Most of the organizations have realized that engaged employees help them achieve their goals and are the real contributors to their success. Engaged employee who is emotionally and intellectually attached to an organization, feels passionate and committed to his job. So how can you motivate employees so that they feel committed and involved to achieve the goals of the organization?
In the context of an organization, a talent gap can be said to be the gap between the organizations’ requirements in terms of skills and capabilities of its workforce and the actual skills or talent they have. Organizations world-wide are faced with a widening talent gap. The underlying causes of a talent gap in today’s organization could be due to the changes in the nature of the job or the absence of relevant education that provides the skills required for the job. Smart organizations will anticipate future requirements in terms of human skills and manpower and try to address the situation with creative solutions. Here are some of the ways that human resource managers, who are invariably the talent managers of an organization, can reduce the talent gap in their organizations.
Most of the accidents or injuries that happen at workplace cost organizations a huge sums of money. However, these accidents or injuries can be avoided provided companies adopt a safety training policy to prevent workplace accidents. A successful safety training program not only ensures legal compliance but also prevents workplace injuries caused by unsafe practices. Training inculcates a sense of discipline among employees by developing safety good habits and by discouraging shortcuts in procedures.
Quality Assessment is an integral part of any e-learning development program. It is done at several stages as has been written in our blog Instructional Design Review for Quality eLearning. Having Quality Review at every stage of eLearning development ensures that quality work is delivered in minimal time. In this blog, let’s take a look at a quick checklist for Quality Review at the storyboard stage. We need to check the following elements in the storyboard to ensure it meets the quality standards.
Some courses merely transfer information. Others provide a stimulating and thought-provoking experience. Stories and scenarios belong to the second category and are excellent means to enhance learning experiences. Scenarios do help retain new information in an easy manner. When you use real life scenarios or examples, learners are able to relate it to an existing or familiar situation or fact. This helps build on their current knowledge, giving scope for knowledge transfer that has better chances of retention.
Today’s organizations project a new look with renewed workplace culture. They have increased expectations from their workforce. Organizations are looking for the most dynamic, talented and productive personnel. At the same time, the employees are looking for organizations that offer them roles to exhibit their talent and allow them to put their skills to use. With the new demands that are emerging in the organizations today the need to move the right talent to the right role at the right time is the need of the hour. Simply put, this is ‘talent mobility’. Popular industry analysts define talent mobility as the process that promotes movement of talent from one role to another within the organization.
Organizations today operate in a very dynamic environment where they need to constantly revisit their processes and identify opportunities for cost reduction, increasing profits and improving revenues. One way this can be done is by finding innovative ways to improve business processes.
Managers today are faced with a different set of problems that are completely different from what their predecessors have come across. Instead, it is a challenging task wherein they need to manage different generations – the Veterans, the baby boomers, Gen X and Gen Y. All the four generations are seen working together which results in some amount of friction and collision at workplace. Each generation has its own set of values, perceptions and views about the best way of doing things. Managers today need to handle these differences so as to ensure that productivity and morale does not suffer in the process.
Quality Assurance is the most important stage in eLearning courseware development. Here are some of the Test Phases that are performed during the eLearning QA process:
Safety at the workplace is in the interest of both the organization and the employees. An effective safety training program will ensure that there are fewer injuries, no damage to property or equipment, fewer legal liabilities, reduced instances of illnesses among the employees, fewer compensation claims and so on. Hence, organizations should put in place a training program that each and every employee should undergo as soon as he/she joins an organization.