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Employee Management Skills Every Leader Should Know

Your Training Edge

We hear a lot about management skills. These skills can virtually be anything that allows you to handle others successfully and boost your entrepreneur’s career. Although some skills will differ based on your sector, most of these skills are universal throughout every workplace. Motivation skills would include encouraging workers to take ownership of jobs or developing an energized and very determined workplace. Expertise.

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How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling


McKinsey & Company, Skill Shift: Automation and the Future of the Workforce , May 2018. Skills are top-of-mind for many organizational leaders. In an Expertise Economy, professionals must be able to evolve, to constantly develop new skills, and become experts at jobs and roles that barely exist today. The authors outline a case for corporate learning where skills are the currency with which employees navigate into, within, and across organizations.

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Skills aren’t soft or hard — they’re durable or perishable

CLO Magazine

The term “soft skills” is often met with an eye-roll these days. There’s a distinction to be made between broad types of skills, to be sure. Never mind that the so-called soft skills are actually the hard ones — they are more challenging to obtain and require a deeper and more enduring commitment. Some organizations have kept the same simple bifurcation in their skills frameworks but rebranded soft skills as “human skills” or “power skills.”

Accessibility Expertise: Determining Where It Belongs in Elearning Development

The Learning Dispatch

Building accessible online courses requires specialized skills—but do all accessible elearning development skills reside in a single role? Accessibility, like any specialized area of skill, requires dedicated time to master. Instead of making everyone on your team an accessibility expert in all things, formalize and implement processes that place appropriate knowledge and skill in the right role. Elearning Team Roles: Critical Skills for Learning Projects.

Virgin Media: Recording employee knowledge

TechSmith Camtasia

Our very own Innovation Strategist, Troy Stein, flew to the UK earlier this year to visit Virgin Media to see how one of the largest media companies was using Snagit to document and share the invaluable knowledge of some of their most experienced employees. Training is a necessary aspect of every company, whether you’re a new hire or a veteran employee. Skills have to be refreshed and new software and applications need to be learned.

Skills and Competencies: What is the Difference?


Nearly every day, we hear business people discuss the skills and competencies their employees need to succeed. The two terms, “skills” and “competencies,” are used together so often that many people think of them as synonyms. Should “skills” and “competencies” be used interchangeably? Learn more about the difference between skills and competencies – and how they can work together to strengthen workforce performance. Differentiating Skills and Competencies.

Retiring Workforce? Use Your LMS To Capture Their Knowledge

Upside Learning

A mining boom fueled by demand from China has led to a shortage of skilled workers and a 5% jobless rate in this country ( Source ). How to capture the knowledge that resides in the heads of the ageing workforce, which is on the verge of retiring? I believe an LMS could be a good place for sharing and capturing tacit knowledge. Ten or fifteen years ago, videos were used predominantly by most organizations for training. Australia's economy is thriving.

What Are the Most Coveted Skills Employers Want by 2026?


What skills will you bring with you when you got the job? As the workplace continues to change rapidly, your current skills could be obsolete before you even use them. Yet there are some skill sets that won’t ever get old or out-of-date, and these are what employers are seeking now and for the future. Since technology changes on an almost hourly basis, technological skills, while important in terms of being up-to-date, will not be the driving force behind hiring practices.

Skills Lifecycle Part 4: Strawberry Skills Forever


But before you clear your calendar until 2025 to master the bass guitar, let’s explore how we can effectively develop our skills — and those of our workforce — more efficiently. We’ve explored the first three stages of the Skills Lifecycle in previous posts below, with this final installment covering development. With all that change, how can we effectively build skills in ourselves and others? Teamwork and collaboration is a key component of skill development.

Learning Management Systems Promote Knowledge Sharing


Promotion of knowledge sharing – Last but certainly not least, the promotion of knowledge sharing is a vital component to good company culture. Knowledge sharing happens when information is voluntarily passed from one person to another, whether it is done so formally or informally. When a company’s culture is built on knowledge sharing, there is often a high level of trust among peers. Knowledge Sharing Creates Unrivaled Company Culture.

Degreed Launches Skill Certification: A Standardized Way to Measure Skills


Today we announced the launch of Degreed Skill Certification, a new way to measure and communicate your skills. This new offering, only available through Degreed, will score existing skills and rank expertise levels using a scientifically backed method and technology. Degreed Skill Certification is a way for people to prove their expertise, regardless of how they acquired their skills. Degreed News Product Updates Skills Gap Skills Measurement

Learning Management Systems Promote Knowledge Sharing


Promotion of knowledge sharing – Last but certainly not least, the promotion of knowledge sharing is a vital component to good company culture. Knowledge sharing happens when information is voluntarily passed from one person to another, whether it is done so formally or informally. When a company’s culture is built on knowledge sharing, there is often a high level of trust among peers. Knowledge Sharing Creates Unrivaled Company Culture.

Can you teach soft skills with microlearning?

Ed App

Microlearning is one of the new phenomena disrupting conventional training and learning spheres. Microlearning focuses on the key elements of any subject area which makes both educational learning and technical company training much more effective. Options for developing soft skills.

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Can you teach soft skills with microlearning?

Ed App

Microlearning is one of the new phenomena disrupting conventional training and learning spheres. Microlearning focuses on the key elements of any subject area which makes both educational learning and technical company training much more effective. Options for developing soft skills.

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Screencasts for knowledge sharing

TechSmith Camtasia

Between all my jobs over the years, I’ve accumulated a lot of knowledge (some good, some bad) in this head of mine. I’ve leveraged this knowledge to progress in my career, and to increase my income. However, unbeknownst to me, I held the golden ticket to more significant opportunities locked away in my noggin — my knowledge. My knowledge paid off! I didn’t start out making money from my knowledge. You have valuable knowledge to share!

Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re seeking jobs in workplace training, expertise in an LMS is likely not as critical. When job listings ask for “SCORM” knowledge, they usually just mean knowing how to publish from Storyline or Captivate in SCORM format. Of the three, image editing skills are the most important. If not, start with that training. Instructional design for face-to-face training often means developing PowerPoint presentations and Word handouts.

Increased Engagement, Knowledge Retention, and Business Revenues: Gaining a Competitive Edge through Extended Learning Management Systems


In today’s modern world, organizations are setting a significant difference in the way they impart training to their employees. Training an external workforce, including channel partners, customers, suppliers, franchisees, and others, is a crucial aspect of organizational success. Different employees have different training needs, and they require an efficient platform to deliver learning anytime, anywhere, and on any mobile device.

Expertise: Why The Odds are Stacked Against Novices

Vignettes Learning

A Harvard Business Review article “ What’s Lost When Experts Retire ” reminded me about the dire need to rethink our roles as learning professionals and leaders: My sense is that our current of definitions and understanding of expertise may be at odds and stacked against helping novices to become experts. I continue to plow the literature on expertise and find it most exhilarating and inspiring. However, this outlook is the far-end spectrum of what expertise is.

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 to Balance Hard Skills and Soft Skills Training

Training Industry

When you run a business or work in Human Resource Management, you know that developing your employees and improving their skills and expertise is going to be helpful for you in the long run. However, what is often missed when developing lower-level staff and administrative professionals is that training should not only focus on “hard skills,” such as computer software packages or technical qualifications; soft skills are important, too, for all levels of employees.

How Corporate Giants Rely on Human Skills to Get Ahead


The firm finds that this training builds creativity and problem-solving skills for the long haul. Forward-thinking organizations can try tactics that cultivate so-called “soft skills” at scale. The Importance of Human Skills. We don’t call them soft skills.

Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations

Association eLearning

There’s a huge skills gap problem facing our nation today, but this crisis represents an opportunity for associations to reinvent themselves and compete with traditional suppliers of higher education. I was recently asked to present on the skills gap issue and the opportunities it creates for associations at the ASAE Great Ideas conference in Orlando. First, while a majority (56%) of the overall labor force is 44 or younger, 53% of all skill-trade jobs are held by older workers.

Growing From Knowledge-Based to Performance-Driven Learning


A consistent observation I’ve made is that the majority of learning deployed to organizations is purely knowledge-based. In fact, many L&D professionals I’ve worked with report that 70% to 85% of the learning they provide their organizations is designed to only build knowledge. Most L&D professionals realize that learning focused on only knowledge-based outcomes will do little to measurably impact performance.

Gain new skills faster with the Dreyfus model

Your Training Edge

It seems like everybody wants to be better and more prolific in their areas of expertise, but the only way to really achieve it is by acquiring additional skills and knowledge. In this post, we will show you how to gain new skills faster using the Dreyfus model. The Dreyfus model of skill acquisition is a model of how students acquire skills through formal instruction and practice. There is a thin line between these two stages of skill acquisition.

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Killer Strategies for Training and Development

Your Training Edge

Training and development is one of the most important aspect of our lives from the day we are born. We through years of schooling to train ourselves and develop a set of skills for a better future. Learning and development in any organization are designed to enhance employee’s performance by improving skills and knowledge. Trainings are essential both for the professional as well as personal growth of employees. Provide informal training.

Got Skills Gaps? Partner Up

CLO Magazine

Adults are struggling to learn in today’s fast-paced world, and leaders are having a tough time finding employees who already have both the technical and soft skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. But Mika Nash said learning leaders can find ways to elevate workforce knowledge. Chief Learning Officer : How severe is the skills gap in our knowledge-focused age? What’s one way today’s learning leaders can build these skills?

Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

Knowledge transfer and skill building happen in a variety of ways: formal education, self-directed learning, training, mentoring, executive coaching, job rotation, etc. However, I posit that executive coaching is still the best way to help leaders develop skills that are difficult to teach, measure and sometimes articulate — soft skills. They are exposed to knowledge, but the success of any program is in the follow-up. The Soft Skills Gap.

Accelerate Employee Performance Using the Learning Curve: Part 3 Knowledge Formation

Infopro Learning

Timing is Everything Series: Intro , Anxiety , Information Overload , Knowledge Formation, (Part 4 Optimum Performance coming May 31st). Knowledge Formation. The curve of knowledge formation marks the period of time in a training program when learners are rapidly beginning to crystallize knowledge gleaned from on-the-job training and experiential learning. Structured on-the-job training: Unleashing employee expertise in the workplace.”

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Top Characteristics of a Successful Knowledge Management System

WalkMe Training Station

These resources include everything from the software and training programs you have to the employees that work for you and the skill sets they bring. You need a knowledge management system to help you keep track of and make the most of these assets. Any knowledge management system, just like any software platform or other piece of technology, needs to be easy to use. Ideally, employees should be able to start using it with little to no training at all.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: The Hottest Tech Skills & Certifications for 2018

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Help Desk: As the new technologies emerge and evolve, competent Help Desk personnel with a high-level of technology knowledge are in demand.   Mastering the skills above is a great idea, but according to CRN, getting certified is even better.   PMP: The Project Management Professional certification indicates someone has the knowledge and skills needed to guide projects to a successful conclusion, on-time, on-budget, and using available resources.

Subject Matter Experts: The Key to Knowledge Transfer


And whether it’s helping customers and clients or sharing their insider knowledge with peers, SMEs play a vital role in your organization. In this post, see how you can identify internal SMEs and capitalize on their expertise to create and share knowledge across multiple channels. SMEs should have proven knowledge and backgrounds in their respective areas of interest. How to Identify Internal SMEs and Capture Knowledge.

The Different Ways We Learn: Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills

Learning Wire

As our new infographic shows, we use different areas of our brains when we learn new hard skills and soft skills. We internalize knowledge in different ways, depending on the type of skills we’re working on, and we retain that knowledge in different parts of our brains. Hard Skills and Expertise. With hard skills , you have to digest technical or academic knowledge to garner expertise. Soft Skills and Social Awareness.

How to close skill gaps in your organization ?

Origin Learning

There was also an interdependence factor from the company’s customer’s side which meant training their employees to be up-to-date on the maintenance and servicing procedures. The brief was clear – training engineers and craft personnel at the customer and its customer sites on specialized skillsets needed for taking advantage of the growth opportunities. Reduce training cycle-time by 50% from the current 2 years. Dependency on instructor-led training was a matter of concern.

What Employers Want Now: Data Literacy Skills


There’s been a lot of talk over the past few years about a skills gap between employees and the requirements for particular jobs. According to a study published by the US Department of Education, the United States ranked 21 out of 23 countries in mathematical and computational skills, 16 out of 23 in literacy skills, and 17 out of 19 in problem-solving skills. It requires some math and statistics knowledge, as well as analytical skills.

Human Connection, Not Technology, Most Important in Knowledge Transfer

CLO Magazine

Retirement is just around the corner for many in this cohort, meaning a whole lot of knowledge is about to walk out the door. While it’s important for people to bring their own expertise to work, “there’s no use in losing all of the perspective of the prior occupant of that role if it’s deep smarts, if it’s business critical and if it’s experience-based,” Leonard said. Knowledge transfer isn’t just critical when people retire, either.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. skills gap” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. “Skills Gap” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap.

Job Training Reinvestment Is More Critical Than Ever


A new CareerBuilder study indicates that those who fail to revisit technical job training could be at substantial risk of losing their jobs. Technical skills and knowledge are in high demand in the job market today. Consequently, researchers caution that those who aren’t actively developing their technical expertise could be damaging their marketability and cannot continue competing with those who are keeping their job training as current as possible.

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