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?

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.

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4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

Avilar

A great place to start is with a competency model followed by gaining an understanding of what employees know and what they don’t know. A “competency model” defines the skills and levels of proficiency in those skills that an employee needs to possess to do a particular job effectively. Step 3: Analyze the Skills Inventory and Individual and Organizational Skills Gaps.

The Hidden Benefits of Keeping an Updated Skills Inventory

Avilar

Do you know what skills your people have today? Here’s how (and why) to do it. To discover what skills your employees have – and don’t have – review skill inventory and skill gap reports for individuals and teams. Your reports will tell you where your employees’ skills are the strongest, where they’re weak, and where you have gaps. Identify the skills gaps that can be filled by new employees. Avoid being caught off guard by a future skills gap.

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.

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?

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.

Part 3/3: Facilitating learning experiences with AI

Everwise

We sat down with Erik Duindam, Head of Engineering for Everwise, who recently published a white paper on AI’s potential for L&D. A McKinsey Global Institute report found that there will be significant changes in what workers need to know in the coming decade as a result of AI. IBM Watson Analytics is already analyzing multiple employee data pipelines to predict future skill gaps and future performance.

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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. 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. Read our white paper for Talent Management Strategies to Build Your Future Workforce.

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. What competencies do they need to develop to get there? For employees to build leadership competencies at any job and experience level, it’s important to know their starting point.

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Part 3/3: Facilitating learning experiences with AI

Everwise

We sat down with Erik Duindam, Head of Engineering for Everwise, who recently published a white paper on AI’s potential for L&D. A McKinsey Global Institute report found that there will be significant changes in what workers need to know in the coming decade as a result of AI. IBM Watson Analytics is already analyzing multiple employee data pipelines to predict future skill gaps and future performance.

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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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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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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?

Whos the Boss Women Business and Leadership

Training Industry

Those stats were cited in a recent white paper from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, which earlier this year studied the issue of women in business. This won’t surprise you at all: Men feel more positive about how their orgs develop/support women leaders than the women themselves do. Where do we go from here? Next time UNC does a study like this, the numbers will hopefully be better and the gender gap shorter.

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

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. More often than not once their consultancy period is over, they leave the same knowledge gap behind them. By now, you can see that knowledge management is critical to business success, but what can you do to turn the tide of knowledge loss in your own organisation?