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How To Close Your Workforce Skills Gaps with Reskilling

Avilar

Predictions about how artificial intelligence, automation and augmented reality will affect the workforce range from doomsday scenarios of massive job losses to nirvana sketches of AI-powered machines liberating employees to perform only the most strategic, rewarding tasks.

4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

Avilar

High performing organizations understand that success depends on the knowledge and skills of their employees. They also realize that formal education doesn’t entirely prepare employees with the appropriate skills needed to perform optimally within their specific industry or organization.

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Mind the Gaps

Vitalyst

Over the years, we have supported organizations in cultivating employee proficiency with software applications and improving organizational mastery of technology use, which ultimately leads to transformational growth. The post Mind the Gaps appeared first on Vitalyst.

What is Competency Management and Why Do You Need It?

Avilar

After years of seeing business transformation sparked by improved, intentional management of employees’ skills and talent, we can be (too) quick to jump right into conversations about how to do competency management and what to do next. RELATED BLOGS AND WHITE PAPERS.

Are You Failing Millennials with Your Performance Management?

Avilar

So, today’s workplaces must be perfectly aligned to support this generation of employees, right? However, most are woefully behind in adapting their performance management processes and tools to retain and develop Millennial workers. Such goals won’t do for Millennials.

Preview of the Learning Solutions and the Learning Performance Ecosystem conferences

Challenge to Learn

Next week I will be attending the Learning Solutions conference and the co-located Learning Performance Ecosystem conference. This is hopefully helpful if you are attending, but if you do not go to Orlando there are many ways to tap into the rich conference resources. I do not know any of them. But Learning Solutions has a great track record for great keynotes, so I do hope that they will surprise and inspire me. Bridging the gender gap.

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. Avoid being caught off guard by a future skills gap.

Employee training myths you could be “April fooling” yourself about

Axonify

For more information, read our Microlearning White Paper. Debunked: Traditionally, L&D has looked at the subjects employees should know and then has created training content around those subjects. Only then should L&D design continuous learning content that addresses specific knowledge and performance needs that will help employees meet those objectives. Debunked: For years, training has been viewed as a “supporting” function and, as such, a cost center.

Employee training myths you could be “April fooling” yourself about

Axonify

For more information, read our Microlearning White Paper. Debunked: Traditionally, L&D has looked at the subjects employees should know and then has created training content around those subjects. Only then should L&D design continuous learning content that addresses specific knowledge and performance needs that will help employees meet those objectives. Debunked: For years, training has been viewed as a “supporting” function and, as such, a cost center.

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. Once your leadership team decides to do a RIF, your best bet is to confirm the facts.

Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI

Obsidian Learning

But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. The cost part of the formula is easier to determine, and the process of doing so has been described in our white paper.

Why Competency Projects Fail (And How to Avoid It)

Avilar

By supporting smart decisions around recruiting, developing, engaging, and retaining employees, a competency program can create a competitive edge. Why do competency projects fail? And what can you do about it?

How to Get Your Workforce on Board for Competency Management

Avilar

People are more likely to support projects they help to create. 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. RELATED BLOGS AND WHITE PAPERS.

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). We know it works.

How To Foster User Adoption In Your New Learning Management System?

Gyrus

This will establish the groundwork to let them know how the process is going and what requirements may be tough to find specific compliance. Know the System Benefits. Know the gained functionalities and options which you will be offering like the back of your hand. By knowing the cool features you are getting (especially the ones that exceed the original scope of requirements), you can act as an internal sales figure for increased product adoption.

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.

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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. Increasingly, organizations are using competencies more holistically, to support their strategic plans. Think ahead to this time next year.

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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. IBM Watson Analytics is already analyzing multiple employee data pipelines to predict future skill gaps and future performance.

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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.

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? What skills and competencies are required to do the job?

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.

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. e-Learning tools and technologies do a lot more than creating personalized learning environments for your students.

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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. But it also puts pressure on organizations to reskill more effectively, and to support continuous learning so as to keep up with the pace of technology-driven change.

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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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. We learn on the job to do the job. Workers need to know what one another are doing. Twenty-first century employees do complex, unpredictable work. It’s up to them to figure out what to do.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (5)

Jay Cross

You will not be successful without the support of a senior management sponsor who can open doors to at all levels and help your make your case. Let them know you don’t expect them to train their people. Few managers know the process for developing talent.

How to Learn from a Conference You Aren’t Attending

Mindflash

See a tweet the you have a question or want to know more about? As an example, I was following the tweets from the Learning Solutions conference in March, and I saw a number of tweets related to performance support tools that I found interesting.

Looking back on Devlearn 2014

easygenerator

A white paper based on the trend session is available to download. Session: Learning and performance ecosystems. He does know the landscape well. Session: The impact of wearable technology on performance support. This session covered two hot topics: Wearable devices and performance support. This was a great presentation about filling the gap between the real world and our instructional design world.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

Given mLevel’s easy-to-use authoring tool and supporting game templates, one of our clients deployed 28 sales training programs to their sales force in less than three months. What do you feel sets you apart as a learning solution? mLevel also supports numerous languages.

Untapped Potential

General Assembly

To say it’s a tough endeavor is an understatement, as it usually requires time, money, and effort to bridge skills gaps and make inroads in a new field. You can read about how and why we created the Catalyst program in more detail in our white paper, Untapped Potential.)

Be the CEO of Your Learning Organization

PDG

Learning Demand Planning can close the gaps in a learning organization’s annual plan, allowing them to be more responsive, more efficient, and more cost-effective. How do you plan for demand? Learning Demand Planning helps answer the questions: How many resources do you need?

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

This single individual outperformed many Fortune 500 sales training staffs that I know of! mLevel Analytics dashboard on assessment question performance. What do you feel sets you apart as a learning solution? mLevel also supports numerous languages.

The LTEM Training & Learning Evaluation Model

Convergence Training

Convergence Training are workforce training and performance improvement experts. Mobile Training & Performance Apps. A quick reminder, most of you probably know who Dr. Will Thalheimer is, he’s kind of a learning research legend. I’ll do both.

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Why the technology your LMS uses is important, including significant considerations regarding data ownership, security, LMS customization, product updates and support. Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Making of a Mindful Leader (Free for ATD members) Did you know that 68.5

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Personally, I dont like to hide things from learners and play guessing games, so I am an advocate of letting the learner know, up front, what they will be expected to do at the conclusion of the course, lesson, or whatever. How do you try to think like a learner?