How To Close Your Workforce Skills Gaps with Reskilling

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More companies are looking at upskilling and reskilling the workers they have to address essential skills gaps. RELATED ARTICLE: Is the Skills Gap a Myth? Upskilling generally describes skill improvement – doing what you do now, only better.

Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

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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? Do you have a learning culture that recognizes and celebrates all kinds of learning? RELATED BLOGS AND WHITE PAPERS.

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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.

How to Combat “Accidental” Leadership With Data

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When you meet a great leader, you know it. You feel motivated to do your best. You just know this one isn’t it. George Harrison famously sang , “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there.” 3) Know Your Baseline.

The Hidden Benefits of Keeping an Updated Skills Inventory

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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.

Why You Should Boost Soft Skills in Your Organization

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Companies are frantically investing time and money to recruit, retain and develop employees who know about artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science and the like. How to Identify and Close Soft Skills Gaps? Wondering how to identify and close your employees’ soft skills gaps?

Contemplating Competencies: What Are the Best Companies Doing Now?

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Any best practices from companies that are doing it well? Companies still use competencies to understand employees’ weaknesses to develop and support a training plan with resources to close the gap. What advice do you have for organizations who want to do more?

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. Debunked: For years, training has been viewed as a “supporting” function and, as such, a cost center. And today, new business practices and learning technologies make it much easier to do just that. Truth? Or Myth? Depends on which decade you’re operating in.

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. Debunked: For years, training has been viewed as a “supporting” function and, as such, a cost center. And today, new business practices and learning technologies make it much easier to do just that. Truth? Or Myth? Depends on which decade you’re operating in.

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.

How to Get Your Workforce on Board for Competency Management

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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

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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.

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.

Putting the Future of Work in a Global Context

General Assembly

And the gap between the skills workers have and the skills companies need is growing wider as workers struggle to keep pace with emerging technologies in fast-growing industries. We know technology is transforming the global workforce.

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

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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 Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

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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.

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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Preview of the Learning Solutions and the Learning Performance Ecosystem conferences

Challenge to Learn

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. The importance of adding performance support to the mix. Bridging the gender gap.

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 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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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.

Microlearning – the next big thing is small!

Unicorn Training

It seems everyone wants to know more about what it is, how it works and how it can transform their training initiatives, silver bullet style. When was the last time you heard anyone say ‘make this course as long as you like, staff have plenty of time available to do this’?!

Are You Prepared for the Measles Outbreak to Hit Your Workforce?

Avilar

Did you know that competency management can help you and your team weather the storm? And…how do those risk factors map to your employees? Do your travel policies limit travel to higher-risk geographies in the U.S. Do you support work from home for people who may be exposed?

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.

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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Why Are Companies Turning to Older Workers? Should You?

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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?

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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Are You Failing Millennials with Your Performance Management?

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So, today’s workplaces must be perfectly aligned to support this generation of employees, right? If you’re doing performance management wrong, you will probably lose some great employees to competitors who have figured out how to provide the feedback and opportunities that Millennials crave.

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.

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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.

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.

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.