Continuous learning is key in an evolving workplace
People now rate the ‘opportunity to learn’ among their top reasons for taking a job. Business leaders know that changes in technology, work practices, and business models have created a tremendous demand for continuous, development.
This need to improve Learning and Development (L&D) is the top-rated challenge among 2019’s Global Human Capital Trends, with 86% of respondents rating this issue important or very important.
According to the survey report, by Deloitte, organisations are well aware of the major role learning must play in obtaining much needed skills. When asked how they would deal with their business outcomes, more leaned toward training than hiring as a way to obtain the talent they need, while 77% were increasing their L&D team headcount, elevating learning to the second-fastest-growing role in HR.
Leading organisations are taking steps to deliver learning to their people in a more personal way. Integrating work and learning more tightly with each other, extending ownership for learning beyond the HR function and looking for ways to bring solutions we use in our daily lives into the learning environment at work.
This creates both a challenge and an opportunity to build robust work-centred learning programmes that help people consume information and upgrade their skills in the natural course of their day-to-day jobs.
According to LinkedIn’s 2019 Workplace Learning Report, 59% of talent developers spend more of their budget on online learning compared with two years ago, while 39% say they spend less on instructor-led training. A large factor to this trend is due to the increasing popularity of micro-learning; people are increasingly time poor, statistically people only have 24 minutes a week to focus on training and development, according to The Future of Work Report by Deloitte.
Managing learners increased desire for development against the decreasing time they afforded to do in the workplace, is a challenge all L&D teams face. Success comes from devising an L&D strategy that is personalised to the learner’s roles and needs in the fast paced environment they face.
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