Remote Mentoring 101

G-Cube

The key aspects of mentoring are face to face engagements, instant feedback and analysis and clear communication of goals. So how do you translate these into a remote working environment where all the above are not possible for the lack of a personal interface?

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., Continuing education is needed to address the crisis, but while most associations do provide education, a number of third-party suppliers have entered the marketplace as well. The Skills-Gap Crisis. How bad is the skills-gap problem?

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Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

What can I do? How do I advance in my career when I’m barely qualified for an entry level job in my field even though I have a degree? Who are your potential members and what do they want? You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. How do I know? You can do it with your continuing education programs, and if you did, people like me would join and stay.

Is your company know-how about to leave? How to close the skills gap before it opens.

Pract.us

When people take their know-how with them, the whole team suffers. In particular, you have to make sure that exiting employees don’t leave a skills gap in their wakes. They didn’t address the skills gap before shaking up the workforce. Prevent the gap with a culture of learning. So make sure that employees know they’re not only encouraged to help others learn but are responsible for it. Track and recognize mentoring and coaching efforts.

Discovering 3 new faces of mentoring

Matrix

Mentoring is definitely not a recent concept. The benefits of having good mentoring programs within the organization are great. Mentoring encourages the development of a corporate learning culture , a culture where employees take an active role in the dissemination of knowledge and best practices among peers. The new faces of mentoring. Group mentoring. Micro mentoring. It’s a common misconception that Millennials do not trust hard-earned expertise.

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. I think the primary reason for this skills gap is that we are still only rewarding people for learning and doing their jobs in limited ways.

Can Your LMS Do THIS?

Avilar

They can also track certifications and progress through curricula. But did you know an LMS can help match employees to job openings? Track employees’ long-term schedules, to support a program that rotated employees to new positions/experiences every three years. Supervisors and mentors also assessed interns’ skills, to capture a multi-rater view of skills and skills gaps. Are you wondering if your LMS can do more of what you need it to?

How to Prepare Your Mentoring Program to Scale

Everwise

Mentoring is a powerful way to boost engagement and satisfaction among employees, but only when it’s done right. Over 83% of employees say they’d benefit from a mentoring program, yet just 30% of them have participated in one. The fact is, many programs are run by HR departments who are interested in scaling them, yet lack the resources, support, technology, or people to do so. Insufficient or Improperly Motivated Mentors. “If Protégés Feel Guarded with Their Mentors.

How to Prepare Your Mentoring Program to Scale

Everwise

Mentoring is a powerful way to boost engagement and satisfaction among employees, but only when it’s done right. Over 83% of employees say they’d benefit from a mentoring program, yet just 30% of them have participated in one. The fact is, many programs are run by HR departments who are interested in scaling them, yet lack the resources, support, technology, or people to do so. Insufficient or Improperly Motivated Mentors. “If Protégés Feel Guarded with Their Mentors.

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

Chronus

Often, we don’t know that these are biased decisions until they’re brought to our attention, which can perpetuate inequality in a company. On the flipside, the person experiencing discrimination is left feeling confused and powerless to do anything. Jennifer: I don’t think organizations should do unconscious bias training unless there is also training that specifies inclusive behaviors. We need to develop different relationships through mentoring and sponsoring programs.

Mentoring or Coaching: What’s Best for Your Company?

CLO Magazine

Mentoring and coaching strategies translate to better employee engagement and retention. But it pays to know the key differences between coaching and mentoring to implement an effective program. Today we’re faced with a serious talent gap and, with the improving economy, greater difficulty in recruiting highly skilled employees to fill those positions. There is a difference between coaching and mentoring.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

But even when people have access to the web, another type of digital divide may present a challenge to associations with online learning programs—a digital readiness gap. If the target market for your educational programs is on the wrong side of this gap, you need to know and you need a plan for bridging the gap. Keep track of their progress and provide support to those who fall behind. Using an LMS to Bridge the Digital Readiness Gap.

Bridging the Gap: Addressing Barriers to Women in Leadership

Everwise

Borges noted that women statistically receive more vague feedback (if they get any feedback at all), and this makes it hard to know what to continue, what to change, and how to change it. When there are no female leaders in an organization, this sends a message to women that they do not fit as a leader in that enterprise. Track progress against these metrics and then reassess and iterate. “I I don’t know if the trade-offs are worth it.

Beyond the hype: What you really need to know about digital learning this year

Learning Pool

Talking about the ‘war for talent’ might sound like a well-worn cliché but the reality today is that there are new roles emerging all the time and skills gaps opening up like never before.

Are You Shifting to Self-Directed Learning? Here’s How to Do It Right

Instilled

Self-directed learning is on the rise but do you have the right technology in place and the necessary flexibility to support learners? Letting them identify where they see their own gaps and setting a goal for themselves on how to achieve and close that gap.

How to Win the War for Talent with Competencies

Avilar

We know that learning and development is a big part of the employee experience for workers of all ages and experience levels. Younger workers, especially, are eager to know what’s needed to move into a desired position. The easier you make it for employees to know what skills and competencies they need to master, the better they can focus on closing their skill gaps and gaining valuable experience.

How to Make Your Workforce Development Program Work for You

KnowledgeCity

Is your company experiencing a skills gap ? Today’s younger workforce have grown up knowing technology, apps and the global economy move at such a rapid pace skills can become outdated within months or even weeks. In order for them to be able to do their jobs effectively, constant, up-to-date training is a must. If they do not receive training from their jobs, they will look elsewhere for it, leaving your company in the lurch. . Provide mentoring programs.

April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

E.g. simulations, social learning, gaming, mentoring. You can of course also track traditional elearning with xAPI.” -@AWerkenthin. StephenPVictor tweeted that “xAPI allows you track a lot more learning activities than SCORM does. xAPI helps bridge the gap between formal and informal learning”. DuncanWIV “Being able to track any event, application use, control systems data etc provides new capability for predictive analytics. How do we disclose that?“

Key to Success: Piecing Together A Top Notch Personal Board of Directors

Everwise

January is National Mentoring Month. While we typically think of mentorship as a one-on-one relationship, as the workplace changes, having just one or two disparate mentors is no longer sufficient. There is growing consensus that executives, managers, and junior staff alike need a board of directors – a thoughtfully developed group of 8-10 mentors and role models you can consult regularly to get advice and feedback. You know what they say about shooting for the moon.

Product Knowledge Training: Creating and Implementing a PKT Plan

Infopro Learning

One of the most common complaints customers have today is that the customer service representatives that they talk to do not know enough about the organization’s offerings to answer their questions. This includes strategies like role play, coaching, and mentoring.

Employee skills development through Competency-based Learning

Wizcabin

This document is essential, as it helps to fill gaps through the organization of training and seminars for employee development. First, you have to know what type of skills you require them to possess for the job position. Mentoring. Skill gap analysis.

What is Employee Development, and Why is it Important?

Docebo

It’s hard to find good talent so, once you do, offering development opportunities helps to keep them engaged so they stick around – and creating the right kind of employee development plan is just as important as having one at all.

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. Track training without regard to skill development.

Top 7 Ways Employees Can Benefit From Corporate Training

KnowledgeAnywhere

This can become a great bargaining skill for learners during raise or promotion negotiations - they will have a viewable track record to Human Resource professionals that demonstrates high potential via such online training programs. Mentor Matching.

Business In Disruptive Times: How L&D Shapes Success in BFSI

Disprz

Questions like when do you use VLIT and when do you use self-paced learning were asked during the discussion. The answers were that when you wanted to cover something in-depth; whenever there was an expert interaction that was needed then you do VLIT. There are some content gaps.

FIVE ENGAGEMENT APPROACHES TO INFUSE LEARNING INTO THE RHYTHM OF THE WORKDAY

PDG

So how do we handle these competing realities? Then engage the learner to add content they feel will be well-suited to their career goals and possible knowledge or skill gaps. By: Justin Calapp, Ph.D. Ever get a song stuck in your head?

How to Develop Leadership Competencies that Work

Avilar

We all know that future business leaders don’t emerge by chance. Do you know how to develop leadership competencies that work? . Competitive edge : Know their markets and innovate to stay ahead. Identify current strengths, interests, experiences, and skill gaps.

The Benefits of a Gamified Socialized Learning Platform

eLearning Brothers

Since Motivate Cloud from The Game Agency is one of the top new platforms doing gamified social learning, w e asked our friends at The Game Agency to share some benefits of gamified social learning. Motivate Cloud Social lets you announce new training, share company updates, and keep your teams in the know using targeted, engaging new posts, notifications, and email newsletters.

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

MARGIE MEACHAM : In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every organization had to pivot to virtual and self-paced training over the past year, forcing us all to rethink how we do our work and collaborate in a digital world. One way to do that is with a chatbot.

How to Develop Your First Employee Training Program

ProProfs

Perform a skills gap analysis to identify which skills areas or knowledge gaps you need to focus on during a training session. Assign Mentors to Trainees. Implement a buddy program by assigning a mentor for 2-3 learners at a time. Mentors can play the role of orienting and onboarding new recruits towards their work processes and tools. Track and Measure Learning Progress. Use a tool that comes embedded with employee training tracking software.

What is social learning (and how to adopt it)

Docebo

For organizations, the ability to formalize the informal knowledge that exists within their ranks (and rewarding their best contributors for doing so) boosts engagement and encourages more knowledge sharing. Motivation: We need motivation to do anything.

Why Sales Managers Struggle with Coaching

Knowledge Guru

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Those who can, do; those who can’t do, teach”? It’s not all about the skills gap, though. Many sales managers are dealing with teams that are too large for one individual to provide meaningful coaching and mentoring for all. If you have a Fitbit or other fitness tracker, you are familiar with the concept of a dashboard that tracks your fitness goals and progress. Aren’t sure what sales coaches are supposed to do.

How to Develop a Sustainable Remote Onboarding Program for Your Virtual Teams

Obsidian Learning

Far from being strictly about work, an individual’s presence at the physical work environment has also always been a means of establishing and developing personal connections, seeking mentors, and making friends. How do you communicate about the updates? If not, do you know why?

Five tips for keeping learners connected and engaged across the virtual void

Inquisiq

How do you do that in this environment? How do you replicate traditional in-person guidance and on-the-job training while keeping people engaged across the virtual void? If someone is struggling, you’ll know it, and can reach out to them directly to help.

Five tips for keeping learners connected and engaged across the virtual void

Inquisiq

How do you do that in this environment? How do you replicate traditional in-person guidance and on-the-job training while keeping people engaged across the virtual void? If someone is struggling, you’ll know it, and can reach out to them directly to help.

10 Adult Learning Principles

Ed App

Adult learners need to know why they should learn. Adult learners exert more time and energy into their learning if they know the benefits they’ll reap at the end of this journey. You can also evaluate your team’s metrics and KPIs to detect gaps.

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. It generally remains a private exchange, shared just between the learner and mentor. .

Why You Need More User-Generated Content in Your Training Program

Pract.us

But also refers to informal conversations, micro-mentoring sessions and learning from others. If employees can find the people or information they need to help them when faced with a challenge, they can use that resource to best advantage and get past knowledge gaps quickly and seamlessly. Thus, when an employee draws on peer knowledge, we need a way to follow that process, encourage it, and track the outcome.

Corporate Training Trends 2020

Unboxed

Based on what we’re seeing with our clients, and in the L&D industry overall, we have compiled the top four future trends in training and development that you need to know for the upcoming year. The question is, do you believe it? Easily track and record detailed notes.

7 Employee Training Strategies to Optimize Workplace Success

Epilogue Systems

Did you know the average cost-per-hire is $4,129? Here are 7 must-know employee training strategies you should consider. Employee Mentoring. One of the primary benefits of a mentoring program is in the transfer of “soft skills” – understanding how to interact with different audiences, learning how to navigate an organizational hierarchy, and even general business acumen. The mentor or coach, in this case, is a guide, not the person doing the work.