Start Bridging the Tech Skills Gap Today

KnowledgeCity

The tech skills gap is no secret , and it’s only getting wider by the year. Learn how to start bridging the gap today to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving workplace. Furthermore, Gartner indicates that two-thirds of businesses aren’t even addressing the tech skills gap appropriately. Consequently, Gartner further forecasts that IT technical specialist hires will decease by 5 percent. What can businesses do to confront the tech skills gap?

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.

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What L&D professionals need to know about outsourcing training

Matrix

Delivering good-quality training has become more of a challenge than it used to be and L&D departments are being asked to do more with limited resources. In this context, outsourcing training or buying off-the-shelf programs has a certain appeal. A tertiary can deal with onboarding , technical training, soft skills and compliance training while internal L&D specialists can supervise and evaluate to see if the quality of the delivered modules is up to company standards.

4 Tips for adjusting your L&D program to prepare C-suite executives for strategic moves

Matrix

Furthermore, the leadership gap seems to be widening and there is the constant threat of being left without proper guidance in times of turmoil. In order to navigate such circumstances, senior executives are embracing agile management styles and rethinking the way their organizations do business. 4 Tips for adjusting your L&D program to prepare C-suite executives for strategic moves. But it’s better to have everyone on board know where you are going and why.

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A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to do this we need a better understanding of the context and the type of learning you want to apply. When you surf the internet you will find some indications when to use eLearning (mostly directed at a formal course): When there is a significant amount of learning to do. It should do more than repeat the content of the formal course; it should focus on application.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

eLearning is full of specialist terms and acronyms that aren’t always clearly defined. Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. API (Application Program Interface) : Provides an interface that allows developers to interact with programs and applications, including learning management systems. Authoring tool: Software used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

4 Things L&D Professionals Need to Know About Modern Learners

OpenSesame

Let’s take a closer look at each of these needs to better understand how learning programs must evolve in order to increase effectiveness. . If you do the math, that can add up to over 500 hours over the course of a year – yikes. It’s also key for filling organizational knowledge gaps that form as baby boomers retire. . Victoria Hoffman is a Content Specialist at Docebo.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe As you may know, I struggle with describing what I do. My personal elevator speech when people ask me what I do for a living. "I teach people to do stuff using technology." I've been describing what I do as translating subject-matter expertise into a form most suited to the specified audience, and then applying the appropriate technology to deliver it.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

In other words, every generalist can turn into a specialist after a certain investment of time. And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. Research studies, after all, say specialists deliver 10x more productivity over generalists. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? Reading Time: 10 minutes.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

In other words, every generalist can turn into a specialist after a certain investment of time. And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. Research studies, after all, say specialists deliver 10x more productivity over generalists. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? Reading Time: 10 minutes.

5 Key Ways to Improve Your Franchise Training

GoConqr

From talking to our customers and researching what the best do, we’ve identified 5 elements that successful companies incorporate to improve their franchise training programs. ” This provoked concerns at the executive level, since “we need our employees and franchisees to know what is happening in the company” and “execute the vision of the company.” Incorporate brand values in everything you do.

What Is The Business Value of Online Learning?

LearnDash

You’ve heard a lot about online learning, but how do you know it’s the best solution for your organization? Should they invest in online learning, finance courses at an outside institution, or hire a specialist to conduct traditional classroom learning? For others, a specialist may provide the personal training learners need to grasp a complex scenario. Close the talent gap. However, a key question remains: How do they know whether the investment paid off?

Helping Subject Matter Experts be more effective

Matrix

With so much going on and so many niches becoming widely known and adopted as the norm, it’s important to have somebody who really knows their stuff. Then, it’s time to define all the tasks they will have to perform functioning as an L&D specialist.

Why you should take compliance training seriously

Time to Know

Companies don’t want to risk not meeting legal requirements because ‘we didn’t know’. Perhaps you are a manager, trainer or L&D specialist who is responsible for ensuring that all your employees are covered with the necessary compliance requirements that the business needs to uphold. For these reasons, having good leadership and management can significantly influence the success of compliance training programs.

Why you should take compliance training seriously

Time to Know

Perhaps you are a manager, trainer or L&D specialist who is responsible for ensuring that all your employees are covered with the necessary compliance requirements that the business needs to uphold. Not only is it useful to know that your employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills to pass internal certifications and tests, but it’s also vital to know that they are meeting the legal industry standards.

Re-thinking Learning and Performance from a Business Standpoint

ID Reflections

What should L&D do about it? I have just tried to explore various reasons as to why even well-designed programs fail to achieve the desired business results. The outcome of the training programs. Today’s employees cringe at the thought of having to attend training programs when they know that they can figure out how to get the work done more quickly and effectively – either by asking their network or by going to Google.

Boosting learning outcomes through competency-based training

Matrix

Competency-based learning is an excellent approach for companies that want to bridge the skills gap and have the best talent for each role. It also powers career development and provides employees with the ability to close personal skill gaps, become better at what they do and feel more confident about their abilities. Essentially it’s all about letting people know what they should do – specific tasks, concrete skills – to be great at their job.

6 Benefits of including live streaming into online training sessions

Matrix

Global teams, diverse employees, and the rise in work from home are all factors that make distance learning the best solution when it comes to L&D programs. Live streaming sessions can be established for employees who have completed certain learning paths and want to further their knowledge or make sure that what they have acquired is correct and they know how to use it in day to day professional tasks.

Sales Enablement Training: 5 Ways to Empower Sales Reps

Time to Know

A successful sales enablement training program can take a business from zero to hero. New knowledge delivery methods allow managers to focus on the training that truly matters, making knowledge gaps a thing of the past. In this case, it’s not about knowing everything, it’s about knowing what is relevant and beneficial. Without tangible results and evidence, training programs will have no backing and fall through the gaps.

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6 Corporate Training Expectations in 2019

Time to Know

With 90% of business leaders supporting the idea for better and more learning and design programs, the knowledge needs of employees and training delivery of trainers are now becoming a priority within many businesses. Did you know that 78% of learning and design teams still use traditional instructor-led classroom training programs? As a general understanding, business knowledge gaps occur when employee knowledge levels are not on par with the knowledge needs of the business.

The first two principles of learning reinforcement in the workplace

Matrix

In this post we’ll focus on the first two principles of learning reinforcement in training programs, and we’ll dive into the other five in a future one. Closing gaps. She said „you are very skilled in talking to people and you are very convincing, but as far as information goes you have managed to acquire some gaps. Generally, gaps need to be filled and that’s what the first principle of reinforcement postulates. The skills gap. The motivation gap.

Book Review: Training Design Basics by Saul Carliner

Experiencing eLearning

Saul Carliner’s second edition of Training Design Basics is written for people who are brand new to the field and are creating their first training program. For example, there’s a suggestion to put a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door of a conference room when you’re recording audio. ” I know some more experienced instructional designers who might do well to follow that last bit of advice.

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Sales Enablement Training: 5 Ways to Empower Sales Reps

Time to Know

A successful sales enablement training program can take a business from zero to hero. New knowledge delivery methods allow managers to focus on the training that truly matters, making knowledge gaps a thing of the past. In this case, it’s not about knowing everything, it’s about knowing what is relevant and beneficial. Without tangible results and evidence, training programs will have no backing and fall through the gaps.

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What does a company need an LMS and an LRS for?

Matrix

Being a learning specialist requires knowing a lot more than how to design and deliver training, whether online or face to face. With the creation of numerous apps, tools and e-learning options, the possibilities L&D specialists have are enormous. Making these work as a whole seems like the sensible thing to do. They offer an entirely new and superior manner of understanding everything having to do with employee development and performance.

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Unlocked Learning—how to evolve your learning content

Coassemble

That’s exactly what Unlocked Learning can enable you to do! We know it can go without saying, but we still want to say it for everyone in the back—training content needs to be engaging. These specialists would take a piece of learning content and craft it into an effective training process. But how do you create content that’s powerful and engaging without experience? Want to know just how rapid content creation accelerates your training process?

6 tips to get your company ready for an LMS roll-out

Docebo

Learning Management Systems allow your company to design, deliver, track, and maintain its online training programs. To find the LMS that suits your corporate training needs you must know what those needs are and what online training materials you’ll be uploading. However, before you do this you should have a clear and concise deployment plan of how you are going to achieve the desired outcomes.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12PM – 1PM PT: Successful Implementation of Virtual Management Training How do you ensure installation of learning for your front-line leaders and management team? People are aware of it and know they need to do something about it, but they don’t.

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The other 5 principles of learning reinforcement

Matrix

The first two had to do with closing the various gaps between the actual situation and the desired one and with mastering the steps towards lasting behavioral change. The following five principles refer to what the organization should do to ensure employees not only learn but get to apply that knowledge in the workplace for better results. It’s also advisable to constantly update the program to make sure it does not become obsolete or redundant.

Overcoming the shortcomings of micro-learning

Matrix

There is a lot of talk about how employees have to do more and more things in a limited time frame and how challenging it is to HR professionals to offer them the support they need, when they need it. Traditionally, training programs take time to be planned and carried out, the process being a very elaborate but not necessarily efficient one. Knowing what the expected results are and how they will be weighed is a good way to prepare for a positive outcome.

6 Corporate Training Expectations in 2019

Time to Know

With 90% of business leaders supporting the idea for better and more learning and design programs, meeting the knowledge needs of employees and meeting the training delivery efforts of trainers are now becoming priorities within many businesses. Did you know that 78% of learning and design teams still use traditional instructor-led classroom training programs? So, how do trainers close such gaps and what are they expecting of their training creation and delivery?

Gain a Competitive Advantage in L&D with an LXP 

Learning Pool

So, how do you give people that combination and how do you develop training that can deliver both? Instead, L&D needs to recognize what people already know as well as what they need to know. Gaps, easily identified using the LXP’s impressive array of data-gathering tools, can be quickly filled by creating and uploading new content using widely available tools like video or voice recording apps on digital devices.

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Free L&D webinars for March 2019

Limestone Learning

Many leaders are simply too busy to focus on their development or don’t know where to start. Monday, March 4, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT : Engaging E-Learning (Core 4 Webcast) (Free for ATD members) We all know that engaging e-learning requires very specific design and planning to maximize the engagement between the attendee and content. Do you know how well you’re doing? What’s the schedule for the specialist workshop? But how do you scale role play?

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How Medical Professionals Really Feel about the MOC Process

EthosCE

Many have objected to programs by the ABMS, especially the MOC, citing the clinical relevance and evidence to support the efficacy and high fees. To give an idea of the fees—if you don’t already know from the JAMA 2017 report —the average fee for an initial written exam was $1,863. 41% said they don’t value the program. Where do you fit in the grand scheme of things? The MOC CMS: Where Do You Get It? Congratulations on earning your board certification!

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

Early on, I discovered that organizations invest much more heavily in learning programs for customers, partners and community members. Those programs are more fun and interesting to develop and manage than employee learning, because they’re tied to “making money” rather than “saving money.”. You invest much of your time getting to know today’s most innovative LMS vendors up-close. I see demos, do my own exploration and speak to clients.

5 Steps to take when designing scenario-based training courses

Matrix

You don’t have to be a specialist; just take a lot of classes or spend a lot of time becoming specialized in this. You will, however, have to do more than just click next, add some visuals and write witty dialogue. Know your audience. Before even thinking about concept, characters or the lighting in a certain film, you need to know who you are designing for. You need to get to know your audience, the people who’ll be learning.