Training Gap Analysis 101

Training new hires in the tech industry has become a challenging pursuit among training and development professionals. As technology endlessly evolves, training objectives have to follow suit. This can cause large gaps in your training program if they are not addressed early and often. Conducting a Training Gap Analysis is a great way to stay on top of the dynamic beast that is your tech organization.

What is a Training Gap Analysis?

Essentially, a Training Gap Analysis describes the difference between the job skills that your people are currently gaining or improving through training and the skills that they will need in the immediate future to keep your company competitive.

The idea behind any Gap Analysis is to create a bridge between where your organization is and where it needs to be. In training, it is about making what we train as close to what actually happens on the job.… Read more...

Top 5 tips for setting a great foundation for new employee expectations

As a child I had set of family values that were established in our house that acted as guidelines for my behavior. My mother would always remind me anytime I would steer away from these guidelines why they were important. Family values can be whatever works best for you and your family. Some of our values included “Dream Big”, “Always Be Honest” and my favourite, “Laugh Out Loud”. Looking back on them now, I believe these family values acted more like expectations of the people living in the house. 

These expectations helped me become a contributing, respectful member of the family and shaped who I am today. I believe the same theory can be applied to the workplace.  If you set expectation for your employees they can easily identify what is required of them and perform to that standard. Setting high yet attainable expectations for your employees to reach can … Read more...

Intelexians lace up for first ever Biggest Loser Challenge

Intelexians have been participating in an internal biggest loser competition over the past month and participants held their first Biggest Loser Challenge last week.

In order to complete the challenge each participant first had to complete 10 pushups, 10 crunches and 10 burpees. From there they were instructed to head down the seven flights of stairs from the top of the building to the main floor to be greeted with a nutrition-based, skill-testing question. If the question was answered correctly they were to head back up the same flight of stairs. If they got it wrong, however, they were slapped with a penalty of running around the outside of the Intelex building before going heading back up the stairs to the seventh floor. 

Team “Weapons of Mass Reduction” came out on top with this challenge and saw the same results during the mid-point weigh-in, with Rob Calquhoun leading the way … Read more...