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The "Great Resignation," "Turnover Tsunami" or the "Big Quit," whatever you choose to call it, the trend of job departures in the last few years has been unnerving for organizations. The workforce is taking stock of their careers and reevaluating their priorities. In 2020 alone, 40% of U.S. workers have changed jobs, managers, or roles. Employees are craving new opportunities for personal growth and learning to help them sharpen or build skills. If your people don’t believe those opportunities exist at your organization, they will look elsewhere. To stem the turnover tide, organizations must connect their people to more personalized learning, critical skills development, and give employees control over their career paths and opportunities for growth. Workers who can see what internal growth opportunities are available within the organization are more likely to stay, as they can chart and track their progress towards the career path they desire. Exposing your people to a wide variety of roles will help them gain a greater range of skills, be more collaborative across business areas and be more productive. And you’ll experience a massive increase in time-to-productivity as your "new" hires will already have most or all of their corporate onboarding done before even assuming the new role. Using your own people as a talent pool for filling job requisitions has a ton of great benefits. Use this checklist as a reference guide to ensure your organization has the tools it needs to plan, facilitate and execute a great internal talent mobility program.
It’s hard to find the perfect vendor in the oversaturated learning technology market (700+ LMS vendors alone). How do you know they’ll be the perfect fit without trying a demo? Who has the time to try hundreds of demos? What’s a Chief Learning Officer (CLO) to do? You need a cheat sheet. This guide will help you narrow down the musthave learning technology features to drive business growth. At the end of the day, you don’t need the perfect piece of learning technology, you need the right fit for your business. Unfortunately, learning technology traditionally focused on only one business segment—employee education. But today, companies use education to build their brands, foster communities, or generate revenue. That’s where traditional learning technologies fall short: they won’t deliver results for these new business models. There are three broad categories for education in the corporate learning space: Training companies and associations sell education programs to individuals or businesses to help them master professional skills, sometimes demonstrating mastery through a certification or credential. Extended enterprise is your network of learners who are not employees but require training on your products or services to be successful. This includes customers, channel partners, contractors, or franchisees. Employee education programs train the employees working for your business. This may include internally developed or off-the-shelf courses (or both). With this guide, you’ll be able to identify the non-negotiable features your business needs to be successful.
When you’re kicking off a new training project, how do you allocate resources and determine a deadline? There aren’t always clear answers. Luckily, with some industry benchmarks, you can confidently arrive at accurate conclusions.  This calculator template references data from those benchmarks, to allow you to: Forecast the total hours different types of training projects will take to complete. Pinpoint how many team members you’ll need for the project. Allocate resources  Estimate budget
Download this Practitioner’s Guide to learn how to redesign and modernize the academy model to effectively build skills, cultivate talent, and generate loyalty and retention among employees in this new world of virtual work and talent wars. Learn how to:  Rethink talent academies so they are relevant, attainable and invaluable for any business Design a learning program that is highly contextualized to roles and jobs, developing skills that employees can apply in real-time Execute on a foolproof 10-step plan for developing your own talent academy
It’s no secret, people want to do meaningful work, expand their career opportunities, and understand their impact. To remain competitive, you need to help people connect what they’re learning to the benefits of career growth and new opportunities to advance their careers and transform the business. In this guide you’ll learn three critical steps to establishing skills as the universal language for growth and success for your people and your organization.
You and your team put a lot of effort into creating training.    But to showcase your value to the rest of the organization, you need to speak their language. And ROI is the metric everyone understands.   Use this training ROI calculator template to: Calculate ROI for many types of training initiatives, such as onboarding, sales enablement, customer service training and more Show the impact of L&D team efforts on business performance Forecast time and budget savings as a result of training Produce ROI charts
It’s Time to Break the [virtual] Ice! And Avoid Awkward Starts & Silence! In an era of non-stop virtual meetings, there are few tools that have become quite as indispensable as the icebreaker. If you’ve tried to run meetings with Zoom, Google Meet, or other video conferencing software, you’ve probably noticed that screens can impose a distance which can be challenging to overcome. When participants don’t feel engaged, meetings are less productive. By learning to deploy the right icebreakers at the start of your virtual meeting, you’ll help participants stay focused, engaged, and energized, making your meeting a success.
Career growth used to mean climbing a linear ladder based on a fixed path of development. Today, career growth is more of a lattice structure that can be a personalized journey based on skills, progression, interest, and career goals.... that is, if you've got the right skill-forward, agile mindset. How much agility do you bring to career planning and development? Take the quiz to determine your career agility quotient.
New year, new training budget. Putting it together is easier said than done, though. From your team and vendors, to the tech you use and events you plan to attend, there’s a lot to consider. To simplify the process, this annual training budget template and tracker will help you: Plan your budget, and track spending, across different categories Get instant visibility if you’re under or over budget throughout the year Identify areas that need higher or lower budget allocation
As diversity & inclusion takes center stage in corporate strategy, learning programs will be a key element of driving progress within your workforce. What's needed is a learning approach that goes beyond simple awareness building to activate true behavior change. Download our strategic guide on D&I learning programs to explore key concepts related to D&I learning. Access the guide to take a closer look at: Why D&I learning programs? Why now? What D&I topics should companies focus on? Which technologies are most effective for D&I learning?
 How can we get started with D&I learning?
 What's the best way to measure results of D&I learning programs? Navigate trends and topics in diversity & inclusion learning, and strengthen your strategy today.
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