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Training in the 21st Century: Connecting Instructors and Technology for Results

Face-to-face instruction has benefited from modern technology that presents professional development and corporate training in new and interesting ways. In their report in the International Journal of Research in Education and Science, Simin Ghavifekr and Wan Athirah Wan Rosdy discuss information, communication, and technology, known as ICT—a broader term for information technology. ICT refers to all… Read more »

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How to Assess & Grow Talent

What are the top trends in assessments for L&D and talent acquisition? Recently, Mettl, a tech company that provides online assessment software, tools, and proctoring, set out to discover the answer. What they found was incredibly informative and will help you better find and retain talent. Mettl’s 2018 Talent Assessment Study looked at data usage of 2,338,734 talent… Read more »

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How to Get Decision Makers on Board with Professional Development

So you’re interested in professional development opportunities for your team. You know about the benefits that come from training, like increased efficiency, higher retention, and quicker adaptation to new tech. How can you convince company leadership that employee training is worth the investment? Many companies value lifelong learning for employees, but if it’s going to… Read more »

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How Data Science Can Revolutionize the Way We Train

Data science is revolutionizing the way we budget, hire, and market. Shouldn’t it also revolutionize the way we train our teams? Leveraging data science to boost your learning and development (L&D) initiatives can make your programs more effective and more time efficient. Here’s how. Gathering Data Many companies are already investing in analyzing data and… Read more »

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Why Subject Matter Experts Are Essential to Your Training Design Process

What is the best way to create software developer training that is effective and packs a bigger punch? Incorporate subject matter experts (SMEs) into your instructional design process. SMEs are essential members of an instructional design team. In fact, Training Industry magazine says SMEs are more important than every training team member except the business… Read more »

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Why Upskilling Is an Effective Way to Boost Your Fintech Team

In the finance sector, there is a growing need for software professionals who specialize in financial technology, or fintech. Unfortunately, it’s becoming harder and costlier for companies to maintain their fintech workforce. Financial News reports these challenges are exasperated by rising fintech salaries, which spike as much as 25 percent each year. In addition to… Read more »

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Upskilling vs. Reskilling: Which Training Is Right for Me?

Should you be upskilling or reskilling? Knowing exactly what training your team needs is crucial. You don’t want to invest time and money in a training program only to realize you’ve chosen the wrong approach! To avoid this unsavory situation, we’ve put together a worksheet that will give you an idea of which is a… Read more »

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Developing Tech Talent within the Insurance Industry

If you’re a leader in the insurance industry, chances are you need specialized software professionals. That’s because innovative technologies like big data, blockchain, and autonomous vehicles—to name a few—have disrupted the traditional approach to insurance. The emerging roles you may need to fill include software engineer, developer, full-stack engineer, privacy experts, cyber investigators, actuaries, mobile experts,… Read more »

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Why You Should Upskill Your .NET Devs in 2019

.NET developers need a broad, robust skill set to stay relevant in today’s rapidly evolving technological space. DevOps Institute CEO Jayne Groll said the day of the specialist is gone, as the future needs T-shaped human capital. “This is a human with disciplinary depth—in the cloud, for example—but with the ability—or arms—to reach out to… Read more »

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How to Diagnose Skill Strengths and Gaps

Is your workforce primed to perform at its best? Are your employees’ skills up to date? Are they ready to take on emerging technologies? How do you determine where they stand? When it comes to identifying skill strengths—as well as gaps—it’s important to have an evaluation system in place. This will keep you abreast of… Read more »

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