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The Growing IT Skills Gap
The IT skills gap is growing. In 2019 and beyond, employing skilled IT workers will be a key factor separating successful companies from the ones that fall behind. The demand for advanced skills in programming, app development and data analysis is on the rise. Emerging technologies like machine learning and AI are poised to generate at least 133 million new roles by 2022, according to the World Economic Forum.
How to Develop an Effective Employee Training Program
Successful employee training and development programs go beyond the standard new hire orientation. They aren’t sporadic courses that employees occasionally take as needed. It’s taking a strategic, organized, systematic approach to training that aligns individual growth with business goals.
Get to Know Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. However, cloud computing is an ever-evolving piece of technology that more and more businesses are adopting and implementing. It has proven itself to be a beneficial tool for many reasons, but what exactly are these reasons?
Why Some Businesses are Still Reluctant to Transition to the Cloud
There have been many proven advantages to joining the cloud but many still have questions and concerns when it comes to making the switch. Is it secure? Will the IT department be out of a job? How can the migration process even get started?
8 Reasons Businesses Embrace Microlearning
Today, unfortunately, many employees have less and less time to dedicate to learning and professional development, which is why the way in which businesses deliver training to their employees must change and/or adapt. According to research gathered by Deloitte: “The average employee only has time to devote 1% of their work week to professional development. That means only 24 minutes a week or 4.8 minutes a day can be allotted for training in a normal 40-hour work week.” Perhaps this is why so many businesses are embracing microlearning as their preferred method of training.
The Importance of End-User Security Awareness
A single email can lead to a multi-million dollar breach in seconds, and the employee responsible may not even be aware of their mistake. The problem lies in the fact that too few employees know of the dangers of social engineering, much less how to detect it.
Customized vs. Off-the-Shelf Training
According to the ATD 2016 State of the Industry report, sponsored by Bellevue University and the Training Associates, organizations spent an average of $1,252 per employee on training and development initiatives in 2015. Plus, the 2016 Training Industry Report stated that the total budget for U.S. training expenditures, including payroll and spending on external products and services, was $70.65 billion. Clearly, businesses see the value in providing training and professional development.
However, once you've identified a skills gap in one or more of your departments and plan to initiate training across your organization, how do you ensure that your learning experience will meet the goals of your business? How can you help ensure a return on your investment? Actually, before you answer those questions, it's a good idea to make sure you understand the difference between customized training and off-the-shelf training.
Advance Your HR Career with SHRM Certification
Nancy Peske is the current Director of Human Resources at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. Spread across 1,700 acres, the Morton Arboretum holds more than 222,000 live plants, and was first established in 1922. The Arboretum conducts scientific research on tree health and improvement and displays trees for study and enjoyment while hosting year-round activities for people of all ages.
The Benefits of Online Courses
Although online courses have some limitations, there are several advantages of online learning that can help to explain why it may be the ideal learning method for you.
In this post, we will discuss what online learning (aka eLearning) is, the key benefits of online learning, as well as a clear explanation of Online LIVE (OLL) from New Horizons. Also, to be fair, we will even address the major disadvantages of online courses.
The Perceived Disadvantages of Online Courses
Online classes are available for many different facets of training programs. Many schools utilize these online courses to help get more students into the (virtual) classroom. However, some of our customers prefer the more traditional, instructor-led training approach.