Advice & guidance aimed at helping your organisation grow.

20 Jun

What training records should be kept by your organisation?

What training records should you keep? How should you store them and how long should you hold them for? We aim to answer these question in todays article.

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13 Jun

An introduction to Competency Frameworks

What is a competency framework? How will it benefit my organisation?

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12 Apr

What is a competency framework and what should it include?

What is a competency framework? What should a competency framework include?

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5 Apr

What are soft skills and why are they important?

What are soft skills? How do they differ from technical hard skills? And, what makes these skills so important?

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14 Mar

What is competence?

More organisations are starting to measure workforce competency. In this post we'll talk about what we mean by competency and why this is a benefical approach.

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30 Sep

People are your greatest asset, or are they?

Not necessarily, having the right people deployed in the right roles with a clear and common purpose are your greatest asset. However, if you don’t have this, then your people could be your greatest cost, risk and liability.

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14 Sep

How to storyboard an effective eLearning course

In todays post, we'll be looking at some tips for creating and supplying an eLearning storyboard to your designer or developer.

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25 Aug

The difference between a TMS, LMS and CMS

Learning management system, Training management systems and Competency management systems - we look at the differences between them and why its important to choose the right one.

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2 Aug

SkillStation has moved to the cloud!

This month sees another major milestone for SkillStation – migration to the cloud!

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17 Mar

What is the difference between re-skilling and up-skilling?

As political, economic, societal, and technological factors begin affecting industries of all sectors (more rapidly than ever), the skills required within the workforce rapidly change too. In this article we will clarify the difference between upskilling and reskilling, as well as how we can identify and address the skills gaps created.

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9 Feb

What are core competencies?

What are core competencies? How do we use them to go beyond a conventional approach of training/skills records? If you wish to achieve dominance in your market, or sustain your current position, then understanding core competencies is critical to this objective.

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9 Dec

10 Tips for more effective learning and development

We have never lived in a faster paced, uncertain and competitive world/environment. It has therefore never been more important to make sure that your organisation and people are optimised to respond to these challenges. These ten processes/solutions underpin the critical success factors of any organisation.

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16 Oct

Creating Your Own Monsters

Guess what? Most people want to do their best, fit in, get on with everyone, do a good job and feel appreciated/valued. So why is it that we sometimes feel that some of our employees, team and people are fighting against us and not with us? It’s really quite simple: ...

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6 Aug

5 Tips for Effective Induction and On-boarding

We’re all aware of the saying, “Make sure you make a good first impression.” So why does this typically not happen or apply to your induction and on-boarding process?

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16 Jul

Think Eleven - Q3 2020 Newsletter

In todays post we're looking at Q3 updates coming to SkillStation!

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22 Jun

Discovering your A-Players

Identifying, recruiting and developing A-Players can make the difference in seeing considerable success and growth within your organisation. In todays post, we look at how to identify and develop these key players.

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14 Apr

Bouncing back from Covid-19 stronger, better and fitter!

These unprecedented times will define who we are in terms of how we respond to these extraordinary and challenging circumstances.  It is time for leadership and a proactive response.  To support this, we’re hosting a series of FREE webinars

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6 Apr

Newsletter 2020 Q2

An update on Think Eleven company news and performance for quarter two, 2020.

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24 Mar

Developing a transformational competency framework

In todays vlog, Darren Race will be explaining the transformational benefits of developing a competency framework.

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26 Feb

Are you leveraging the full value from your people?

A short video discussing how the value of your people can be measured, and what world-class looks like.

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12 Feb

Make Performance Appraisals Work!

5 tips to transform your performance appraisals, and key considerations to optimise this important and valuable process.

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20 Jan

Think Eleven Newsletter 2020 Q1

A review of 2019, and exciting opportunities ahead: SkillStation rebrand, outsourced training & development, webinars and master classes, blogs & vlogs, and our office move

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13 Jan

Beyond Training & Compliance - 5 tips to make good people into amazing employees

The majority of people we work with are good at heart, but are they great employees? Bearing in-mind that any organisation's biggest ongoing cost is payroll, are you leveraging value from this vitally important and expensive resource?

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9 Dec

Lean Practice - Making Improvement Work

We welcome and endorse the White Paper from Aaron Penwill of The LEAN Practice. The paper explains in pragmatic terms how to ‘Make Improvement Work’.

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7 Nov

Skills Matrix - what should it include and what software do I need?

What is a skills matrix? Why do you need one? What should it include to provide maximum value to your organisation?

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31 Oct

Boost productivity with a Fika

For most people, coffee is a means to an end. A way of getting into overdrive to tackle a mile-long to-do list or an inbox bursting at the seams. This isn’t the case in Sweden. It’s Fika.

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12 Sep

Why spreadsheets aren't suitable for storing your training data

A look at the reason why spreadsheets like Microsoft Excel aren't suitable to store training and competency data, and why many organisations choose to use them anyway.

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12 Sep

5 Tips to Optimise your Approach to Training & Development

Is your training and development activity transactional or transformational? If it’s transactional (box ticking) it is unlikely to be adding value to your organisation or those being developed.

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