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Case Study: Upskilling - Financial Services Company

At a Fortune 500 company, software engineers needed Java training to develop advanced applications, but heavy workloads allowed little time for professional development. In addition, coding tools and techniques varied throughout the team, making it tough to deliver in-house training that would uniformly upskill each engineer.

Case Study: Staffing - Software Company

In 2015, The Software Guild (TSG) connected with El Toro, a leading technology and marketing company that needed a steady source of development talent. The Louisville firm was challenged by the city's skills gap — regional universities were not producing enough developers to fill local jobs, and competition for new hires was strong.

Case Study: Reskilling - Insurance Company

In 2016, a Fortune 100 company discovered a need in their workforce for specialized software professionals. To leverage the expertise of existing employees, the company decided to reskill workers through software bootcamps. After seeing The Software Guild’s (TSG) positive outcomes firsthand, the company approached TSG for the possibility of a partnership.

Guide: Smart Training Starts Here - Skills Assessment

Business technology moves at a blinding pace. This makes it easy to overlook skills gaps that exist in your workforce. To avoid falling behind competitors, you must regularly assess your employees’ skills and deliver training so they achieve your business goals.

Guide: Designing Effective Software Development Training

Technology evolves so quickly that skills gaps can sneak up on development teams. Although this presents an urgent need for training, companies shouldn’t rush to implement stopgap solutions. After all, a shortsighted approach to talent development opens the door for new skills gaps to strike.

Guide: How to Deliver Immersive, Collaborative Training

Watching a training video can be an effective way for an individual developer to explore new concepts. That said, in-person training remains the optimal way for businesses to uniformly upskill a team of multiple developers. This is because face-to-face learning inherently fosters collaboration, immersion, and personal connection — three essential ingredients for team success.

How Much It Costs to Recruit a Developer

How much are you spending to recruit developers?  The talent shortage in the IT and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) world means hiring developers is going to cost you even more than you might expect.

Why Career Development is More Important than Pay Today

Did you know that today’s millennial-heavy talent pool is more motivated by career development than financial gain?

How to Measure and Sustain Training Initiatives

You spend a lot of time and money developing and executing training initiatives, but are you ensuring that the training is worth the investment?

5 Ways to Foster a Learning Culture at Your Company

Business is changing, and if your organization and its employees don’t change with it, you could become obsolete.

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?

4 Ways to Increase Employee Retention

In the 2018 SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Report, employee retention and turnover ranked as the top workforce management challenge for the third consecutive year.

What is DevOps? 5 Ways to Transform Your Development Operations

At its most basic, development operations (DevOps) is a set of IT practices that aims to bring together software developers and operations staff to more closely and effectively collaborate on projects.

How to Conduct a Cost Benefit Analysis of Training Programs

Congratulations! You’ve spent a lot of time and money searching for and recruiting the right candidate, and now they’ve finally been brought on board. Or maybe you realize now’s the time to institute a reskilling or upskilling program for current employees.

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 other disciplines,” Groll said.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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?