Skill Gap Analysis for Employees – The What, How and Why

Continu

Or do you need to hire more or different team members? Or do you need to add additional team member training before this new project is initiated? These are just some of the many scenarios where a skill gap analysis for employees makes sense. Why skill gap analysis for employees?

Doing and knowing

Learning with e's

This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. Today, I was doing some personal research related to a book I have been reading. It is quite a detailed map, supplied by National Geographic Magazine.

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Closer Collaboration with Colleges Can Close the Skills Gap

CLO Magazine

As businesses turn to community colleges to train talent, some analysts say it just might help close the skills gap many employers are facing. Closing the Skills Gap. If there are skills gaps, the governors and the mayors know what they need in their local communities.”.

Looking the Future in the Face

CLO Magazine

Ridner agreed, saying that the best leaders, “motivate their teams to do the best work possible and achieve the best outcomes.”. Bridging the Gaps. Marygrace Schumann is a writer in the Chicago area and former editorial intern at Chief Learning Officer magazine.

Don’t Know Much About History

CLO Magazine

A lot of people don’t know that.”. It’s not the first time he seemed to express genuine surprise at information many Americans already know. Not a lot of people do know about the French role in the American Revolution, nor do they know much about history in general.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! hosted by Training Magazine Network. ** Disclaimers: “I am not a marketer or a game developer.&# (Although he plays a LOT of games). How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? How do they measure success?

Do Millennials need special training?

Matrix

A version of this post was originally published on August 23rd 2017, in Training Magazine. Do Millennials need special training? On first glance, you’d think they do. Do they really? What exactly do Millennials want from training?

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

General Assembly

The Economist magazine recently issued a special report that highlighted the importance of “lifelong learning” as a habit that both skilled and unskilled workers must incorporate to keep pace with a rapidly developing economy. Staying on top of digital trends is key to business survival.

Investing in an Automated Future

CLO Magazine

Mind the Skill Gap. You’re going to have the right technology if you do everything correctly around AI, but unless you have a workforce that’s prepared to design, implement and then manage the results of your artificial intelligence, you’re going to be in trouble.”.

How Do We Get Employees To Adopt Technology For Learning?

looop

The real learning occurs in the act of applying the new knowledge or know-how and the immediate feedback (did it go well or did it not?!). And therefore, there are no performance or capability gaps for L&D to fill, right? What do you mean: No, No, No and No? Smart L&D teams are finding ways to use technology to address all of their priorities and are doing so by appealing to what their people are motivated to do. Or do you Google it / ask somebody?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Session hosted by Training Magazine. Can do an awful lot with PPT. Use scenarios – apply what you know to make a decision.Ask the learner to take info that’s not clearcut and apply it using a question (in PPT – picture of a farmer and 3 images of “experts&# to ask for advice. Whose advice do you follow?) Decide who wins the case When you see something you like, try to do it in PowerPoint. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning on Alltop

Learning Visions

Saturday, May 23, 2009 eLearning on Alltop Alltop, a venture of Guy Kawasaki, is an "online magazine rack" that aggregates RSS feeds about popular topics. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Janet Clarey

What is happening RIGHT NOW as in, “I’m doing it&# and not just “planning on doing it&# or “hoping I’ll be able to do it.&#. Allison Rossett: eLearning Is Not What You Think It Is – Presented by Training Magazine Network.

20 Key Takeaways from ATD 2019

Docebo

Only 25% of high-performance organizations (and 10% of low performing organizations) are prepared for the capability gap arising from advance work automation. Expect success – Figure out why you’re doing what you’re doing and how best to address the need.

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Diversity: the modern business risk that no one sees

Eukleia

From knowing your customer to reducing business risk by 30%, the case is compelling. But the reality is that until they’re tested to see how inclusive they are, you won’t know. How equality, diversity & inclusion help you know your audience.

ID and e-Learning Links (3/31/14)

Experiencing eLearning

eLearning Guild Research: Gender Issues in Pay, or What You Don’t Know Does Hurt You by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine. Patti Shank on the gender gap in e-learning pay (almost 10% lower on average). Educate yourself and do a better job negotiating your own salary, at least as one way to improve the issue. eLearning on WordPress: Comparing WP Courseware and LearnDash.

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6 Must-Read Learning Game Design Books

Knowledge Guru

Designing a game is no easy task, but do you know what’s even more difficult? Here are six learning game design books that are on our must-read list: Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games.

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Ecommerce: One Size Does Not Fit All

The Performance Improvement Blog

Why do online shopping experiences have to be so difficult? It’s as if companies forget everything they know about customer service when they build a Web site. Magazine calls “the coolest small company in America” and is included in Bo Burlinghan’s book, Small Giants.

15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –10

Upside Learning

At Upside Learning, we have been doing our bit in spreading knowledge. Read this article to know if the tablets will find more success in the education market. Reader’s Digest – one of the world’s most widely-read magazines – has launched its iPad edition.

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A Framework For Content Curation

Learnnovators

I should know: I’ve used them as a student, I’ve seen my peers create them, and I’ve created them myself. This content jumps the knowing-doing gap by helping the learner apply the concepts back on the job.

What are the Hidden Advantages of Hiring Relaunchers?

Avilar

In the 2015 comedy film The Intern , Robert De Niro plays a 70-year-old intern writer at an online fashion magazine. How do you make a relauncher’s reentry internship a success? Have clarity about what they want to do.

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21 Kinds of Informal Learning at Work [Video]

Pract.us

But most of learning we do at work occurs informally, through interactions and experiences while we’re doing our jobs. Take a look and see how much crucial learning you do outside the classroom. Some of the best learning we do comes from solving our own problems.

How to Help Your Team Become Continuous Learners

Pract.us

Magazine reports, questions are the key to ideas and innovation, especially “the ambitious, frame-changing sort that send companies down unexpected paths of inquiry.” And if you don’t know the answer, great! Ask the questioner to do a little research and report back to the team.

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What is Design Thinking and Why Should You Care?

Pract.us

Going through what customers do to experience what they do. But Steve Fyffe and Karen Lee, writing for the Stanford Business Insights magazine, observe that “the design thinking methodology doesn’t necessarily generate better ideas than competing methodologies.”

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Learning Rush Alert: Designing Successful Learning Solutions

SweetRush

What do you do? You are not sure if it’s the right size or what fabric it is, you just know that the cut, color, and style are perfect. So how do you make that happen? As Jane Bozarth recently wrote in her piece for Learning Solutions Magazine, “Designing for Learner Success,” visual design can “enhance or interfere with learner success.”. How to do you change the perception that training is “boring” and make sure you’re ready for a new generation of learners?

From Learning to Performance: 3 Key Phases Essential for Learning Success

Axonify

Source: Learning Solutions Magazine. For successful transfer of knowledge, we know that several techniques help to improve on-the-job competency. This past March, at the Learning Solutions Conference, I was exposed to work of the amazing learning duo: Conrad Gottfredson and Bob Mosher.

Curated Insights: The Immediate Possibilities of BIG Data

Axonify

For example, our Behaviors capability is helping Walmart collect almost 1 million real-world observations every month , which are then used to target refresher training for employees who have an identified performance gap.

RIP Gamification

Lemonade

I know it’s a shock, but when you think of what we asked of it, it’s hardly a surprise. Now I know what you’re thinking: I saw the graphs! I still don’t know if I should be proud of that or not. Sources: The Digital Talent Gap. Training Magazine, 2015. ?.

What is a true L&D professional?

Litmos

An important point of reflection for any field of endeavor, and members therein, is: where are we and where do we need to be? And if you don’t know how we learn and think, you can’t design appropriate solutions. You have to know better.

Let me take a moment…or rather, Eight Moments of Learning Need

Torrance Learning

We see two Moments that come before the first formal training experience: 0. Before people know they need to know something (Aware). As training professionals, we have the opportunity to do something quite intentional as we make learners aware of a learning and performance gap, and as we help them prepare for their training. Pre-course messages need to build this burning platform, ideally without embarrassing people about what they don’t know.

Achieving Competitive Advantage through Training

Enyota Learning

Amongst this, there is also a constant need to achieve a competitive edge, and training is a leading way to do so. In reality, a brand image has more to do with how your company is making people feel.

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Single songs from CDs, Single articles from Magazines, Ringtones from single songs. From a 2008 microlearning conference “There is a need and pressure to learn continually due to rapid change in society and the economy…Knowledge gaps are widening.&#. To know if it’s effective. need to know. Do you think many people at your organization can do this kind of learning without guidance? So what do we do about it?

Vacation Salvation: Training a Cybersecurity Team So Your Holiday Isn’t Hacked

Cloudshare

According to Cyber Defense Magazine , a business falls victim to a ransomware attack every 13.275 seconds. There’s more to do, less people to do it with, and the burden falls on beleaguered CISOs who typically end up handling issues when they finally get time off.

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6 Tips to Kick Off Lifelong Learning in 2018

Litmos

It’s a New Year, and as humans are apt to do, we look back and take stock of the accomplishments and missed opportunities of the year past. As learning professionals, not only do we owe it to ourselves to be committed to lifelong learning, but we owe it to our organizations.

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RIP Gamification

Lemonade

I know it’s a shock, but when you think of what we asked of it, it’s hardly a surprise. Now I know what you’re thinking: I saw the graphs! I still don’t know if I should be proud of that or not. Sources: The Digital Talent Gap. Training Magazine, 2015. ?.

Asking the right questions during design to track down elusive content

Bottom-Line Performance

I felt good identifying my first topic: designing an e-learning course with little to no content in sight, and then…do you know what happened next? So, I did what I always do…begin the “content inquisition.”. My first step is to focus on desired outcomes : what do learners need to know and/or know how to do after completing the course? Will they do their jobs differently, and if so, how? How will THIS content help learners DO that?

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The art of training — Is it really art?

Matrix

Running surveys , figuring out the learning gaps and finding the most appropriate tools to fill them are all very concrete actions. I know they may be pleasing to accountants and mathematicians but they are far from being artistic. I, personally, am all for art for the people.