What is the linkage between workplace literacy, job competencies, and your companies long term viability.
This week’s discussion will have a focus on two of the key themes in chapter 9, workplace literacy and job competencies. In this week’s discussion I would like for you to focus on what your organization is doing in the area of workplace literacy and basic job competencies. Two things I would like for you to think about as you respond to the question.
First, what is the linkage between workplace literacy, job competencies, and your company’s long term viability.
Secondly, what is the specific program, or programs your company put in place and what skills gap are they attempting to narrow?.
Class Member Discussion Topic Responses Week 5 : 150 Word Min.
You are required to respond with depth, breadth and insight to the discussion question(s) as well as one of your class members. Your response to the discussion question(s) must be tied back to the chapter material and outside research is expected. When I ask you to support your answer, you are expected to combine opinion with, minimum 2, citations, insight from your experiences, observations of others experiences, analysis of the facts/information and a conclusion. PLEASE do not limit your citations to just the book! Find other supporting material outside of the class structure. You are also required to answer the question posed by the instructor and class members’. (Please note: The guidance outlined above will contribute to you “meeting the expectations” for the discussion. Additional participation will contribute to a grade that will “exceed the expectations” for the discussion
The combined original reply and two responses are worth up to 20 points per student. The criteria used to determine the point distribution will be:
|Original Reply:||10 points|
|Initiated Peer Reply (2):||8 points|
|Uses of sources:||2 points|
Cite examples, textbook material, or your own supporting material to back up your opinion.
Action: Read the below peer discussion board posts and provide your classmate with feedback on your opinion of their position. Do you agree and why? Do you disagree and why? Replies to your class members’ are intended to move the discussion forward. Telling them that they simply did a good job is not acceptable. Statements like “I feel”, “I believe” and/or “I think” are difficult to measure and, highly, subjective. Asking a question or two about the position they took will move the discussion forward. Replies are 150 word minimum
Peer Reply #1
Week Six Discussion
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First, what is the linkage between workplace literacy, job competencies, and your companies long term viability. Secondly, what is the specific program, or programs your company put in place and what skills gap are they attempting to narrow?
An employee’s basic competency skills include reading, writing, and computation. Shockingly, a survey found that only 13% of adults are proficient as it relates to these three categories (Werner, 2017). To address today’s skills gap issues, more organizations are looking to hire highly skilled workers from foreign countries. However, there should be a substantial effort made by our current education system to ensure all graduates are competent and proficient in these skills so that they are able to obtain positions that will contribute to today’s growing technical labor needs.
At my last company, the Office Administrator had each interviewee conduct a Wonderlic test. The Wonderlic test evaluates a candidate’s learning and problem solving skills. Generally, through this test, the skills gap was determined before a hiring decision was made. What I liked most about this tool is that it was an objective and simple way to determine if an applicant was a good fit for a specific position within the organization.
More recently, my previous employer conducted a skills inventory assessment of all of our attorneys to help determine training needs and opportunities. The skills inventory also helped identify subject matter experts (SMEs) within our organization that have the potential to conduct in-house training that will help reduce the skills gap. Training was then conducted by these individuals, who were often Partners or Senior Attorneys.
In conclusion, I believe our education system and an organization’s HRD department needs to set high standards and create a curriculum that will help individuals succeed now and for the future. As our world becomes more digital, individuals and companies need to be competent in basic and technical skills that will allow them to remain competitive in a global economy.