Monthly Archives: December 2017

10 Classic Interview Questions and the Best Responses

In a tight job market, where a day’s delay can mean the difference between hiring a great candidate and missing out, it can be tempting to pursue applicants primarily because they look promising on paper.

In fact, harried recruiters admit that they often cut their part of the interview process short to move potential employees along faster to frustrated hiring managers. Trying to fill positions that may have remained open for many months, managers then whiz through interviews, allowing those with strong resumes who can talk a good game to step into the empty seats. Unfortunately, such haste often leads to costly hiring mistakes when it becomes clear that the new employees lack critical skills or are a poor fit.

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Tony Lee (2017, November 27). Article: 10 Classic Interview Questions and the Best Responses. Retrieved from shrm.org

10 Facts About American Women in the Workforce

Women’s labor force participation has increased substantially in the U.S. over the second half of the 20th century, yet this growth has stagnated and reversed since 2000. Today, large gaps remain between men and women in employment rates, the jobs they hold, the wages they earn, and their overall economic security.

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Alison Burke (2017, December 5). Article: 10 Facts About American Women in the Workforce. Retrieved from brookings.edu

8 Ways A Microlearning Online Training Library Benefits Your Organization

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Have you ever heard of Microlearning? This new and innovative way to deliver impactful, straight to the point development training could be your organization’s ticket to success! Check out this article to see the benefits of incorporating microlearning content into your corporate eLearning program.

Wondering about the use of a Microlearning Online Training Library? Check 8 reasons a Microlearning Online Training Library benefits your organization.  Click here for the full article.

Johnson, A. R. (2017, October 4). Article:  8 Ways A Microlearning Online Training Library Benefits Your Organization. Retrieved from elearningindustry.com
 

Establishing Digital Career Pathways through Micro Learning

Overview:

A digital career pathway, incorporating micro learning videos, provides users and their coaches a tool that is both user friendly and simple to use. By combining easily accessed tools with easily consumed learning, users are encouraged to progress through their lessons during their spare time or whenever they want to revisit a concept, get motivated, or share their ideas with others. Combining online access with short videos keeps users moving forward at a pace they can control.

Example of current use:

GGThe GoGuide product from Dynamic Works, evolved from a college workshop conducted by Tommy Darwin, Ph.D. to a comprehensive online tool for all career seekers. Envisioned as a tool that could go beyond the classroom, GoGuide still provides high school and college students with solid career pathways, but its real worth has expanded to job-readiness candidates, individuals looking to begin a new career, entrepreneurs looking for product ideas, and experienced workers looking to move out of a job and into a career.

Using short, inspirational and educational micro learning videos, learners discover, then create their own career pathways. Electronic tools include dashboards, checklists, directed activities, like researching people, companies, and products, and an inspiration “wall,” where the user can post images or quotes, are all part of a package aimed at helping users achieve their goals—not someone else’s. Each micro learning activity builds on previous lessons, moving the user forward in short, measured steps. Lessons can be revisited at any time, and provide motivation as well as solid direction. Progress can be tracked by users and their coaches as needed.

All the tools are accessible from mobile and desktop devices, encouraging users to check their progress and keep moving forward toward their chosen career pathway—and making it easy for their coaches to provide valuable feedback and encouragement.

Ideas on “How to” or where to find more information:

Information on micro learning is available at the eLearning Guild, Association for Talent Development, and on many learning and development blogs by doing a search on “micro learning.” Dynamic Works Institute can provide information on GoGuide, their digital career pathway tool.

Prediction on topic and the future:

The support available to users in an online environment, combined with expectations of easily downloaded apps, will only increase the need, and desire for more digital career pathway tools. The value and demand for micro learning, especially videos, is the perfect match for supporting these new tools.

Contact Dynamic Works Institute to learn more.

Are You in Compliance?

Compliance is absolutely vital for every organization!

With everything going on in the world today, sexual harassment allegations, ethical breaches, and workplace diversity issues, you need up-to-date compliance training now more than ever.

Meet compliance regulation training requirements fast, easily, and effectively with Dynamic Works online courses.

Your staff will have immediate access to selected courses while you can monitor their progress all along the way. You can also add customization to these courses to meet additional requirements for YOUR organization.

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Gena Leisten
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