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. White House Launches Cyber Reskilling Program.” Leading industry consultants, government agencies and business leaders do not view the current talent shortage as a short-term crunch.

What You Can do to Combat Racism at Work

Avilar

They are all better suited and better positioned than Avilar to do just that. They are: “What can I do?” Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know that a great company culture can help to attract and retain great employees. That we should do.

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Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

Avilar

Or to know when it’s time to update your computers. But how do you know when it’s time to update your training program? Blended Learning : In a world where so many of us turn to Google or YouTube to find immediate answers, employees expect “just in time” learning to do their jobs well. Do you have the right mix of blended learning, so your employees can get to tactical answers quickly and have the support they need to master more complicated concepts?

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.”

How to Cultivate Top Tech Talent: What Every Exec Needs to Know

General Assembly

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. The former has to do with the tools, mindset, and organizational structure that will drive the business agenda forward, while the latter has to do with the reskilling that each individual will need to use these tools and thrive in the new organizational context.

5 Tips for Doing a Reduction in Force (RIF) the Right Way

Avilar

Low unemployment rates and a scramble to close the skills gap are top-of-mind trends among HR professionals and business leaders. To do it well takes the time and commitment of a team of people. You know that keeping job descriptions up to date is essential for recruiting the right employees. Once your leadership team decides to do a RIF, your best bet is to confirm the facts. One company we know laid off two-thirds of their employees in one day.

How to Get Your Workforce on Board for Competency Management

Avilar

You already know that to set up your competency management program for success, you need your senior executive team to provide support and resources to get started. Catch (and Celebrate) Employees Doing Competencies Right. RELATED BLOGS AND WHITE PAPERS.

How to Boost Your LMS When Upskilling Employees is Your Goal

Avilar

To truly address the skills gaps of your employees with the learning and development they need, you’ll want a robust LMS paired with a competency management system that informs and guides the upskilling process, every step of the way. You’ll know right away where there are skill gaps.

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. Yet, in an interesting twist, the adoption of automation is starting to shift the focus beyond “hard skills” (technical know-how), creating a greater demand for employees with finely tuned “soft skills” (the way people do their jobs). How to Identify and Close Soft Skills Gaps?

Stand by Me: The Latest Innovative Employee Retention Strategies

Avilar

We now know how to serve clients and customers in-person, from six feet away and digitally, from any location. . Many have stepped back from full-time work to fill the gap, temporarily reducing their income and stepping off traditional career tracks. We’re not going back.

5 ways that the learner experience impacts your employee value proposition (EVP)

Learning Pool

However, the skills gaps that provoked the talent war were always in highly specific areas and driven by large-scale technological shifts in the nature of business and society that are not going away any time soon.

Why Now is the Right Time to Build a Powerful Workforce

Avilar

When it comes to building tomorrow’s federal workforce, government leaders agree that technology is outdated, retiring personnel are leaving knowledge gaps in their wake, and employees need to be rewarded based on performance (not longevity). In September 2018, the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), released its No Time To Wait, Part 2 white paper with recommendations for building a sustainable government workforce. We know it works.

How to Create a Successful New Hire Training Program

KnowledgeCity

During this time, organizations also have an opportunity to foster a connection to the company’s culture by encouraging new hires to get involved in the social activities in the organization. that the new hire would need to know to avoid embarrassment or unknowingly breaking a rule.

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? It’s no surprise, then, that Millennials tend to believe in themselves (rather than employers) to find new, better ways of doing things.

How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

Avilar

Former LinkedIn Chief Learning Officer, Kelly Palmer, and David Blake, co-founder of Degreed, think they know why. How can the right learning culture prepare individuals and organizations for what comes next? To minimize essential skills gaps in your organization, you either need to hire skilled professionals or develop the skills of your current employees. Upskilling” generally describes skill improvement – doing what you do now, only better.

How to Up Your Competency Management Game for 2019

Avilar

You may already be using competencies to understand your employees’ weaknesses and develop learning plans to close essential skills gaps. But solving strategic business goals through competency management is a complex endeavor and it’s really tough to do that well without technology. When talent is scarce, the worst thing you can do is hire the wrong person for the job. Personalized plans and paths mapped to workforce demographics, geographies and cultures all come into play.

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Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Chronus

We asked her to provide advice to organizations who are striving for a more diverse and inclusive culture. This leads people to think that they’re in trouble, versus opening up a conversation about how people want to be engaged in an inclusive and innovative culture that allows them to thrive. Often, we don’t know that these are biased decisions until they’re brought to our attention, which can perpetuate inequality in a company. How do we attract and keep that diversity?

7 Reasons Why You Must Convert Flash Games to HTML5

Hurix Digital

However, owing to glaring security gaps, performance, and stability issues that Flash games presented on mobile devices, a need for change became more pressing. Serious gaps in its security came to light every now and then. White paper: Leveraging RPA for Flash to HTML5 Conversion.

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. Having grown up in the digital “public eye” of social media and instant feedback, they want to always know how they’re doing and what to do next. They see manager feedback as one valid input and expect to hear from peers, as well, about how they’re doing.

Why Competency Projects Fail (And How to Avoid It)

Avilar

Why do competency projects fail? And what can you do about it? Unless you have a shared set of competencies across the board, you can’t really know how well your workforce is performing – and where there are skills gaps that need to be closed. Second, if the competency project doesn’t reflect the jobs that people do every day, managers won’t care. Anyone who has experienced a competency-driven performance culture knows how powerful it can be.

Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

Greater access to online resources, white papers, academic articles can keep teachers and students abreast of the latest developments in their field of study/interest. 1.Helps teachers assess gaps and identify learning needs Multimodal learning is essential to engage students with varying preferences. e-Learning tools and technologies do a lot more than creating personalized learning environments for your students.

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Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

Greater access to online resources, white papers, academic articles can keep teachers and students abreast of the latest developments in their field of study/interest. 1.Helps teachers assess gaps and identify learning needs Multimodal learning is essential to engage students with varying preferences. e-Learning tools and technologies do a lot more than creating personalized learning environments for your students.

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Is Your Team Ready for International Expansion?

OpenSesame

As HR leaders of an expanding global organization, you need to know, especially because discerning how knowledgeable your staff is about other cultures, customs and communication norms is vital to a successful entrance into a new region. Gathering data from your corporate learning programs will help you better understand your workforce and determine how to best prepare them to do business in new markets. Do an Initial Assessment.

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Why Are Companies Turning to Older Workers? Should You?

Avilar

Some are actively working to keep their most experienced employees in the workplace or they’re recruiting older workers to fill skills gaps. What can you do to ensure that your workers have the skills they need to succeed? How do you overcome age bias to find mature workers that will fit with your workforce? What skills and competencies are required to do the job? Consider the talent pool you know. Do they need any skill development to achieve success?

4 reasons why ‘experience’ is the focus in learning now

Learning Pool

In the Learning Pool white paper, Powering the Modern Learner Experience: Next-Generation Learning Tools Come of Age, these changes are grouped into four main areas: Work. Further to the above, businesses now deploy whole cohorts of contingent workers to meet skills gaps and achieve particular strategic goals.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. Google is also doing its part to support workers and educators who need to communicate effectively in distributed environments. “Alone Together” White Paper.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

All learning activity is tracked by mLevel and accessible via a series of real-time dashboards that track program completion, learner engagement, knowledge acquisition, knowledge and skills gaps, and question performance. What do you feel sets you apart as a learning solution? We have just as many success stories where mLevel has been integrated into classroom or virtual classroom programs as we do with purely online and mobile e-learning programs. Recap from: Kapp Notes.

Evolution of L&D - Some more thoughts

ID Reflections

Workplace composition will get even more complex – it will no longer be only five generations working together but each one working very differently indeed – permanent, temporary, project-based, across time zones, from different cultures and countries. 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. Now, the question is not “What to do?”

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

This single individual outperformed many Fortune 500 sales training staffs that I know of! All learning activity is tracked by mLevel and accessible via a series of real-time dashboards that track program completion, learner engagement, knowledge acquisition, knowledge and skills gaps, and question performance. What do you feel sets you apart as a learning solution? They are in training so they can learn to do their job better!

The LTEM Training & Learning Evaluation Model

Convergence Training

A quick reminder, most of you probably know who Dr. Will Thalheimer is, he’s kind of a learning research legend. Can you tell everybody what what you were thinking and what you were trying to do when you created LTEM? So clearly, we’re not doing as well as we might be doing.

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals? Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Making of a Mindful Leader (Free for ATD members) Did you know that 68.5