Transforming Training Programs with Soft Skills

Dashe & Thomson

While most employee training has traditionally focused on technical or functional knowledge and skills (for example, product knowledge, software or equipment, safety, and compliance), new initiatives are highlighting the need to focus on soft skills.

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Skills, competencies, and moving forward

Clark Quinn

I was asked, recently, about skills versus competencies. The context was an individual who saw orgs having competency frameworks, but only focusing on skill development. But then I could see where the emphasis should be on skills, competencies, and moving forward.

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Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

In instructional design, we have both broad and deep skills. Job descriptions have also been expanding to encompass more skills, especially more technology skills, as noted in “ Digital Skills Dominate Job Ads for Instructional Designers. “ Core skills. The core skill for instructional designers is creating learning experiences. T-Shaped skills. However, I have enough development skills to create courses from start to finish.

The Death of “Soft Skills”

Training Industry

The Death of “Soft Skills” - Read more by Hope Williams on Training Industry. Uncategorized communication emotional intelligence empathy leadership leadership development soft skills

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Soft Skills

KnowledgeCity

Whenever it comes time to apply to a new job or go after a promotion, you find yourself taking stock of your skill sets. It’s easy to list out your technical skills and certifications, but it’s much more complicated to create a detailed resume highlighting your soft skills. Because it can be more challenging to quantify soft skills because these deal primarily with personality traits, abstract talents, and interpersonal skills. What are Soft Skills?

How NOT to Fail at Your Skills Development Program

Avilar

Most business leaders agree that skills development programs are valuable initiatives to strengthen employee and company success. Start by articulating your company goals and the skills your workforce needs to support the organization’s next steps.

Skills aren’t soft or hard — they’re durable or perishable

CLO Magazine

The term “soft skills” is often met with an eye-roll these days. There’s a distinction to be made between broad types of skills, to be sure. Never mind that the so-called soft skills are actually the hard ones — they are more challenging to obtain and require a deeper and more enduring commitment. Some organizations have kept the same simple bifurcation in their skills frameworks but rebranded soft skills as “human skills” or “power skills.”

Learning to survive the tech skills shortage

Your Training Edge

The digital age has put the world’s small pool of skilled tech workers firmly in the spotlight. Especially in areas such as cloud technology, the shortage of skilled workers who can help administrate cloud products, develop infrastructure, and combat cybercrime is predicted to reach crisis point. The choice they’re then left with is finding new professionals with the skills they desire, or retraining those already in place.

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How To Create Effective Soft Skills Training

eLearning Industry

Boost engagement, productivity, and communication across your organization with training that develops employees’ soft skills. Employee Performance Employee Engagement Employee Training Skills Development Soft Skills Workforce Development

Your Next Sales Coach is a Machine

Speaker: Matt McDarby & Dan Smaida, Managing Directors, Specialized Sales Systems

The pace of change in most sales organizations means sellers must constantly update and refine their skills to survive. However, a lot of sellers need help getting there – it’s hard to develop skills in a vacuum. We’ll go deep into: Time-tested principles of managing remote sellers and how they apply to skill development.

5 skills your frontline needs right now

Axonify

Health and safety was the primary training focus on the frontline between February and June 2020. Traditional priorities, such as compliance, onboarding, and product training, were pushed aside. Employees had to stay healthy so businesses could stay open and people could get the supplies they needed.

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Skills Gap - Gyrus

Gyrus

Skills Gap conference or mandatory training, get great ideas for improving skills and therefore productivity and value to the company

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Product Training vs Soft Skills Training

Your Training Edge

Soft skills training like public speaking, communication skills etc. can be taken as “good to have” instead of vital component, and product training like quality control skills are usually viewed as a box ticking exercise, not always monitored at the workplace to assess value. That’s why, there is a Training Budget, which needs to be split as per the classes of skills, considered as mandatory, for the employees to work effectively and productively. Soft Skill Training.

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Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach

Gyrus

Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach. In a skill-centric program, Organizations can identify traits and aspects of successful members of their current competencies and roles, and address the precise capabilities that need to be established to excel within those positions. What do we mean when we say skill? Skill is a fairly loose term within the Learning and Development community. What is a skill-centric design? Skill Definition.

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Maximizing Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO Sales Readiness Group

Reinforce training to turn new skills into lasting habits. Hold reps accountable for applying new skills. Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training. Still, many sales leaders report low ROIs from their sales training initiatives. So how can you ensure that your investment in sales training is producing excellent results.

Skills Centric Approach - Gyrus

Gyrus

GyrusAim utilizes a skills centric approach. This provides organizations with a common language to describe skills in the organization and enables an agile workforce by using skills as the common currency of the business

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Learning skills management - Gyrus

Gyrus

Successful implementation of a skills management within your Learning Management System (LMS) helps organizations

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Skills WANTED

eLearning 24-7

This post, though isn’t about leadership development, it is about digital and data skills, or more importantly, the lack thereof in today’s content, which will be needed in the coming years for all employees. . 50% in Hospitality, Retail and Telecom are concerned about their technical skill levels (HR Dive, 2019). The most important skill in tech leadership is scenario planning (Forbes, March 2019). Where is the content that trains people on technical skill sets?

What is Skills Management?

Gyrus

In several recent postings I’ve blogged (a lot) about skills and skill management. So what IS skills management? It being 2015 the first place I looked is Wikipedia (of course) and found this: Skills Management. Terrific, a Wiki about skills management! The Wiki really does sum up many important elements of skills management: Definition: The practice of understanding, developing, and deploying people and their skills.

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Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance - even if your learners are already aware of their skill gaps, they’re not going to wade through hours and hours of content to find the one course that might help them. eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition.

2020 and beyond: skill sets that matter

CLO Magazine

Specifically, I want to share three major skill sets that have proven instrumental in career development for talented women in these extraordinary circumstances: tolerance for ambiguity, adaptability and risk-taking. career development female career development skill set skills women

The Importance Of Negotiation Skills

Your Training Edge

Your accumulated success will also depend on your negotiation skills. It takes time to develop solid negotiation skills. Poor negotiation skills result in low-quality services, poor remuneration, and status. It means that your wealth, intangible, and intangible terms, will depend on your negotiation skills. A good negotiator always gets value. He or she will also save time and gain satisfaction from any deal placed on the table.

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Game-based Learning: Improving Skills Training

G-Cube

A fun-filled game-based training plan empowers the workforce to learn more effectively and helps in applying their skills at the workplace and staying competitive with their colleagues. 5 Reasons To Include eLearning Games in Corporate Skills Training. This process promotes quick decision-making and alsohelps in developing management skills. are easily achieved with soft skills learning games.

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How To Mention Typing Skills In A Resume

Coggno

Typing skills are not important just for clerical support and administrative positions, either – professionals, managers, supervisors, and support staff all have to know their way around a keyboard. In those cases, you’ll definitely want to indicate your typing skills on your resume.

Sales Training That Gets Results – With or Without Classroom ILT

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, VP Sales Enablement Services, SPASIGMA

Most sales ILT (instructor-led training) has historically not been very effective, if we consider “effective” to mean “changes behavior, improves results, or produces a ROI.”.

How Widening Skills Gaps Require More Re-Skilling of Employees

Clarity Consultants

Luckily, re-skilling is a fairly straightforward concept. The post How Widening Skills Gaps Require More Re-Skilling of Employees appeared first on Clarity Consultants - Training Development. Employee Training Reskilling Skills GapIf you want to elevate the capabilities of your employees, here’s what you need to do to embrace this training trend.

eLearning And Soft Skills

eLearning Industry

Soft skills are essential to have in today’s workforce. Skills such as communicating and listening to others, working with a team, confrontation, and conflict are important to your business because being able to work and communicate well with others helps teams become stronger. eLearning Trends Emotional Intelligence Employee Performance Employee Training Soft Skills

4 Essential Skills for Virtual Leadership

BizLibrary

You can still be a strong leader when you or your team are remote - work on these four skills to see better processes and relationships! The post 4 Essential Skills for Virtual Leadership appeared first on BizLibrary. Leadership communication skills developing leaders distributed workforce emotional intelligence manager training new managers remote teams

The skills gap: technology first

CLO Magazine

Mind the gap: Whether it be skills, competencies or the space between you and the train, these gaps are critical to identify. The technical industries have been facing a skill gap for years, centered on the impending departure of our tribal knowledge.

The Best Learning Methodologies for Developing Elite Sales Leaders

Speaker: Steven Rosen MBA, Author, Executive Coach, Speaker and Top 50 Sales Influencer

In this webinar, Sales Executive Coach and Trainer, Steven Rosen, MBA will discuss the challenges in developing your sales managers, as well as how to employ innovative eLearning approaches that will lead to skill mastery and have a major impact on sales results. It is well recognised that the frontline sales managers are the key to driving performance in sales organizations. If you had to choose between investing in sales manager training vs sales rep training what would you do?

Empathy is a Power Skill

Cylient

Some of the most successful employees in the best companies state soft skills —like empathy—as their most important qualities. Empathy is a skill, and just like any other skill, it takes practice to get better at it. By practicing your “in the moment” coaching skills, you’ll naturally become better at tapping into empathy to guide your conversations. Coaching as a way of life coaching coaching skills compassion empathy

Let’s Stop Talking About Soft Skills: They’re Power Skills

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Read more» The post Let’s Stop Talking About Soft Skills: They’re Power Skills appeared first on JOSH BERSIN. Enterprise Learning Ethics Human Resources leadership power skills soft skillsOne of the hottest topics in business today is upskilling, reskilling, and redefining jobs for the future of work. It’s so rampant that 34% of CEO s now rate it one of their “top three threats to growth.”

Complex Skill Development

Usable Learning

Hey folks, I’ve long thought that the instructional design toolbox is more focused on knowledge and procedural learning, and has less specifics to offer for complex skill development. I’m working on parsing some guidelines based on types of skills and problem context. Complexity e-Learning Instructional Design compexity complex skills cynefin design for skills Learning Skill Development this skill stuff is hard

Developing learning to learn skills

Clark Quinn

So I thought I’d rant, for a post, on what is involved in developing learning to learn skills. What are learning to learn skills? Most importantly, you have to develop the skills. Develop learning t0 learn skills consciously, and conscientiously. The post Developing learning to learn skills appeared first on Learnlets. I’m an advocate of meta-learning, that is: learning to learn.

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Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

Behaviors Sabotaging Your Leadership Skills

Your Training Edge

Even if you are a leader of a certain group or community of people, there is a lot of things to learn further to enhance your abilities and skills. If you don’t know the root cause behind the downfall in your leadership skills then you would not be able to solve it either. Following are some of the habits or practices that sabotage your leadership skills. It will ruin your thought process and professional skills. Are you a leader and have been one for quite some time?