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The Learning & Development Podcast: Actually Addressing Skills Gaps with Simon Gibson

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This transcript is from the conversation between David and Simon Gibson on addressing skills gaps. In this episode, I’m speaking with Simon Gibson, an experienced and esteemed Learning OD and talent leader about really addressing skills gaps. What language do we code in?

Learning culture

Ed App

Before we get into the what’s and how’s of a learning culture, you might want to know why you should even care. The real “treatment” is establishing not only a learning culture but a new culture of learning. What is a learning culture or cultures of learning?

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Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)

Docebo

By reflecting on Learning and Development (L&D) as a whole and the strategies we know don’t work, we can rewrite our approach to talent management. Playbook: Just Do It (Right). Your highest performers are ambitious and restless. Playbook: Just Do It (Right).

How To Close Your Workforce Skills Gaps with Reskilling

Avilar

Predictions about how artificial intelligence, automation and augmented reality will affect the workforce range from doomsday scenarios of massive job losses to nirvana sketches of AI-powered machines liberating employees to perform only the most strategic, rewarding tasks. 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?

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. PA G E 1 0 3 Define the performance goals and. design project you know that it can feel like there. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? Define the performance goals and barriers. performance goals and any barriers that need to be.

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

As I am straddling the line between performance improvement and instructional design, I have been mulling over the use of Front-End Analysis and thinking about whether it would apply to the performance problems that we so often see associated with implementing ERP systems. Front-end analysis is actually part of the Human Performance Technology (HPT) model, which is a systematic approach to improving productivity and competence. The Human Performance Technology Model.

Skills gap analysis template: How to identify and cover training needs

TalentLMS

As soon as the hiring process begins, recruiters and hiring managers are looking for the most qualified candidates and, eventually, offer the job to the one who best fits the role. Roles evolve. This is when you should conduct a skills gap analysis.

Training Needs Analysis & Skills Gap Analysis

Ed App

How well are your employees fulfilling their roles/positions in your organization? Using the tools of skills gap analysis and training needs analysis / assessment can help ensure that you accurately measure your employees job performance. Skills gap analysis examples.

Creating a knowledge-sharing culture in your organization

Learning Pool

We learn, collaborate, and share knowledge every day as we use social media, search engines and wiki sites to discover how to do stuff. So, why not apply that way of learning to the workplace and create a learning and knowledge-sharing culture in your organization?

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

We get trained to do something, perform a task to maximize our rewards, then reap the benefits. We aren’t pigeons and we can learn to do things in more way than one. We’re already struggling to close a widening skills gap and can’t have our people lose faith. New graduates aren’t equipped with the critical skills that they need to execute their roles, and even experienced hires are failing us. They just may not know that they are the key to solving this problem.

Performance improvement plan template: A step-by-step guide

TalentLMS

When you hear the words “ performance improvement plan ,” what comes to mind? But in truth, this powerful HR tool is a way of providing useful feedback and coaching, improving performance, and investing in your employees. Why use a performance improvement plan?

Coaching Employees to Improve Performance

Unboxed

Coaching employees to improve performance starts with effective leadership. Did you know that coaching employees can actually boost productivity and create more positive morale? It’s difficult for employees to improve performance without detailed feedback on a regular basis.

Do You Know Where Your 2019 elearning Budget Should Go?

Enyota Learning

Most organizations today are focused on maximizing employee performance, and eLearning has risen in strategic importance to help them make optimal use of this most valuable asset. This is answered by asking another very important question: How do I Plan My eLearning Budgets for 2019? We’ve identified three areas that can ensure that eLearning initiatives deliver not only ROI but also knowledge gain and improved employee performance.

Learning Vs. Performance -- The Dichotomy

ID Reflections

The focus has moved from “learning” to “performance”. Training wasn’t necessarily leading to the desired performance outcome anymore. It’s rapidly becoming evident that training will increasingly have a tiny role to play in workplace learning and performance. I will instead focus on few other aspects that we (L&D) miss out or don’t focus on enough when thinking of workplace performance in the Knowledge Era. That is, it has a direct impact on performance.

Re-thinking Learning and Performance from a Business Standpoint

ID Reflections

Yesterday, I wrote a post on Learning vs. Performance – the Dichotomy. It was more of a theoretical exposition on why learning doesn’t necessarily translate into performance, and delved into some of the psychological and behavioral aspects of the same. Why is it that learning and training don’t translate into performance? Why are employees still not performing as expected? What should L&D do about it? Performance looks for the gaps in business.

How the COVID Pandemic Has Broadened The Skills Gap and Increased the Need for Skills Development Training (And What To Do About It)

Convergence Training

Back in the years and even decades before the COVID-19 pandemic dominated much of what we talk and think about, employers and learning & development experts used to talk a lot about the skills gap and how to create and provide training to help employees develop those needed skills.

How Learning Leaders Can Create Accountable Cultures to Drive High Performance

CLO Magazine

And yet, most struggle to not only define it but to actually implement it into their culture. You might be asking yourself, what does a culture of accountability really look like? And do we have one? In organizations with a strong accountability culture, that lag time will be nonexistent. In cultures where accountability wanes, people might not say anything at all. Our research shows it’s a leading indicator of high performance.

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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. This particular way of keeping a constant eye on the big picture while working on making their own enterprise perform is called business acumen. 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.

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L&D's Role in the VUCA World: Part 1

ID Reflections

Josh Bersin''s presentation on 21st Century Talent Management: Imperatives for 2014 and 2015 highlights some of the following as the key areas where the biggest capability gaps exist: Leadership , Re-skilling HR, Talent Acquisition and Access , T alent and HR Analytics , Reinventing L&D , and so on. An organization may attract the best and then lose them due to an overly repressive culture, a hierarchical structure or a closed environment. And I know it can''t be.

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How to Run a Workplace Culture Workshop That Benefits Your Bottom Line

Unboxed

How to Run a Workplace Culture Workshop That Benefits Your Bottom Line. If you’re looking to hire the best people for your company (and keep them around for a long time), you must foster a positive and supportive workplace culture. What Is a Culture Workshop?

The role of L&D in preventing workplace harassment

Axonify

It’s a MUCH bigger issue as related to workplace culture AND society in general and CANNOT be solved by training. What is the role of L&D in preventing workplace harassment? Therefore, L&D (learning and development)—whether it’s part of HR or embedded within the operation—must step up and be sure it’s doing its part. We must reflect on our existing practices to figure out what’s working and where gaps exist.

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How Can an Employee Onboarding Software Fill Your Orientation Gaps?

Kitaboo

Why Do Companies Need an Employee Onboarding Software? A lot of companies do their onboarding process manually. You can monitor and review the performance of new employees whenever you want at any given point during their probation period. What is an Employee Onboarding Software?

How to Overcome Government Performance Management Challenges

Avilar

On paper, it looks like the federal government has the right formula for performance management – an ongoing cycle of planning, monitoring, developing, rating and rewarding employee performance. Yet the country’s largest employer is beset with an older workforce that’s looking to retire and leave a wake of skills gaps behind. However, improving employee performance is a big initiative. The first phase of OPM’s performance management cycle is Planning.

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? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning. But there would still be some baseline tasks that a consultant would do in this respect.

Call Centers Seek out Axonify at Call Center Week to Transform Culture through Learning

Axonify

And they need to do it, quickly. On top of all of that, they can have 10-20+ software tools on their desktop that they need to know how to use; there’s a ton of product and promotional knowledge they must keep fresh in their heads; and they have to follow numerous processes and procedures correctly. We also showed them how Axonify can help onboard employees faster, maximize their performance on the job, and even encourage them to stay in their roles longer.

Building a Learning Culture

Everwise

Last month, Everwise hosted a webinar on “Building a Learning Culture” with Jeff Diana, the former Chief People Officer of Atlassian & SuccessFactors. He shared his expertise with our community on how to build a learning culture, rooted in the belief that individual growth improves organizational performance. Focusing on career advancement as a company relies on creating a culture of learning, where employees feel they can grow as individuals and in their jobs.

Role of L&D in Creating Effective Sales Enablement Strategies

Kea

In short, everything the team needs to know to drive customer decisions. Companies want to ensure that teams learn to interact with customers in a way that aligns with the brand’s culture and values. One of its major roles is to fill in the gaps between sales and marketing content strategies. . Onboarding: Instilling the company culture, vision and mission in all team members within 30-90 days. Why Do Sales Enablement Technologies Fail?

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Corporate Onboarding Programs: What You Need to Know

Roundtable Learning

Whether your organization conducts virtual onboarding or sticks to in-person onboarding, the goal is to prepare new hires to succeed in their roles. They want to understand how their role will help achieve department and organization goals. Values and culture.

Redefining the role of Manager

Everwise

Of the many hats that managers wear , most can be boiled down to three distinct roles: manager, evaluator, and coach. Historically, management culture has been based on the concept of controlling subordinates. Feedback has been disseminated from the top down, and in this culture, the roles of manager and evaluator have become deeply entrenched. However, it is still missing as a foundation for interacting and relationship-building in most organizational cultures.

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The Role of Training in the Wider Productivity Puzzle

OpenSesame

So why is it that systemic under-training and inappropriate training methods are commonplace in today's business environment, leading to skill gaps and a decline in productivity? Research we conducted last year exposed the correlation between inadequate training, skills gaps, lack of company growth and wider economic stagnation. 60% claimed they need key workplace skills to perform in their jobs successfully, however only 25% received training on the skills they need.

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The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

We’ll also see how the learning and development community is innovating to combat this trend and pave the way for a more collaborative culture. 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. Because of this, a culture of performance where everyone understands the expectations and is held accountable for performing to them is key.”

8 tips to drive performance through scalable learning

Elucidat

L&D can truly impact performance and competitive advantage – as long as it shifts from being a support function to being a center of excellence for decentralized learning. encouraging a culture of constant, in-the-workflow learning and development. Focus on performance.

Listen: Researcher Sarah Kimmel on the future of the CLO role

CLO Magazine

There’s a creeping sense of unease in the CLO role, with the future both uncertain and full of opportunity. In this conversation, Sarah unpacks the results to provide insights for the future of the CLO role. Show Notes: CLO Role of the Future Executive Summary.

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Learning at Large Ep1: Building a learning culture for 45,000 salespeople

Elucidat

I’ve known Paul for a number of years, but I got a lot from our chat together—and hope you do too. Simon: So, Paul, just to get started then— can you tell us a bit about yourself, what you’re doing at Utility Warehouse, and your role there? So, we have thousands of independent people who, alongside whatever else they’re doing in life—whether that be another job, or being a full-time parent—they recommend our services to people. They’re never going to do it.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself?

Bridging the Gap: Addressing Barriers to Women in Leadership

Everwise

In “ 7 Ways to Support Women’s Advancement to Leadership Roles ,” Elizabeth Borges, Senior Manager at EverwiseWomen, shared insights gathered from researching the experiences and impact felt by the hundreds of women who have completed the program. Many women participating in EverwiseWomen comment that they don’t feel like they are “supposed” to be in leadership roles and like they got there because they “pretended.” How to Help: Role Models.

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. . Furthermore, 60 percent of millennials agreed that they would consider other opportunities outside their current roles. eLearning can help improve job satisfaction and employee performance.