The U.S. Air Force is facing a pilot shortage. By fiscal 2016, the service was more than 1,500 pilots short. With 1,600 pilots eligible to separate from the service in the next four years – and a projected increase in the number of pilots needed in the force – the deficit will only grow. Leaders… Read More
According to industry prognosticators, the future of learning looks something like this: Microlearning. Millennials and Centennial (Gen Z) digital workers. Personalized learning plans. Virtual reality. Artificial intelligence. Multi-cultural, multi-generational, geographically dispersed networked teams. It’s a vision of who is learning and how they’re learning. What’s missing is the what of training in the future. We… Read More
“It takes 3 to 8 years for a company to turn a new employee into a petroleum professional.” So says Ford Brett, CEO of PetroSkills, a competency-based training company for the exploration and production (E&P) industry. At Avilar, we make a point to monitor learning and competency industry reports, analysis, trends, and tools. Every day,… Read More
It’s no secret that happy employees perform better than their dissatisfied counterparts. They are more loyal. It’s less likely they’ll leave the organization. Keeping employees satisfied can result in higher sales, lower costs, and overall greater profitability. It’s a no-brainer, then, that companies should do all they can to keep workers satisfied, right? Perhaps. With… Read More
Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. Smart cities. The internet of things. Augmented reality. In what many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or 4IR, technology is disrupting the way we live and work at a pace, depth, and breadth we’ve yet to encounter. It’s a world where previously inanimate, unconnected machines, vehicles, and gadgets are becoming… Read More
Today’s workforce relies on new technologies, prefers a range of learning styles, and engages in learning opportunities beyond the enterprise. How can your LMS keep up with the times? Here are five learning experience trends to shape the shift for your LMS. Read More
It may seem like a trivial part of HR, but outlining and updating job descriptions is an important piece of preparing for future hiring objectives, cultivating current employee productivity, and ensuring long-term workforce sustainability.