Government Elearning! Magazine

FALL 2016

Elearning! Magazine: Building Smarter Companies via Learning & Workplace Technologies.

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News 10 Fall 2016 Governement Elearning! Trend lines Combating Combating the Digital Skills Gap the Combating the Digital Skills Gap Digital Combating the Digital Skills Gap Skills Combating the Digital Skills Gap Gap Combating the Digital Skills Gap Ninety-four percent of executives in the United States and Europe report a digital skills gap in their organization according to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Many respondents are con- cerned about obtaining new talent. Forty-nine percent cite an in- sufficient supply of qualified candidates, yet 49 percent say there's internal opposition to creating new jobs. To combat skills shortages, organizations are: Offering additional training to current staff members 55% Outsourcing tasks 47% Improving organization's image among perspective employees 45% —More info: http://cogniz.at/2amJplm British Army Utilizes VR in Recruitment Recruitment Experience Experience Recruitment Experience Using the latest developments in 360-degree virtual reality, JWT/ Capita was tasked with showing the thrill and first-person experi- ence of showing life in the British army. The goal was to get an increase in applicants for the army and officer training programs. To fulfill the request, a small team was filmed as they trained in a secure house in an urban area and special emphasis was made on listening to battle orders, scaling walls and entering the house in order to show potential recruits what would be expected of them. Adventurous Training, Challenger II Tank Training and Army Para- chute Training were also filmed and implemented in the program, giving viewers a well-rounded taste of possible scenarios that may be encountered. The films were a success, with an increase in the number of Re- serves application and a 20-percent increase awareness that the Army Reserve is recruiting. —More info: http://bit.ly/2avGtRZ Challenges with Data and Analytics CEOs are more involved with sponsoring analytics activities at higher-performing organizations according to a study by McK- insey & Company. Results indicate that senior-level involve- ment is key — 44 percent of respondents at higher-performing organizations report that data and analytics initiatives are CEO- sponsored at successful companies compared to 16 percent CEO-sponsored initiatives at lower-performing organizations. Data & Analytics Challenges in Organizations Data & Analytics Challenges in Organizations Designing an appropriate organizational structure to support analytics activities: 25% Securing internal leadership for analytics projects: 21% Constructing a strategy to prioritize investment analytics: 14% Designing effective data architecture and technology infrastruc- ture to support analytics activities: 11% Investing at scale in analytics initiatives: 8% —More http://bit.ly/2as6vJm Results included an increase in the number of Reserves application and a 20-percent increase awareness that the Army Reserve is recruiting

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