywhere, on any device. Collaboration – As work styles have moved more toward teamwork and collaboration, using cloud authoring makes team collaboration on projects easier and more productive. Crash Course in Visual Design. Design also plays an impact on mobile learning and having your courses be mobile responsive.

GLD 2: Defining Leadership Across Cultures

Your Training Edge

In the sense of training and development, a culture is the attitudes, experience, and work styles of any like group of people. For example, work styles and attitudes are different in South Florida than they are in the Mid-Southern states, and so on. Of course, world cultures may be completely different, even if everyone works for the same organization.

Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore

Gyrus

Rapid advances in technology and modern workforce needs are transforming the way, workforce learning & training is delivered and training courses are created. Today’s tech-savvy, social and mobile learners are no longer interested in traditional classroom training and demand learning techniques that blends best with their current working style and outlook. Smaller sized content also enables them to absorb and retain the training courses in a better way.

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GLD 6: Obtaining Buy-In in a Global Environment

Your Training Edge

Any organizational development program needs this buy in and approval, but a truly global program is probably going to require more work on your part; after all, your key individuals and groups are probably just as diverse as your program itself. This could include line managers, key organizational leaders, executives, and even various work groups. But once you obtain the buy in and approval of your key groups, you can put those groups to work for the program.

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Cost of Training Vs. Cost of Not Training

Adobe Captivate

Of course, employee training is an investment driven affair in any organization. For example, a less skilled resource may cause company’s client to frustrate by their poor quality work, communication and work style. He/She may have received training in areas such as full-time academic education, vocational training, certificate courses or on-the-job (informal) training. Human resources are the drivers of organization’s business endeavors.

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The Pros and Cons of Having your Employees Continue to Work from Home

KnowledgeCity

Introduction Remote Work is Trending Pros of Working from Home Cons of Working from Home How to Overcome the Cons of Working from Home Tips for Success Next Steps. But work doesn’t have to feel messy. Many of us have started to adapt to a new work style.

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

Microlearning fits modern work styles. Let’s consider a typical hour-long elearning course. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Based on a work at tom.spiglanin.com. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Based on a work at tom.spiglanin.com. There’s a new buzzword in town, and it’s name is microlearning.

8 best sales training tips to seal the deal

TalentLMS

They still won’t work if sales employees are unaware of your customers’ needs. Off-the-shelf sales training courses are suitable for generic topics like sales methodologies and soft skills. However, additional courses should always be developed in house to ensure that sales training makes sense in your business context. The best sales training courses include practice sessions and real-time feedback.

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Split-tasking vs. Multitasking – The New Way to Get Things Done

KnowledgeCity

Of course you are a multitasker – or are you? How does that work out for you? In today’s workplace, can you work on single tasks and still be productive and efficient? Look at the work that needs to be done and break it into smaller, more manageable bits.

5 Tips For Amazing, Age-Diverse, Online Training

TalentLMS

Making your online training course relatable can be challenging, but doubly so for multigenerational workforces. They are more focused on teamwork, and their objective at work is to succeed – which is often a relative term. Their work style is fluid and so is the way they learn.

Cost of Training Vs. Cost of Not Training

Adobe Captivate

Of course, employee training is an investment driven affair in any organization. For example, a less skilled resource may cause company’s client to frustrate by their poor quality work, communication and work style. He/She may have received training in areas such as full-time academic education, vocational training, certificate courses or on-the-job (informal) training. Human resources are the drivers of organization’s business endeavors.

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How to Determine which Content suits your Audience?

Disprz

With the right demographic analysis, you’ll be able to construct an imaginary environment in which this fruit seller works. By analyzing his or her WORK-CONTEXT , you will be able to gain more clarity on the way this fruit seller works—Is she self-employed? Is she working for a store? Once you chalk out the work-context in which the learner is performing the tasks, the next step is to determine what the learner lacks in performing the requisite task.

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eLearning Outsourcing – How To Select A Vendor?

Upside Learning

Check work samples to evaluate the quality of their output. Ask for profiles of development team members who may work on your project. You would be better off to have employees (as against vendor’s contractors) working on your projects. Understand their working style.

Employee learning and development: A new world

Aptara

The source found that both the users who will be taking the courses and the leaders administering them are interested in selecting tech that actually fits the contemporary work style rather than forging ahead with less than optimal solutions.

4 reasons why you should integrate your LMS with your HR system

TalentLMS

Of course, there are many different HRMS software vendors and their specific offerings vary. Ideally, these goals will be a part of your training program; you can use them to see someone’s working style early on and offer feedback before any potential bad habits start forming. Knowledge is not just power, it’s also success and growth (and pizza, according to Parks and Recreation). You believe that wholeheartedly.

Informal learning: Why it matters to a business

ProProfs

According to CARA’s 2010 Survey on social media impact, nearly 70% of what is learned in life and at work happens through informal and social learning. For business owners, this can be a great opportunity to get in touch with employees and make work meaningful. A special training kit should be prepared for novice workers to adopt the company’s working style in the shortest time possible.

Leaders, Failure Is Upon You

CLO Magazine

Deliver multimodal opportunities to learn that are easy to consume like videos, books, guides, virtual courses, continuous feedback and coaching. Or, recommend relevant and personalized content throughout an employee’s day to support development that suits each individual’s work style and preferences. Leaders today are destined for failure. That was harsh.

VILT Software: A Perfect Match for Today’s Instructors

ReadyTech

Students can attend instructor-led courses from home—or attend self-paced training anytime and from anywhere. With VILT, there is no inconvenience from travel, such as missing important family events, missing actual work, managing lost productivity from traveling to training locations, and dealing with the stress of being away from home. And here’s why: VILT software enables instructors to work from anywhere. In today’s world, work is no longer a place you go.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve worked in the field of Learning and Development (L&D) now for nearly two decades. I’ve been fortunate to have seen and work through some pretty big changes in approaches to workplace learning. A lot of these changes were brought about by the evolution of technology, but there’s also been a substantial change in the nature of jobs and, more recently, the changing nature of work itself. Of course that was only the beginning.

A Complete Guide to Microlearning

LearnUpon

Microlearning relates to the structure and the consumption of a course. They can stand on their own, or be linked together to form a course in your LMS. To show how microlearning can be used we’ll take a ‘Fire safety in the workplace’ course as our example. Course Content LMS

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A guide for SMEs and IDs: 6 steps to enhancing eLearning

Aptara

To create captivating, outcome-changing eLearning courses, subject matter experts (SMEs) and Instructional Designers (IDs) need one thing - each other. Establish the course's purpose SMEs and IDs must work together to define the course's goals (i.e. Approach to the course.

Rise of the Gig Economy

KnowledgeCity

While we may lament the good old days of working at the same job for years and retiring with a gold watch, for many workers, today’s gig economy calls for a different working style and a diverse workforce that has the skills and talents required at any given time. Working in Blended Workforces. The formal definition is: “A labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs.”

Team Players: Collaborating in Business

KnowledgeCity

According to Robert Golembiewski in his “ Handbook of Organizational Consultation ,” 79 percent of Fortune 1000 companies use self-managing teams and 94 percent use employee work groups. Employers routinely say they want employees who can work in teams. Former Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca states: “A major reason capable people fail to advance is they don’t work well with their colleagues.” According to a 2015 Forbes magazine article , this approach didn’t work.

The Switch

Melon Learning

Successfully hurdling through various working styles and viewpoints was key. I had a certain amount of experience in eLearning and in one of our meetings the idea to make an online course popped up. We created an online course which included all the important topics and a short test after each topic to make sure everyone would understand and remember the key aspects.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve worked in the field of Learning and Development (L&D) now for nearly two decades. I’ve been fortunate to have seen and work through some pretty big changes in approaches to workplace learning. A lot of these changes were brought about by the evolution of technology, but there’s also been a substantial change in the nature of jobs and, more recently, the changing nature of work itself. Of course that was only the beginning.

Five Signs Your Mentorship Is Working

Everwise

How do you know that your partnership is actually working? This is, of course, impossible with distractions and loud conversation. And work on developing active listening as a skill; not only will it help your partnership succeed, but several studies show that it’s a key characteristic of successful leaders. Try and hone in on why you think the partnership didn’t work. Did they have a working style too similar to yours?

Transactional analysis and time management

From the Coleface

One activity that stood out for me was completing the “Working Styles Questionnaire” This identifies 5 of the underlying scripts that underpin our behaviour and which ones we tend to rely on most. Scripts are particulalry pertinent to time management as when people are working under pressure they often seem to “revert to type” As a person looking in, rather than being in the thick of a situation, the answers may be obvious.

More flexible learning strategies needed for young workers

Aptara

There may be some concern that getting younger in learning style might serve to alienate the rest of the workforce. With the "pull" approach, workers are able to pace themselves and pursue a custom course of education beyond the basics.

How To Use Mobile Learning To Increase Employee Engagement And Boost Performance

Adobe Captivate

Working styles and preferences in organizations are undergoing a sea change. Taking the mobile route to working is catching up big time. With exposure to modern day communication methods and having been accustomed to communicating with people anytime and from anywhere, flexibility at work is something that employees expect companies to provide them with, Kingl says. Modern-day employees expect a lot more from trainings.

How We Manage Our Remote Team (And 8 Tips for You)

Continu

Management is difficult, no matter what field you work in. And that takes a lot of work. Different personalities, work styles, motivations, and backgrounds mean people work differently. And as a manager, it’s your job to get them to work together. Remote work adds a few complications: Communication. This is especially true if you’re working on tight deadlines. It’s harder to see this when you’re working with a distributed team.

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Starts With Leadership

CLO Magazine

Eighty-five percent of women have reported some form of sexual harassment at work, and seemingly even more than that have experienced it, as evidenced by the #MeToo movement sweeping social media. For example, Ihsanullah said it’s common for a leader to give a speech about work-life balance and then in the next breath celebrate someone because they worked all weekend. If you want a productive, healthy business, employees have to be inspired to come to work.

From basketball courts to Nintendo rooms, here are 9 of Chicago’s hottest tech offices

mLevel

How the space informs company culture: Our space was designed to help us celebrate our industry, promote gratifying relationships with colleagues, and simply provide for a highly supportive and rewarding work environment. We’ve mixed obvious physical features that refer back to live event venues along with a layout that promotes interaction and provides for distinct work spaces for collaboration and entertainment, loaded with monitors, couches and white board walls.

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Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall?

Why a LMS is as Vital as Staff Performance Management

Mindflash

It’s a common problem: Increasingly we’re pressured into result-based working styles – great for the short term, but not of as much use for the long term direction and growth of your organisation and brand. This instils a sense of purpose in people, encouraging employees to become further involved in activities that they may have previously deemed as surplus to their work interests or responsibilities. Managing your employee’s performance is vital, right?

Leveling Up Your Relationship with WordPress with Terri Tutich

LifterLMS

Sadly, a lot of course creators fail when they get too in the weeds with their technology. Sticking with basic tools, and tools you know how to work with, may be the best strategy when initially getting off the ground. You can also work with someone on the technical aspects to build out your website or to teach you the basics of building it. She also offers more premium services, such as setting up an entire site or teaching people how to work with their WordPress websites.